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Old October 19 2010, 07:47 PM   #1
jefferiestubes8
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'Space Patrol Orion' West German 1966 TV series & ST:TOS

Star Trek TOSpremiered in September 1966.and
Space Patrol Orion AKA Raumpatrouille Orion
(literal translation: Space Patrol – The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion) both premiered on TV in September of 1966 and ran for only 7 episodes in black and white.
the first German science fiction television series. Its seven episodes were broadcast by ARD beginning September 17, 1966.
premise:
Commander Cliff Allister McLane (Dietmar Schönherr), an American starship captain and his loyal crew. He is Orion's commander in the developing war against an alien race called the Frogs.
Broadcast 6 years before Star Trek first aired in West Germany (in 1972), it became a huge success.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raumpatrouille
1:50 of Raumpatrouille, episode 2: Planet out of Orbit. video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR8aSPT81pA


Did ARD in West Germany hear of Gene Roddenberry's pilot in 1964 and create their show?

check out some of the Raumpatrouille Orion
Fictional Technology in Space Patrol [at the link]
Astrodisc (German "Astroscheibe") is a viewing screen that can produce holographic images of space. It has the same function as the bridge screen of the [Star Trek] Enterprise.
ASG (wrist communication devices
Antimatter bombs these are bombs containing antimatter
Quite a few similarities.


Raumpatrouille Orion is
unrelated to the USA 1950 radio & TV show
Space Patrol is a science fiction adventure, aimed at juvenile audiences of the early 1950s via television, radio, and comic books.

The Space Patrol television show began as a 15-minute show on a local (Los Angeles) station on March 9, 1950. On December 30, 1950, a half-hour show was added on Saturdays on ABC (while the 15-minute show continued daily locally, and was seen via kinescope in a few other cities).

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