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Old July 20 2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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The German star trek

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raump...schiffes_Orion

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FGcIy76N9sY"


The series is on YouTube. I've heard it mentioned before, but it's the first time I've seen it. It debuted in September 1966, just like star trek. Has anyone seen it?
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Old July 20 2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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Hmm.
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Old July 20 2014, 04:29 PM   #3
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It's a fun little show, though not quite Star Trek as it doesn't have the same exploration aspect as it's centered around Earth and a fight with a singluar enemy. Whereas Trek has the colorful hippie vibe, Orion's black-and-white world is more cool and jazzy if you will. EDIT: Never thought about it before but its not unlike the series UFO.

There's only 7 (I think) episodes so it's worth hunting down if you can find subtitled versions (or you speak German...).

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Old July 20 2014, 04:31 PM   #4
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raump...schiffes_Orion

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FGcIy76N9sY"


The series is on YouTube. I've heard it mentioned before, but it's the first time I've seen it. It debuted in September 1966, just like star trek. Has anyone seen it?
Every German knows that show. It's a cult classic over here. Incidently, Dietmar Schönherr, who played Commander McLane, died on friday at the age of 88.
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Old July 20 2014, 04:35 PM   #5
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I may need to watch it again, I have the theme music running in my head now. din din din din
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Old July 20 2014, 08:03 PM   #6
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Old July 21 2014, 09:36 AM   #7
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A friend of mine sent me these a couple of years ago-- she also gave me a link to translated scripts. I haven't watched them with the translations in hand as yet, but I love the way they look.
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Old July 21 2014, 09:50 AM   #8
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Every German knows that show.
More like every German who also happens to be heavily into sci-fi
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Old July 21 2014, 12:24 PM   #9
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Every German knows that show.
More like every German who also happens to be heavily into sci-fi
"Knows" as in: Having heard about or seen glimpses of the show/recognizes the theme song/knows what it is about

"Knows" not as in: actually having watched the show.
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Old July 21 2014, 12:44 PM   #10
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Every German knows that show.
More like every German who also happens to be heavily into sci-fi
"Knows" as in: Having heard about or seen glimpses of the show/recognizes the theme song/knows what it is about

"Knows" not as in: actually having watched the show.
Even when you qualify it like that, not every German "knows" the show. Not even close.
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Old July 21 2014, 02:32 PM   #11
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I think you're underestimating its popularity. It's true that many people haven't watched it but it's constantly being mentioned and referenced. It's still present in pop culture.

I mean, when I moved to Germany it didn't take long for somebody who isn't into SciFi at all to randomly mention that the starship's control console featured a flat iron.

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Old July 21 2014, 02:43 PM   #12
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^ I don't refute the popularity of the show, I mostly took issue with the notion that "every" German knows the series.

I really, really don't see us walking up to random Joe Shmoes (or Lieschen Müllers for that matter) on the street without encountering a lot of people who never even heard of Raumpatrouille Orion.
Especially so when they're on the younger side.
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Old July 21 2014, 02:46 PM   #13
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You do realize that when people say things like "everybody knows that" they don't literally mean "everybody", right?
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Old July 21 2014, 02:57 PM   #14
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Point taken.

Edit: Removed petty remark about uninvolved fellow board member.
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Old July 21 2014, 04:22 PM   #15
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It's is quite popular among the Italian Sci-Fi Fandom.

The show was broadcast by RAI (Italy's national public broadcasting company) on 1974. For the sake of comparison, Star Trek was broadcast in 1980!

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