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What ever next? Thomas is American!
« on: July 06, 2019, 11:41:47 AM »
We were channel surfing this morning and Thomas the Tank Engine was on, he has acquired an American accent! What is the world coming too?

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 12:55:55 PM »
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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 01:17:42 PM »
Fat Controller is now Sir Topham Hatt!!

His name was revealed as early as Book 6 "Henry The Green Engine"

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 02:07:26 PM »
I don’t mind all the new characters or locations, I just think Thomas should be English, what next? Paddington Bear with an American accent!  :(

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2019, 02:23:12 PM »
Yes, it's all wrong and makes me cringe. I speak as an involuntary consumer of Thomas programmes, broadcast weekly on Sunday afternoons on NHK2 at 5:30pm, English soundtrack available on the audio subchannel. The worst bit is that at the end, American-Thomas does a little speech recapping the moral lesson to be learnt from the episode.  :veryangry:
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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2019, 02:34:12 PM »
I don’t mind all the new characters or locations, I just think Thomas should be English, what next? Paddington Bear with an American accent!  :(

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all these are British, though I can't find Sodor on my atlas  :-[

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2019, 03:03:45 PM »
I don’t mind all the new characters or locations, I just think Thomas should be English, what next? Paddington Bear with an American accent!  :(
all these are British, though I can't find Sodor on my atlas  :-[

It's effectively an expanded Walney Island, stretching from just off Barrow-in Furness almost as far out as the Isle of Man.
The name comes from the Diocese of Sodor and Man.

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2019, 11:42:15 PM »
Paddington Bear with an American accent!  :(
Well actually yes - South American anyway... He WAS from Peru...  ;)

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2019, 12:33:20 PM »
When my lad was very young we had to suffer  the "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" movie, it was awful!
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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2019, 06:54:27 PM »
It's effectively an expanded Walney Island, stretching from just off Barrow-in Furness almost as far out as the Isle of Man.
The name comes from the Diocese of Sodor and Man.

Well that would certainly explain why BoCo was there :)

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2019, 01:56:46 PM »
all these are British, though I can't find Sodor on my atlas  :-[

Look a bit closer. ;)

Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2019, 02:16:37 PM »
Vickerstown became Vicarstown.

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2019, 02:47:36 PM »
Vickerstown became Vicarstown.

Indeedy - that's why I described Sodor as being effectively an extended Walney Island, rather than an island in between there and Man.

Vickerstown is, of course, named after Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, who owned Barrow Shipyard and needed somewhere for their workers to live.
 

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Re: What ever next? Thomas is American!
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2019, 03:49:50 PM »
Wait, what? I spent my childhood years literally just over the water from Sodor? Why didn't I know about this earlier?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodor_(fictional_island)
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