Tuesday, February 11

Octonaut Missions Resumed As Dr Shellington Located With A White Feather

Shellington or Dr Shellington of the Octonauts
The photo is for Day 8 of my taking a photo every day exercise
The SOS went out over the phone line: Shellington has gone missing.

In the world of a 3 year old, such as my grandson, this isn't good news. Shellington or Dr Shellington as he probably should be addressed, is an important member of the Octonaut team. His knowledge of the ocean and his field research are extremely useful on any of the Octonaut missions - where their aim is to Explore! Rescue! Protect!

Fortunately we found Shellington hiding in a box of Lego, along with the white feather, from when our grandson had last paid us a visit. We were able to reunite the missing Octonaut with his seven other adventurers. Thankfully new missions can now once more be considered.

Who are these Octonauts? Wikipedia, rather stuffily, describes them thus "... an underwater exploring crew made up of stylized anthropomorphic animals, a team of eight adventurers who live in an undersea base, the Octopod, from where they go on undersea adventures with the help of a fleet of aquatic vehicles." If he read this Shellington would no doubt reply, "Fascinating," or "Jumping Jellyfish."

It's interesting how similar themes appear in different television series - synchronicity, coincidence, or maybe there really isn't anything new in the world.

If we look at the Octonauts (designed for pre-school children) and compare them with Star Trek, for instance, the similarities are there. I read the following description on the Highchairs & Headaches website:

"Octonauts: Think Star Trek, for children, but take them out of space and dump them in the ocean. I thought of this clever little analogy after the hubby recently turned me into a bit of a Star Trek geek. The little sea-dwelling astronaut creatures hang out on the Octopod (aka Deep Space Nine), go out on missions in little ships called GUPs (aka shuttles), and meet various different species that live throughout the ocean (aka space). There’s a captain, a medic, and various other members of the Octonaut crew (aka Starfleet). Coincidence? I think not."

Shellington the Octonaut in double

Strangely when I looked at another photo I had taken of Shellington, using the reflection setting on my camera, the white feather seems to have turned into a rocket ship or space vehicle.

Photos: © Mike Perry

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  1. Oh no, Shellington is missing! What a great post this is... Where did the white feather come from?!

  2. Suzie16:59

    That must have been a worry about Shellingon missing! But all's well that ends well.

  3. 42...million pounds ? That's a lot of Lego.

    "Blockbuster toy tie-in The Lego Movie left The Monuments Men for dust at the weekend, earning more than three times as much as George Clooney's WWII caper at the North American box office.
    The 3D animation, set in a world made up of plastic children's blocks, took $69.1 million (£42m) between Friday and Sunday, according to studio estimates.
    Clooney's film about Nazi-looted art took $22.7m (£14m).
    The critics have not generally been kind to his fact-based tale.
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    North American box office chart

    1. The Lego Movie - $69.1m

    2. The Monuments Men - $22.7m

    3. Ride Along - $9.4m

    4. Frozen - $6.9m

    5. That Awkward Moment - $5.5m

    Source: Rentrak

    A spokesman for the Sony studio was upbeat about its performance, saying it was "right where we hoped to be".


    1. That's a huge amount of Lego. I haven't quite got that much ...