35. "RE: Bonus Story: Road Film (With Fighting)"
In response to message #32
>>and she's the first person to have communicated with the Stig > >You should, perhaps, bear in mind that it's entirely possible - >indeed, even probable - that this segment was done as a joke by a >production staff, presenter, stunt driver and guest star who are all >familiar with the 20th-century motion picture Close Encounters of >the Third Kind, and that the Stig does not, in fact, communicate >in ARP 2500 alien mothership tones. :) > >(There's plenty of precedent for that kind of thing where the Stig is >concerned. I mean, Perry McCarthy didn't really drive an old Jag off >an aircraft carrier and drown in the first episode of series 3, >either.)
That makes more sense. I'm not familiar with the programme, and the movie segment went out of its way to point out that the UF version is not staged. Plus, in this setting it's kind of hard to tell between the author making a pop culture reference and the characters making a historical media reference.