Saturday, 31 March 2018

1966, Television: “Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion”

The German television series “Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion” (“Space Patrol – The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion”) premieres on 17 September 1966, it was broadcasted by ARD. Directed by Theo Mezger and Michael Braun it was the first German science fiction television series, only seven episodes were produced. The theme music was composed by Peter Thomas.


Synopsis
Nations no longer exist and Earth is united. The planet is protected by human made flying saucers like the Orion against attacks by aliens called the Frogs. Commander Cliff Allister McLane (Dietmar Schönherr) is the captain of the Orion and together with his loyal crew he tries to protect the Earth...
Wolfgang Völz as Mario de Monti, Dietmar Schönherr as Cliff Allister McLane,
Eva Pflug as Tamara Jagellovsk and  Claus Holm as Hasso Sigbjörnson
Dietmar Schönherr as Cliff Allister McLane and Eva Pflug as Tamara Jagellovsk
Main cast
  • Dietmar Schönherr as Cliff Allister McLane
  • Eva Pflug as Tamara Jagellovsk
  • Wolfgang Völz as Mario de Monti
  • Claus Holm as Hasso Sigbjörnson
  • Friedrich G. Beckhaus as Atan Shubashi
  • Ursula Lillig as Helga Legrelle
  • Benno Sterzenbach as General Wamsler
  • Friedrich Joloff as Oberst Villa
  • Thomas Reiner as Adjutant Michael Spring-Brauner
  • Franz Schafheitlin as Sir Arthur
  • Hans Cossy as Marshall Kublai-Krim
The crew of the Orion
Episodes
  1. "Angriff aus dem All" ("Attack from Space")
  2. "Planet außer Kurs" ("Planet off Course")
  3. "Hüter des Gesetzes" ("Keepers of the Law")
  4. "Deserteure" ("Deserters")
  5. "Kampf um die Sonne" ("Battle for the Sun")
  6. "Die Raumfalle" ("The Space Trap")
  7. "Invasion"
Ursula Lillig as Helga Legrelle
Awards
Bambi Awards, Bambi Best Actor – Television: Dietmar Schönherr (1968)

Opening and Closing credits (1966)

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