"Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion!" The name alone commands your attention, but you gotta admit "Space Patrol" rolls off the tongue a whole lot easier!!
I hit the end of the road while searching for a copy of this series, and there are just enough snippets on Youtube to entice any diehard Sci-Fi fan into taking a European vacation, just so they can see it, because it's readily available in Germany, but you're not going to find it in the U.S except on a way overpriced VHS tape, and that's if you're lucky! It's quite the damn shame! Wirklich!!
What got me going was this trailer brought to you by IMDB and Moviemaze auf Deutschland, and you can see it right here: Raumpatrouille, and only wonder for yourself why it's not available in the states! I thought about buying a DVD player that plays Region 2 DVDs, and found out that they are not as expensive as you would think, but it seems like an extreme length to have to go, to watch a freakin' TV show, but then again, the music IS by Peter Thomas, it just might be worth it!
In this vision of the future, the human civilization had to move "Under the sea, Under the sea, Darling it's better, Down where it's wetter, Take it from me!"
So after you hear the short intro, the music kicks in for this scene where these people are dancing, and this is the main reason, I wanted to see this series! Suddenly, it does seem like the future, cause I sure as Hell don't see anyone dancing like this around here!
It's kinda like an open session of the Hokey Pokey crossed with the Tango, and anybody can just join in! Number 37, come on over !!!
D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y got some Funky Chicken thrown in the mix!!
Not even them kissin' cousin line dancers from West Virginia can hold a candle to these future people. I wish I had some better pictures for you, but at least you get the idea, go check it out on Youtube, until something better comes along!!