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Never having to work with Diesel again... or never wearing my snowplough... or never having to pull smelly fish!”
―Thomas deciding on what to wish for

Thomas and the Shooting Star is the sixteenth episode of the tenth series.


One night, Thomas is taking engineers to repair the electrics at the power station. But he wants to see a shooting star, so he keeps taking different routes, and as a result, gets lost. But when Thomas makes a wish to see what is ahead, the shooting star comes across the sky over him, and Thomas finally sees the power station. Once the electricity is back on, Thomas returns to Tidmouth Sheds, much to Percy's relief.




  • Going by production order, this is the fifteenth episode of the tenth series.
  • It is overall the 250th episode of the television series.
  • Unedited stock footage from Thomas and the Rainbow is used.
  • This marks the only appearance of the Sodor Power Station in the television series to date.
  • The constellation the shooting star passes in front of is Orion.
  • A Thomas poster is seen in the boy's bedroom.
  • Even though the US dub of this episode was never released on home media in the US, Michael Brandon's dub of this episode along with Sticky Toffee Thomas and Which Way Now? were released on a Brazilian DVD, New Adventures of Thomas.
  • Some of Thomas' wishes he wants to wish for are some reference to the first series episode, Thomas, Terence and the Snow, the eighth series episode, Fish and possibly Flour Power are made.


  • During the night sky scenes, whenever the camera moves, the stars move with it.


In Other Languages

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Chinese Mandarin 托马斯和流星
Croatian Tomica i meteor
Czech Tomáš a létavice
Danish Thomas og stjerneskuddet
Dutch Thomas en de Vallende Ster
Finnish Tuomas ja Tähdenlento
German Thomas und die Sternschnuppe
Hungarian Az Üstökös
Italian Thomas e la Stella Cadente
Japanese トーマスとながれぼし
Korean 소원을 빌어요
Latin American Spanish Thomas y la Estrella Fugaz
Norwegian Thomas og stjerneskuddet
Polish Tomek i spadająca gwiazda
Portuguese Thomas e a estrela cadente
Romanian Thomas și Steaua Căzătoare
Spanish Thomas y la Estrella de los Deseos
Swedish Thomas och stjärnfallet
Turkish Thomas ve Kayan Yıldız

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