Monday, 17 September 2012

S2 Ep.21 The Diseasel


Originally Written by
The Rev.W.Awdry

Adapted for Television by
Britt Allcroft, David Mitton and Robert Cardona

Air Date:

Bill and Ben are owned by the Sodor China Clay Company at Brendam Bay. One day they arranged some trucks of china clay that is used for paper, paint, pottery and many other things. They found out that there trucks were taken away by a diesel. The twins decided to tease him by taking their names and numbers. The twins played about and caused the Diesel's eyes nearly to pop out. Edward came and saw that the twins were teasing a Metropolitan Vickers Diesel Electric Type II. The twins were abashed and as they were trying to say his name, the Diesel decided to call him 'BoCo' and he was sorry about taking the trucks. Edward told them that they're not harm, but madding and BoCo agreed.

- First appearance of BoCo, Bill and Ben
- The oil patch on the sleepers
- Bill and Ben puffing up and down the line was funny

- The china clay trucks being transported without hoods.

I love the design of BoCo, I do hope Bachmann would make a model of him someday in future. Sure he may not be like his RWS counterpart, but many people like the Journalist from 'The Guardian' back in July, would say with false research, that BoCo's yellow face could consider racism, but I think his TV face is quite suiting, since that its lazily Daisy's face without the 80's make up. The oil patch on the sleepers was a great effect too and Bill and Ben puffing up and down the line was funny. It could be unrealistic to puff fast backwards and forwards, but looking at the Railway Series' story I found it more confusing and here's the explanation why. If people don't like how the way the scene is made, that's fine by me and its there own opinions.

But I don't like how the way the trucks of china clay were being transported. The books they were covered up in hoods, while wet clay is in tankers. Here the china clay is seen in open wagons. But the episode is still fun to watch and I think BoCo is the best design of a diesel in the show.

Rating: 4.5/5