Blightyvision: “Top Gear” Series 18

Presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May Featuring The Stig Is there ever a year when things go calmly for the “Top Gear” boys?  It seems that, whenever you turn around, one of them has said something that’s managed to land them in hot water with viewers or foreign dignitaries or the BBC […]

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Top Gear” 2010 Road Trips

Featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May So I’ve said before — as have others — that this era of “Top Gear” is really defined by its road trip specials.  While the show continues consistently good with its “regular” episodes (challenge, news, review, Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car, in-studio silliness, end of challenge), it’s […]

“Top Gear” on “60 Minutes”

This past series, Jeremy Clarkson was thrilled that A-list celebs like Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz were showing up on their “little car show” to do a lap around their track.  It’s hard to tell just how aware they’ve been that they’re actually big news in the US — not only are they a hit […]

“Top Gear”‘s Stig Unmasked

Some say his mystique is half the fun of British motoring/propane-fest show “Top Gear.”  And that if we ever found out his true identity, the pillars that hold the world aloft would crumble and the elder gods would walk the Earth again. In what is being called “a victory for freedom of speech” by publishing […]

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 11:04 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Blightyvision: “Top Gear” — The Road Trips

Or: how to make three men hate each other even more than they already do. Starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, and the Stig Now here’s a lovely way to spend a summer: get together with your friends, get behind the wheels of some classic cars, and drive through beautiful and exotic locations together.  […]