Somewhere last week at work my colleague Andreas, who is from German origin, mentioned that the ring tone of his mobile phone was of an old German SF series. Well, if I have to think of an old German SF series then directly “Raumschiff Orion” (“Spaceship Orion”) comes to mind. And I was right, he was referring to this series.
I can remember this series from the time that I was a young lad. We were living close to the German border and we could receive all German TV channels (over then all was still broadcasted through the air). The original title of the TV series was “Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion” (“Space patrol – The fantastic adventures of spaceship Orion”). There have been made 7 episodes, started on September 17, 1966.
The series were broadcasted on on the Dutch TV in 1967. I think it is not that I can remember the series from that. I mean, I was 5 years old that time. So I assume that it has been broadcasted some years later on a German channel again and that I can remember the series from that.
Somehow this series must have made a deep impression on me that I still can remember it.
The story plays in the year 3000, the earth is one big nation. The human race travelled into space and has now colonies on different places in the galaxy. And then that happens what no one ever had expected: An attack by aliens. The crew of the space ship Orion is confronted with these brutal aliens and has to save the human race.
Well, my colleague told my that the series of “Raumschiff Orion” is available on DVD these days. Guess what, I had to check that out. Turns out that the company where I buy many of my DVD’s and BluRays had it even on stock. So right now in front me is this DVD set laying on my desk. But first I have to finish season 2 of Grimm :-).
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