WARNING: These are Soley my Opinions, Not anyone else.
Hi Everyone. I'm Dale (or known as Percyplunge and MrTrainfan1000). I haven't written any blogs for awhile, but heres the first one of the year. I never written anything about the upcoming theatrical Thomas movie. So here it is. These are only my opinions and my thoughts and no one elses.
In the beginning.....
When the first mention of another theatrical Thomas movie, and Josh Klausner was writting the script. I was excitied to know more. Since it was first mention, nothing was said more until the Movie poster was released. It included information that Shane Acker was directing and the film description:
"The tale will revolve around a pre-teen boy who has drifted apart from his father. The…Read more >
Hey, everyone! This is Jonathan again and I'm going to express my opinion on the Thomas the Tank Engine Wikia.
What can I say about the wikia is that it has lots of i formation of the Thomas series. I like the galleries, the pages, the admins and the polls too.
I am really enjoying myself there and if I need to find out more about Thomas, I choose the Wikia.
I find it a bit similar to Wikipedia, except the Wikia has a background and is updated every time.
Well, that's all i can say right now and I hope you Thomas fans have a lovely day.
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Trouble With Sodor Island Fansite
Is it me or am I the only person who, since Thursday 20th February 2014, can't access Sodor Island Fansite? Is the website under a major overhaul? That is the only solution to this problem I can suggest.
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Does anybody here do Thomas fanfiction? Because I am making a Thomas fanfiction show with my son's Take Alongs. Would anybody mind terribley to write episodes for me? Thanking you in advance!Read more >
i encourage everyone on the wikia to participapte our privacy and rights are on the line even though im irish this will more than likely affect me too.Read more >
I think many of you may have noticed....The Wikia is Blacked Out! Well, not exactly down, it's just a temporary theme. It is still easy to edit and chat. Both of those are great characteristics of this website. The internet is a great thing. It is one of the last frontiers. It is a great experiment with digital freedom. We take these freedoms for granted. It turns out, the NSA (National Security Agency) has been collected private data via the internet all over the world. It is not just Americans. This agency can use their power to collect data from any device connected to the internet. Privacy for everyone has been lost. Who knows what other freedoms we may loose next.
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Hey everyone! I know this is late to post, but I want to express my thoughts on Season 17, since so many things have improved in it. Most of which are:
- Arc's animation really looks better than Nitrogen Studios' animation (I don't know why, but the engines look more realistic with Arc's animation than Nitrogen's).
- There is not use an abundance of stock footage in every episode like there was in the previous seasons.
- The dialogue between the characters is better and not repetitive (I don't know how to explain this, but I mean they talk to each other like they did in the earlier seasons).
- There's a whole lot more new camera angles and shots in this season and not too many of them were used over and over again in every episode, like in seasons 13…
Well, as Dryaw had returned in Season 17, I'd love it if the Brenner-Arc team brought back more classic locations such as Skarloey, Rheneas, etc...on the Skarloey Railway and on the NWR, Thomas' branchline specificily, Ffarqhuar and Elsbridge. to start....
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I'm going to do my first Q&A. I received a lot more attention for the Alex Story Time voting when I put it here, so I thought I'd do the same now.
Ask me anything you want until February 11th, as many questions you want. If you're going to ask here, please keep it Thomas related. Respect the blog rules. If you want to ask something not-Thomas related, comment on this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9SczhmkOpA
Can't wait to see your questions!Read more >
Hello everyone! Here's my third review, "Bill or Ben?" featuring some of Andrew Brenner’s favourite characters, Bill and Ben.
The introduction of the episode showed the similarities of the twins and the close-ups of their nameplates which was a really good start. The episode also had some pretty good background music during the scenes of the races and a lot of autumn trees were seen around Sodor which might be why the episode aired in October. I believe it's the first time we see the twins going through Henry's tunnel, obviously in the CGI series. When Connor past the red signal I really thought he was going to hit Henry, but I was relieved when he didn’t.
I was really shocked to see Bill in his blue colour and I knew that Ben would be sneaky eno…
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Here are some Take-n-Play ideas for new 2014 gift packs. Vote for the one you think is best. I thought since it is still the beginning of a new year, we'd talk about improvements to the Thomas and Friends toy range that should happen.
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Vote: Thomas with Annie and Clarabel Pack (Includes Thomas, Annie and Clarabel) Edward's Passenger Pack (Includes Edward and two red branch line coaches) Henry's and the Flying Kipper Pack (Includes Henry, two Utlity Wagons and Brakevan) Gordon's Express Pack (Includes Gordon with three green express carriages) James Goods Pack (Includes James, Cattle Truck, Milk Tanker, Oil Tanker and Fuel Tanker) Percy's Mail Delivery Pack (Includes Percy, two mail cars and Brakevan) Toby and Henrietta Twin Pack (Includes …
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I was just wondering: are there any high-quality videos (or screenshots) of the Great Discovery learning segments? It's an odd question, I know, but I do need them for a project of mine, namely the one that describes the differences between Thomas and Stanley. I have seen the learning segment on YouTube, however the quality is rather poor, and I lost my DVD copy of the special. If anyone has any pics, that would be great. :)Read more >
The Star Tugs Trust need your help to reach their goal of 11,000 Pounds (british money) to have an exibitation dedicated to Tugs. Please do whatever you can to help them reach their goal and host this special exibit.Read more >
Here's my take on Fisher-Price TrackMaster Greatest Moments Packs. Why do they only have to be limited to the television series? I'm sure there are children out there who want some that are based on the RWS. Here are six ideas that I have. Vote for the one you think is best. Oh yeah, and "All of the Above" is not an option. lol
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Which one do you think should be made? Edward and Victoria (from Thomas and Victoria) Oliver's Triumph (from Toad Stands By) Diesel and the Troublesome Trucks (from Thomas and the Evil Diesel) D199's Tanker Haul (from Super Rescue) Mavis's Quarry Deliver (from Mavis) Gordon's Express (from Gordon Goes Foreign)
Hello everyone again! Here is my second short review on the wikia (first one was Gone Fishing) and it’s about the Season 17 episode "No More Mr. Nice Engine".
It was good to see Hiro having more speaking roles this season and he's still showing his very wise and kind personality around the engines, even the ducks at the start. I was also pleased to hear Diesel having a main role as well. At one point, Diesel said "Mind your own business" to Edward which made me laugh so hard. I believe The Fat Controller had a bit of bad luck after his trousers got soaked in milk, twice. At the end of the episode, Hiro said to Diesel that if he stays polite and kind, he might also be a Master of the Railway and I was like "Devious Diesel a Master of the Rail…
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This is my very first review, and a short one, on the wikia and it’s about the season 17 episode “Gone Fishing” which marks the return and the first CGI voice role of Harvey the crane engine.
At the beginning of the episode, a couple of cranes on Sodor appear and show us what their jobs are which is a good introduction to the episode. We also see Bill and Ben back in their original colours after their experience in Bill or Ben? and they are still in good character. Plus, The Sodor China Clay Works was mentioned which might mean a possible return. I think Porter was helpful to Harvey when he sees the positive side of being both an engine and a crane. The accident was quite shocking to me but Harvey manages to fix it easily.
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I wanted to make it clear that the same rules that applied to talk pages apply to article comments. They are not for discussing the article, they are for inquiring about changes and edits to be made just like the talk pages. Please keep this in mind when commenting on an aritlcle. We don't want pages filling up with spam like "YAY! OLIVER IS BACK!!!!". It just looks sloppy.
If you want to discuss Thomas, Tale of the Brave, Season 17, etc., please join the wiki's official forum! There's some great discussionhappening you can be a part of! ;) Link below:
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Haven't done this for a while, so here's my review of the third week of Season 17!
11. The Lost Puff: I was worried about this one initially, but it proved itself... Mostly. There is some great dialogue in there, especially between Stephen and Paxton, and between Toby and, well, everyone. In general, the animation is superb: the ten-week hiatus clearly gave Arc time to refine and improve the animation. And a shoutout to the duck. Pure class.
However, I will question where Paxton was taking his load. In my mind, it seems that they gave Paxton trucks so that he wouldn't be wandering around light-engine. But overall, the good points outweighed the bad! 8.5 / 10
12. The Thomas Way: I tried to watch this from a neutral viewpoint. I really did. But wh…Read more >
Hey Guys, it's James the Train Lover. I was wondering, when will Fisher Price make these Trackmasters:
I know that Millie is said to be coming soon, but no pics were even found. What about the other engines? Maybe not a Battery Winston but atleast an Unmotorized one would be ok. Norman and Sidney don't have one and they've been around since 2011. and Lastly, BoCo got a Trackmaster Model, why not Daisy? Comment what you think :)18:24, January 11, 2014 (UTC) Read more >
Now, in my thoughts on Season 17 blogpost I put that I really didn't like the Smelly Kipper. In my overall S17 review, people commented that I was being a little too mean on this episode. I have confessed I might have been slightly harsh, but then again, it really didn't click with me. Here are some reasons.
So, at the start of the episode, we here James talking about spooky stories. For a start, it isn't very spooky, and secondly, Percy has gone back to being a small scared engine, which like in Season 15, which nobody likes! Then, Henry challenges James to go and pull the flying kipper, which is impossible, as James’ crew should have gone home for the night, and Henry’s crew shouldn’t have. So why was James able to just leave, without ale…Read more >
As you have may already notice on my profile page, my characters are James and Oliver. Well seen in a recently released trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZtGgnxNE8E&feature=youtu.be&a - Oliver is passing Duck with break vans. Now you probably know what I am going to do now...*fan orgasm*...OH MY GOD OLIVER IS COMING BACK!!!. Yes he is returning, and he looks wonderful in CGI. No face yet though, sad. But I hope that he just doesn't make a cameo scene like he does in the trailer, that would make me...erm...*cries*. But what's your thought's on Oliver's return, is it good? or bad? (I hope it's not bad).Read more >
After rewatching Misty Island Rescue, I'm trying to figure out its' history and how the Logging Loco Trio arrived there.
Here's my speculation.
Misty Island used to be a logging camp filled with inhabitants, guessing with all of the cabins and broken machinery that's in the island. Then, Dash,
Bash, and Ferdinand arrive there after being sent away from the mainland due to their mischief. The mainland controller hopes they'll learn to behave
there after causing trouble there, but that soon changed the island itself. Everything was fine until the logging crane Ol' Wheezy started having a mind of his own and the Logging Locos started it as well, thinking it's funny to
fool around as it was they did on the mainland.
Soon, chaos rained all over the i…
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Wow. I couldn't believe this. I found this trailer while on the Ask Bachmann forum and just HAD to share this with you guys! This is 100% real! 4 new characters and *spoiler alert* an old great western friend returns!
▶ Thomas and Friends Tale of the Brave Commercial Found!! LINK IN DESCRIPTION - YouTube
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There's still time to ask Calico and I a question in this year's Q&A. The deadline is midnight tomorrow (Saturday, UK time).
In addition to the ways to submit a question mentioned in the following video, I'll also accept questions left as a comment on this blog post.
Here's the Q&A announcement video so you can check the guidelines - although there aren't really any this year! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdPAOVXJADA
Thanks for reading this :) SteamTeam (talk) 18:28, January 10, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
My book series, Alex Story Time, has its birthday on January 28th. To celebrate it, YOU get to vote for which book shall be the birthday video!
You can choose between Kevin Meets Cranky, Scruff Gets Clean, Gordon Runs Dry, Noisy Stafford, and The Lost Puff.
Voting ends January 27th, the day before it's uploaded. I hope to see your vote. Happy voting!Read more >
Drivers and Whistles
Based on Wonky Whistle by Neil Ben
The whistle is a very important part to a steam locomotive. It alerts people, cars and animals that they are coming to a road crossing, and the signalman’s job is to ensure everyone is safe. Diesels don’t have whistles; they have electric horns instead which works the same way as a whistle. The engines also blow their whistles and horns when passing by each other to say hello.
One January morning, Thomas, Percy and Toby were getting ready for the day’s work. The Fat Controller arrived at Ffarquhar Sheds with Thomas’ driver, his son, and an unfamiliar man.
“As you know, Thomas,” the Fat Controller began, “your driver, Jacob Phillips is being promoted as stationmaster for Hackenbeck.”
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To help out the admins, we are considering adding two new staff positions (with a couple users in each roll) to the team!
The first is image control. This give a user the right to rename and delete images. This would be useful in many obvious ways!
The second is comment control. This position gives a user the right to delete comments from blogs and article comments (if we go through with that). Again, useful in many ways!
The reason we're bringing this up here is to enable the postions, apparently we now need community concent. A little strange, but whatever! Tells what you think! Should we add these? Share your thoughts!Read more >
As I've done with the last couple seasons, I will do a review of Season 17. The reviews will be no longer than a paragraph or so, maybe even shorter. Enjoy!
I like and dislike this episode at the same time. It had the 3 strike formula, but it was used properly in this episode. However, it did seem similar to most of the episodes over the last couple seasons. 6/10
Kinda reverse plot of his debut episode. In his debut, he wants to work and not get cleaned. In this episode, he gets cleaned and doesn't want to work. I'm a fan of Whiff and Scruff, and I'm pretty glad the 2 of them get an episode to themselves, they don't get them very often. 8/10
I like episodes that are similar to The Runaway, even more so due to the fact they don't happen often.…
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Hello, I'm Sugar Rush Speedway, and down on the candy-coated racetrack of awesomeness, we'll be reviewing one of the most hyped-up seasons of Thomas and Friends. Say goodbye to Nitrogren and Miller, and say hello to Andrew Brenner and Arc Productions, and let's also give a warm welcome back to four characters who made their comeback this season. That's right, today we'll be reviewing Season 17. I'll also be doing reviews on previous specials and seasons over the next few months as well, so stayed tune.
- Kevin's Cranky Friend. This was a very good starter for a very good season. Kevin, rather than being that clumsy dimwit that gets on your nerves all the time, is surprisingly not as clumsy here, and also we get to see some interaction between…
With Tale of the Brave coming out in two months; I am trying to figure out, Who could Henrietta be? I have a theroy that she could be the steam shovel on rails; not Ned. (random rambaling)>Realising how far the show has come from, in terms of writng is quite astonishing. I'm very glad that five classic charecters were able to see the light of day in King of the Railway and The seventeenth season. The next steps of T&F will be the greatest since the classic series.Read more >
Hey guys. It's been nearly 2 years since I wrote a blog post, (Then again, they've been gone for about a year and a half :P). Anyway, it's been 3 years since I joined the wiki (As BashDashCrashSmash, I changed my username in Decemember 2012). I honestly don't remember much back then, I remember finding this site via google and made an account after about 1 month of browsing the website. Over the years, I've made some dumb mistakes, but have also made some awesome friends. I'd list them all, but that would be a long blog post :P. So I simply want to say thanks to all the users on this wikia (Except for a few certain users, you know who you are...). You have been awesome and I just want to thank you all. Here's to another 3 years of hanging …Read more >
To celebrate Paul Larson's return to the writing team, I'd like to know what you think his best past scripts were and what his best Season 17 script is so far. Here are some of my favourites:
Season 6: The World's Strongest Engine
Season 7: Peace and Quiet
Season 8: Thomas and the Firework Display
Season 9: Henry and the Flagpole
Season 10: Thomas and Skarloey's Big Day Out
Season 11: Gordon and the Engineer
Season 12: Percy and the Bandstand
Jack and the Pack: A Tale for Thomas
As for Season 17, I think so far Steamie Stafford is the favourite, but results will not be final yet until I have seen all the episodes.
So those are my favourites, now it's your turn. Please let me know, I can't wait to read what your favourites are.
Welcome back, Paul Lars…Read more >
This is a review on the 2nd season of Thomas And Friends. 1-5/10=terrible 6/10=average 7/10=good 8/10=great 9/10-epic 10/10=excellent!
- 1.Thomas, Percy And The Coal - That coal looks like coffee powder :P - 7/10
- 2.Cows - Seems a bit daft, but still entertaining - 7/10
- 3.Bertie's Chase - Bertie's theme is really good and shows the new scenes for the season - 8/10
- 4.Saved From Scrap - Sad story of Terence but great to see him work again - 8/10
- 5.Old Iron - James is splendid and now useful engine - 9/10
- 6.Thomas And Trevor - Two great pals working side by side - 7/10
- 7.Percy And The Signal - Percy isn't that stupid people - 5/10
- 8.Duck Takes Charge - The great westerner joines the cast! - 7/10
- 9.Percy And Harold - The great race was quite good - 8/10
Here's my review of the second week of Season 17!
6. Steamie Stafford: Oh dear. Every season has its low points. This was unspeakably dull. There were two main problems. The first is obvious: Stafford's noises were cringeworthy. I empathise with poor Keith Wickham for having to repeatedly say those lines..!
The other is the lack of basic plot substance. Much of the episode is Stafford running along the line talking to himself, which doesn't make for a good story. However, I cannot criticise the moral which resounded from this episode, which was "Be yourself." This is an excellent thing to teach kids, who live in a world where people are constantly telling what we should or shouldn't be! 4 / 10
7. Henry's Hero: Duck? Where? I missed it, his scene…Read more >
I have decided to make a review on season 1, so here it is. 1-5/10 = Bad 6/10 = Average 7/10 = Good 8/10 = Great 9/10 = Epic 10/10 = Excellent!
- 1.Thomas And Gordon - Seemed a bit daft at first, but it was entertaining anyways - 7/10
- 2.Edward And Gordon - Gordon ran way to fast through Maron, but hey, was still good - 7/10
- 3.The Sad Story Of Henry Loved that poem at the beginning, I was scared of Henry's sad music - 6/10
- 4.Edward, Gordon And Henry - Funny episode, I don't know why but it is to me - 8/10
- 5.Thomas' Train - Love the scenes and sets used in this episode - 8/10
- 6.Thomas And The Trucks - Love the music, hands down - 8/10
- 7.Thomas And The Breakdown Train - Introduces my favorite engine and great music - 9/10
- 8.James And The Coaches - Got…
There's a brief review of Season 17 on my user page, but I thought, since we now have the facilities, why not make a more detailed one in a blog? I will review them five episodes at a time, to prevent my blogs from being absurdly long!
1. Kevin's Cranky Friend: I was very surprised by this episode. A lot of 'firsts', but it was a fantastic episode nonetheless. Kevin's cheerful, happy-go-lucky attitude counteracted Cranky's constant moodiness brilliantly, with a great line from Cranky at the end: "...but why does he have to do it so cheerfully?"
One noticeable difference from past episodes was the distinct lack of boring monologue at the beginning. No pointing out the obvious about either of the two titular characters, but just a brief descrip…Read more >
Hello! My name is Brandon, but you may know me as GordonHenryandJamesfan1992. As my friends via. chat know, I am a huge Take-n-Play fan. But they could do better in making coaches. It has always annoyed me and still does today that the only coaches in the Thomas Take Along/Take-n-Play history that were made were Thomas's coaches, Annie and Clarabel. So I am starting the poll. Please vote below on what coach should be brought to Take-n-Play for 2014.
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Vote Connor's Coach Caitlin's Coach Spencer's Coach Henrietta Percy's Mail Car Emily's Coach Edward's Open-Topped Carriage Millie's Open-Topped Carriage Stephen's Coach Gordon's Express Coach The Red Branch Line Coach The Skarloey Railway Coach All of the Above
Did you know the TTTE Wikia has its own forums? Well we do, and we have for years! I'm in the process of trying to increase traffic to the site, so sign up today! Link below:
Here you can discuss all things Thomas, and yes, Fan Fiction is acceptable here. ;) What are you waiting for? Sign up now! There's awesome discussion happening with wiki users and you can be a part of it! Don't be shy about posting either, everyone is very friendly. :PRead more >
It's always such a pleasure~
So yeah, blogs are back. Lots of things have changed.
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Hello everybody! How we all doing? Did you know that I have reviewed all the sixteenth series episodes via the blog posts in the wikia? I have decided to review the episodes of the seventeenth series too - only this time, on video!
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In May 2013, a month after an exclusive Wal-mart DVD released in America as titled "Railway Mischief", after watching Missoliverandblossom's Series 16 episode reviews on YouTube. (Rated: PG-13 - May contain foul language that are not suitable to kids) This was up to the point where I have decided to do my take on reviewing the seventeenth series episodes, so I would like to thank Missoliverandblossom and TheUnluckyTug02 (He made his Series 14 and 15 review videos on YouTube) for inspire me to make the reviews for…
Well, well, well. Season 17! Everybody seemed to LOVE it, and i guess I did as well! But come on, what's not to love about a series that has just pulled Thomas and Friends out of the ashes! Seriously, Duck, Bill and Ben, Harvey, Dryaw, Kellsthorpe AND new engine Porter, it's a cracking show! So lets see my thoughts on each episode!
- Kevin's Cranky Friend - A great Season Starter! I loved the details with the animation, as well as a great story line seeing Kevin working elsewhere. And ever since Season 13, Creaky Cranky, he's admired Cranky, so it's great they finally get to meet. 7/10
- Scruff's Makeover - Another fabulous episode, continuing from Scruff's adventures from his introductory episode about being keep (or not). I loved the ideas in…
I don't normally post blogs here, but I wanna share a link on my new wiki I created a few weeks ago.
Link to my new wiki
It's mostly related to shows from Big Idea, who also made VeggieTales and 3-2-1 Penguins!
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The admins have been talking behind the scenes on what we should do in this new year to make the Wikia better for you, our faithful users and editors. We came up with many different ideas, and one of them was the possibility of bringing back the blogs. (And look! They're back! :D) Another of our ideas was to switch from using talk pages to using the article comment system. But before just switching things on you without warning, we wanted your opinion. (Yes, you get to decide the fate of the Wikia!)
So here's what we need you to do: We want you to tell us which comment system you prefer and why. But before you vote, here are a list of pros and cons:
- If we switch to the article comments, all previous conversations on the talk pages will be l…
Have a safe Merry Christmas everyone!Read more >
...I mean Merry Christmas!
And for those of you who don't celebrate, Happy whatever-it-is you celebrate!Read more >
I'd like to wish all users here on the Thomas & Friends wikia a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Read more >
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! :D
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Hope you all have a great Christmas1 :)Read more >
I haven't done this for a while, so I'm doing a lot this time.
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