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Post by SkarloeyRailway on Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:24 am

Here we can discuss one of my favorite new segments of the TV Series, that is Mr. Perkins reading the Railway Series!

Wow, what a great idea this was! I absolutely love it! He does a great job reading them, and it brings the RWS to life in a new way for a new audience! Props to the production team!! Smile
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Re: Mr. Perkin's Storytime

Post by IsleofOdor on Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:48 am

I love these segments. The illustrations by Lorraine Marshall are beautiful despite some color errors with Peter Sam, Sir Handel and Rusty. Although, I wish he would read the ACTUAL words of the story because his narrations can be loose (A Scarf for Percy).
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Re: Mr. Perkin's Storytime

Post by SkarloeyRailway on Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:31 pm

IsleofSodor wrote:I love these segments. The illustrations by Lorraine Marshall are beautiful despite some color errors with Peter Sam, Sir Handel and Rusty. Although, I wish he would read the ACTUAL words of the story because his narrations can be loose (A Scarf for Percy).

What color errors are you referring to? Also you do realize that it's not just him making the choice to read the story, right? It's a new adapatation of the story by Andrew Brenner. You should be grateful we're getting stuff like this at all. Rolling Eyes
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Re: Mr. Perkin's Storytime

Post by Jamie Parker on Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:16 pm

Mr Perkins reads these stories well and the illustrations are great! I would like to see him read C.Awdry's stories at some point. Be a breath of fresh air than hearing the same Rev.Awdry stories. They're great and all but it gets a bit boring hearing the same ones over again. C.Awdry's has only been done once. And that was 20 years ago.

Nevertheless, I shall look forward to more from our good friend Perkins!
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Post by SkarloeyRailway on Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:51 pm

The Fat Aristocrat wrote:Mr Perkins reads these stories well and the illustrations are great! I would like to see him read C.Awdry's stories at some point. Be a breath of fresh air than hearing the same Rev.Awdry stories. They're great and all but it gets a bit boring hearing the same ones over again. C.Awdry's has only been done once. And that was 20 years ago.

I'd love to hear a Christopher Awdry story adapted! Preferably one that never made it into the TV Series. Henry Sees Red would be very cool! Smile

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Post by Jamie Parker on Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:59 pm

SkarloeyRailway wrote:
I'd love to hear a Christopher Awdry story adapted! Preferably one that never made it into the TV Series. Henry Sees Red would be very cool! Smile


Yeah! I also had in mind "Stop Thief!" or Book 39 Thomas & The Fat Controller's Engines since that has never had an official audio made out of it. Very Happy
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Post by SkarloeyRailway on Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:39 pm

That'd be very cool! Smile Christopher's books are often overlooked, but I think they're really great!
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Post by Jamie Parker on Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:06 pm

SkarloeyRailway wrote:That'd be very cool! Smile Christopher's books are often overlooked, but I think they're really great!
I think they're great too! I prefer his writing style than the Rev.Awdry's to be honest!
That gives me an idea - why don't Egmont compile all 42 books into ONE BIG BOOK. So like:
The Complete Collection + The New Collection = The Ultimate Collection

I'd buy it - even if I already have a copy of The Complete Collection(!) Very Happy
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Post by SkarloeyRailway on Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:43 pm

The Fat Aristocrat wrote:
SkarloeyRailway wrote:That'd be very cool! Smile Christopher's books are often overlooked, but I think they're really great!
I think they're great too! I prefer his writing style than the Rev.Awdry's to be honest!
That gives me an idea - why don't Egmont compile all 42 books into ONE BIG BOOK. So like:
The Complete Collection + The New Collection = The Ultimate Collection

I'd buy it - even if I already have a copy of The Complete Collection(!) Very Happy

Hopefully they will release something like that! I don't think I'd buy it, but it makes sense to have them all in one volume!
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Post by TGC on Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:00 am

I would buy it no matter how expensive it is, or I could just buy the new collection as I have complete collection already Razz
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Post by JRCS on Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:22 pm

I've never seen anything with Mr Perkins on it. I only buy Complete Series DVDs and they aren't on there.

I would be nice if they released them all on a separate DVD, like Pixar do with their short films.
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Re: Mr. Perkin's Storytime

Post by SkarloeyRailway on Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:29 pm

I'm not sure how well they'd stand up on their own!
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Re: Mr. Perkin's Storytime

Post by zachthethomasfan2001 on Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:17 pm

These Mr. Perkins segments seem cool and he should narrate the last 2 RWS books.
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Re: Mr. Perkin's Storytime

Post by Jamie Parker on Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:26 pm

On Toby's Tightrope, the first additional illustration by Lorraine Marshall that where Toby is struggling to pull the trucks, a lot of people have been saying that it doesn't follow the style of Peter Edwards. Well guys, the way I look at it is that, in fairness, Edward's illustrations are very..... complicated and technical to draw and look at. With Dalby's & Kenney's illustrations, they are much simpler in translating. With Edward's, it is quite mature and not easy on the eye most of the time (one of the reasons why people favour Spong's illustrations A LOT more as they avoid this type of style).

So with people saying that Marshall's attempt of adding her illustrations fit in with Edward's was a poor effort, I think it's a bit unreasonable to start complaining about ONE illustration. She did what she could but, even though I'm not an artist, I could tell that it would be hard for one to get the style of Edward's right.

She might improve next time - I don't know. Yes, if you look at it one angle, it is a bit naff. BUT just cut her some slack when she doesn't impress you. No one is perfect at the end of the day and we all have to understand that.
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Re: Mr. Perkin's Storytime

Post by Frankthetriviaman on Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:09 am

Hmm... I'll have to see that for myself; that souls like an interesting contrast to see.
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Post by Jamie Parker on Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:42 pm

Frankthetriviaman wrote:Hmm... I'll have to see that for myself; that souls like an interesting contrast to see.

Yeah, i've always found Edwrad's style to be quite confusing, some of the colours (like the sky) are painted in this odd shade of blue and it just doesn't look right. Also, some of the faces seem to resemble a type of caricature-style which doesn't fit either. Finally, with shading, the colour seems to blend into everything else like the illustration in Wrong Road when Gordon is shown leaving the platform; I could barely make out what-was-what until I had to look really close.

I know most of you will disagree with me but I'm giving out my observation of Peter Edward's illustrations, that's all.
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Re: Mr. Perkin's Storytime

Post by luctheminecrafter on Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:58 pm

I agree to an extent. Sometimes he didn't blend and shadow right, and sometimes he didn't even color things the right color! (Super Rescue where Henry has gray wheels)
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