History Series / ShiningTimeStation

9th Jun '18 11:53:03 PM waymu
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: As the series has never had an official DVD release, the only way to watch episodes nowadays are from VHS rips of the show occasionally uploaded online by whoever happens to have them.
6th Jun '18 9:52:06 AM DouglasFir
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* LiteralGenie: The wishing star. It doesn't seem to realize that Schemer is being sarcastic when he wishes [[PersonalitySwap he and Stacy could switch places]] or when the mayor is speaking metaphorically about [[{{Flight}} "ascending" and "rising above"]].


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* SpiritualSuccessor: The "flying saucer" segments from the first season are this to Teeny Little Super Guy from ''Series/SesameStreet''. Same creator, same set, same animation style. Both use stop-motion to depict inanimate kitchen objects as living characters.


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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Kara and Becky. Their Halloween costumes (train engineer vs. PrincessClassic) make it clear which is which in their first appearance. Their everyday clothes are subtler, but if you pay attention to the series, Kara almost always dresses and acts more boyishly.
* TooSmartForStrangers: A rare [[AvertedTrope aversion]] for [[TheEighties the late 1980s]] happens on the second episode. The song "Don't be Afraid" is all about having the courage to reach out to unfamiliar, including strangers. It points out a bit of FridgeLogic: "In their eyes, you're a stranger too."
28th May '18 2:49:16 PM cartoonfan945
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* MustacheVandalism: Buster in "Bully for Mr. Conductor" was about to draw a mustahce on one of the people in the mural wall, though Becky stops him and decided not to after the ink of his marker dried up.



* ParanoiaGambit: Pulled on Scheme in "The Joke's on Schemer"

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* ParanoiaGambit: Pulled on Scheme in "The Joke's on Schemer"Schemer".
* PercussiveMaintenance: There are times someone would try shaking the Jukebox machine. Nothing happens except everyone inside gets shaken up.
7th Mar '18 12:34:02 PM Random888
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* BankruptcyBarrel: Worn by Schemer in "The Joke's on Schemer", after he gets itching powder on his clothes


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* ParanoiaGambit: Pulled on Scheme in "The Joke's on Schemer"
6th Mar '18 12:40:03 PM Random888
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* TheWildWest: This seems to be the period that Becky and Kara travel back to "How the Station Got Its Name". [[WritersCannotDoMath The math really doesn't work. Don't even try to make it work.]]

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* TheWildWest: This seems to be the period that Becky and Kara travel back to in "How the Station Got Its Name". [[WritersCannotDoMath The math really doesn't work. Don't even try to make it work.]]
6th Mar '18 12:37:20 PM Random888
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* TheWildWest: This seems to be the period that Becky and Kara travel back to "How the Station Got Its Name". [[WritersCannotDoMath The math really doesn't work. Don't even try to make it work.]]
5th Mar '18 4:55:21 PM Jeduthun
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* {{Schemer}}: [[CaptainObvious No prizes]] for guessing [[MeaningfulName who fills this role]], complete with a new zany GetRichQuickScheme every episode.
25th Feb '18 2:35:20 PM cartoonfan945
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* [[CaliforniaDoubling Toronto Doubling]]: The family specials were all shot in the Toronto area.
** Episodes involving real trains were shot on the South Simcoe Railway, including "Billy's Runaway Train", "Once Upon a Time", and "Queen for a Day".



* PersonalitySwap: In "Becky Makes a Wish", Schemer wished that he would swap places with Stacy. The wishing star that escaped granted it, not only making the two act like each other, but looking like them as well. This was reverse after Mr. Conductor caught the star and Becky wished everything back prior to the first wish.






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\n\n* WipeThatSmileOffYourFace: In "Becky Makes a Wish", Billy Twofeathers accidentally wished that Midge Smoot would zip her lips when he meant it metaphorically, which the wishing star causes to actually grant it. This was reverse at the end.
26th Jan '18 11:57:13 AM otaking3582
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: We never got a clear answer to that- there ''was'' a real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Valley_Railroad Indian Valley Railroad in California]], but it was long gone by the time the series was on the air. Many businesses in the Philadelphia suburbs are named "Indian Valley (x)", but they don't really have any rail service to speak of. ''Thomas and the Magic Railroad'' just muddles things further, what with the connection to the Island of Sodor via Muffle Mountain....



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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: We never got a clear answer to that- there ''was'' a real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Valley_Railroad Indian Valley Railroad in California]], but it was long gone by the time the series was on the air. Many businesses in the Philadelphia suburbs are named "Indian Valley (x)", but they don't really have any rail service to speak of. The Season 1 episode, "Mapping it Out", featured a map of the Valley that, according to one [[http://www.sodor-island.net/shiningtimestation/ivrr.html fan-site]], places it in the Southeastern part of Wisconsin. ''Thomas and the Magic Railroad'' just muddles things further, what with the connection to the Island of Sodor via Muffle Mountain....


20th Jan '18 5:56:06 PM pgj1997
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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Heck Is Shining Time Station?]]: We never got a clear answer to that- there ''was'' a real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Valley_Railroad Indian Valley Railroad in California]], but it was long gone by the time the series was on the air. Many businesses in the Philadelphia suburbs are named "Indian Valley (x)", but they don't really have any rail service to speak of. ''Thomas and the Magic Railroad'' just muddles things further, what with the connection to the Island of Sodor via Muffle Mountain....



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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Heck Is Shining Time Station?]]: WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: We never got a clear answer to that- there ''was'' a real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Valley_Railroad Indian Valley Railroad in California]], but it was long gone by the time the series was on the air. Many businesses in the Philadelphia suburbs are named "Indian Valley (x)", but they don't really have any rail service to speak of. ''Thomas and the Magic Railroad'' just muddles things further, what with the connection to the Island of Sodor via Muffle Mountain....


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