Monday, April 26, 2010

"RAUMPATROUILLE - DIE PHANTASTISCHEN ABENTEUER DES RAUMSCHIFFES ORION" Angriff Aus Dem All - Peter Thomas - "Attack From Space" (1966)

A while back, I did a generic write up on "Raumpatrouille" that I pieced together with info I was able to grab off the internet, but now, at long last, because of the overwhelming generosity of one certain madman from Texas, I am able to give it another shot, but this time with a much better sound clip and better quality stills, and that's something this German "Space Patrol" deserves!!

This was the first episode of the seven they filmed, and was entitled "Angriff Aus Dem All" or, that's right kids, "Attack From Space!" So first we had a Japanese attack in 1965, and then a German attack in 1966, so hold on to your flaming bratwurst, cause here we go....!!

Okay, first off, let's establish the fact it's the future! You can tell it's the future because everything looks so spacey and futuristic!! They spent a lot of Deutschmarks to make it look and feel that way!

"Here we come, walkin' down the street, we get the funniest looks from Every one we meet. Hey, hey, we're the Raumpatrouille!"

This is the A+ team, starting on the left, Ursula Lillig as Lt. Helga Legrelle, Wolfgang Völz as Lt. Mario de Monti, Dietmar Schönherr as Major Cliff Allister McClane, Friedrich G. Beckhaus as Lt. Atan Shubashi, and Claus Holm as Lt. Hasso Sigbjörnson!! We salute you!!

I still have not been able to come up with a name to give credit for the weird futureass choreography in these bar scene background dances, but whoever it is, was some kind of genius!!

Maybe some traditional folk or square dancing was the main inspiration, take that and cross it with some "Do The Robot" and you're starting to get the idea! Put your knees together, and your hands behind your neck!

Hook your arms together and do the chicken peck.....

Stretch, sway, stretch, sway...

The ultra hip music was composed by the remarkable Peter Thomas! What can I say? The man was a freakin' prolific genius that you should go out of your way to get your hands on everything he ever wrote! I'm not kidding, every single note!! In the meantime, Major Cliff and Lieutenant Hasso are just drinkin' and talkin' the night away, hey, hey, hey!

A giant Fabergé egg is the brains behind everything, who came up with that concept??

Not too dang bad for 1966 spacial effects!!

This first episode is mostly about Hasso and Atan who are sent out to investigate an outpost gone quiet, and stumble upon a weird extra-terrestrial squatter of the future.

All's well that ends dead!!

Peace Out!!

2 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

and i'm half-German as well!...

Harald Seiwert said...

Choreographer of the spacy dances in "Raumpatrouille" was William Milié.
http://goo.gl/IoAAlz

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