THESE ARE SOLEY UNDER MY OWN OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
THOMAS AND THE RUNAWAY KITE
Written by Louise Kramskoy
Directed by Greg Tiernan
Produced by Nicole Stinn
Air Date (UK):
It is the day of the Sodor Kite Festival and Thomas must collect the winner's cup from Brendam Docks. After collecting it, Thomas stops on Gordon's Hill, to find Stephen and Bridget Hatt flying their kite. Suddenly, they spot Thomas and wave to him. And in doing so, Stephen loses the Kite to the wind.
- I have to say this episode did remind me of 'Percy and The Kite' by Christopher Awdry, a little bit.
- The kites were really colourful so well done to Nitrogen studios for that.
- The winners cup won't seem to survive in a glass case on a flatbed with an engine puffing fast. It would damage the cup and wouldn't it be kept in safe hands like the driver or the fireman?
'I'm the fastest engine on Sodor' and the LB&SCR E2's (that Thomas is based on) can go about 30 or 40mph.
'I'm saving the Fat Controller's grandchildren's kite' what's wrong with calling them Stephen and Bridget? Kids would want to know the names of those two and I'm sure the engines know that they are the Fat Controller's grandchildren.
- The kite landed right in front of Emily, where is her driver? He can go and pick it up.
- Are the engines cars now? When they run out of coal they break down.
This episode is not worth watching despite the title sounding catchy. Their were many flaws with this episode of how unrealistic it is. First off the winner's cup, it would be better if it was in Thomas' cab, in a sealed case, not a glass box were it can wobble and break if an engine is puffing at top speed. Wouldn't it be better if Stephen and Bridget along with the Fat Controller or Lady Hatt get the kite themselves? And if its near railway equipment they ask the signalman or the stationmaster to get it for them and let the engines do their jobs. As for Charlie's appearance, same as always, his characters bad.