Shining Time Station

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  • 9.0

    The show that introduced Thomas to America.

    By HarryHumble, Dec 26, 2015

    Since I lived in the UK, I never saw this, but I looked into it recently, and I was surprised how good it is. It features a tiny conductor called Mr. Conductor (Played by Ringo Starr in Season 1, and George Carlin from Season 2 until it finished). It features other characters (I forgot their names) in a station unlike any other. The best part is that it features Thomas episodes! It ended in 1995, and then there was the horrible Thomas and the Magic Railroad, which features Alec Baldwin as Mr. Conductor and he reacts too much here. Even though STS is finished, Thomas still remains thriving on PBS these days. Overall, This show is great and is recommended watching on YouTube, and we are still waiting for the DVD release.moreless

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  • 1.0

    Who made this show!? This Show is boring!

    By HotWheelsdude, Jul 05, 2012

    This Show is boring. The only intersting thing i have with this show is George Carlin narrating seasons 2 and 3 Thomas stories part. And the Thomas stories. But everything else sucks. I give it a 7/100 Horrible

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  • 10

    Shining Time Station Shined Brightly.

    By Dawalk86, Oct 25, 2011

    I've always loved this PBS series and it became one of my favorites growing up, this was how I first learned of Thomas The Tank Engine via this show. And while I found the Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends stories fine, I liked what took place in the eponymous train station more and was always more interested in that. I liked how those stories were always incorporated into the episodes when either of the two Mr. Conductors (portrayed by Ringo Starr or the late George Carlin) would tell whatever the stories were, depending on the episode's subject, to the handful of kids who frequented there. That aspect of the program makes it similar to the concept of the Noddy series from the late '90s. This gets my vote to be on the most outstanding kid shows of all time list. What isn't there to like about it?

    Aside from the aforementioned two Mr. Conductors (who were small, could magically appear and disappear at will, and weren't seen nor known about by many, and the few, notable kids who visited the station), there were also the station master Stacy, who I think was related to one or a couple of the kids; Schemer, who if I recall exactly owned the arcade there, loved money (especially nickels) and was always trying to come up with and plot ways (as his name is self-explanatory and implies) to get rich quickly, almost like a true con artist or scam artist; the Flexitoon Puppets who comprised a band and lived in a jukebox where they performed (and they were the ones who played the tracks every time a nickel was dropped into it, and a track was selected) and more. If anyone reading my review has never seen Shining Time, I say check it out, because everything about it, from the storylines to the characters are great. With morals or lessons that were done the right way, I pick and consider this as yet another winner and a keeper for sure.moreless

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  • 10

    Probably my favorite childhood show.

    By cactusjack39, Jan 22, 2009

    Shining Time Station was probably my favorite show when I was little. I really was a huge fan of Thomas and all of his friends. I couldn't get enough of the show and every morning I would try to watch every episode. It is a shame it only lasted as long as it did. I thought that it had some really good stories and it was cleverly written. My favorite engines had to be Thomas, Edward, and The Scottish Twins, Donald and Douglas. Whenever they were on the show, I made show to watch as I would think it was extra interesting. I will never forget watching this show as it was an all time classic for children. Hopefully they will run re-runs again. Thank you.moreless

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  • 10

    Great spinoff of the original Thomas & Friends series!

    By PercytheGreen, Feb 15, 2008

    Man, I used to like this show when I was 4 months old. My favorite narrators Ringo Starr and George Carlin were in it too. My favorite parts are when they tell the stories of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends on the Island of Sodor. Too bad it got cancelled. That show was classic on PBS and always will be. I wonder how it got cancelled, was it Rev. W. Awdry's death, or maybe Thomas & the Magic Railroad was the final episode? Probably B. I wish this show came back. I might rent or buy the videos online.moreless

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  • 10

    What Introduced me to Thomas

    By Bladez636, Nov 05, 2007

    A Great Show whcih Introduced me to Thomas and Friends, I liked George Carlin the Most though I noticed when he started narrated Season 4 of Thomas his voiced changed somewhat or hes just using a Different Tone, Who Knows, But Ringo Starr was also Great. Schemer had to be one of my favorites as well as Mr. Conductor. This is an old Favorite of Mine that I will never forget. Im glad they decided to Introduce Thomas on such a show even though I wish they could have done TUGS to America as a Segment Properly though they Screwed it up in Salty's Lighthouse. Anyway I give this show 5 Stars!moreless

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  • 10

    The Information on this site is wrong... George carlin filmed this show from 1991 until 1995 not 1993 like the site says. Check carlins website to see the truth!

    By CrimReaper, Aug 28, 2007

    The Information on this site is wrong... George carlin filmed this show from 1991 until 1995 not 1993 like the site says. Check George carlins website to see the truth! George carlin is one of my favorite actors and comedians i would hate to be misinformed about his career on this show or any other. I think this is a great program that teaches young children great values in life and I wish it was still around so that my kids could watch it. I truely belive that is the reason that George Carlin agreed to do this show in the first place not realizing that he would be nominated twice for an Emmy.moreless

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  • 10

    A show that needed to keep going!

    By gambler42, Jul 07, 2007

    This is the show I grew up with over the years! I just need to ask one question. Why did it cancel?It's one of those great shows that get canceled out of nowhere! It doesn't have to make new episodes,I just want reruns! Anyway about the show,there's Stacy Jones,the station manager of STS.Billy,whos an enginner and works in the workshop.Schemer, funny but sometimes ridiculous character who owns an arcade and plays jokes on people, and I saved best for last. Mr.Conductor. He tells stories about our favorite tank engine and lives inb the signalhouse.

    Such great characters,such little time for 3 seasons.(Although there was a spin off seires,Mr Conductor's Thomas Tales.)moreless

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  • 9.0

    Mr. Conductor was the best ever

    By BTRAV, Feb 04, 2007

    I used to love this show when I was a kid. My favorite train was Duck. To me, he was so cool. Diesel gave me the creeps though - I was terrified of him. It's funny how Ringo Starr was in it, but since I was young I had no idea.

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