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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:
...  Cliff Allister McLane 7 episodes, 1966
...  Tamara Jagellovsk 7 episodes, 1966
Wolfgang Völz ...  Mario de Monti 7 episodes, 1966
...  Hasso Sigbjörnson 7 episodes, 1966
...  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
...  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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Commando spatial - La fantastique aventure du vaisseau Orion  »

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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 »

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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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12 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

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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