The Great Space Coaster (1981–1986)

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A half hour children's program that featured three friends who loved to make music. They lived in a fantasy land full of talking animals. They sang and would show short cartoons and musical numbers.

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Series cast summary:
Emily Bindiger ...
 Francine (1 episode, 1981)
Chris Gifford ...
 Danny (1 episode, 1981)
Ray Stephens ...
 Roy (1 episode, 1981)
 Goriddle Gorilla (1 episode, 1981)
John Lovelady ...
 Edison the Elephant # 1 / ... (1 episode, 1981)
Jim Martin ...
 Baffle / ... (1 episode, 1981)
Francis Keane ...
 Baxter (1 episode, 1981)
Ken Myles ...
 Speed Reader (1 episode, 1981)
Noel MacNeal ...
 Knock Knock the bird #2 (1 episode, 1981)
Maggie Munro ...
 Huggle (1 episode, 1981)


A kid's fantasy/variety show about three friends who leave Earth each day in their 'Space Coaster'. Each episode featured several musical numbers (usually dealing with the various issues and problems kids face every day), plus news reports from Gary Gnu and book reviews from Speed Reader. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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September 1981 (USA)  »

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La gran nave espacial  »

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Kevin Clash originally auditioned to play the role of Roy. He eventually became the puppeteer for Goriddle Gorilla. See more »


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Coolest show EVER!
12 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

I used to watch The Great Space Coaster when I was 5 years old. It's still the greatest show EVER. I've always wondered what the cast members are doing now that the show is over. It was a wonderful show and very well written. I only hope that there will be channels on in the near future that will start airing shows of this magnitude otherwise they may be lost.

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