Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (Space Patrol – The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion), was the first German science fiction television series. Its seven episodes were broadcast by ARD beginning September 17, 1966 six years before Star Trek first aired in West Germany (in 1972). Being a huge success with several reruns audience ratings went up to 56%. Over the years, the series acquired a distinct cult status in Germany - Via: 1 | 2