THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
Diesel, 'Arry and Bert were teasing Thomas for being 'stinky' but their teasing backfired when 'Arry and Bert collied with Thomas' flatbed.
- Two strikes
- I find the 'steamies vs. diesel' plot to be repetitive through the years
The episode was OK and it's better then the first three Thomas themed episodes that we have earlier in the season. What I like about this episode is the two strikes, the three strikes formula in the model series were not all annoying and dreadful like in the CGI stories. But to be honest, I really find the whole 'Steam engines vs. diesel engines' plot to repetitive over the years when HIT took over the series. I know steam and diesel have their rivalry, but what about road vehicles? Sure I said about rivalry's in the Jeremy episode but this is on the focus of road vehicles. They've been a threat to the railway system over the years with passengers and goods and its rare to see that happening in a Thomas episode. The last time we have an episode like that was in Season 5's 'Horrid Lorries'. If Andrew Brenner or any writer from HIT Entertainment reads this, please make an episode focusing on road vs. rail.
Plus, this episode was the test for the CGI switchover six years ago and I have to say, granted that it was a CGI test, some of the CGI make the engines look plastic and the people, like the workmen look creepy with their mouths open. As I said, it was a CGI test, but it does look creepy and plastic in my opinion.