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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: Richard Hammond Builds A Planet But Fails To Go And Live On It

by | 7th, November 2013

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Mic Wright is Remotely Furious about Richard Hammond Builds A Planet:

ON the first day, Richard Hammond looked at the darkness and said: “THIS is the GREATEST darkness EVER!” Then Hammond said “Let there be light” and there was light and the light was proper tasty. And Richard Hammond he was happy. Happy, grinning, goonish god of denim and middle aged delinquency.

Richard Hammond Builds A Planet represents everything that’s wrong with modern TV and, in fact, with humanity in general. Top Gear is brilliant telly but do we need James May presenting every programme about masculinity, Jeremy Clarkson contemplating a run at parliament and Richard Hammond cleaning up the overspill like a human snot rag or a pair of particularly unloved curtains? We do not.

Science used to be the preserve of interesting men with beards and women in fetching tweed. Television took it seriously and viewers in turn watched with awe. Now we have to have Professor Brian Cox turning the universe into an impressive screensaver and Stephen Fry popping up to explain anything about technology with the over-caffeinated exuberance of a teenager who needs to leave his Xbox alone for more than 10 minutes at a time.

Richard Hammond Builds A Planet was just idiotic. Richard, his face fixed in a rictus grin, stood in the desert somewhere and toyed about with CGI to create some sort of visualisation of a planet. No one explained why he was doing this. Presumably his poor wife is at home explaining to the children that

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