Thanks to Annalee Newitz and the science fiction website io9 for this crazy futuristic dance sensation.
Concentrate on the dancers between the two people talking at the table in the undersea restaurant. I dare you.
This famous German sci-fi series, Raumpatrouille Orion (Space Patrol Orion) tells of the missions of the Raumschiff Orion. The show started in 1966, apparently inspired by Captain Kirk and the five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise.
Raumpatrouille Orion is somewhere between the cheesy one-set American space cadet shows from the 1950s and the more realistic looking science fiction series that followed the original Star Trek, such as Space: 1999.
The women spacefarers on Raumpatrouille Orion are already more equal than the “yeomen” that Captain Kirk used to have around to hand him electronic clipboards and provide anything else he needed. There are no miniskirts on the Orion and Captain McClane of the Raumschiff Orion commands a crew with about as many women as men.
Like Star Trek, Raumpatrouille Orion may have had its own Cold War context. One thing it may have shown was that in the future it was permissible for Germany to be rearmed and act as a normal ally in whatever interstellar NATO might be required.