January 3rd, 2008

LA

Old Sci-Fi and New Sci-Fi

After several failed attempts to get my mother into Stargate, Babylon 5 and Doctor Who, I wasn't holding out much hope for Raumpatrouille Orion (short-lived German sci-fi series from the sixties). But much to my surpise, when I pulled out the DVDs I had rented on New Year's Eve, we both loved it and watched three episodes in a row :-)

It's totally cheap (we never even got to see the evil aliens they are fighting and the sets seem to have been assembled out of household appliances) and there are more science mistakes than I could ever point out, but it's kind of cool. In a very retro-ish way. Shame there are only seven episodes. Seen four so far, and I can't wait for them to send me the second DVD. It's nice to be this excited about TV once again.

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