The German star trek

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  1. RAMA

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  3. Mr. Adventure

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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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  4. Ayelbourne

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    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.
     
  5. Mr. Adventure

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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
     
  6. Zaku

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    *edit*
     
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  7. RJDiogenes

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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.
     
  8. SPCTRE

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    More like every German who also happens to be heavily into sci-fi ;)
     
  9. Ayelbourne

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    "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.
     
  10. SPCTRE

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    Even when you qualify it like that, not every German "knows" the show. Not even close.
     
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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.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. SPCTRE

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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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    You do realize that when people say things like "everybody knows that" they don't literally mean "everybody", right?
     
  14. SPCTRE

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    Point taken.

    Edit: Removed petty remark about uninvolved fellow board member.
     
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  15. Zaku

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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!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. DEWLine

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    Classic "flying saucer" motif there...
     
  17. Mr. Adventure

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    If you google something like "raumpatrouille Orion subtitles" or "space patrol Orion subtitles" you should be able to find sites where you can get subtitle files with a .srt extension. Using a player like VLC you can get these subtitles to play along with the show.

    Alternatively if you put the same query in YouTube I found all the episodes with English subtitles already added. Looks really nice.

    I think it'd be much nicer to watch this way than trying to use a separate script.
     
  18. Zaku

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    Absolutely!

    Here you can see the take-off of the Orion.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc01xdTUIDI[/yt]
     
  19. Australis

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    Everyone "knows" Orioin the way everyone "knows" Trek. May not have watched it, but the images, words snd memes are everywhere.

    I remember Eurovision Song Contest a few years ago, and the Greek enntrant was very robotic, in leather, etc, and Terry Wogan barked "Here comes the Borg!" And you know exactly what he meant.
     
  20. RJDiogenes

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    Indeed it would. Thank you very much for the tip. :bolian:
     

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