One Thing I Like About The "American" Versiongreenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
The clock. The one with the torch-cut numerals. Pretty cool.
-- Eric (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 12, 2001
Now some people would say that the clock was too "Hollywood" I think it's Just plain cool, too. We never saw that clock until we saw the actual show broadcast on TLC. It wasn't in the junkyard during filming. It was added later...
-- Duane Flatmo, Art Attack (email@example.com), February 13, 2001.
i was wondering if the clock actually did a countdown. but if they added the clock during editing it would be safe to say no... too bad.
-- ajaxx (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2001.
I think the american version is better in almost all ways.1.There hosts are better2.They have better chalenges3.Teams don't compete with the same teams a few times(So teams that lose once are gone immeditly), you aren't stuck with 2 teams for a few weaks.
-- John Doe (email@example.com), February 14, 2001.
That's because we're finally getting to see the first ever series (IE season 1 from england). Actually, I rather like it, but it would have been better if our shaply creator and executive producer had appeared on screen.
The only shame is that the challenges seem to be re-used more than once...
-- Star Ranger (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 16, 2001.
The clock is cool. And George is getting better.
-- Joey Falgout (Broadcast Junkies) (email@example.com), February 16, 2001.
Sorry to burst your bubble but that was originally a british invention. It featured from day one in scrapheap challenge. But all the same i cant get enough off either of them. Does anyone have any sites for building rockets.???
-- The mad scotsman (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 27, 2001.
In the USA if you're interested in anything better than hobby rockets you can buy at a hobby store you'll have to join the NAR or Tripoli. They are the top two (only two?) high power rocketry clubs in the US. They do all the red tape work with the FAA to get flight clearances. High power rockets can go over 4,000 feet, sometimes well over that at meets where they get a 12,000 foot clearance. :)
-- Gregg Eshelman (email@example.com), March 01, 2001.
The clock was there when we started our build day, but the ball jumped out of it two times before getting it to go all the way to the bottom for the build to begin. They edited that out, but I would have left it in the finished product for a laugh. Waddy, "expert" for the "Rusty Juveniles"
-- Waddy Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 2001.