That's something that really bugged me during Series 9 . Despite the fact that you couldn't see them in Thomas or Percy during Series 8, they were at least referred to several times and seen in close up!
The episodes where the crew where actually mentioned in S8: - Henry & The Wishing Tree - Percy's New Whistle - Thomas & The Firework Display - Percy & The Magic Carpet - Percy's Big Mistake - Thomas, Emily & The Snowplough - Fish 2.
Notice how most of them were written by Abi Grant? It's a pity she didn't write more episodes in S9, as the number of mentions there was much, much lower... - Thomas & The Rainbow - Molly's Special Special - Emily Knows Best (Drivers are hinted at. "No one could phone for help.")
By Series 10, drivers will probably have been phased out altogether
I'd like to see Daisy actually talk a bit, instead of a cameo, but we're getting there...slowly.
I would be estatic to see the return of Sir Handel, provided that he keeps his original personality - which is something that I hope will happen, since all of the other Narrow-Gauge characters (except Mighty and Mac) are out of character...
Post by MiketheSmallEngine on Dec 18, 2005 1:01:16 GMT
Well he did - sort of. Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't George never speak again after that. He certainly did nothing of relevance (again correct me if I'm wrong) except work in the mountains in "Rusty and the Boulder" but I like to pretend that didn't happen.
I actually wish George never appeared again after that, simply because it was a good way to write him out and cut down the over-large cast.
Of course if they were going to make "Thomas Comes Home" I'd take that back immediately but, that doesn't look likely.
Post by MiketheSmallEngine on Dec 18, 2005 1:15:52 GMT
Terence seems to have gone the way of George as well (correct me if I'm wrong). It's a shame. Terence, as an original, I feel, deserves a chance to shine and get some much deserved character development.
Post by MiketheSmallEngine on Dec 18, 2005 4:36:20 GMT
As an Australian I haven't heard George Carlin's narration of George. Michael Angelis' IMO was alright but nothing special.
By the way, I'm interested in hearing everyone's views on the sisterly like figure Mavis has become recently. She has completely changed from the young and impatient engine she was. I like the idea of character development for her but I would like to see what sort of adventure forced her to mature.
Mr. Coffey Pot: Sleeper Agent Actually the close up cab interior is in fact original. It was made during the production of the first series. Best discuss it with @tomsprops on Twitter about it for more information. Thank you for your feedback on the video I just shared. 👍
Oct 18, 2019 8:37:21 GMT
Sleeper Agent: Oh right lol, thought it looked an outstanding replica Wasn't aware it endured such a long life, anyway great it has and it's fantastic what some of the community have been able to pool together and restore
Oct 18, 2019 9:18:20 GMT
fobhew22: The latest ERS volume has hit the Library! If you placed a guess about the latest developments on the MSHR, it's time to see if you were right! Why not go and have a look?
Oct 20, 2019 21:06:02 GMT
ScarletSpider: Picked up a nice set of the Rev. W. Awdry's books in a boxset toay from a Charity shop. All 26 in it, in great condition with box only having minor scuffs. £10.
Oct 21, 2019 14:31:01 GMT
Fox: Good evening SiF - a late but due update down at the Dockside in the ERS Novels section has just floated - a smaller Story Arc this time, but one that will, we hope, answer a lot of fan questions.
Oct 21, 2019 19:05:53 GMT