DAY TWO - ITALY
SCENE - OUTSIDE WITH SUN SHOW BELOW THE 3 PM POSITION.
VOICE OVER - JAMES MAY
As you can see once again we got started hours late. Hammond and I have decided to travel together today and race more tomorrow. Hopefully if anything odd happens he will see it too.
VOICE OVER - JEREMY CLARKSON
I on the other hand intended to put my foot down today. I only lost about 12 minutes for yesterday's speed run which is nothing. The Road Warrior rides today.
SCENE - THE THREE CARS HIT THE ROAD. A FEW SHOTS OF THE INTERCEPTOR WITH THE OTHER TWO. NIGHT SHOTS WITH THE THREE TOGETHER BEFORE CLARKSON BLASTS AWAY IN SMOKE, FIRE, AND BURNING TIRES.
SCENE IN CAR - JAMES MAY
Stay close mate. I don't expect anything until later but lets err on the side of…Read more >
DAY ONE -
SCENE - MONTAGE - HOSTS AND ONE ASSISTANT EACH GOING OVER THE CARS IN SEPARATE GARAGES.
VOICE OVER - MAY
We all spent the next morning getting to know the cars. I have to say that in all the years on Top Gear I have never seen as versatile a machine as these. With a little work they could go from luxury car to street demon to off-roader.
SCENE - THE THREE CARS ON THE LINE. VOICE OVER - CLARKSON
We started at 6 pm. The cars were every bit as amazing as James had claimed. All of us were feeling like little children and enjoying every second.
JEREMY CLARKSON - DEEP VOICE
Prepare to die at the hands of the Road Warrior!
RICHARD HAMMOND - SOUNDING BRASH
You will have to catch us first. Can you do Mach 5? I think not.
JAMES MAY - SOUNDING CONFID…
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TOP GEAR Fiction - "The Fantasy Special aka Scared around the World".
VOICE OVER - CLARKSON Tonight on a very special edition of Top Gear you get to see us scared to death repeatedly. The challenge we face was not like anything we have ever done before. It was unexpected and tested us in ways we never expected.
SCENE - THE THREE HOSTS IN THE STUDIO
Hello and welcome to Top Gear.
Tonight we have an adventure for you. One that we were not sure we were going to survive.
And the horrible thing about it all is that it started like a fantasy.
Normally the Producers give us a very small amount of money and have us buy cars. Then they set challenges and we simply try to keep our cars in one piece. We…Read more >
I have been suffering from a bit of writer's block of late. I have 7 pages of notes for a detailed Episode Guide of the Bolivia Special. I have a Challenge Rating for that same episode. That is a little fan-obsessive but still it was fun to do and I would like to do more.
But getting anything finished has been a problem. So what I thought I would do is try and get the juices flowing with a little Fiction. So I have started a Top Gear Special of my very own. What I am going to do is post it here in parts and see how it goes. I do have the whole Story worked out the question is can I write it in an interesting fashion. There will be one piece of the Story per Blog post so everyone can feel free to comment along the way.
The story is a bit diff…Read more >
It would be nice if this Show worked. It really would. I am self-aware enough to realize that if I expect the Top Gear I know and love I will be disappointed. TG is special and the dynamics of that are not going to be duplicated. At least not exactly.
But they could get the Spirit right. Maybe. To me there are 3 things that make Top Gear what it is: Beautiful, exotic machines, adventures with cars and the Cult of Clarkson.
Original TG has 3 guys who are equally matched when it comes to driving and the Challenges. With a race driver as part of TGA obviously things are going to work differently. Will they even need a Stig? Does not seem like they will and that might be a little thing but it does matter.
And boy does history stand against turnin…Read more >