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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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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)
 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)


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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Release Date:

17 September 1966 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

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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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 »


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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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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