Where'd the cool guy host go? This new guy is ultra-lame!

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Why oh why have they lumbered what WAS a really cool show with that smarmy, unimaginative little prig of a man? I've endured only two entire programs hosted by that terminal fool, I couldn't get through another. I guess this guy is supposed to be all sort of "kooky" and "zany", so as to supposedly appeal to a youthful audience, but he makes me feel too old to watch...frankly, he's embarrasing to watch. And if I were still a teen, I think I'd find him even more patronizing than I do now. Is he someone's nephew or something? Nepotism is perhaps the kindest possible reason I can think of for this droolingly moronic bottom feeder to have rated this job. I wish the series all the luck in the world, and maybe I'll catch an old (good) installment in re-runs someday. 'Til then, I'm no longer interested.


-- John Currie (qarlo6@home.com), January 11, 2001


Ditto! This host might as well not be present. Let the female host take over both host roles!

It appears that we've been watching relabeled copies of Scrapheap Challenge and now we're seeing the true US version. Personally, I would prefer to keep watching the UK series!

The show looks quite different -- I just realized that we never saw either the sun _or_ a VW Beetle in the Scrapheap show -- I kinda thought that was cool! Perhaps I will get used to this one... :-(

-- Darren Friedlein (darren@dgfa.com), January 11, 2001.

I totally agree. I hate seeing a successful formula being changed. There is no chemistry between the hosts now. A lot of the magic that made this show entertaining and fun to watch, is gone.

-- Scott Grant (wsgrant@yahoo.com), January 11, 2001.

god i know i am a teenager, and this guy seems like one prozac induced people. although i am 15 i would never act like that. keep in mind i am a brillaint 15 yr old who started college at 14 and is learning to be a sys admin.

-- benjimama s. hoebag (starworks5@yahoo.com), January 11, 2001.

Re: the new American host.

I can't help suspecting that the efforts to reach out to the American audience by Americanizing both the host and contestants of the program stem from the assumption that an American audience become baffled when faced with more than the most minimal of vocabulary. Hence the dork.

Though there may be some validity behind this strategy, there are already enough programs that reach out to the marginally literate American audience while Junkyard wars initially appealed to a slightly more sophisticated audience. Why must it be made to compete for the same audience as the dregs of American television?

Fortunately they Cathy Rogers in the program. Perhaps the main remaining reason for watching it (Sigh). d

-- Denis Titchenell (denis@abacus-es.com), January 11, 2001.

Oh, I couldn't agree more about the moron! In fact I just got done sending a polite but very much to the point e-mail to the producers. Maybe if enough of us got together we could get them to change their minds!

-- T.C. Baker (wolf-hound@lycos.com), January 11, 2001.

i am a 27 year old female who has been a fan of the show for some time now i still continue to enjoy the show however i must say that i don't much care for the new host he's not funny and he doesn't even fit the bill that blonde bimbo belongs hosting one of those goofy mtv shows. i dont't think he was the right personality to incorporate into the idea of what the show is even about.

-- jennifer pugh (jp.pugh.wts@wspan.com), January 11, 2001.

So, John, do you like the new host?

-- Eric (earsjohnson@usa.net), January 11, 2001.

Apparently, Robert Llewellyn had other commitments (he builds his own website, he's on atleast one other show, not including web broadcasts and he writes books). He said he really wanted to but couldn't

BTW, here is the address for Robert Llewellyn's site: http://www.llew.co.uk/

-- Karl Olson (aka The Stereo Logic) (karl@thestereologic.com), January 11, 2001.

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