THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINION
AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
UP, UP AND AWAY
Written by Sharon Miller
Directed by Greg Tiernan
Produced by Nicole Stinn
Thomas and Percy have to deliver Mr. Bubbles' giant balloon.
- The balloons were nicely animated when they were floating around
- The last balloon flapping on the flatbed was a laugh too.
- Why deliver a helium balloon on a flatbed were it would most likely pop by the hot ashes from a steam engine?
- Why need two engines for such a light load?
- Honestly, Percy and Thomas act like such idiots thanks to the writing.
- 'Thomas and Percy are best friends', as much as I like the two, we don't need the words 'best friends' in every episode, we already know that they are best friends.
I don't why this episode got its own DVD release earlier in the year and its own 'Greatest Memories' set in the Trackmaster range as there are more better and memorable events that happened in the show before this episode came onto our screens. When I first saw the name for this episode and the plot I thought it was the red balloon for season six, but after seeing this, I wished it was. Why deliver a helium balloon on a flatbed? It's unrealistic this episode and certainly the most unlikeable episode. At least in the next season, 'Express Coming Through' they did the most logical thing, have one engine hauling a flatbed with a box of balloons. Why would Thomas and Percy wait for the balloon to go back to the flatbed and why do they think going through a tunnel would be perfect even though the balloon would pop? Honestly I don't know. The best friend sentence, well you get the picture ;)
But this episode is such a disgrace to the good name of 'Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends' and the Rev.W.Awdry with the bad writing of this episode.