German retro-futuristic group-dancing

Check out the wild futuristic dancing in this classic German 1960s space opera Raumpatrouille.

Funny futuredance (Raumpatrouille Orion) (via IO9)

See also:

  • Video: Crazy '60s German TV robots und dance moves
  • Video, MP3: More Raumpatrouille kitschtastic '66 German sfTV
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    1. In the future we do not dance for sexuality… We dance to aid in the digestion of our packets of space food!

    2. I liked how they cleverly worked the Stechmarsch and the Deutscher Gruß into the dance, clearly an alternative future where the big H won the war.

    3. Totally plausible. Let’s please get humanity to a place where we do that.

      “Danke meine schatzen” – love it. In the future, we get smirks back.

    4. More dancing on Raumschiff Orion here:

      I seem to remember seeing clips of them fighting some not-so-scary lametta or glittery curtains. And didn’t the flight controls include an iron stuck onto the table?

    5. Apparently you only see the “Deutsche Gruss” (?!) when you really want to – the Hitlergruß is forbiddden in Germany, as it should be. You know, Germany is not always all about Nazis. Germans have existed before the third reich and even stranger, still exist today. Sometimes we manage whole hours without doing a Nazi-related activity (apologizing and feeling guilty, something which extends into at least three generations born after the war, as we should).
      So: Danke, Schätzchen.
      Raumpatrouille Orion is a cult favourite TV show with the most awesome design, ever. They were extremely low budget and had to be quite inventive, incorporating irons and shower heads into something you could use to control a spaceship.

    6. It’s decided, I’ve thought it through – ich bin ein Raumpatrouiller, and dancing is how I’ll spend my time. When I’m not patrouilling.

    7. I read all the comments, get to the bottom, and #25 has already basically said what I was gonna say.


    8. I can’t decide if this dance is evidence of a future where:

      a) the internet has allowed like-minded people to find each other; or,
      b) humans have adopted a collective hive mentality

      I prefer the first one, since the second one rules out the individualization allowed by the internet.

    9. If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says 15 miles to the… Love Shack! Love Shack yeah yeah

    10. Now if only we could get someone to film themselves dancing at various locales every day… Hmmm…

    11. I love the contrast between the serious, normal conversation in the foreground and the increasing absurdity in the background. Without the foreground conversation, it would be a silly dance, but with it this becomes much more sublime.

      Thanks for the link!

    12. It’s like dry heaving, and dry humping, and country line-dancing all rolled into one activity!

    13. Reminds me of a Naked Gun movie, where you pay absolutely no attention to the conversation going on because the background has someone on fire or something.
      The woman can’t even help staring at it at one point.

    14. Dance of the GermGuins!

      (Morgan Freeman should be engaged as the voiceover for the man…)

    15. Regarding the irons in Raumschiff Orions flight control desk takea look at after 23/24 secs you cann the iron.

      Raumschiff is extreme culty. Fantastic stuff. Sometimes even cooler than the first season of star track.

      Btw. The title song of Raumschiff Orion is rather cool as well.

    16. Ah! I saw this a while ago and just recently (for no apparent reason) felt strongly compelled to dig it up. I drove myself mildly nuts searching youtube and google for “weird german robot dancing” and variations thereof, but with no luck. And here it is! Thank you easter bunny!

    17. I highly recommend watching this while listening to the Radiohead clip from the post above. Turn the volume down on this video and play the music from the Radiohead performance. They sync nicely.

    18. Wow, the future used to be so… HOT!

      Tight clothes, super hairspray do’s, sexy boots – Yowza!!

    19. Fantastic TV show (pre-Star Trek!) .. i hold my DVD set of it very dearly … i wonder if they ever released a version with English subs …

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