Warrior (mentioned) Port Set (discontinued)

CaptainZero Marine Bigg City (Owner) Appearances The fleet consists of Ten Cents, Big Mac, O.J., Top Hat, Warrior, Hercules and Sunshine. JinxedHigh Winds (deleted scene (does not speak in final cut))Bigg Freeze (mentioned) (TUGS) Sunshine (TUGS) Captain Zero is the devious and scheming owner of the Z-Stacks.

It was created by Robert D. Cardona and David Mitton. It is unknown whether he remains part of the fleet after this. The models were styled upon the Crowley Maritime Corporation, founded in San Francisco in 1892. After numerous nasty accidents, Captain Star sells Boomer, who is later made into a houseboat.

Remote controls were instead used to power other devices, such as the moving eye features of the models and some cranes. Each model was mounted on a wheeled chassis, which were then pulled through the water using transparent string. He has a yellow and black striped megaphone, that can be seen out of the rundown, wooden dock-building that he works in (The Zero Dock). All 13 episodes were originally twenty-minutes long, but were edited to fifteen minutes for television broadcasts, most likely due to time slot issues. The fleet consists of Ten Cents, Big Mac, O.J., Top Hat, Warrior, Hercules and Sunshine. In Pirate, he works with Captain Star when barges mysteriously disappear.



Filming and production of the series took place throughout 1987 and 1988, in Shepperton Studios, Middlesex, where Thomas & Friends was also filmed at the time. FORMER Zero Marine Bigg City Name

Sean Barrett

In Jinxed, Boomer works for Captain Zero until a munitions barge explodes due to Ten Cents tooting to Boomer.

If there was a second season, more of his personality would probably have been exposed, although it is suspected he is an evil character. In 2012, having long been presumed destroyed, the original models from the series were located and purchased by a group of fans via eBay UK. The models' design was taken from the Moran Tugs of New York City.

He was also meant to have a speaking role in High Winds, but it was cut from the same episode. As of 2020, the exhibition owns the majority of the leading and supporting cast (with the exception of Top Hat and Grampus whose whereabouts are unknown), several alternate faces for the characters, various props and other related assets to the series. https://tugs.fandom.com/wiki/Captain_Zero?oldid=53434, Captain Zero's final speaking role was in. [9] They are led by Captain Star, who narrates the series. He has a yellow and black striped megaphone, that can be seen out of the rundown, wooden dock-building that he works in (The Zero Dock). Characters This shows he is capable of working with the Star Tugs if he needs to. 1 Bio

Set in the Roaring Twenties, the series focuses on the adventures of two anthropomorphized tugboat fleets, the Star Fleet and the Z-Stacks, who compete against each other in the fictional Bigg City Port: "the biggest harbour in the world".

He speaks with an Orcadian accent. In Pirate, he works with Captain Star when barges mysteriously disappear. It is also unknown whether this remains after the conclusion of the series. Contents Episodes He only appears in a very small number of episodes, and is quite bad tempered. LOCATIONS Their failure to realize the high tide would prevent their plan from working may have been because Captain Zero did not warn them about the tide. Voice Actors Captain Zero's final speaking role was in Pirate, but his last full appearance was in Jinxed.



It is unknown why Captain Zero had less speaking roles than his crew, despite him being the leader of his fleet. He is mentioned throughout the majority of the series by the narrator and the Z-Stacks.

3 Voice Actors Z-Stacks The music for Tugs was composed by Mike O' Donnell and Junior Campbell on various synthesizers. This is why Zorran is usually in charge of the Z-Stacks and their operations during certain tasks, such as in Munitions, where a delivery of explosives were to be towed across the port to Big Mickey.

2 Appearances Retrieved from "https://tugs.fandom.com/wiki/Captain_Zero?oldid=53434" [4] All thirteen episodes of the show were released on VHS between 1988 and 1990. [1] Talks of a second series were never finalised, and eventually all plans to create a follow-up were dropped. He make cameos in Quarantine, High Winds (he speaks in a deleted scene in High Winds), Ghosts, and High Tide.

2.1 Episodes Ghosts (cameo)

Zero Marine Bigg City

He make cameos in Quarantine, High Winds (he speaks in a deleted scene in High Winds), Ghosts, and High Tide. In Sunshine, he is determined to sabotage the Star Tugs' ocean liner contract, and so Zorran carries out the plans. The adventures of Boomer are central to the episode "Jinxed". Tugs (stylized as TUGS) is a British children's television series produced by Tugs Ltd., for Television South (TVS) and Clearwater Features Ltd.[1] and first broadcast on ITV from 4 April - 27 June 1989. Voice actors

[9] They are led by Captain Zero.

Heat Wave He has five members in his fleet. Cast Captain Zero as Ten Cents, Nantucket as Grampus, Captain Star as Zorran, Zug as Burke, Zip as Blair, Johnny Cuba as The Fire Tug, and more Soon, the truth is out, and he yells at four of his tugs for failing to snag the contract.

The series consists of thirteen fifteen-minute episodes (though four exist as twenty-minute episodes on the Tugs videos), each told by the show's narrator, Captain Star (voiced by Patrick Allen). 2.2 Books and Annuals High Tide (does not speak) Masaaki Tsukada (Japan) Last/Final Appearance They take on the more risky contracts in the port, at the attraction of a higher pay. The furious Captain has had enough and dismisses Boomer from his fleet. Elise Langenoja (Finland)

He is known to be quite temperamental. Another tugboat, Boomer, is briefly a member of the Star Fleet after being found floating at sea. Captain Zero is the devious and scheming owner of the Z-Stack fleet. This shows he is capable of working with the Star Tugs if he needs to.

They are led by Captain Star, who narrates the series. He has five members in his fleet.

Those released included: A four episode, 65 minute version was released in 1993: Tugs has not yet been released on DVD as a series.

Whenever he speaks to his tugs, the captain's megaphone sways violently as he speaks, which could be due to his temper. Trapped (mentioned) Boomer believes himself to be jinxed, and he certainly seems to bring trouble with him wherever he goes. Books and Annuals Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Boomer [5] The set featured the Clearwater Periscope lens system, a type of professional video camera used to film at the models' eye level.

5 Merchandise Nothing else is known about him, not even if he's human or not. [10][11], Tugs first aired on Children's ITV in the United Kingdom, and then on Australia's ABC TV.

In 2005, however, footage from the show was included as part of an episode of Salty's Lighthouse on the DVD Toddler Time.[12]. If there were a further 13 episodes, more of his personality would probably have been exposed. Background Information Gender After Clearwater's liquidation in 1990, Mitton joined The Britt Allcroft Company to continue working on Thomas & Friends in 1991, while Cardona went on to direct Theodore Tugboat, a similarly natured animated series set in Canada. Another possible example is in High Tide, where Zebedee and Zak took a shortcut through the canal when competing for a Steel Contract. Run Aground Sunshine

CAPTAIN Captain Zero is the devious and scheming owner of the Z-Stack fleet.

He is known to have criminal connections. [5] The series was animated using live-action models, which were seen as the most realistic method of portraying real tugboats. This is why Zorran is usually in charge of the Z-Stacks and their operations during certain tasks, such as in Munitions, where a delivery of explosives were to be towed across the port to Big Mickey. Captain Zero For example, in Warrior, his ordering his tugs not to help the Star Tugs prevented Zip and Zug from helping the Star Tugs rescue Izzy Gomez, causing them to lose the Rock Contract.

Thinking no-one has seen him push Sunshine into the Duchess, Zorran and the others tell the captain and he congratulates Zorran and Zak.

Male Character Overview Merchandised Characters Munitions (mentioned) High Winds (deleted scene, does not speak in final cut) 4 Trivia This shows … He does not care for his tugs, but forces them into working hard and reliably. He is known to have criminal connections and was originally affiliated with Johnny Cuba before something happened between the two.

Antagonists Quarantine (cameo)

Other: The high tide prevented Zebedee's tall load from going under the Railway bridge, resulting in its collapse. They are as follows: Zorran (1), Zebedee (2), Zak (3), Zug (4), and Zip (5).

Redubbed and heavily edited footage aired later as part of American children's series Salty's Lighthouse, which aired in 1997.



Following the initial airing of the series throughout 1989, television rights were sold to an unknown party, while some models and sets from the series were sold to Britt Allcroft. He is known to have criminal connections and was originally affiliated with Johnny Cuba before something happened between the two. His favourite is assumed Zorran, as he is #1, follows his orders precisely, and is the smartest and most devious of the Z-Stacks.

Biographical Background Nationality Captain Zero Despite a second series being planned in advance, when TVS Television lost its franchise to Meridian Broadcasting, the series did not continue production past 13 episodes.

He is known to be quite temperamental.

He is mentioned throughout the majority of the series by the narrator and the Z-Stacks. Scottish They are as follows: Zorran (1), Zebedee (2), Zak (3), Zug (4), and Zip (5). Trivia Bio

He is known to have criminal connections. Jinxed (speaks only in Japanese dub) A number of items of Tugs merchandise were produced surrounding the series' release in the early 1990s, including: In line with the series being released in Japan, a range of Japanese merchandise was also released, such as models of the set and characters, videos, books and an LCD game.

it's Suggested that he's Bigg City's Mafia Don, Especially in High Winds, Featuring Johnny Cuba .

In Salty's Lighthouse, he was portrayed as being friends with Captain Star.

Captain Zero is the devious and scheming owner of the Z-Stacks.

The Star Fleet are the show's protagonists, who aim to work together to achieve contracts in the port.

[12], The series also aired in Japan with Japanese voice-overs.[13]. Despite this, Boomer was also cast out of the Z-Stacks after his explosives barge spontaneously detonated. Soon, the truth is out, and he yells at four of his tugs for failing to snag the contract. For example, in Warrior, his ordering his tugs not to help the Star Tugs prevented Zip and Zug from helping the Star Tugs rescue Izzy Gomez, causing them to lose the Rock Contract. Thinking no-one has seen him push Sunshine into the Duchess, Zorran and the others tell the captain and he congratulates Zorran and Zak. Categories: Merchandise The fleet consists of Zorran, Zebedee, Zak, Zug and Zip. In early 2013, they established 'The Star Tugs Company Ltd' (now renamed TUGS: The Exhibition) - a dedicated non-for-profit trust aiming to preserve, restore and display the various models and props used in the production.

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