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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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 special effect for the series were made with very poor materials. For the ship controls were used, among other things, an iron and some desk pencil sharpeners. The robot's hands were made using an ice cream spoon and the effect of the planet explosions were made by blowing some rice and coffee with compressed air. Despite the effectiveness of the special effects for the extremely low budget, Bavaria TV canceled the show after seven episodes due to high costs. See more »

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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 »

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Introduction: [opening narration] What seems like a fairy tale today may be reality tomorrow. Here we have a fairy tale of the day after tomorrow. There are no more national states, only mankind and her colonies in outer space. We settle on stars far-off, the bottom of the sea is developed as living place. With what are today unimaginable speeds, the starships of tomorrow transverse the Milky Way. One of this starships is the Orion, a little piece in the giant security system which protects the Earth from ...
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This series is fun!!!!!!!!
31 December 2000 | by (Frankfurt, Germany) – See all my reviews

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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