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"How many spaceships did you find?"
— Gordon
Thomas and the Spaceship

Steve Asquith


Simon Spencer


Sharon Miller


Michael Angelis
Michael Brandon

Air date

September 6th,
2007 (UK)
September 29th,
2007 (US)
September 15th,
2011 (AUS)

Previous episode

Gordon and
the Engineer
Gordon and
the Mechanic

Next episode

Henry's Lucky Day

Thomas and the Spaceship is the seventh episode of the eleventh season.


One foggy night, Percy breaks down on his way home, so Thomas brings him back to Tidmouth Sheds. On the way, Percy sees some lights flashing in the sky, and is convinced it's a spaceship. Gordon dismisses these claims, but before Thomas can argue, the Fat Controller gives him the job of pulling Percy's mail train. Thomas sets off and promises to prove Percy right. On the way, he sees flashing lights at the bottom of Gordon's Hill, but it only turns out to be workmen performing maintenance. He later sees another flashing light, but it turns out to only be the lighthouse. He finally sees some flashing lights gliding through the sky and follows them, but it turns out to be Jeremy landing at the Sodor Airport. Exhausted and disappointed, Thomas realises that he has not done his job of pulling the mail. He sadly returns to Tidmouth Sheds and asks Gordon to help him deliver the mail on time. Gordon, feeling important when being told how fast and strong he is, agrees to help. The next night, the fog is gone, and all of the engines watch Jeremy land, and Percy believes Jeremy's more splendid than a spaceship anyway.



In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Percy sieht ein Raumschiff Percy Sees A Spaceship
Norwegian Thomas og romskipet Thomas and the Spaceship
Japanese トーマスとうちゅうせん Thomas and Spacecraft
Danish Thomas og rumskibet Thomas and Spacecraft

Home Media Releases




  • Alternate shots are shown on the televised versions.


  • The narrator said that Thomas arrived at Tidmouth Sheds, when it is clearly that it was the Workshop Sheds.
  • In the first shot of Thomas going up Gordon's Hill, there are fingers on the last mail coach.



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