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TUGS

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Welcome to the TUGS guide at TV.com. This show was made by Robert D. Cardona and David Mitton who were the directors of 'Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends'. This show ran for 13 episodes.

It was set in the fictional Bigg City Port during the 1920s. It was about two rival tugboat companies. The heroic Star Fleet run by Captain Star who was the narrator of the show and the villanous Z Stacks run by the devious Captain Zero.

The members of the Star Fleet are 2 harbour switchers; the spunky Ten Cents and his friend Sunshine who joins them in the first episode. 3 harbour tugs; the strong Scottish Big Mac, the wise old Welsh O.J. and the simple-minded but strong Warrior. 1 railway tug; the obnoxious snob Top Hat and 1 ocean tug; the much conceited Hercules.

The Z Stack members were 3 harbour tugs; their mean leader Zorran,and Zebedee the cool/level-headed character, who occasionally helped the Star Tugs and Zak, the quiet follower, yet still nasty... The other members were the two bumbling harbour switchers; Zip and Zug.

Both these Fleets would sometimes compete against each other for contracts or help ships or vessels.moreless
John Baddeley

John Baddeley

Top Hat, Zip

Lee Cornes

Lee Cornes

Grampus, Coast Gaurd

Nigel Anthony

Nigel Anthony

Big Mac, Hercules, Zebedee

Chris Tulloch

Chris Tulloch

Zorran

Simon Nash

Simon Nash

Ten Cents

Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen

Captain Star

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  • This show is good.

    8.5
    This show could be perfect but... What the heck is with the accents. Another problem with this show is not all characters appear in a episode (Maybe one where all characters appear) and Only 13 episodes were made. Why?! Overall I give this show a 87/100
  • Well, this is one program I would love to watch again and again. Still cool to watch.

    10
    I find this series cool to watch, even though it only has 13 episodes. I remember seeing some of it's clips on the old Tug media Dock website. Shortly after seeing it's clips, I decided to stick to Thomas, but I couldn't resist it and watched an episode of it. It was cool with it's explosions and action. And I was trying to help it come out on DVD and I thought this was a series that children should watch. I got all the episodes back in Christmas 2006 on VHS and I used one of the schools digital video tape player to transfer the episodes on a NTSC video tape. I still love to watch Tugs even though I'm now on Theodore Tugboat.moreless
  • Who knew boats could be so dangerous?

    10
    TUGS is set in the 1920's in the fictional place of Bigg City Port. There, a variety of tugboats, ships and engines work to keep the massive port going. The two main tugboat compainies, the Star Tugs and the Z-Stacks, are constantly fighting over obtaining the contracts to keep their companies going. Along the way, Ten Cents from the Star Tugs and his friends get into a lot of crazy adventures! From collapsing bridges to fiery docks, green eyed theives to sinking tramp steamers, there is always something going on!



    TUGS is an excellent show. It is created by Thomas director David Mitton and model maker Robert D. Cardona, and they did a great job. They made a nice show that is for teenagers but any age could enjoy. Also, they use drama and proper action unlike in most shows that try to do something like this in modern days. David's direction was excellent and I now that he has departed that they remastered his work and produce it on a DVD so that more people know about this show! Top marks from me.moreless
  • Greatest show ever since Thomas the Tank Engine!

    10
    TUGS is about the good tug boats called the "Star Tugs" and the bad tug boats called the "Z-Stacks". The Star Tugs try to make the power behind the Bigg City Port. Yet again, Britt Allcroft has done it again! Too bad it only showed 13 episodes. It was a British show in the UK. This is a very great show. Who would hate it? I saw some of the episodes on Dailymotion and YouTube and I thought they were awesome. My favorite characters would be Ten Cents, Warrior, and the green-eyed thing from "Pirate". Congratulations for making the best show ever since Thomas the Tank Engine!moreless
  • Boats from the same company that made Thomas and Friends. Long live TUGS and Thomas and Friends!!!!!

    10
    I hope TUGS can be recognized since it is the best series made in future generations!! I started watching sometime in May 2007 and by far, the best children series with action and characters who can talk by boat, train, vehicle, etc. This is my second favorite series made by David Mitton!! I wish it can be recognized in the future, not by the way Salty's Lighthouse has made TUGS twice as retarded... Oh well, Thomas and Friends has been turned into something different and not exciting as much. I'm guessing that Thomas and Friends and TUGS shared the same fate of being turned into pre-schooler series... Long live TUGS!!!moreless
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