The classic, pre-Star Trek (1966) (West) German series is back! Raumpatroille Orion (Space Patrol Orion) was only 7 episodes, but, the series' fans have grown throughout the years, and now ... See full summary »
Henny van Veenendaal,
Anna Maria Bergold,
The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his ... See full summary »
After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »
Vicco von Bülow,
Vicco von Bülow,
A spin off from the Inspector Rex series. Detective Ernst Stockinger is transferred from Vienna (where the Inspector Rex series took place) and is transferred to Salzburg where he carries out his investigations in his own unique style.
Switch reloaded is a comedy show that was produced from 2007-2012 in a total of six seasons for the German TV station ProSieben private. She's successor from 1997-2000 produced Switch - TV parodied mercilessly.
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 »
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 »
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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The series was shown on TV before Star Trek had appeared. If you compare the special effects of Raumpatrouille to those of the first Star Trek pilot (which had not been aired until the early 90s), they were very much alike. Of course, today most people just laugh at such effects. But unlike Star Trek, the plot of Raumpatrouille and its political contents was far more symbolic and, I think, more interesting. Unfortunately, the series never evolved any further and stopped after the seventh episode for some reason. The German TV station Pro7 announced a continuation of Raumpatrouille in the 90s, but I doubt that it will ever be finished. And if it was, it will most probably not have the same taste as the original series.
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