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Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.09.01 17:30:00 - [1]
 

Bleh.


I'd wager a bet a new stig is coming up now.

Magorath
KR0M
Posted - 2010.09.01 17:45:00 - [2]
 

What a **** is all I can say.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.09.01 17:48:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Magorath
What a **** is all I can say.
Thats pretty much how I feel. Money grabbing bastard tbh. BBC probably paid him ****-tonnes as it was.

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.09.01 17:50:00 - [4]
 

Time for Top Gear to get themselves on board another aircraft carrier methinks.

Destination SkillQueue
Are We There Yet
Posted - 2010.09.01 17:58:00 - [5]
 

Well I hope getting that little extra income and fame is worth getting replaced in the show and generally being considered as a ****.

Cat o'Ninetails
Caldari
Rancer Defence League
Posted - 2010.09.01 18:16:00 - [6]
 

its all a elaborate ruse tbh to detract attention away from the fact that i am the stig lol Shocked

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Caldari Citizen20090217
Posted - 2010.09.01 19:44:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Daily Telegraph Article
....The Stig races a variety of cars on the Top Gear programme clad in white overalls and a blacked-out visa...


I take it they mean visor? Unless his outfit was designed by Mastercard. Some say his clothes are made out of credit....

*goes off to lament the current state of journalism*

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.09.01 19:49:00 - [8]
 

One 'stig' got fired when he damaged a Koenigsegg sports car when he went of the test track.

I really like cars. But like most petrol heads I have not had the chance to go on a race track and hone my skills. I don't even have a car at the moment. Not that I really need one though.

Corozan Aspinall
Perkone
Posted - 2010.09.01 21:25:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Vogue
One 'stig' got fired when he damaged a Koenigsegg sports car when he went of the test track.

I really like cars. But like most petrol heads I have not had the chance to go on a race track and hone my skills. I don't even have a car at the moment. Not that I really need one though.


Heheh the infamous 'I reckon it could go round corners if it had like .. you know .. a spoiler' Stig. I think he got a ****ty deal tbh. It was patently a death trap!

Niccolado Starwalker
Gallente
Shadow Templars
Posted - 2010.09.01 23:26:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Blane Xero
Bleh.


I'd wager a bet a new stig is coming up now.


To be honest i cant see the big deal about this. A driver which is wearing a batman costume naming himself The Stig or something while driving cars... But then again I have no interests in cars what-so-ever.




Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2010.09.02 01:38:00 - [11]
 

???



Jhagiti Tyran
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2010.09.02 06:19:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Vogue
One 'stig' got fired when he damaged a Koenigsegg sports car when he went of the test track.


Never knew that was the reason they changed the stig but its lame of the BBC though, if you hammer fast cars around a track enough its inevitable that even the very best driver is going to come off sooner or later.

William Walker
Amarr
House Aratus
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2010.09.02 07:30:00 - [13]
 

Well the Black stig is gone, the White stig will be gone, what colour is next? I'd like to see a Red stig :3

Cat o'Ninetails
Caldari
Rancer Defence League
Posted - 2010.09.02 08:34:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: William Walker
Well the Black stig is gone, the White stig will be gone, what colour is next? I'd like to see a Red stig :3


/me applies lol Very Happy

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Ealiom
EAT THE POOR
Posted - 2010.09.02 09:58:00 - [15]
 

Reminds me when the masked magician was showing the world the magician's tricks. Until one day he decided that this wasn't enough for him that he wanted to show his face.
"Behold I am unmasked"

... crickets ...

Nobody knew who the **** he was, nobody watched in awe, everyone shrugged their shoulders and the world kept turning.
Same thing with the Stig... Who, other than the BBC and the Stigs mum gives a ****. Your face is entirely normal... Almost too normal, What do these guys think when they get unmasked? They would have to have glowing red eyes an insane grin and the world most incredible moustache before anyone would take a second look... The stig is unmasked and he looks like my mailman. I've had more interesting revelations in my cornflakes box.

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2010.09.02 10:22:00 - [16]
 

a new mysterious spaceship pilot shall soon be taking over your gearboxes! Dressed in yellowishly gold, racing rock hard...

Zofe Stormcaller
B4D W0LF
B4D W01F
Posted - 2010.09.02 11:08:00 - [17]
 

The entire petrolhead community as known who the stig is for ages. It isn't like they didn't name him on Richard Hammond's HSE accedent report after the dragster crash...

Also, he is only their regular stig. They put other people in the suit for other events, or special cars going around the track.

Arianhod
Red Dwarf Mining Corporation
space weaponry and trade
Posted - 2010.09.02 20:36:00 - [18]
 

Everyone had baited breath when Schumacher did his "I am the Stig", and the crowd went wild.

The real Stig.... everyones a spot miffed that he did this, but its a real shame that he didn't retire on TG itself.

Preferably performing stunts aboard Warships d****d in the Union Jack YARRRR!!

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.09.02 20:39:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Arianhod
Everyone had baited breath when Schumacher did his "I am the Stig", and the crowd went wild.


Primarily because Schumacher didn't do it for money, like Ben just did. He even states the reasons being because he's jealous other people could make money writing books about their experiences on Top Gear.

Arianhod
Red Dwarf Mining Corporation
space weaponry and trade
Posted - 2010.09.02 21:30:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Blane Xero
Originally by: Arianhod
Everyone had baited breath when Schumacher did his "I am the Stig", and the crowd went wild.


Primarily because Schumacher didn't do it for money, like Ben just did. He even states the reasons being because he's jealous other people could make money writing books about their experiences on Top Gear.


Which is fair enough to be honest, Clarkson makes roughly 1.8m/year while May and Hamster roughly 25k/episode according to my Google-fu, so the Stig getting a slice of the action in this economy while getting paid less....

Well, he didn't go out in the way I wanted and they may wrangle it into a retconned TG chronology, and all will be well.Cool

Cat o'Ninetails
Caldari
Rancer Defence League
Posted - 2010.09.02 21:41:00 - [21]
 

Was his contract already up? Because if it wasn't, it certainly won't be renewed now. However, it will be interesting to see how Top Gear react. If I were on the TG team, I can imagine being quite offended by this Ben Collins fellow. It's just impolite, having worked with them and having all been "in on it".

I doubt they'll pull a Perry McCarthy on the carrier, but I hope it will be funny. I like funny.

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Arianhod
Red Dwarf Mining Corporation
space weaponry and trade
Posted - 2010.09.02 21:44:00 - [22]
 

Whats the odds on them doing an Afghanistan sketch with Stig driving a Challenger II into the sunset?

The Stig is dead, long live the Stig as they wheel a new one out of the supply cupboard with a misplaced "this way up" stamp on it?

Dray
Caldari
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2010.09.03 01:08:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Dray on 03/09/2010 01:10:27
Originally by: Corozan Aspinall
Originally by: Vogue
One 'stig' got fired when he damaged a Koenigsegg sports car when he went of the test track.

I really like cars. But like most petrol heads I have not had the chance to go on a race track and hone my skills. I don't even have a car at the moment. Not that I really need one though.


Heheh the infamous 'I reckon it could go round corners if it had like .. you know .. a spoiler' Stig. I think he got a ****ty deal tbh. It was patently a death trap!


The original Stig, Perry McCarthy, who wore black not white was sacked because he revealed he was the Stig in his biography, but the current Stig who crashed the Koenigsegg is still the same Stig.

I believe a few people knew his identity but it was kept pretty much under wraps, I found out who it was from a friend who had said his name was listed with the rest of the Top Gear people present at the time of the accident in the documents from the inquiry over the rocket car accident involving Richard Hammond.

I was never really sure though as he has appeared in the show as himself a couple of times usually as one of the drivers in those mad football games they have in small cars.

Either way hes been known as the Stig for some time now.

Cat o'Ninetails
Caldari
Rancer Defence League
Posted - 2010.09.03 01:34:00 - [24]
 

Yeah, some people may have known him as the stig before, but now I think people will think of him as "c**k" rather than The Stig. He kinda blew it.


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Mal Lokrano
Gallente
The Executives
Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2010.09.03 05:14:00 - [25]
 

I vote for Damon Hill for next Stig.

Muul Udonii
Minmatar
THORN Syndicate
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2010.09.03 12:02:00 - [26]
 

It just spoils the character. Now we know he's a nobody who is more bothered about making money than keeping the rather awesome show, rather awesome.

On the other hand, I wouldn't be suprised if Top Gear just continued to use The Stig.

"Some say he's a money grabbing **** who would sell his own mother for a few quid. All we know is, he's called The Stig."

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.09.03 12:12:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Vogue on 03/09/2010 12:12:44
It may seem mercenary to make money from a book. But I suppose If you are a very good driver earning X on a car TV show and you are watching presenters who are half as good earning at least ten times more it would rile you.

I don't see that this is bad.

Muul Udonii
Minmatar
THORN Syndicate
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2010.09.03 12:28:00 - [28]
 

It doesn't matter how good you are; Top Gear wanted to keep the Stig a secret for the entertainment value; this guy ruined that just to make money.

What he should have done is not agreed to a contract that meant he earned less than the others, if that's what he really wanted.

If he was not happy; he should have resigned; and then out of contract revealed that he had been the stig.

Of course, that wouldn't have made the book sell.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.09.03 12:31:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Muul Udonii
Of course, that wouldn't have made the book sell.
And this is what it boils down to. It's a massive publicity stunt, and it stains the name of the Stig.

Muul Udonii
Minmatar
THORN Syndicate
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2010.09.03 12:35:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Muul Udonii on 03/09/2010 12:35:52
Yeah. I'm in full agreement with the BBC, he's broken contract in order to earn more money from the book than he would have earned.

Claiming free speach is just bull****. Should the people that sell nuclear secrets to Iran be let off because they shouldn't be prevented from telling the Iranians anything they want to?

(Ignore the fact that if Iran wants nukes they should be allowed to have them)

Should people not be penalised for leaking exams before the exam date so that people can find out what questions will be asked?


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