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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:16 am    Post subject: YTMND Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see, and raise:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUQTVdqgJOc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJpP7ZId-mc&feature=related
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Thomas the Tank Engine theme summons up some of the worst memories of my childhood.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tash wrote:
The Thomas the Tank Engine theme summons up some of the worst memories of my childhood.


As in you hated the show, or something we don't want to know about? Neutral
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frazmataz wrote:
As in you hated the show, or something we don't want to know about? Neutral

I hated it more than almost every other show on kids TV, but my mother bought all the videos because I liked Ivor the Engine and she thought it was basically the same thing. The worst thing about it was the weird wooden people, which still scare me.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's CGI now, which is even worse!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxbJOz7lLBE
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tash wrote:
but my mother bought all the videos because I liked Ivor the Engine and she thought it was basically the same thing.


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Mike wrote:
It's CGI now, which is even worse!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxbJOz7lLBE


Yeah, that's a travesty and a half. I can't say I've ever paid any attention to any Thomas after season 4, but I occassionally come across newer stuff on the internet and it just seems to be crappy CGI, increasing ridiculous looking new characters, and Michael Angelis sounding like he's speaking to an audience of autistic babies rather than actually speaking naturally like he used to. A decent story, however, seems to be too much to ask.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do think the original Railway Series books are excellent, what with how realistic they are (bar the faces).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a good start to saturday morning Very Happy lol
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found an omnibus edition of the railway stories secondhand for £6. It had the map of the Isle of Sodor in it too, so I could finally work out the difference between Edward's branch line and Thomas's.

I was amazed at how many of the 26 books I remembered - also at the way Awdry kept creating new railways on the Isle of Sodor so that he could calque real railways onto them (the Tallyn railway, the Ravenglass & Eskdale etc) until the island was rather overcrowded with them.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pex wrote:
I was amazed at how many of the 26 books I remembered - also at the way Awdry kept creating new railways on the Isle of Sodor so that he could calque real railways onto them (the Tallyn railway, the Ravenglass & Eskdale etc) until the island was rather overcrowded with them.


Tbh, I don't it's supposed to be very crowded. IIRC, Sodor's a pretty big island, and the three non-standard gauge railways (narrow gauge, miniature and rack-and-pinion mountain railway) were as short at their inspiration - therefore each one only a few miles long. I actually think the TV island is more crowded Razz

Speaking of the Railway Series, I recently got a secondhand copy of 'Railway Adventure' by L.T.C. Rolt (basically an account of the first two years of the Talyllyn Railway under preservation), and it struck me how many real experiences found their way into Awdry's stories, as many of the incidents on the Talyllyn in those early years are mirrored in the stories about the narrow gauge engines.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pex wrote:
I was amazed at how many of the 26 books I remembered - also at the way Awdry kept creating new railways on the Isle of Sodor so that he could calque real railways onto them (the Tallyn railway, the Ravenglass & Eskdale etc) until the island was rather overcrowded with them.

That's one thing that always puzzled me as a kid, why would an island somewhere off the west coast need more railway lines than the average metropolis?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my favourite ever Danny Baker shows (on the wireless) had him insisting at great length that British Rail need to put faces on the front of all their locomotives, and faces with eyes that look left and right just as they pull into a station. This was followed by the observation "if there is one thing that can be truly said to unite all of the nations across the globe, it is that we like to see trains with faces."

I expect that loses a lot in translation but it worked for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Arrow wrote:
One of my favourite ever Danny Baker shows (on the wireless) had him insisting at great length that British Rail need to put faces on the front of all their locomotives, and faces with eyes that look left and right just as they pull into a station. This was followed by the observation "if there is one thing that can be truly said to unite all of the nations across the globe, it is that we like to see trains with faces."

I expect that loses a lot in translation but it worked for me.

I'd fucking love that. Laughing

Although, I must admit:



The Class 158 has recognisable facial features. Or maybe that's just me.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er..... it took me a few minutes to see it, but that's definitely a face.

I think.
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