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Old 3rd November 2012, 07:59   #151
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The Bond Special was super!!

The greatest mistake the Bond crew ever made was making BMW the Bond Car( especially the 7 series). A BMW doesn't excite your senses the same way as an Aston.

If it is Bond, it has to be an Aston Martin. Good that they've gone back to Aston.

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Watched the Bond Special, pretty cool.

Loved the part where they hit out at makers for including a BMW as a bond car.

The Invisible Van idea unfortunately was stolen from the following Mercedes Ad



One could make out that Richard wasn't really shooting while the car was in the actual lake, well it was still silly & funny in true TG fashion

Overall a good entertainer like all TG episodes.
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The Invisible Van idea unfortunately was stolen from the following Mercedes Ad
But, the invisible Mercedes ad came out only in 2012 right, when they introduced the zero emission vehicle ? But, TG did the same thing back in 2011 , in 'Topgear at the Movies' . So, we cant really say copied i guess.
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But, the invisible Mercedes ad came out only in 2012 right, when they introduced the zero emission vehicle ? But, TG did the same thing back in 2011 , in 'Topgear at the Movies' . So, we cant really say copied i guess.
Oh is it? I have not seen 'Topgear at the Movies', so if that is the case then i take my words back.
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Oh is it? I have not seen 'Topgear at the Movies', so if that is the case then i take my words back.
Do watch that. Its not as good as Bond special special but being a Topgear, its still an entertainer. In that, James fits one side of a car wit HD cameras and display those images on the display at the other side.
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Topgear bond special repeat telecast on right now if anyone missed it last time. BBC Entertainment.
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Forgot to mention, the Bit on difficulty in Toppling the Aston Martin in Casino Royale was quite interesting
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I didn't understand how they did it though. I mean how was the car being driven? Obviously there wouldn't have been a driver in it, else forget the record for the number of flips, the driver if alive would've set a bigger record - staying alive after that many number of flips! :stupid
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Topgear bond special repeat telecast on right now if anyone missed it last time. BBC Entertainment.
Hey Harshal thanks a lot for posting that. I nearly missed it a second time.

Maybe the car was being powered by a winch which was attached to an explosive charge that was set to go off the exact moment when the car went onto the ramp.

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Hey Harshal thanks a lot for posting that.
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Must've been one helluva winch then! To pull the car at such high speeds (couldn't have flipped so many times without that speed) and then release at the exact moment of lift-off! And yeah the nitrous charge did its job pretty well (Back home in apna bollywood, Rohit Shetty has been making good use of it since quite a while - since Golmaal 1 in fact).
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I didn't understand how they did it though. I mean how was the car being driven? Obviously there wouldn't have been a driver in it, else forget the record for the number of flips, the driver if alive would've set a bigger record - staying alive after that many number of flips! :stupid
I am pretty sure the car was driven by a stunt driver with all the safety gear in place ofcourse. But yeah, pretty amazingly shot.
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I am pretty sure the car was driven by a stunt driver with all the safety gear in place ofcourse.
Whoa, I didn't know. I understand it is possible nowadays, with all the safety equipment in place. But flips at that speed? RESPECT: for the stuntman! That guy must have two huge you-know-what's in his pants!
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Folks

I was eagerly waiting for the next episode of TG on BBC Entertainment. In fact, I stopped viewing that channel after TG went off air a couple of months ago.

But when I was scanning channels yesterday, I realized to my horror that BBC Entertainment is no longer available at Channel 56 on Hathway STBs. I inquired from some friends having airtel STB and Tata Sky STBs and they too confirmed that BBC Entertainment channel is no longer available on their network.

Does anybody have any idea what went wrong, and when it will be back? If it does not, then I am gonna miss TG like hell when it starts beaming.
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Does anybody have any idea what went wrong, and when it will be back? If it does not, then I am gonna miss TG like hell when it starts beaming.
They have exited the Indian market.

Read more about this at: http://www.business-standard.com/ind...tehead/494323/
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