THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINION AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
EDWARD AND GORDON
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton & Robert Cardona
Originally Written by
Edward is let out of the shed and helps Gordon up a hill.
- We're seen with Edward for the first time.
- The stories were combined with 'Edward's Day Out' and 'Edward and Gordon' from
'The Three Railway Engines'
- Why was Thomas seen at the shed? I know the show didn't have a strong budget, but it would be good if they just show James, Gordon and Henry.
This is one of the Railway Series that have been combined with two stories to form one episode and I can understand that as 'Edward's Day Out' is a short story and so was 'Edward and Gordon' and I still find it enjoyable its just a simple story that doesn't need a full amount of crashes. Crashes are great to build up the story, but they can't overused that it begins to wear out. Here we have a fairy tale kind of story, as according to Brian Sibley, a 'Cinderella' type story.
We get to see Edward, Wilbert Awdry's first character. Yes Thomas wasn't the first engine to be created by the Rev.W.Awdry, it was Edward. Thomas had just become Awdry's most popular character. It was also great to see Edward as banker and we see Gordon's attitude of hauling trucks. But to be honest, I do not mind Gordon being OK hauling trucks in the newer series around season nine as I felt his attitude was changing towards trucks, like he does in RWS. 'Triple Header' for example, Gordon wasn't being boastful to Thomas, Percy and Duck, he knew that they did there best in the end.
But there is one con and that is Thomas being at the sheds. As I said, they could have no strong budget at the time. But it would be better if it was just Gordon, James and Henry with Edward. But, its OK. It's not a big problem I had, it was nitpick. This episode has a simple story to tell and I do enjoy it very well.