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Old October 19 2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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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.
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.
1:50 of Raumpatrouille, episode 2: Planet out of Orbit. video

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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