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"How many spaceships did you find?"
— Gordon

Thomas and the Spaceship is the seventh episode of the eleventh season.


One foggy night, Percy breaks down on his way home, so Thomas brings him back to Tidmouth Sheds. On the way, Percy sees some lights flashing in the sky, and is convinced it's a spaceship. Gordon dismisses these claims, but before Thomas can argue, the Fat Controller gives him the job of pulling Percy's mail train.

Thomas sets off and promises to prove Percy right. On the way, he sees flashing lights at the bottom of Gordon's Hill, but it only turns out to be workmen performing maintenance. He later sees another flashing light, but it turns out to only be the lighthouse. He finally sees some flashing lights gliding through the sky and follows them, but it turns out to be Jeremy landing at the Sodor Airport.

Exhausted and disappointed, Thomas realises that he has not done his job of pulling the mail. He sadly returns to Tidmouth Sheds and asks Gordon to help him deliver the mail on time. Gordon, feeling important when being told how fast and strong he is, agrees to help.

The next night, the fog is gone, and all of the engines watch Jeremy land, and Percy believes Jeremy's more splendid than a spaceship anyway.




  • A few differences were made in the DVD and the half hour TV airing versions:
    • An alternate angle of Henry, Gordon and James at the docks.
    • An alternate angle of Thomas leaving to collect Percy's mail.
    • An alternate angle of Thomas approaching the lights where the workmen were fixing tracks and there's more fog in the DVD version as there was less fog in the TV version.


  • When Thomas stops at the top of Gordon's Hill, a crew member's hand can be seen on one of the mail coaches.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Finnish Tuomas ja Avaruusalus Thomas and the Spaceship
German Percy sieht ein Raumschiff Percy Sees a Spaceship
Norwegian Thomas og romskipet Thomas and the Spaceship
Japanese トーマスとうちゅうせん Thomas and the Spacecraft
Danish Thomas og rumskibet Thomas and the Spacecraft
Portuguese Thomas e a nave espacial Thomas and the Spacecraft
Hungarian Thomas és az űrhajó Thomas and the Spaceship
Romanian Thomas şi Nava Spaţială Thomas and the Spaceship
Spanish Thomas y la nave espacial Thomas and the Spacecraft
Dutch Thomas en het ruimteschip Thomas and the Spaceship
Swedish Thomas och rymdskepp Thomas and the Spacecraft
Polish Tomek i Statek Kosmiczny Thomas and the Spaceship
Czech Tomáš a vesmírná loď Thomas and the Spaceship
Slovak Thomas a vesmírna loď Thomas and the Spacecraft
Chinese 托马斯和太空船 Thomas and the Spacecraft
Thai โธมัสกับยานอวกาศลึกลับ Thomas' Spaceship Mystery

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