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Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion 

Commander McLane and the crew of the fast space cruiser Orion patrol Earth's outposts and colonies in space and defend humanity from the alien 'Frogs'.

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Complete series cast summary:
Dietmar Schönherr ...  Cliff Allister McLane 7 episodes, 1966
Eva Pflug ...  Tamara Jagellovsk 7 episodes, 1966
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ...  Mario de Monti 7 episodes, 1966
Claus Holm ...  Hasso Sigbjörnson 7 episodes, 1966
Friedrich G. Beckhaus ...  Atan Shubashi 7 episodes, 1966
Ursula Lillig Ursula Lillig ...  Helga Legrelle 7 episodes, 1966
Benno Sterzenbach Benno Sterzenbach ...  General Wamsler 7 episodes, 1966
Friedrich Joloff Friedrich Joloff ...  Oberst Villa 6 episodes, 1966
Thomas Reiner Thomas Reiner ...  Adjutant Michael Spring-Brauner 6 episodes, 1966
Franz Schafheitlin Franz Schafheitlin ...  Sir Arthur 5 episodes, 1966
Hans Cossy Hans Cossy ...  Marshall Kublai-Krim 5 episodes, 1966
Charlotte Kerr ...  General Lydia van Dyke 4 episodes, 1966
Reinhard Glemnitz ...  Pieter-Paul Ibsen / ... 4 episodes, 1966
Alfons Höckmann Alfons Höckmann ...  Rott 3 episodes, 1966
Gerhard Jentsch Gerhard Jentsch ...  Hydra-Astrogator 3 episodes, 1966
Norbert Gastell Norbert Gastell ...  Hydra-Offizier / ... 3 episodes, 1966
Herbert Fleischmann ...  Dr. Schiller 2 episodes, 1966
Alexander Hegarth Alexander Hegarth ...  Dr. Heine 2 episodes, 1966
Nino Korda Nino Korda ...  GSD-Ordonanz 2 episodes, 1966
Emil Stöhr Emil Stöhr ...  von Wennerstein 2 episodes, 1966


Commander McLane and the crew of the fast space cruiser Orion patrol Earth's outposts and colonies in space and defend humanity from the alien 'Frogs'.

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Adventure | Sci-Fi




West Germany



Release Date:

17 September 1966 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Commando spatial - La fantastique aventure du vaisseau Orion See more »

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Technical Specs


(7 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The special effect for the series were made with very poor materials. For the ship controls were used, among other things, an iron and some desk pencil sharpeners. The robot's hands were made using an ice cream spoon and the effect of the planet explosions were made by blowing some rice and coffee with compressed air. Despite the effectiveness of the special effects for the extremely low budget, Bavaria TV canceled the show after seven episodes due to high costs. See more »


You can see two crewmembers in the fifth episode "Kampf um die Sonne" (Translation: "Fight for the Sun"). You can see them in the scene when the "Lanzet"-shuttle of the "Chroma"-people crashes. They were not fast enough to duck behind the shuttle. Actually both should only destroy the shuttle with a pair of wires. See more »


Female ordinance: [slightly out of breath] Commander, you should immediately make contact with Headquarters of the Terrestrial Space Reconnaissance Group. Hurry... It is urgent Mayor...
Cliff Allister McLane: [smiling] My agency has a very limited vocabulary: hurry , classified, urgent.
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Referenced in Kleines Arschloch (1997) See more »

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Undoubtedly the best sci-fi TV series ever made
1 July 2018 | by info-15063-54852See all my reviews

Orion is undoubtedly the best sci-fi TV series ever made. I recently discovered that some scenes from the first episode are clearly inspired by the Russian SF film Ikarie XB. The best programs from the early days of television were probably made by people with experience in the film industry. The famous BBC quality for drama also arose because people from the film industry started working for the BBC.

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