THESE ARE SOLEY MY OWN OPINION AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
THOMAS AND THE TRUCKS
Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton & Robert Cardona
Originally Written by
With Thomas being bored of shunting trucks and coaches in and out of the station, Edward offered him to take his trucks. But with Thomas being excited to take a long train, he doesn't know how to handle them due to the trucks being cheeky and troublesome.
- Thomas' train of trucks is long
- The first episode to feature a runaway and a near miss
- Why is Edward cross at the sheds? Sure the show is in its early stages, but Edward is suppose to be a nice and kind engine.
- In the US dub there was an error saying 'Look out for the train!' that is just pointless.
This episode is one of my favourites, it was filmed well, the music was great and I'm sure many people would pick it out already, but the theme when Thomas was pulling the trucks on the main line was actually the extended Thomas theme, the original can be heard on YouTube. I do love how Thomas' train is long, just like in the book. Gordon's one from the second episode was short and in the picture was long, so I'm glad they were able to stick with the pictures.
Plus, this was the first episode to feature a runaway and a near miss. But there are some downsides towards this episode. At the start of the episode, we have Edward looking cross at Thomas because of his bragging about not seeing the world. Edward's character is suppose to be nice and kind. It would be better if it were Gordon or Henry at the sheds as Edward came to the sheds later.
Plus many American fans would know this, but, in 'Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories' VHS, a man can be faintly heard saying 'Look out for the train!'. As told by 'UnknownThomasFan1' from YouTube says, they accidentally used the audio when they were filming the episode. Wouldn't the studio even know that happened? That can be found on the episode which known as 'Trouble For Thomas'.
But despite the flaws, this episode is great to watch.