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Angry Petitioning Discovery, RE: Top Gear

I am joining Wayne Dempsey and many others petitioning Discovery to bring back TOP GEAR, which, alas, has been discontinued.

Here's where you can voice your opinion: http://extweb.discovery.com/ViewerRelations

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I liked that show. So I posted a comment.
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What!? No wonder I haven't had any "new" episodes on my DVR....grr, left some feedback.
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The comment I got contradicts the one Wayne got:

"Thank you for contacting Discovery Channel. We appreciate you taking the
time to share your thoughts and concerns with us regarding “Top Gear.”
Your comments will be forwarded to our program management and executives
and will be taken into consideration.

The "Top Gear" show was not "taken off the air" but rather ran its pattern.
It is being revamped for a U.S. audience and will return later this year.
Look for it in December.

For more information about schedules and programming, please visit our
website at www.discovery.com.

A reply to this message is not necessary. For more information about
schedules and programming check our website, www.discovery.com.
If you have any further inquiries or comments, please contact us via our
webform at http://extweb.discovery.com/ViewerRelations.
Thank you again for expressing your interest in our programming.

Sincerely,
Barbara
Viewer Relations
Discovery Networks"

So it isn't gone for good after all, apparently.
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It does seem like they talk about dollars (not euros/pounds), and seem to have an american audience.

I wonder if they retape certain parts to be more "american"?? Maybe that's why it takes so long to come out.

Oh well, for now I recommend watching the Porsche Gt3 RS vid, and the Ford GT vid:

GT3 RS - http://www.topgear.com/content/timetoburn/sections/videos/01/chooseconnection.html

Ford GT - http://www.topgear.com/content/timetoburn/sections/videos/09/chooseconnection.html
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the BBC dosent run topgear year round, they have a spring season and a fall season, which is being filmed during the off time. This upcoming fall seasonw which starts in nov i believe, will run a 6 episode season due in part to jeremy slipping a disk in his back, and not being able to do all the driving that the show requires.

The chris: They do infact revamp the show to be more american, the original version is great, where as the discovery channel version is really isnt as appealing. I have most of the topgear episodes, so if someone has a host, i'll upload them for people to have access too, or you can google viperbond top gear and you will get a site that lets you DL a few.
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CJ, thanks for the link, I can't wait until top gear returns.

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