July 02, 2003
Raumpatrouille Orion

Yesterday I've been invited to the world-premier of the cinema version of Germany's first science fiction series from the sixties: Raumpatrouille Orion. The series ran on German TV in 1966 which means that it existed before Star Trek. It's really amazing to see how they utilized irons, pencil sharpeners and showering heads as ship controllers. And the special effects are a dream, I think they are only surpassed by the original Flash Gordon series! The girls wear hot sixties outfits and the interior design of the underwater base is very loungy.

Their website is only in german, but they have also prepared an english movie trailer which you shouldn't miss. Oh yes - there is also a Space Invaders clone made in Flash on the site with samples from the soundtrack.

Posted at July 02, 2003 12:15 PM | Further reading

Hahahaha... i watched this serie every sunday morning when i was a young little boy!

How funny! :)

Posted by: Roland Schaer on July 2, 2003 01:21 PM

Very cool! That would have been a cool program to watch when I was groing up. I had Star Trek reruns, and Ultra Man. This looks like it would have been a great show.

Posted by: Stan Carman on July 3, 2003 06:19 PM

Where can I get an English version of "Raumpatrouille Orion"?

Posted by: cheryl on March 17, 2004 08:19 PM
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