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Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion 

Commander McLane and the crew of the fast space cruiser Orion patrol Earth's outposts and colonies in space and defend humanity from the alien 'Frogs'.
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1966  
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Complete series cast summary:
Dietmar Schönherr ...
 Cliff Allister McLane (7 episodes, 1966)
Eva Pflug ...
 Tamara Jagellovsk (7 episodes, 1966)
Wolfgang Völz ...
 Mario de Monti (7 episodes, 1966)
Claus Holm ...
 Hasso Sigbjörnson (7 episodes, 1966)
Friedrich G. Beckhaus ...
 Atan Shubashi (7 episodes, 1966)
Ursula Lillig ...
 Helga Legrelle (7 episodes, 1966)
Benno Sterzenbach ...
 General Wamsler (7 episodes, 1966)
Friedrich Joloff ...
 Oberst Villa (6 episodes, 1966)
Thomas Reiner ...
 Adjutant Michael Spring-Brauner (6 episodes, 1966)
Franz Schafheitlin ...
 Sir Arthur (5 episodes, 1966)
Hans Cossy ...
 Marshall Kublai-Krim (5 episodes, 1966)
Charlotte Kerr ...
 General Lydia van Dyke (4 episodes, 1966)
Reinhard Glemnitz ...
 Pieter-Paul Ibsen / ... (4 episodes, 1966)
Alfons Höckmann ...
 Rott (3 episodes, 1966)
Gerhard Jentsch ...
 Hydra-Astrogator (3 episodes, 1966)
Norbert Gastell ...
 Hydra-Offizier / ... (3 episodes, 1966)
Herbert Fleischmann ...
 Dr. Schiller (2 episodes, 1966)
Alexander Hegarth ...
 Dr. Heine (2 episodes, 1966)
Nino Korda ...
 GSD-Ordonanz (2 episodes, 1966)
Emil Stöhr ...
 von Wennerstein (2 episodes, 1966)
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Commander McLane and the crew of the fast space cruiser Orion patrol Earth's outposts and colonies in space and defend humanity from the alien 'Frogs'.

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17 September 1966 (West Germany)  »

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Commando spatial - La fantastique aventure du vaisseau Orion  »

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(7 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The take-off sequence(s) of the "Orion" from it's sub-sea base is in fact a "alka-seltzer" dissolving in water. The image was turned upside down (thus make the bubbles appearing to move downwards) and a cut-out spaceship picture was placed in the foreground over the tablet. See more »

Goofs

You can see two crewmembers in the fifth episode "Kampf um die Sonne" (Translation: "Fight for the Sun"). You can see them in the scene when the "Lanzet"-shuttle of the "Chroma"-people crashes. They were not fast enough to duck behind the shuttle. Actually both should only destroy the shuttle with a pair of wires. See more »

Quotes

Female ordinance: [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: [smiling] My agency has a very limited vocabulary: hurry , classified, urgent.
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Referenced in Kleines Arschloch (1997) See more »

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13 November 2002 | by (North by Northwest) – See all my reviews

"Raumpatrouille" was the very first sci-fi series I had the pleasure to watch. My elder brother and me sat in the living room, watching Dietmar Schönherr, Eva Pflug and all the other noble astronauts battling the "Frogs" or renegade robots on a b/w screen.

I was 9 years old, and the whole thing struck me completely. Oh, how i envied a classmate of my brother, who owned Peter Thomas's movie theme on a 12", starting with that unique metallic countdown. For a year I was painting spaceships and foreign planets. Not that i wanted to become an astronaut, but a normal family life with a normal wife, normal kids and a normal job on a normal spacestation would do just fine.

Now that most of us have taken the red pill, passing the outer rims of the known universe in cryosleep, side by side with sigourney, to the proverbial hell and back, the poetry and twinkling of the first days are almost gone.

I got me the series on video, but i can't get back that incredibly "involved" feeling. It was part of the times, i guess. This kind of future really belongs to the past. Yet, none of it's successors made me feel like "orion" again. No, wait: the first "Star Wars" episode (or Episode Four, aargh...) had a comparable impact back in 1977.


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