According to Theo Nischwitz, the principal chief of special effects for this series who was an acquaintance, all effects were photographed & rendered in 35mm black & white Agfa stock with the single exception of those scenes in the starlight casino which contained the enlarged Berlin aquarium fish floating above and in background of the underwater base. - For those the standard blue screen effects of the day were used by draping blue cloth behind all window openings of the set and as such color stock had to be used in order for the FX team to be able to add those fish later from separately shot stock footage. Contrary to popular belief the enlarged fish were not a mistake but rather a deliberate decision in a nod to a post-apocalyptic setting. See more »
There is a large hole in the top of the glass helmets of the spacesuits which was used during filming to blow in warm air from a hair-dryer to prevent the glass steaming up. See more »
[slightly out of breath]
Commander, you should immediately make contact with Headquarters of the Terrestrial Space Reconnaissance Group. Hurry... It is urgent Mayor...
Cliff Allister McLane:
My agency has a very limited vocabulary: hurry , classified, urgent.
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This series is fun. Released before Star Trek it has a great storyline about the future of mankind. But as usual it was canceled by the german TV despite of its success. Rumor has it, that there are plans to relaunch the series with Roland Emmerich as producer. Lets hope and see!!
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