History Series / ShiningTimeStation

20th Sep '17 2:14:27 AM CJO123
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''Shining Time Station'' was a children's television series created and produced by Britt Allcroft which ran on {{Creator/PBS}} from January 29, 1989 to June 11, 1993, with reruns airing on the network until June 11, 1998.

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''Shining Time Station'' was a children's television series created and produced by Britt Allcroft which ran on {{Creator/PBS}} from January 29, 1989 to June 11, 1993, with reruns airing on the network until June 11, 1998.
1st Sep '17 4:23:41 PM glickmam
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* TeamMom: Stacy Jones. She tends to be the [[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]] along with Mr Conductor, and frequently offers motherly advice and support, as well as occasional discipline, to practically everyone at Shining Time Station.

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* TeamMom: Stacy Jones. She tends to be the [[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]] along with Mr Conductor, Mr. Conductor and Billy, and frequently offers motherly advice and support, as well as occasional discipline, to practically everyone at Shining Time Station.
* TeamDad: Billy Twofeathers. He also tends to the [[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]] whenever Mr. Conductor is absent and also frequently offers fatherly advice and support, as well as occasional discipline, to practically everyone at Shining Time
Station.
16th Aug '17 8:27:19 AM dsneybuf
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* EasyAmnesia: Stacy once lost her memory after sniffing some flowers that Mr. Conductor had sprinkled with a potion that was supposed to make bees forget they had to take nectar from the plants. Her nephew and Mr. Conductor jogged her memory, and she made a full recovery after taking a nap.

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* EasyAmnesia: Stacy once lost her memory after sniffing some flowers that Mr. Conductor had sprinkled with a potion that was supposed "Forgetting Dust" in order to make bees forget they had to take nectar from the plants.shoo away some bees. Her nephew and Mr. Conductor jogged her memory, and she made a full recovery after taking a nap.



* SpotTheImpostor: One of the girls was once challenged to use glue to turn Mr. Conductor's EvilTwin into a drawing. She remembered from earlier that the real Mr. Conductor's whistle sounded different than usual that day, so [[BluffTheImpostor she asked both Conductors to blow their whistles]], then dumped the glue on the one whose whistle made the normal sound.

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* SpotTheImpostor: One of the girls Kara was once challenged to use glue to turn Mr. Conductor's EvilTwin into a drawing. She remembered from earlier that the real Mr. Conductor's whistle sounded different than usual that day, so [[BluffTheImpostor she asked both Conductors to blow their whistles]], then dumped the glue on the one whose whistle made the normal sound.
8th Aug '17 10:52:18 AM BenBanjo87
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* TeamMom: Stacy Jones. She tends to be the [[OnlySaneMan voice of reason]] along with Mr Conductor, and frequently offers motherly advice and support, as well as occasional discipline, to practically everyone at Shining Time Station.
8th Aug '17 10:46:41 AM BenBanjo87
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* {{Jerkass}}: Schemer.
** He occasionally comes across as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Schemer.
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Schemer, occasionally.
** He occasionally comes across Though much more frequently portrayed as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, if doing the right thing would be [[ItsAllAboutMe detrimental to his own prospects]].
29th Apr '17 10:21:36 AM nombretomado
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The children would often be told stories of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' by the magical Mr. Conductor, a strange six-inch tall man who secretly lived at the station. These stories would occasionally have elements that paralleled events at the station. One of the series' main purposes was to introduce the ''Thomas'' brand to America, which it succeeded at doing.

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The children would often be told stories of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' by the magical Mr. Conductor, a strange six-inch tall man who secretly lived at the station. These stories would occasionally have elements that paralleled events at the station. One of the series' main purposes was to introduce the ''Thomas'' brand to America, which it succeeded at doing.



* FramingDevice: Mr. Conductor's stories of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'', which were episodes of the television series.

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* FramingDevice: Mr. Conductor's stories of ''ThomasTheTankEngine'', ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', which were episodes of the television series.
9th Apr '17 4:42:25 AM tropower
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* OncePerEpisode: The Thomas stories, the musical number from the jukebox, the music video from the picture machine (although this only appears in maybe half of the episodes).

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* OncePerEpisode: The Thomas stories, the musical number from the jukebox, the music video from the picture machine (although this only appears in maybe half of the episodes).episodes[[note]]And even then, some of them come from a tunnel in the mural called the "Anything Tunnel".[[/note]]).



* StockFootage: Except for using original songs, many of the picture machine's music videos are remarkably similar in style to modern-day [=AMVs=]..
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The second season replaced half the cast with different characters in essentially the same role: Matt and Tanya were displaced by Dan, Kara and Becky; Harry was replaced with Billy Twofeathers; and Mr. Conductor was replaced with... a different Mr. Conductor. The in-universe reasons for all of this are laid out at the beginning of the second season's first episode.

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* StockFootage: Except for using original songs, many of the picture machine's music videos are remarkably similar in style to modern-day [=AMVs=]..
[=AMVs=].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The second season replaced half the cast with different characters in essentially the same role: Matt and Tanya were displaced by Dan, Kara and Becky; Harry was replaced with Billy Twofeathers; and Mr. Conductor was replaced with... a different Mr. Conductor. [[note]]Or maybe not; you can never tell with this show...or even the movie where Creator/AlecBaldwin plays Mr. Conductor.[[/note]] The in-universe reasons for all of this are laid out at the beginning of the second season's first episode.



* [[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 Isle of Sodor via Muffle Mountain....



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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 Isle Island of Sodor via Muffle Mountain....


7th Mar '17 7:24:55 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* MindControlEyes: When Becky, Dan, and Kara, watched too much TV in ''Mr. Conductor Gets Left Out.''
11th Nov '16 4:21:28 PM Berrenta
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: An odd inversion - according to producer Rick Sigglekow, they introduced series regular Billy Twofeathers because they felt that ''boys'' needed role models.
-->He played the straight man to balance the antics between Schemer and Stacy. We also thought that he was a good role model for boys, who really donít see that many grounded men on television. So many men on kids TV are buffoons or bad guys, although I think thatís changing.
19th Oct '16 8:34:03 PM ProfessorGrimm
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Follow the rainbow, son\\

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