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Let's Get Inventin' - Rocket Skates

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2006

In the debut episode of the award-winning young inventors' series, Auckland schoolboy Adam Gaston has a design for rocket-powered ice skates — and the resident Goober experts and guests (including Aquada developer Alan Gibbs and Olympic speed skater Mark Jackson) could be the ones to help him achieve his need for speed. Challenged to create skates that will outsprint Jackson, Adam and 'Build Buddy' Sam Britten discover that rockets may be a step too far. Jet propulsion could be the solution — but will anyone be brave enough to test the results?

Kids don't know what can't be done. Like great inventors, they don't even think about how things might not work. Kids just draw it and expect it to be real.
– Producer Luke Nola

Key Cast & Crew

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Summer Agnew


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Sam Britten

As: Build Buddy

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Adam Gaston

As: Kid inventor

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Andrew Ackers

As: Captain Zorb

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Bruce Simpson

As: Rocket Man

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Alan Gibbs

As: Gibbs Aquada

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