Are you a fan of horror films? Thank Georges Melies. I’ve written about Melies before, but this is a little different. It’s a horror film, a comedy, one of the longest narrative films released up to that point, and 3 minutes long.
The name Space Patrol has been used by more than a few series over the years. Earlier, I wrote about Space Patrol Orion, which is an awesome show and worth paying attention to. But it isn’t my favorite show to carry the Space Patrol monkier. That honor belongs to the original Space Patrol from 1950.
I have been on something of a vintage science fiction kick recently. What better way to celibrate that than with a restored, color print of Georges Melies 1902 opus, A Trip to the Moon.
You know that show that premiered in Septermeber of 1966? That one that was set in space, and had women in command positions, and on the bridge of a starship? No, not Star Trek. The one from Germany. Raumpartrouille Orion AKA Space Patrol Orion.