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The Deputation and Other Thomas Stories is a fan-fiction Thomas and Friends US VHS idea made by SuperMalechi, featuring seven Season 2 episodes narrated by Ringo Starr.

Stories

  1. The Deputation
  2. Bertie's Chase
  3. Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
  4. Super Rescue
  5. Stop Theif
  6. Old Stuck Up
  7. Crossed Lines

Notes/Trivia

  • Narrated by Ringo Starr.
  • Release Dates: Feburary 27, 1992 (Strand VCI Entertainment), February 29, 2000 (Strand Home Video), April 20, 2001 (Time-Life), August 19, 2003 (Video Treasures) and January 12, 2009 (Anchor Bay).
  • In the Strand VCI version, the Season 2 intro, nameplate sequence (1990-1992) and outro are used together.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the Season 2 intro, nameplate sequence (1992-1994) and outro are used together.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the "Next Story Coming Up!" logo is .
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the "Next Story Coming Up Soon!" logo is taken from
  • In the Strand VCI version, the text is taken from the "Thomas Gets Tricked" 1990 VHS, the "James Learns A Lesson" 1990 VHS, the "Tenders and Turntables" 1990 VHS, the "Thomas Breaks The Rules" 1990 VHS and the "Better Late Than Never" 1991 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, the text is taken from the "Thomas Gets Bumped" 1992 VHS and the "Thomas, Percy and The Dragon" 1993 VHS.
  • In the Strand VCI version, the text for the end credits are taken from "Thomas Gets Tricked" 1990 VHS, the "James Learns A Lesson" 1990 VHS, the "Tenders and Turntables" 1990 VHS, the "Thomas Breaks The Rules" 1990 VHS and the "Better Late Than Never" 1991 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures versions, the text for the end credits are taken from "Thomas Gets Tricked" 1993 VHS, the "James Learns A Lesson" 1993 VHS, the "Tenders and Turntables" 1993 VHS, the "Thomas Breaks The Rules" 1993 VHS and the "Better Late Than Never" 1993 VHS.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, there are two yellow slooshes before The Deputstikn.
  • In the Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures/Anchor Bay versions, there are two yellow slooshes after The Deputation and Bertie's Chase.
  • In the end credits, a "Crossed Lines" still picture is used.
  • In all versions, the audio would not be muffled and have no clicks at all. The Strand Home Video releases of Thomas Gets Tricked, James Learns A Lesson, Tenders and Turntables, Thomas Breaks The Rules and Better Late Than Never would have not have muffled audio and clicks, for instances, in Thomas Gets Tricked and Other Stories, Edward Helps Out, Come Out Henry and Henry To The Rescue would have the original Ringo Starr audio from Shining Time Station, in James Learns A Lesson and Other Stories, A Proud Day For James would have the original Ringo Starr audio from Shining Time Station, and in Thomas Breaks The Rules and Other Stories, Double Trouble would include the coal chute sound effect.
  • Distributed by Strand VCI Entertainment.

Opening Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Strand VCI FBI Warning
  2. Strand VCI Entertainment logo (1988-1992)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of The Deputation

Strand Home Video version

  1. Strand Home Video FBI Warning
  2. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of The Deputation

Time-Life version

  1. Time-Life FBI Warning
  2. Time-Life Video logo (1992-2001)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of The Deputation

Video Treasures version

  1. Video Treasures FBI Warning
  2. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of The Deputation

Anchor Bay version

  1. Anchor Bay FBI Warning
  2. Anchor Bay Entertainment logo (1999-2004)
  3. Britt Allcroft Presents logo
  4. Thomas and Friends Season 2 intro
  5. First few seconds of The Deputation

Closing Previews

Strand VCI version

  1. Last few seconds of Crossed Lines
  2. Thomas and Friends outro

Strand Home Video version

  1. Last few seconds of Crossed Lines
  2. Thomas and Friends outro
  3. Strand Home Video logo (1993-1994)

Time-Life version

  1. Last few seconds of Crossed Lines
  2. Thomas and Friends outro

Video Treasures version

  1. Last few seconds of Crossed Lines
  2. Thomas and Friends outro
  3. Video Treasures logo (1987-1997, still version, silent)

Anchor Bay version

  1. Last few seconds of Crossed Lines
  2. Thomas and Friends outro

Opening Credits

  • THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE & FRIENDS
  • Based on The Railway Series by The REV.W.AWDRY
  • THE DEPUTATION
  • Told by RINGO STARR
  • Directed by DAVID MITTON

Video Artwork

Front Cover (Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures versions)

  • Percy talking to Edward from "The Deputation"

Back Cover (Strand VCI/Strand Home Video/Time-Life/Video Treasures versions)

  • Henry and Spamcan from "Super Rescue"

Front Cover (Anchor Bay version)

  • Top: Donald and Douglas
  • Bottom: Old Stuck Up crashing into the shed wall from "Old Stuck-Up"

Back Cover (Anchor Bay version)

  • Henry from "Crossed Lines"
  • Bertie and Edward from "Bertie's Chase"

Cover Color

  • Black

Description

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