We're currently working on the Star Tugs Trust website, and similar in concept to what we did with the Railway Series Books, where people wrote reviews and we published them to the Blog, we want people to do the same for their favourite TUGS episodes, so that we can feature them as part of the Episode Guide.
- How did you discover the episode (VHS, TV or YouTube?) - Why do you like the particular episode you chose? - What's the standout moment for you? - What sets it apart from the others? - What significance does it have in your life?
If this gets half the response that the Railway Series Book Reviews got, I'll be a very happy man!
Post by Star-N-ZeroMarine on Mar 28, 2013 18:08:02 GMT
Ok I'll kick things off !! I hope i can put it all in here and If I have fluffed up I apologise and i'll post it in the correct place !
For me choosing one episode of TUGS is hard as I could delve into all of them ! But for me it has to be Munitions !
Initially I watched the show as a child on tv but all but forgot about it due to Thomas taking over and watching his VHS tapes on loop !. Every now and then my parents would bring up if I remembered 'the tugs' at all. But I could not other than a vague feeling of not liking the 'main one' too much. But one day after some time on this forum and seeing links to TUGS, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to see if any episodes were on YouTube. They were ! So I thought I'd watch a few mins of Sunshine to see what was what. A few Hours and 13 episodes later i was IN LOVE. I can;t believe I could have forgotten the show at all but I guess with not tapes to watch on loop it was lost form my memories !( side note seeing the Zeors for the fist time in Sunshine cemented them as my ultimate faves my literal words were " Christ they put the Mafia in this !? " ) I then began seeing the fandom come alive following the Tugs CGI's and Star Tugs Trusts news ( Finding the original Props and at the time planning a special fan film )
While all the Episodes are great in their own ways one stands out for me.
What I love about Munitions is the fact that for once the focus of both fleets of Tugs is their jobs not their rivalry .We also meet Bluenose the obnoxious, orders obsessed Naval Tug. In my mind he is a brilliant character and said some very funny things ( to me anyway ) such as calling the Fire Tug a "red thing ". The producers really went all out with him and he made quite an impact on Bigg City !. He just did not care who he spoke to they all got treated the same. And the way Hercules just shot him down during the tramper docking was funny !! The second point is we also glimpse that the usually bad Z Stacks can behave and recognise the seriousness of their job. Zorran was more of a leader and less of a bully, and sided with his rivals when it came down to the wire even telling them to get to safety. Showing that even HE knows when to stop and draw the line . It made an important point to show the Zeros are not true 'villains' in the traditional sense ( Compare them to the Heartless Burke and Blair or Johnny Cuba they are not so bad ! ) they are business rivals, and a lot of what they do is just based on that relationship. They don't 'hate' the Stars or want them gone, they just want to out shine them.
The stand out moment in this episode was the destruction of the docks. The producers did not tone it down or soften the blow. They wanted to show what happens when you ignore good advice in a dangerous situation .Even going as far as to have Big Mickey 'die' or be seriously injured ( depending on the version watched ). The moral of the story given very clearly by Captain Star at the end that " orders may be orders but they dont superseed common sense ".
The explosions were very well shot and really highlight the dangers of explosives when handled incorrectly. And the overall destructive power of fire in general. And also the bravery of those who have to deal with the chaos that ensues when someones careless behaviour causes a major incident. One thing fans note is the actions of Zorran during these scenes such as: Siding with O.J about the moving of barges being unloaded. Showing respect towards Big Mickey. Urging Ten Cents away from putting himself in danger and even yelling for Puffer to move.It kind of shows like with Zebedee in High Winds and I as I mentioned earlier the Zeros are not ALL bad. At the height of the fire The Fire Tug, Sunshine, Warrior even Zorran all got involved in the control of the blaze. And Ten Cents almost sacrificed himself twice first by saving Bluenose and then taking a flaming fuel barge away from the other tugs. All very dramatic and powerful stuff for a kids show !
Another thing that sets it apart is mixed in with all the drama was humour as well, mostly delivered as brilliant one liners or snarky quips, especially from Top Hat and his barges ( and Zorran towards the end ). Just Top Hats line at the when he arrives conveniently 'late' of " Oh dear ! Seems i'm too late to save the day. What a pity ! " cracked me up. And Zorrans response to his late arrival was also funny. The brilliant balance of serious and funny and excellent directing make this episode a stand out for many fans. And as I mentioned before the Stars ans Z's were actually more 'united' in this episode by a common threat.
What TUGS as a show as well as this episode has shown me is a lot of good life lessons all cleverly and intelligently written into gripping and entertaining stories. A product of it's time it shows how good something can be when everyone working on it had a passion for it. It just shows from the scripts through to the little details and in jokes that only the crew of vigilant fans would notice . And of course the charming characters themselves each one was very distinct and thought out ( especially within the Star Fleet no offence Zeros ! Maybe series 2 you would have been fleshed out more ! ) and brought something to the show. It just worked ! What can I say !
TUGS will forever live on with me now as a brilliant show, nothing less .
Loved Thomas since I started watching it n never really grew out of it :-) And recently rediscoverd another love TUGS !!! Confession big Z-Stack fan ! PS check out star-n-zeromarine.deviantart.com/ for my all my TUGS art and many more things !
Like many people from either my own generation or my location, I discovered TUGS "accidentally" on YouTube. The closest that Canadians (or North Americans, for that matter) got to TUGS was Salty's Lighthouse, and later on, Theodore Tugboat. Both of these shows failed to capture to original thrill and realism of TUGS. However, that didn't stop the excitement and entertainment that TUGS brought us several years later.
Each episode brought us tales of the honest Star Tugs and the devious Zed Stacks competing for contracts and jobs across Bigg City Port. While most episodes focused on their rivalry, a select few showed them working together. In my mind, though, only one showed both their two relationships in the same episode; this is my review on "Pirate".
Ten Cents is under fire from both the Zero Fleet and Captain Star about a missing barge in which he was in charge of. The Zed Stacks are quick to giving him a rough time whilst the Star Tugs are quick to his defense. As more barges are stolen, though, it is clear that there is a thief roaming around the port, and the two tugboat fleets have to team up to catch the crook.
Perhaps the most exciting part about the episode is that the "pirate" (Sea Rogue) brings a whole new sub-plot to the story. Grampus, the naval submarine, is the only one to find out about Sea Rogue's story, and it's his job to clear Sea Rogue's name. Character development and plot twists like this are not as abundant and significant in any of the twelve other episodes.
In addition to the story as a whole, this episode features some great hazy and nighttime scenes. The opening scene with the yellow and foggy sky, the emptiness feel of the scene as well as Sea Rogue (not yet introduced to us by name) lurking in the shadows grabs your attention instantly. It really sets the tone for the whole episode. The nighttime scenes are some of the best the series has ever had. With Grampus invisible in the low lying fog and Sea Rogue silently slithering in the bay captures the essence of a P.I. sitting in a dark corner of a closed bank lurking on a robber. The recent uncovering of Sea Rogue's "identity" and unclear future makes the re-watching of this episode a truly remarkable one; a feeling absent in any re-watching of other episodes.
TUGS is the missing link between my favourite childhood shows and modern day action films. Explosions, mysterious strangers, dirty business and greed, as well as hard work, reward, and prosperity gives the show a much more mature theme than one might expect. Talking tugboats is a throwback to my childhood, and that is something George Clooney can't accomplish!
(If you need me to re-do this then please just drop me a line.)
My favourite episode is Munitions. Ihad already owned two VHS TUGS tapes. But I discovered Munitions through a video library that came around my estate when I was about 5 or so. (This is making me feel so old) I watched through the entire tape until it came to Munitions, and I remember just sitting there in utter awe. I like Munitions because of the explosions (I am an eternal child) But also the actions of the characters, and thewriting was just superb. Even Zorran showed a nicer, and a more sensible side. I rediscovered the show in early 2011, I had to take some time out of university, due to illness, and I found the whole series on YouTube and I never looked back since.
The stand-out moment of this episode was the fire being caused in the first place, and you could feel the tension, because I had no idea who was going to survive, and youcould feel how much danger the characters were in. Even at the age Iwas when I first watched the episode, as the fire escalated quickly. As Sunshine, Warrior and the Fire Tug came in to help and they struggled, it just heightened the tension, because if the water couldn't stop the fire. What would? As a child it was frightening,and exciting, and just as I said before, I was sitting there open mouthed, as a 5 year old this was just utterly thrilling.
What I think sets it apart from the other episodes, is due to the narration at the end or me at the age of five that was such a powerful message, and the loss of a character (in the VHS version, and I don't want to spoil anyone) and the writers made you think that a major character (again no spoilers) haddied. But in all the 13 episodes there wasn't a weak episode, ofcourse there are some episodes I like better than others of course,but there wasn't one episode where as a collective we go. “That was not on par with the others.” It was the underlying strength of this show, and why I believe it has stood the test of time.
It is not the significance of the one episode that has affected my life. But the show has a whole. I talk to friends from all over the world about this show, when I say talk I probably mean fangirl. I also roleplay with the characters. But I have made some great friends, and I am hoping that it has improved my writing somewhat. I also joined the SiF forums, and spoken to many like-minded people.
I first discovered the series TUGS through Salty’s Lighthouse many moons ago. I hardly remember much of that though, but I do remember how I rediscovered it. It was during my last year of primary school at a school fair, I noticed a rather odd looking VHS tape. I went to pick it up and inspect and lo and behold, it was a TUGS tape. Naturally I was entranced and snapped it up for £2.50. Bargain if I may say.
On said VHS were the episodes ‘Trapped’, ‘High Winds’ and‘Ghosts’, all of which are amazing in their own right. I think the episode I most enjoyed out of them was ‘High Winds’, with ‘Trapped’ making a close second. What I like about this episode is that, unlike its counterparts, it doesn’t focus exclusively on the Star Tugs, rather on the Z-Stack Zebedee. Zebedee shows us that, despite being a business rival to the Star Tugs, he does has a sense of honour and can be conflicted about doing things he knows he’ll regret. In most media, the antagonists are often the most interesting characters and to have one episode out of the thirteen of TUGS focus on one is definitely fulfilling.
What else is nice about this episode is that it doesn’t stick the traditional ‘black-and-white morality’ that usually occurs in the episodes courtesy of Zorran or Zak. The Z-Stacks, who are low in their numbers here, are not the bad guys and instead it is the shifty gangster Johnny Cuba who plays the antagonistic role. He himself doesn’t do much in the episode, but given the history between him and Captain Zero and the effect he leaves on Zebedee it makes his presence even more foreboding and iconic as a one-shotvillain. It feels great when Zebedee stands up to him in the end and he is taken to the authorities.
The stand out moment, however, is the scene in which the Star Tugs are desperately trying to dock the Princess Alice liner, and are struggling in the high winds. The drum beat as Captain Star narrates the situation builds the tension and when we get flung into the scene with the quick succession of dialogue between the characters we can feel the peril they are inas things start to go wrong. The Stars are down by one tug and are getting into a tight spot, which makes you worry for them. The ‘danger theme’ is playing at full volume and Ten Cents shouts ‘we’ll be crushed between the ship and the quayside’. It is then that Zebedee jumps in and the music changes to its victorious tone as the docking process is under control again. This sudden act takes the Stars by surprise and they thank him greatly for it, while the silent hero moves off, fearing that his good deed will go punished by Captain Zero.The atmosphere created and the pay-off afterwards is outstanding.
The last exchange between characters is with Ten Cents, Sunshine and Zebedee. The acting is great as Zebedee tells them not to go parading around his day of good deeds. What comes next is one of my personal favourite exchanges in the show:
Ten Cents: Zebedee, if you are ever thinking of leaving the Z-Stacks…
Zebedee: What? You crazy? Today was today, ok?
Ten Cents (meekly): Oh…right, well. Just a thought.
Zebedee: Yeah? Well you think too much.
Zebedee’s full arc in this episode is completed by showing that he is still a Z-Stack at heart in this humourous exchange. Many series try a ‘bad guy turns good for a day’ episode, and I feel TUGS achieves it best since the ‘bad guy’ in this formula isn’t intending to be good, he’s intending to do what’s right.
Since this is all based on personal opinion, I find this episode very underrated compared to others like ‘Munitions’. Whilst ‘Munitions’ is definitely the centrepiece of the series in what the team managed to do, I find ‘High Winds’ to be the best of the characters interaction as well as fleshing out one of the minor antagonists. It’s aspects like that which makes TUGS a great series, and has provided much inspiration for my own writing.
Jinxed was the first episode of Tugs I watched, thinking back, it was a vhs tape given to my by a friend of the family who had seen that it was made by the same people behind TTTE and my fanship of that was well known. I love Jinxed, not just because it was my very first introduction to these characters, but because of its core concept, in particular the character of Boomer. Despite his one-shot character status the writers created a very interesting and unique individual.
The first scene is a delight, the late dusk and almost moonlit lighting of the piece creates a fantastic sense of brooding, almost foreboding in tone, which makes sense given the trouble that Ten Cents and Sunshine end up dealing with. The way Boomers background is handled was masterful as well, he has a jinx and is trying to find his place in the world, thats all we need to know. Also despite it not being the first episode of the series, we learn enough about Ten Cents and Sunshine to understand their characters, they are reliable, loyal and helpful. Also I really like the way the jinx itself is handled, when it does strike it happens in ways that make sense, plus it doesn't overuse itself, in other shows 'the jinx' could end up being forced out so many times that Boomer would stop being interesting as a character and start being annoying.
On the subject of Characters, Boomer is a delight, despite his dour and cynical outlook hes surprisingly refreshing against the upbeat personalities of Ten Cents and Sunshine, this is the difference between the three of them, Ten Cents and Sunshine have both faced trial and difficulty and have overcome them through strength and unity. Boomer on the other hand has faced trial and hasn't been able to overcome it, he has been dealing with the jinx for years and its ended up costing him his home, his job and his fleet/family. So you can understand how he's sceptical of Ten Cent's and Sunshine's attempts to life the curse, he's lost so much that he doesn't dare imagine a change for fear of how much it would hurt to lose again. What a contrast the final scene is, Boomer is happy, he is upbeat and grateful for the second chance he's been given, the weight has been lifted from his shoulders and a whole new life awaits him.
I would say the 'stand out' moment for me is the attempt at dry docking Boomer, the atmosphere of impending disaster is very well pulled off. That has it progresses things start to unravel in a way that is sensible and straight forwards. The lighting fails, so the Tugs are blind, this leads brilliantly on to the collision and general anarchy that unfolds latter. I particularly love that Boomer maintains the same grim expression, as if to say 'Theres no point in pointing out that this was going to happen, it was a nigh certainty'
As a Child growing up, my mother bought me a TUGS video in the late nineties, after the success that the first two seasons of Thomas the tank engine had had on me, my mother thought that TUGS would have the same effect. It actually had quite the opposite. The video I had was the 1989 edition of Trapped, Ghosts and High Winds. I used to think that Trapped was quite funny as a child but High Winds and Ghosts I was really nervous of.
Ghosts as an episode looking back on it now is made sublimely, the visuals, story and vocal acting all come together as one to make this creepy yet somewhat marvelous children's television. However being three or four years old and watching this was one of the memories of my childhood, I can never forget. I remember one day sitting in my front room, with my dad in front of the TV watching the scene where Warrior makes the fishing boats all crash into the bank. I just rewound it back to begining, because that scene always used to make me upset and slightly on edge. I didn't do that always mind you, I would sometimes watch it all the way through, and I would be a very different Louie after watching this particular episode of TUGS. At the toddler age, I could be very lively and happy. After watching this episode, I would be the total opposite, I would even sometimes cry and beg my mum to turn it off.
But this all added to the experience, We ended up selling that video at a boot sale, About 7/8 years later when I discovered YouTube and found all the episodes of TUGS, I found Ghosts and the nostalgia and the memories that came flooding back were amazing! I get that feeling with every sitting of thee episode, I always feel a slight shiver go down my spine. Has it scared me for life? Well, I would say slightly, but being scared is always a bad thing, being scared can be a good thing and this case, it is a good thing. Ghosts as whole is a splendid episode, not only for the story of the ghosts, but for the story of friendship and belief mixed in as well.
The standout moment for me within this masterpiece was when Big Mac first saw the ghosts, alone in the old dock yard. That scene has stayed with me from when I was 3 to the grand old age I am at the time of writing this, 15. Big Mac was already on edge from the ghost stories that Scuttlebutt Pete and the way it is presented on film is slightly chilling yet brilliantly carried out. And how the other TUGS don't believe him is slightly paining for him and the viewers
So to conclude on the affair of Ghosts, It's dark, it's twisted, it's creepy, it creeped me out as a kid and that is why I love it.
Post by wendelltheb12 on Jul 10, 2013 16:35:09 GMT
Hi. I'm wendelltheb12. And I'm the new engine. As a matter of fact this is my very first comment on SIF. However I have been a fan of Tugs for over 2 years and I love all the episodes to death! But if I had to pick a favorite it would be (dramatic pause...) Munitions!!! I had watched pieces of the various episodes before and Tugs didn't make a bit of sense to me. However YouTuber si3dfilms posted a video called Fire at the Dock. It was a Thomas/Munitions Parody and I thought it was amazing. So I researched the episode and I forced myself to watch the whole thing. I was now hooked on Tugs!
Why I liked the episode was because the explosions, the sound, the music, the script, and the characters were all great and full of quality. David Mitton scored again!
The standout moment for me is during the 'Fire at yard dock'. This scene is epic and reminds you of the days when using models was the only way to film children shows. (Sigh.) Those were the days.
What's sets this episode apart from the others is that it's a darker and much deeper plot. Also there is just something different about the music. The music is certainly Mike O' Donnel and Junior Campbell's Best.
The episode is significant to my life because there is something about it, I can't quite say what, that just reminds me of the typical style of shows I used to watch with my grandmother when I was little.
So in conclusion this episode is fun and full of nostalgia. Cheers, Wendell.
- VHS, my nan had most of them, Although i didn't find out about the episodes Jinxed, Quarentine and Up River until i got back into it recently. - It was exciting, it was an episode that talked to us like we were adults. It was nothing we have seen before. - When Krakatoa explodes, it's a very sullen moment - This has a true sense of danger, there is a genuine moment that really deals with Death, something that no other childrens series deals with. - It taught me the importance of common-sense over duty.
I was just browsing the internet, and saw this come up as related to TTTE. I just clicked it up to see it, I thought it would've been stupid, but I was deeply in love with it. It looked like Thomas, and had everyone who made Thomas great, but only boats...Erm, TUGBoats. The effects were completely new to me. Thomas had explosions, yes, but never an episode revolved around them. The episode was based around just one little spark. I was really amused by how well the plot was thought out. For a kids show, there was more excitement in it then when I was the movie UHF. The best part of it in my opinion, is where Ten Cents tows the barge out into the sea, and explodes in front of him. Then, the best part that really differs it from Thomas. TUGS had a way of sending out messages at the ending. And I was real impressed at that part. It was a lesson, and a warning, and small bit of sarcasm rolled into a sentence. In short, discovering TUGS was a lot more fun then finding Thomas, or any HiT show for that matter. Tugs was just so much different.
Jinxed - It was the first episode I ever watched and was by far the funniest.
If memory serves me, I believe it was the first TUGS video I had as well, but was lost over time, only the box and sleeve was all that was left. I don't think it was until 2004/5 when I saw it again.
If I had to choose my favourite moments in Jinxed it would be where towards the end, after Boomer settles in to his new home that Ten Cents blows his hooter causing a tree to topple over (faces were priceless!) and where Captain Starr drops his megaphone from his building! - It's the comedy that sets up this episode to being a classic.
TUGS certainly had a different look to Thomas and to add to that, sounded different too, with individual voice actors and messages/morals that were more stronger than what Thomas had done then,(particularly the Munitions fire) it was after finding the Jinxed tape I hope to come across more of the tapes, and eventually in time, thanks to some charity shops and giveaway sales i eventually collected the entire series.
For me, it was how TUGS looked and sounded that'll make it such an iconic TV Series.
My favorite episode would have to be Jinxed, which I originally found via YouTube. I like this episode for the music and the emotional parts of its plot. The standout moment for me would have to be either Sunshine testing his theory about Ten Cents' whistle, or the accident at Lucky's Yard.
Jinxed is set apart from the other episodes not only by its music, but also its including a tug woefully unhappy with his life, so much so that he wants to "sink and become a home for the fishes". The episode is significant to me personally because, like Boomer, I sometimes feel REALLY unlucky, and I sometimes wonder if I'm not good enough; but if Boomer found his place in the end, perhaps I eventually can find mine.
Fav engine: Luke Fav pony: Fluttershy Fav tug: Hercules Life song: "The Weight" - The Band
Post by ImprovedDirector on Aug 10, 2015 22:40:52 GMT
Hmm...I didn't think it would be this difficult. TUGS was a criminally underrated and short series that had some truly brilliant episodes. So I won't try, however here's a little food for thought
As a Whovian, I began thinking about the parallels between 'Munitions' and 'Genesis of the Daleks' in terms of fan opinions. Obviously, both are often at the top of best episode lists. Both are wonderfully dark stories (proportioned to their mediums of course), and both have an important lesson. As a smaller child, I was often reminded of the importance of following orders, Munitions recognizes this, but points out that obedience should never eclipse common sense. Doctor Who often focused on the wonders of science, but in GotD it looked at the flip side of the coin. Davros creates an abomination, a being that can only feel hate and paranoid xenophobia, all in the name of science. That, and they're both bloody amazing.
High Tide is probably my favorite episode of TUGS.
I was introduced to the show via Salty’s Lighthouse.
I only saw two episodes, at my grandparents, when I was about 7 years old. (For context, I am now 25.) The first episode was one in which Zorran was upset because he was left out of a parade. Later, however, he got to take part. The second was one where Lord Stinker was shy about being at Bigg City Port, but then rescued a train that was falling off the bridge. I remember Top Hat singing about how Lord Stinker saved the day.
Apart from seeing a board game of the show at my grandparents once at about the same age (through which I learned Zorran’s name was Zorran, and not Zordon like I had at first thought) I lost touch with TUGS for years. I just knew it was different from Theodore Tugboat; for one thing Theodore had just one narrator, while TUGS had a voice cast. For another, the colors of the faces were different. Then, when I was 15/16, I discovered Wikipedia, and all the articles about Thomas. I read in an article about non-rail characters, that many background props came from the show TUGS. I suspected that this was the mystery show (that I could not recall the name of before, other than it being in Salty’s Lighthouse), and looked it up. I confirmed this was the case, though it surprised me seeing Zorran being labeled a villain, when I remembered him just being grumpy. Eventually, I read about how Salty’s Lighthouse made several changes, including the Z-stacks no longer being rivals. Hence him only being grumpy, and not antagonistic.
I started to worry though, that perhaps Lord Stinker’s rescue might not actually be a rescue. When I was 18, went to College, and got my own laptop, I decided to watch the original TUGs series on YouTube. I was very relieved to see High Tide, and that Lord Stinker truly was performing a rescue.
So, the reason High Tide is possibly my favorite episode is because I remember seeing the train rescue as a child- and was the only thing I saw. (I am pretty sure the other episode took a lot of clips from Regatta, but since it has a very different context, that doesn’t count to me. Also, High Tide includes a couple trains, which I like very much!)
I dabble in a variety of Thomas things; Mostly in Bachmann and Trainz, but also Ertl, mashups/parodies, and a little bit of wooden railway. I'm also a brony.
Post by Rusty Red Scrap Iron on Oct 15, 2017 16:59:43 GMT
Rusty Red Reviews High Tide:
I initially stumbled upon a clip of this episode via a TUGS website well over a decade ago, in which the clip was where Top Hat and Lord Stinker had to save the goods train when the railway bridge collapses (of course at the time I didn't know what had happened to the bridge until I saw the full episode years later). But this wasn't the only clip that was there as there were other clips from episodes Regatta (which was known as 4th July), Quarantine, Jinxed, Up River and Munitions but the one from High Tide was my favourite.
What I like about this particular episode is the blend of having a story which revolves around both Rail and Sea, and that it feels like a Thomas episode from Seasons 3 & 5 of where the two worlds come together - granted nothing significant as such, but I really like the music to when Top Hat and Lord Stinker make that last ditch effort to rescue the Goods Engine and its train. Plus in terms of Top Hat himself, from all that groans that he initially had in the beginning of the episode, to actually proving why he's a valuable member of the Star Fleet and isn't as everyone thinks of him to be or the kind of day he had compared to the duo of 10 Cents and Sunshine.
The standout moment for me is probably the opening introduction to the episode, of seeing that the busyness of Bigg City Port doesn't solely revolve around the ocean craft, that there are other fleets of machinery at work which is what I often like to see is a blend of all rather than have it be all about one and bugger the rest.
I don't really know what sets it apart from the others for, because it isn't the sole episode that features a blend of Rail and Ocean Craft interaction as their are at least two to three other episodes that feature the blend that I've spoke, such as Up River.
It doesn't really have any significance on my life as such, aside from that its my favourite TUGS episode and that I enjoy the music as heard in many TUGS episode i.e. the Rescue Theme as composed by Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell, which to me stands out as many of the themes that the duo composed for the first seven seasons of Thomas & Friends.
9: Although, does anyone know of any towns, villages, etc..., on Sodor that aren't connected to the Fat Controller's railway? I was thinking about using them as locations in either stories about road vehicles like Bertie, or stories that take place in history
Jul 28, 2020 10:31:40 GMT
splatter: I don't know. Considering how much of Sodor is spanned by railway lines, I doubt there'd be many villages that aren't close to or centred around a track.
Jul 28, 2020 11:01:50 GMT
Armada Starscream: 9: yes it would be on things like that, with users able to go into detail on things like fan history, backstory, and statuses of things they like to consider their own canon.
Jul 28, 2020 17:02:44 GMT
Armada Starscream: I wanted to know if there is already a thread for that, or if I or someone should create one
Jul 28, 2020 17:03:58 GMT
Parker Productions: Send your thoughts on the 'Tugs Musings and Speculations' thread
Jul 28, 2020 17:34:59 GMT
Culdee Fell: 9 As far as the Railway Series goes, Ulfstead is the obvious one.
Jul 28, 2020 18:34:51 GMT
9: Thanks! Also, did you guys happen to notice anyone we all know making a cameo appearance in a segment about Teddy Boston, in one of the latter's home movies, during a steam railway programme shown on the BBC two nights ago? I know I did!
Jul 28, 2020 23:26:34 GMT
Madness: I have my new 'Mini-Series' episode of Season 5 premiering tomorrow night. Here it is: youtu.be/qBCuETJa3xA
Jul 30, 2020 0:14:59 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: In terms of other isolated areas in Sodor, there's also Balladrine, Balladwail, Ballaswein, Cabalnoo, Cregwir, Droghan-y-Claghan, Elsdale, Kellaby, Kirkleas, & Killaban, as well as Harwick.
Jul 30, 2020 6:02:52 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: Though if you're going off TVS Canon that last one would be excluded (And most likely a few others as well considering the TVS' liking of giving stations random place-names).
Jul 30, 2020 6:03:47 GMT
fobhew22: The latest SHEB volume has just hit the Library, and its a very fittingly titled instalment considering the hot temperatures we've had in the UK today! Read 'Overheated Engines' now!
Jul 31, 2020 18:13:53 GMT
Mr. Coffey Pot: I will soon be telling you a special story of James the Red Engine featuring CynicOnRails' original story of 'Alone' on YouTube with my friends! See you there! youtu.be/wi9fvH3sNM8
Aug 4, 2020 19:39:27 GMT
LNERandBR: It's Friday and it's summer in the UK. So that means there's another ERS volume waiting for you as SHEB continues. I think you'll find this is the one you've been waiting for too... sodorislandforums.com/post/377084/thread
Aug 7, 2020 14:58:39 GMT
Madness: Tomorrow night, I have a new audio story premiering on YouTube at 10pm. It was supposed to be ready for my Birthday on Wednesday just gone, but it wasn't done in time. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i0raRHMNtA
Aug 8, 2020 16:15:40 GMT