Space Patrol tribute poster by Michæl Paukner


Illustrator Michæl Paukner, whose poster art I've blogged a few times now, has started a terrific series of images paying tribute to the über-kitschy German science fiction television show Space Patrol (Raumpatrouille). Shown here, the Orion 7 craft. If you're unfamiliar with the show, this fan-site is a great place to start. Video clips and links to past appreciations of the TV series on Boing Boing after the jump.

Below, the opening sequence of an episode:

And here, a remix of the theme song with clips from various episodes:

Below, a misbehaving robot:

Below, some crazy dance moves:


  1. “über-kitschy” ? “ÃœBER-KITSCHY” ?

    Fähnrich Garten, wollen sie einen interplanetarischen Krieg starten ?

    (Ensign Jardin, do you want to start an
    interplanetary war ?)

    General Stefan, Schnelle Raumverbände

  2. Whenever I see someone post a clip of the crazy dance routine from this, they always omit the funniest one. The dancers all form an outward-facing circle, lock arms, squat halfway down with knees akimbo and waddle in group rotation. I think they even flap their intertwined elbows.

    Good stuff!

  3. The Peter Thomas soundtrack is fantastic (and available on CD). I wish the DVD was available in the states, but appears to be PAL only.

  4. I disagree that Raumpatrouille is “ueber kitsch.” It is actually a rather clever show. It just looks cheesy.
    Love the poster.

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