Any chance for a dvd release??????
I loved this show and I can't get the song out of my head:)share
I loved this show and I can't get the song out of my head:)share
I loved this show too, and only 1 or 2 of my friends actually remember it. I wish it would come out on dvd. "Great space coaster get on board!!" There's no gnus like Gary Gnus.share
Does anybody even know who holds the rights to the show? I know there are places online where you can petition - how effectively, I have no idea - for your favorite shows to be released on DVD, but I wouldn't know where to start looking for 'The Great Space Coaster.' Considering all the genuine crap that are getting full-series releases on DVD, it's almost criminal that an intelligent show like this has been left out.share
I believe Sony bought the rights to Sunbow Productions, The Company that owned the rights to The Great Space Coaster. Sunbow Productions went ou of business in the early 1990's I believe. I agree with you 100%. The Great Space Coaster was a Wonderful Children's Show and All 7 Seasons of it should be sold on DVD from when the show aired from 1981 to 1986. The only copy of The Show available is The Great Space Coaster Supershow which was released in 1983 and it had 3 different episodes and Mark Hamill and Valerie Harper as Guest Stars.But more episodes should be sold in stores if the show can't come back to Rerun Syndication.Episode s that had Guest Stars as Sally Struthers, "Mary" Kathleen Turner, Bess Armstrong of "Jaws 3", Aileen Quinn A.K.A. "Annie", Carol Channing, Linda Gray A.K.A. "Sue Ellen Ewing" of "Dallas", Charlotte Rae of "The Facts Of Life", "Richard Kiel" of "Jaws", and Henry Winkler A.K.A. "The Fonz" of "Happy Days".What is your favorite episode with Frannie A.K.A. Singer "Emily Bindiger", The Beautiful Brunette Female Lead/GuitarPlayer/S inger of TGSC? Do you remember the episode where Goriddle Gorilla stole Edison Elephant's Scarecrow to use to Play Soccer and Frannie made Goriddle into a Fake Scarecrow with a Hammer in Edison Elephant's Corn Garden as a Practical Joke? Or when Frannie, Danny and Roy stole all of Goriddle Gorilla's Bananas to teach him a lesson for taking Baxter The Clown's Father's Bananaman Videogame Birthday Present? Do you remember when Frannie used to Tickle Goriddle and you'd see a Gold or a Silver Ring on Her Ring Finger while She was Tickling him?Do you remember when Goriddle was once trying to do a talk show @ The Coasterville Ampitheater and Fran kept hitting the bell on the table to distract Goriddle.Goriddle Yellled,"Don't Ring The Bell, Frannie!" Or once Frannie found Goriddle on top of The Coasterville Ampitheater pretending to be King Kong? Or when Roomates Goriddle and Edison Elephant had a big fight and Frannie, Danny, and Roy had to drag Goriddle from his Banana Splits @"The Coaster Kitchen" back to their room to make peace with Edison Elephant? I Loved Emily Bindiger's Beautiful Long Dark Hair and Her Very Pretty Face!Please sign Bring Back The Great Space Coaster @ www.petitiononline. com/TGSC because it already has 1,532 Signatures. This is too good of a show not to bring back to DVD or Rerun Syndication!share
You either have these rare shows taped, or you have an INCREDIBLE memory. I mainly remember the puppet/costume characters (Like Edison, with his rheumatism, Goriddle, bragging about his big brother Gargantua, of course Gary Gnu, M.T. Promises, the evil ringmaster, and Baxter - well, I never cared much for Baxter, but who's counting?) and, my favorite, that little pocket TV. I loved the line-animation drawings they showed on those segments. I remember rocking with laughter in front of the television, watching the little line-man go through his adventures.share
Who was your Favorite Female Guest Star on TGSC? Was it Sally Struthers, Linda Gray, Bess Armstrong,Actress Aileen Quinn A.K.A. "Annie", Valerie Harper, "Mary" Kathleen Turner, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Charlotte Rae,or Singer Karen Carpenter- May She Always Rest In Peace. No, I wish I had all of these Rare Episodes on Tape.I do have an Incredible Memmory. Do you remember The Scarecrow Episode with Frannie, Edison Elephant and Goriddle Gorilla? What is your Favorite Episode with both Frannie and Goriddle? Do you remember The Anti-Gravity Day Episode, in which everything in Coasterville went up into the sky? Even Frannie's Guitar went up into the air and Knock Knock The Bird flew up into the sky to get it back. Goriddle said sarcastically,"How about bringing back My Bananas from the sky, Knock Knock?" Knock Knock angry said,"I've got a better idea, Goriddle. How about I bring you up into Space to be with your Bananas!" Knock Knock took Goriddle's arm and Goriddle protested. In the distance Frannie yelled,"See You Later, Goriddle!" Do you remember when Gary Gnu had The Beautiful Actress "Mary" Kathleen Turner on "The No Gnus is Good Gnus Show" and Gary's Crew was throwing things at him. Kathleen Turner yellled at them. "Yes,Ms. Turner," the crew obediently said.Then Kathleen Turner left The Gnu Studio. Gary said,"No Kathleen, don't go. My Crew only listens to you, not me." Gary's Crew started throwing bottles at him again. Kathleen Turner came back and took a bottle in one hand and with the other stroking Gary's head said,"Gary Gnu, You Need A Shampoo!" Gary said,"Oh, only you can touch my hair that way, Kathleen!" Also in another Episode, Kathleen Turner met Goriddle Gorilla running a Hamburger Stand.Goriddle copied the slogan from McDonald's "Over One Million Sold." Kathleen Turner told him that this was dishonest. Goriddle changed the sign to " One Sold." Goriddle said,"Pretty funny,huh?" Then another time when Kathleen Turner was a Guest Star on TGSC, She had just finished making The 1984 Comedy "Romancing The Stone." Goriddle mistakenly referred to The Movie as "Loving The Rock."Do you remember an Episode where Frannie Tickled Goriddle's Tummy and you could see A Gold or A Silver Ring on Her Ring Finger while She was Tickling him. What do you remember about Francine, The Show's Female Lead/Guitar Player/Singer with The Puppets? I Loved Her Beautiful Long Dark Brown, Shoulder Length Wavy Hair and Very Pretty Face! She was always playing so many Practical Jokes on Goriddle Gorilla! And I liked La Linea, The Cartoons Roy used to play on his Synthesizer also.How Tall was Frannie? About 5ft. 4in.? She was Played Terrific by Singer/Actress/Song writer "Emily Bindiger."Please sign The Bring Back The Great Space Coaster Petition @ www.petiononline.co m/TGSC because it already has 1,536 Signatures! Thank You Very much for responding to my post and Have A Happy Easrter! Please respond again soon!
Great hells, ace...all of that detail, only from memory? I already told you the bulk of what I remember from the show - I wouldn't even be able to name the principals, without your help. That's just amazing. Your amazing recollections just make me want the series on DVD all the more, so I can re-live the moments that you remember and that I've obviously forgotten.share
What do you remember about Frannie,The Female Lead/Guitar Player/Singer on The Great Space Coaster? She was a Brunette. You can get a DVD of The Great Space Coaster Supershow on Ebay. It has 3 Episodes from 1981 and it has Guest Stars such as Mark Hamill and Valerie Harper. Have you signed the Bring Back The Great Space Coaster Petition yet @ www.petiononline.co m/TGSC? It already has 1,536 Signatures. Also on The Great Space Coaster Homepage is The Great Space Coaster Home Page Messageboard Forum.There are plenty of comments on it.Do you remember Baffle, The Caterpillar Magician from The Planet Blimp, The Huggles,Baby Huggle and rockin With Rory? I remember once The Cast harassed Goriddle about not being Special, so he went Depressed to Fran ,who was praticing Her Music in The Coasterville Ampitheater. Frannie said,"What's The Matter, Goriddle?" Goriddle told Her why he was upset. Then Frannie said,"Don't feel bad, Goriddle. People always put me down just because I'm a Girl."Then Frannie and Goriddle sang a song together about being Special.Frannie had her arm around Goriddle while they sang this song. Then Frannie said,"We'll show them who's special Goriddle. Here's the plan." She whispered it in his ear.I also remember Goriddle's Hero, Bananaman. Goriddle promised the cast he would call Bananaman up and ask him to get a Leaf Like Creature to do a concert at The Coasterville Ampitheater. When Goriddle couldn't reach Bananaman on the phone, he decide to dress up like a leaf like creature for the concert. When he got to the concert and they realized it was really him, Knock Knock The Bird and Edison Elephant got very mad. Frannie, Danny, and Roy watched, laughing from the distance, as Edison and Knock Knock pulled off Goriddle's leaves as a punishment for lying one by one.Goriddle went, "Oww, oww, oww!" Do you remember Frannie putting Her Hand on Goriddle's Tummy a lot to be affectionate? I also remember Goriddle making himself lots of Banana Splits in The Coaster Kitchen and getting tummy aches from eating too many of them.How many years did you watch this show? I used to watch it from 1984 to 1987 every morning before school when I was in the 1st to 3rd Grades.Do you remember Frannie's Beautiful Voice, when She sang songs like "Yellow Orange Day" and "To Be A Dancer!" Do you remember when Frannie used to Sing and Play Her Guitar in TGSC Band? I remember when Frannie had a hard time doing an assignment and A Live Footage Segment was Played that went"Why didn't I do my homework?" What did you like best about The Great Space Coaster? Did you know it won Several Peabody Awards and an Emmy Award in 1982.I remember an Episode where Goriddle stole Baxter's Diary and he accidentially turned himself invisible.baxter thought Mean Ringleader M.T. Promises stole his Diary, so Danny and Roy brought him back all tied up in Rope! Then Goriddle came back later invisible and he couldn't undue it. Goriddle said he was sorry and Baxter made him visible again. Then Frannie rubbed his Tummy.Another time, when Gary Gnu tried to direct a play, the only part left for Goriddle was the opening the door man.Goriddle complained. Frannie said,"Come on, Goriddle. Try to Cooperate with Gary's Play. If you directed a play, we'd listen to you." Knock Knock said,"If you don't do your part of opening the door man good, I'll slam you!"Knock Knock laughed in a Daffy Way.Goriddle then took the script home to look over in his mouth.Goriddle went along with his part in the play, but then he started harassing Knock Knock as the main scene went on.Frannie, Danny, and Roy came in the middle of the disrupted scene and all 3 of them tied Goriddle up with Rope! Do you remember Goriddle underhandedly taking over Gary Gnu's Show and being afraid of heights? Please write me back again. Thanks again for reading my post. I really appreciate your comments.Lets get this show all 7 seasons on DVD. It had such a warm touch!
Once again, I must say that your memory for detail is incredible. Without your additions, I couldn't even have said that one of the principle humans was 'Fran'. I bow to you, for certain. I want to have the show accessible on DVD, so I can refresh all these things that I've forgotten - but that you seem to have down by the glass, one and all.share
You don't remember The Female, Fran,who was a Brunette on the show? She was supposed to be a 16 year old, but in real life from 1981 to 1986 she was really 25 to 31 Years old while working on The Great Space Coaster.She was The Guitar Player/Female Singer in TGSC Band.share
I remember there were three humans: a brunette girl (Frannie, as you mention), a red-headed male, and an African-American male. I remember the Afro-American male had the little TV that I loved so much - but I honestly don't remember any of their names.
Frannie, The Brunette ,was The Female Lead, The Red Haired Guy's Name was Danny, who played The Drums in TGSC Band.His real name is Chris Gifford and He's The Creator/Executive Producer of Nick Jr.'s "Dora The Explorer" today.Chris Gifford is an Educator. The african-american guy was Roy and he was played by Ray Stephens.Roy used to show La Linea, Really Rosie, and many other cartoons on his synthesizer/movie making machine.Roy also played the electric piano in TGSC Band.Can you remember anything at all about Frannie? She had an Amazing Singing Voice!Emily Bindiger who played Frannie in real life is a Professional Acapella New York Singer and She performs with an Acapella Group called "The Accidentals." Do you remember the episode where Goriddle bought a dirt bike and it polluted the air and it bothered everyone in Coasterville? Goriddle then got into an accident because of the fumes and then he was hurt.Then the cast was able to teach him the error of his ways.Another Human on TGSC was Speedreader played by Actor "Ken Myles" and he used to appear on "The No Gnus Is Good Gnus Show" and do Book Reviews for Gary Gnu.Speedreader used to do handstands and read really fast while turning the pages of any book. Do you remember Baxter The Clown, performing in TGSC Band playing his Baxophone with Fran, Danny, and Roy. Baxter used to take care of Four Furball Creatures he found in Outer Space called The Huggles, Fluffy, Puffy,Scruffy, and Baby Huggle.Frannie used to Play with The Huggles too.How Pretty would you say Singer Emily Bindiger AKA "Frannie" was? She was the whole show in my opinion!share
You know/remember more about this great show than anyone I have ever encountered. I was just at the age the show was aimed at, when it first showed up on KC television - in fact, it was one of the first network shows to air on TV 62, now KCSC. I can remember spots of the shows, and some good cartoons - what oddly stands out is when M.T. Promises hired Baxter for his circus, but hardly paid him.
I haven't seen the cast since the first airing of the show, so I couldn't say if Franny was pretty - I do remember the cast singing 'Up, Up and Away In My Beautiful Balloon', though.
Was The Cast Singing "Up,Up, And Away In My Beautiful Baloon" with a Female Guest Star in A Live Footage Segment? I also remember The Cast Singing "We All Live In A Yellow Submarine" in A Live Footage Segment. I used to watch this show on Channel 11 in Long Island, New York when I was little in 1984, but now I live in Coral Springs,Florida, A Suburb of Fort Lauderdale.I also remmeber The Great Space Coaster Reruns being shown in Rerun Syndication on The U.S.A. Network in 1987, a year after the show ended.Where do you live? I know Singer "Emily Bindiger" A.K.A. "Frannie" was Born in Brooklyn New York on May,10, 1955, so she's going to be 50 years old this year! Both of My Parents and Grandparents are from Brooklyn, New York too.Do you remember The Beautiful Actress "Linda Gray" A.K.A. "Sue Ellen Ewing" from "Dallas" Singing a song with Goriddle Gorilla called Galveston? Do you remember Goriddle Gorilla having a Big Crush on The Pretty Actress "Sally Struthers" A.K.A. "Gloria Bunker Stivic" from "All In The Family" and the cast joking about it? Emily Bindiger lives in Greenwich Village in New York City and She Sings The Theme song for "Sleepy's" Mattress Store. "Trust Sleepy's, For The Rest Of Your Life!' Did you look at The Great Space Coaster Homepage and Messageboard Forum yet? I t has a picture of The Episode where Frannie made Goriddle into a mockery scarecrow in Edison Elephant's Corn Garden! There are Pictures of M.T. Promises on the site. There's one with M.t. Promises and Frannie in the picture section also. I even wrote to The Puppeteer who performed M.T. Promises. His name is "Jim Martin" and he also performed Gary Gnu, he did Edison The Elephant from 1983 to 1986,and Baffle, The Caterpillar Magician, from The Planet Blimp.He hardly remembers any of the show because it was so long ago. Do you remember what Frannie used to say to Baffle? She said,"Of All The Creatures In Outer Space, You're The Cuddliest! The Great Space Coaster was a Very Original Children's Show!I hope the online petition @ www.petiononline.co m/TGSC can help bring it back to television, if not DVD."Please write me back again soon. Have A Very Happy Easter!
I keep telling you, I only remember little bits and pieces. I do remember Goriddle having a crush on an actress - if you say it was Sally Struthers, that's good enough for me.
Honestly, I used to watch this show every afternoon - it was one of the first kids' shows offered on our 'new' channel in Kansas City (at that time), TV 62 (UHF). And I watched it regularly, but I can't dredge up a fifteenth of the details you remember. I won't be able to match your recollections until we succeed in getting this show on DVD.
I know its hard to remember TGSC because it was such a long time ago. Who did Goriddle say to that he had a Crush on Sally Struthers? I believe it was the rest of TGSC Cast. Could it have been "Linda Gray" A.K.A. "Sue Ellen Ewing" of "Dallas" or "Mary" Kathleen Turner - The Actress he had a Crush on instead? I remember Goriddle Gorilla telling Female Guest Star "Sally Struthers" He Loved Her and She kindly held him by the chin with Her Hand. I also remember The Cast Singing "Lets Write A Song"at The Coasterville Ampitheater and Goriddle introduced The Female Guest Star as She Played Her Face.Was that "Kathleen Turner?" I know you only remember bits and pieces of TGSC, but do you remember Fran Tickling Goriddle on The Tummy? She used to wear a Gold Ring on Her Ring Finger- Singer "Emily Bindiger" A.K.A. "Frannie". Notice how She Always wore Sky Blue Colored Shirts and Yellow Suspenders on the show as "Frannie"? Her Long,DarK Brown Hair was always braided in Srunchies? I remember the live footage segment that went,"To Be A Dancer!" She told Roy that before she ever Dreamed of becoming a Singer, She Dreamed of being a Dancer!" Please look at The Great Space Coaster Homepage Forum Messageboard. I have a lot of TGSC Posts up there you'd enjoy reading. Do you remember The Huggles on TGSC? The 4 Furballs Baxter used to take care of. They were Fluffy, Puffy, Scruffy, and Baby Huggle. Fran used to play with Baby Huggle and The other 3 Huggles used to get jealous. Frannie told them, "Just because we spend so much time playing with Baby Huggle, doesn't mean we don't love you too!" The Huggles hid from a Female Guest Star once in Baxter's Garage. I think it may have been "Linda Gray". She asked them,"Why are you hiding?" If you look on TGSC Homepage Guest Star Section, The Huggles had one scene with Actress "Aileen Quinn" A.K.A. "Annie". "Little Redhead Annie" was about 14 Years Old here in 1985 and She had Long Brown Braids! She Sang to The Huggles her song from "Annie", "Tomorrow". I also remember Actor "Henry Winkler" A.K.A. "The Fonz" from "Happy Days" meeting Goriddle Gorilla in a live footage segment around 1983.Do you remember Composer "Marvin Hamlisch" being on TGSC? His Picture is on TGSC Homepage Guest Star Section also playing the piano in front of Goriddle. What do you remember about Gary Gnu? I remember before "The No Gnus Is Good Gnus Show" would start, they would show all different pictures of things on a screen. Goriddle Gorilla or Knock Knock would say,"And now for something really Gnu, here's Gary Gnu!" Then the big screen would disappear while making sounds in the background.Do you remember The-Anti Gravity Day Episode in which everything in Coasterville went up into the sky. The cast joked that light things like Goriddle would go up into the sky too. So Baxter put his hands on Goriddle and Goriddle said,"Now don't hold me down too tight!" Knock Knock's Pie flew up. Roy said,"That's one pie in the sky!" Then later on Frannie's Guitar went up into the air, so Knock Knock flew up like as speeding bullet to bring it back. Goriddle said Sarcastically,"That 's Great Knock Knock. How about going up into the air to bring back My Flying Bananas?" Knock Knock Annoyed said,"I've got a better idea, Goriddle. How about I bring you up into the sky to be with Your Flying Bananas?" Goriddle protested as Knock Knock took him by the arm. In the distance, Frannie Yelled,"See You Later, Goriddle!" Another time Goriddle decide to do a talk show and Roy and Knock Knock were his guests. Roy kept falling asleep, so Goriddle Sarcastcally called him "Sleeping Beauty." Both Knock and Roy got Angry at Goriddle for mistreating them, so they both walked off his talk show. Goriddle then had no one to talk to, so he talked to himself! Do you remember Goriddle's Sarcastic Comments? I also remember the time Goriddle told Baxter The Coaster Car was a piece of junk. This was while "Mark Hamill" A.K.A. "Luke Skywalker" of "Star Wars" was present as a Guest Star.He was on TGSC in 5 Episodes. Baxter told Goriddle he couldn't go with him and Mark for a Coaster Ride because he insulted The Coaster Car. Please write me back soon. Thanks again for reading my posts.
I'd suggest we take this into private messages. Then I can ask you about your amazing memory for this show.
I pray they will release this show on DVD soon.It is a great show for every generation of kids to see.I remember a lot of the show,especially Gary Gnu,he is an awesome character.They sould have it out as soon as possible.I heard that actor Ray Stephens died,he played Roy on the show,I never knew that he died till I recently saw his biography on imdb.com.They should have a tribute to him on release of the DVD.share
Yes. They Should sell All 7 Seasons of The Great Space Coaster from 1980 to 1986. All The Guest Stars should be on THe DVD Set including Valerie Harper of Rhoda, Mark Hamill of Star Wars, Linda Gray of Dallas, Bess Armstrong of Jaws 3, Gerri Jewell and Chalotte Rae from The Facts Of Life, Aileen Quinn A.K.A. "Annie", "Mary" Kathleen Turner, Sally Struthers of All In The Family, Henry Winkler of Happy Days, Richard Kiel of Jaws, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Carol Channing, and Rock Steady Crew Dancers. They Should have All The Episodes of Frannie AKA Singer Emily Bindiger on The Show, Who was The Female Lead of TGSC. She was absolutely Gorgeous! They should also have Interviews on The DVD with all The Puppeteers including Jim Martin AKA Gary Gnu, Kevin Clash, Noel Macneal, John Lovelady, Pam Arcerio, and Francis Kane. Do you remember The Episode where Fran made Goriddle into a Mockery Scarecrow in Edison Elephant's Corn Garden? They should also have All The Practical Jokes in all of these episodes too! And The Peabody Winning Award Episode of 1983 "If Wishes Were Horses." Does anyone remember when Frannie used to Tickle Goriddle Gorilla? I hope this comes out on DVD soon. If they bring The Muppet Show back, They can Bring The Great Space Coaster back. Please Sign Bring Back The Great Space Coaster Petition @ www.petitiononline.com/TGSC because it already has 1,778 Signatures! Please write me back soon. Have A Great Summer! Love Live TGSC!
I'm not sure if they're legal or not, but someone has a couple of TGSC DVD's on eBay. Just go to the site and type in the name of the show- you'll see a few posted, esp. the one with Mark Hammil. Oh, and they're pretty cheaply priced. If you buy one, let me know the quality. Well hell...I'll probably buy one anyway.
Anyway, I love the show! Can't remember as much as the guy who's posted before, but I do remember parts. Would love to see the DVD as well.
The DVD on E-Bay is The Great Space Coaster Supershow from 1981, which was also released on VHS back in 1983 from UA/MGM Entertainment. I bought it from Amazon.com The VHS. It has 3 different stories, cartoons, live footage segments and it also has Mark Hamill of Star Wars and Valerie Harper of Rhoda as Guest Stars.Its about an hour long.Please sign The Bring Back The Great Space Coaster Petition @www.petitiononline.com/TGSC because it already has 1,856 Signatures! Do you remember any episodes with Frannie, The Pretty Brunette/16 Year Old Female Lead/Guitar Player of The Show and Puppet Goriddle Gorilla? Do you remember when Frannie used to Tickle Goriddle Gorilla and you'd see a Gold Ring on Her Ring Finger while She was Tickling him? Do you remember The Female Guest Stars on TGSC such as Sally Struthers, Linda Gray, "Mary" Kathleen Turner, Bess Armstrong, Aileen Quinn AKA "Annie", Dr. Joyce Brothers, Gerri Jewell, Charlotte Rae, and Carol Channing? Do you remember the time Goriddle Gorilla tried to do a talk show at The Coasterville Ampitheater and Frannie kept hitting a bell on the table to distract him as a Practical Joke? Goriddle yelled, "Don't ring The Bell, Frannie!" But She kept on doing it! Do you remember when Frannie once found Goriddle on top of The Coasterville Ampitheater pretending to be King Kong? Do you remmber when Roomates Goriddle Gorilla and Edison Elephant had a really big fight, so The 3 Teenagers Fran, Danny, and Roy had to drag Goriddle from compulsively eating a huge banana split snack in The Coaster Kitchen back to his room to make peace with Edison Elephant? Do you remember the time Goriddle sang a whole song about Spaghetti and then he slurped it up as one big whole noodle? Frannie said, "Goriddle sure does have a big appetite!" Do you remember Goriddle telling Frannie that he was Ticklish? Notice how Frannie always used to rub Goriddle's tummy with her hand a lot.Please write me back soon. I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time. Long live TGSC! They should sell more DVD and VHS Volumes of the series besides the supershow copy online and in stores also. The Great Space Coaster,which was Produced by Sunbow Productions, Claster T.V., and Hasbro Toys, that ran as a Syndicated EmmyAward /Peabody Award Winning Daytime Childrens T.V. Show from 1981 to 1986 is a True 1980's Classic! Please look up The Great Space Coaster Homepage on www. The Great Space Coaster.com as well.
We don't know when or if there is any chance for a dvd release so I wouldn't hold your breath.share