You can clearly tell this is Thomas related so don't hurt me.
What's on your mind?
I figured that in order to do something interesting with a character you have to bend their personality which is what Edward Strikes Out did. This didn't seem to go over with fans very well which is probably why Edward isn't a main anymore.
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Hey! I'm back from a break from the Wiki, Ever since you guys gave me the Roblox Thomas Games suggestions, I've just been playing all the time!
Anyways, I've seen people do this Story Chain thing here before, but it has been a while since one has been posted. You can only type one sentence per reply in case you haven't done this before. I'll start:
One Summer's Evening, Thomas pulled into the junction where he saw something odd.
Do you ever have an idea that is so striking that you have to write it down immediately?
Yeah, this is one of those.
Now, I do realize that I am not making an entirely fair comparison. Jack is a spinoff. BWBA is a semi-reboot of the entire series. But they both tried similar things, and where BWBA failed, Jack tended to succeed.
After rewatching all of J&SCC and as much BWBA as I could stomach here is a list of things that they both attempted.
What if, instead of bouncing the characters expressed themselves with features already present on them? This is what J&SCC does An good example is the final scenes in Alfie Has Kittens. Here we see the machines celebrating. In order to express their joy they manipulate their own parts. Bouncing buckets, flashing headlights, engine revving. A compromise between the real and emotional aspects of Sodor.
Fantasy scenes are much rarer in Jack then they are in BWBA (though, we only got half of Jack, so there might have been more in the cancelled episodes), but they are much more tolerable when they do happen.
One reason why this is is that they are much shorter. Only long enough to get the point across. Another reason is that they all make sense. The slowest machine dreams of winning a race. The transporter dreams of being transported. No sensory overload. It's nice and simple.
Season 21 was supposed to transition into the new format. Of course, they did a terrible job of this, failing to introduce any of the new characters. Just some light bouncing.
J&SCC did a fantastic job. Jack Jumps In introduces nearly every character, their personalities, and the environments in which they work. A Friend in Need further solidifies these aspects.
Once again, Jack is a spin-off and BWBA is a new format, but they ended up doing a lot of similar things.
When BWBA tried to emote the characters they ended up with annoying bouncing. When Jack tried to emote the characters they ended up using the character's designs.
When BWBA made fantasy sequences they hurt my brain. When Jack did it they made sense and fit the story.
And when S21 tried to introduce the new format it just made itself worst. When S6 introduced the new characters and setting they ended up with the two best episodes of the season.
What if BWBA used the techniques that Jack did? What if they emoted the characters in a realistic way? What if they introduced the new characters and Thomas' journey in S21? What if the fantasy scenes weren't hot garbage?
It's something to think about.
What SIF was saying before, Does that mean Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Percy, Toby, Duck, Donald and Douglas, Oliver and Emily won’t appear? And does it mean that Cleo will appear?
This may or may not be todo with my upcoming review.
Who created the TTTE wiki?
I just want to know who the creator of this wiki is.
Does anyone know if there will be a US English dub of the new Series 25 reboot?
I have always appreciated the sets & the quality that came from the cgi but not to this extent. All of the Models & textures probably took a long time to make & everything just looks so nice. It varies from season but every season has at least some great shots & sets. I’m going to miss cgi & everything that it brought to making Sodor & wonderful place visually, let me know what you are going to miss about the cgi series
I just want to know before I do so.
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