Could it have been Earthstar Voyager, a 2 part mini series, backdoor pilot for a tv series, produced by Disney?
It's the only obscure space based, live action, non kids show/mini series from the mid to late 80s that hasn't been mentioned. Plus the Duncan Regehr part matches the thought you were dead/scruffy looking
part. See if the pictures on that German dvd cover looks familiar.
From the wiki:
"Along the way to Demeter, they pick up the long lost astronaut Jacob 'Jake' Brown, while stopping at an abandoned station to make some repairs."
You got it! That's it! Wow, awesome thanks so much. You magnificent bast@#d! Sorry for the outburst but it's a huge weight off me man!
Looks like my assumptions were a little off lol, and my memory is terrible lol. It was 1988 not 1982 so I was 12 not 6!
And it was
filmed entirely in Canada, it was a Disney production, shown over two Sundays (Disney movie nights, remember those?)...ah the good ol' days.
Gonna have to get a copy of this and watch it again!
Ha! Trekbbs never disappoints!
It's Youtube that never disappoints...I should have known to look there first. The mini is not out on dvd here in the US, and I don't know if that German dvd is the complete version, or an edited 2hr version that was shown several years after it's debut.
Someone's uploaded the latter in segments found in the column in your link to the trailer, so we can at least get a peek at it. The first 9 minutes look interesting, but from what little I can remember, it gets a little cheesier as it goes along.