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Ned's illness...

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Redsonga, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Aleal

    Aleal New Member

    Just saw this. For the record, Muppet Wiki does *not* say it stopped with "Honk of Honks." Rather, a user added a list of episodes where airdates are confirmed, and a note above that season states the list is incomplete. So yes, it did make it to the very end. As to what happened, even home video releases in the UK have been scattered so the final episodes (and just about any with the Captain's replacements) aren't in wide circulation, unless someone over there has the episodes taped from broadcast. But from assorted interviews, the final episode was pretty close to the US version, at least as far as the Fraggles meeting (speculation, but if the human character at the time was moving, they probably tied it to something like a job or simply a vague "we're moving away" rather than tying it to someone's illness, unless it was a random relative). Additional Fraggle puppets were sent over for when they filmed the finale.

    It's unlikely at this point, but if HIT ever decides to release a separate fourth season, that final UK episode would be a nice extra (and yes, it was the only co-production to go all the way to the end and reach a definite conclusion).
  2. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I guess everyone likes who they grew up with :). All and all I really like Doc's reason...
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I read recently that the British series has been basically lost in the archives. They have only 12 of the master tapes, and those have all been released in one variety or other. It's a big shame...because I'd have *loved* to see Fraggle Rock when they had the younger nephew running the lighthouse!
  4. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    I always wondered: What does Ned *do* for a living anyway? Doc said something about them doing marine biology studies together but you would not find any of those sort of jobs out in the middle of the dry....Hmmm maybe he works for a zoo?
  5. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    On the British series...
    I'm not sure where I read it, perhaps Fragglerocker? but I think the lighthouse keeper was compelled to leave because the old beacon was being replaced by a new computer system.
  6. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Oh wow that's a shame! Companies in general need to make bigger efforts toward preservation.

    I like that; from what I've seen the British series could be a bit more grown up (no offense intended to the Doc segments, which are totally different but still great). :)
  7. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Meh, I don't care for the tone of the UK host, I really like Doc better :). I tried to give the lightkeeper a chance but his character just did not feel as..real to me :(. He seemed more..actorish. It could just be the UK style of writing or something that I'm not use to, but then, I did grow up with mostly BBC shows so I couldn't say for sure...
    I think I just loved how Sprocket played off Doc more :).
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Perhaps he was more of the classic stage actor whose performance style was larger than life, which sometimes seems strange on Television.
  9. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Maybe...I'm not sure *goes back to thinking about Ned's job*:o
  10. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Hehe, well I do agree that I prefer how close Doc and Sprocket were together. I guess the various human characters just brought different things to the table. :)
  11. Yva Minstrel

    Yva Minstrel New Member

    I did hear that the German series was put off because of a fire at ZDF where the show was aired. One of my choir mates works for ZDF, but I never asked him about it, and then Amazon.de released the first half of season 1 in July, and will have the second half released during the first part of December. I'm giving my husband the second half for Christmas.
  12. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yeah...That would make sense. Also, he does have a very...agressive relationship with Sprocket in this series. (Which sounds worse than it is :p)

    There was still a lot of love between them, but it was much more...British. "Behave Sprocket!"
  13. Frogster

    Frogster Active Member

    I always thought it would be really cool if Ned turned out to be played by Frank Oz
  14. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Poor Sprocky :(.
  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hehe. I think he was happy. He was a bit of a tougher dog himself, hehe.
  16. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Not offten but Sprocket cares for people , other dogs , and the fraggles.
  17. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Why is that?
  18. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    It would be too werid I bet Frank and Jim Henson would agree.


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