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)
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 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)
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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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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Gary Gnu: No gnews is good gnews with Gary Gnu.
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The greatest television show of this or any era
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To say that The Great Space Coaster is the greatest television show of our time would be an understatement. Millions of people everywhere have been touched by its intelligent, witty, heartwarming and profound storylines. The cast contributed some of the best acting ever seen in a modern television production. The lavish costumes and cutting-edge special effects brought us all to a new level of appreciation. This show truly pushed the boundaries of television programming. Our culture is richer for it.


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