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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Kara’s Video of the Day: “My Little Top Gear: Friendship is Ambitious but Rubbish”

It took a bit of poking and conniving for my friends to get my to watch “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.”  But like many bronies out there, I regret nothing. As I was paging through my Twitter feed just now, I stumbled across another of the many MLP:FiM mash-up videos out there.  But not […]

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 12:56 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 […]

Trisha’s Quote of the Day: When Top Gear goes too far

Richard [Hammond] has his tongue so far down the back of Jeremy [Clarkson’s] trousers he could forge a career as the back end of a pantomime horse. His attempt to foster some Clarkson-like maverick status with his “edgy” humour is truly tragic. He reminds you of the squirt at school as he hangs round Clarkson […]

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 06:50 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trailer Watch: “Top Gear” USA

Oh dear. Mentioned during the “60 Minutes” segment on the original U.K. show, the U.S.-based version of the show will feature these three guys: Adam Ferrara: A comedian and actor, his biggest credit to date is starring as Chief Nelson on “Rescue Me.” Tanner Foust: A stunt driver whose credits include two of the The […]

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 08:07 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 4 Comments
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“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” hits NC and VA, doesn’t come and get me

So Clarkson, May, and Hammond had a really bad time in the States back during their first road trip — well, even if parts of it were good, I don’t imagine being shot at by rednecks is something they’re going to recall fondly in their old age.  Their second time through, they had to lie […]

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 16:09 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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“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.  […]

Kara’s Video of the Day: Trailer for Gran Turismo 5

So fans of the video game racing series Gran Turismo — including myself — are biting their nails (and saving up for PS3s) in anticipation of the newest game.  Set to hit November 2, Gran Turismo 5 is already promising to feature mouthwatering visuals and new tracks. “But hang on a tick, Kara,” I hear […]