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24th Apr '15 2:11:19 AM StFan
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Any one of three TV shows broadcast during the 1950s-70s.

'''Space Patrol (US)'''

The earliest one was ''[[CatchPhrase SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE PATROOOOOOOOOL!]]'', a 1950s American series that was created to deliver the same thrills to kids that ''[[Series/FlashGordon1954 Flash Gordon]]'' delivered to their parents. The stories focused on Kit Corry (and later [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute his brother Buzz]]), CIC of the futuristic Space Patrol, an intergalactic police force. Each episode often featured recurring villains, such as (most famously) Prince Baccaratti. At its peak, it ran concurrently as a 15-minute weekday series, a half-hour Saturday series, and a weekly radio show, ''all featuring the same cast'', and ''all transmitted live''. Now ''that's'' commitment. Ran for 5 seasons (1950-1955) and god-knows-how-many episodes.

!!This show contains examples of:

* TheChick: Carol Carlisle
* ProductPlacement: Like many shows of the period, the show was basically MerchandiseDriven. Thus, for two Quik lids or a tracing of the label, you could get something like a miniaturized X-RC lookalike. More notably, there was also a Space Patrol watch featured in at least one episode.
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: In one episode, Cadet Happy is ''absolutely astounded'' by the size of the Solar System. Buzz and Carol bring him back down by reminding him that there are a ''lot'' of stars in the Milky Way, with our sun being only one of them. To be fair, this was a 1950s show aimed at children (who might not understand the concept of big distances), but it seems unrealistic for someone who was born in the 30th century, with ''interstellar'' travel being commonplace, to be astounded by this.
* SpaceCadet: Cadet Happy, although he was more like some sort of 2IC. Some of the Chex commercials, however, followed this trope a little better, with kids dreaming about being on the Space Patrol.
* SpacePolice: The Space Patrol.

'''Space Patrol (UK)'''

The second one was a 1963 British Puppet series, in the vein of the Gerry Anderson shows of the time (but nowhere near as known, although it is confused with ''Series/FireballXL5''). This one focused on a 22nd-century police force, who were headquartered on a space station called Galasphere 347. Despite all claims to the contrary, this one was the first show with an electronic theme (beating out [[Series/DoctorWho that more famous tune]] by seven months). It ran for two seasons and a total of 39 episodes. It was retitled ''Planet Patrol'' in America, for obvious reasons.

'''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}} - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion'''

The third one was a 1966 [[GermanMedia German TV show]], whose title translates to ''Space Patrol - The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion''. See [[Series/{{Raumpatrouille}} its own page]] for more information.

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Any one of three TV shows broadcast during ''Space Patrol'' can refer to the 1950s-70s.

'''Space Patrol (US)'''

The earliest one was ''[[CatchPhrase SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE PATROOOOOOOOOL!]]'', a 1950s
following series:

* ''Series/{{Space Patrol|US}}'', an
American science-fiction TV series that was created to deliver from the same thrills to kids that ''[[Series/FlashGordon1954 Flash Gordon]]'' delivered to their parents. The stories focused on Kit Corry (and later [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute his brother Buzz]]), CIC of the futuristic Space Patrol, an intergalactic police force. Each episode often featured recurring villains, such as (most famously) Prince Baccaratti. At its peak, it ran concurrently as '50s.
* ''Series/{{Space Patrol|UK}}'',
a 15-minute weekday series, a half-hour Saturday series, and a weekly radio show, ''all featuring the same cast'', and ''all transmitted live''. Now ''that's'' commitment. Ran for 5 seasons (1950-1955) and god-knows-how-many episodes.

!!This show contains examples of:

* TheChick: Carol Carlisle
* ProductPlacement: Like many shows of the period, the show was basically MerchandiseDriven. Thus, for two Quik lids or a tracing of the label, you could get something like a miniaturized X-RC lookalike. More notably, there was also a Space Patrol watch featured in at least one episode.
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: In one episode, Cadet Happy is ''absolutely astounded'' by the size of the Solar System. Buzz and Carol bring him back down by reminding him that there are a ''lot'' of stars in the Milky Way, with our sun being only one of them. To be fair, this was a 1950s show aimed at children (who might not understand the concept of big distances), but it seems unrealistic for someone who was born in the 30th century, with ''interstellar'' travel being commonplace, to be astounded by this.
* SpaceCadet: Cadet Happy, although he was more like some sort of 2IC. Some of the Chex commercials, however, followed this trope a little better, with kids dreaming about being on the Space Patrol.
* SpacePolice: The Space Patrol.

'''Space Patrol (UK)'''

The second one was a 1963
British Puppet series, in the vein of the Gerry Anderson shows of the time (but nowhere near {{Supermarionation}} TV series from 1963 (known as known, although it is confused with ''Series/FireballXL5''). This one focused on a 22nd-century police force, who were headquartered on a space station called Galasphere 347. Despite all claims to the contrary, this one was the first show with an electronic theme (beating out [[Series/DoctorWho that more famous tune]] by seven months). It ran for two seasons and a total of 39 episodes. It was retitled ''Planet Patrol'' in America, for obvious reasons.

'''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}} - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion'''

The third one was
the U.S. to avoid confusion with the above).
* ''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}}'',
a 1966 [[GermanMedia German science-fiction TV show]], whose title translates series from 1966.

If an internal link led you here, please change it
to ''Space Patrol - The Fantastic Adventures of point to the Spaceship Orion''. See [[Series/{{Raumpatrouille}} its own page]] for more information.
proper article.

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30th Mar '13 4:02:45 PM Byzantine
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The earliest one was ''[[CatchPhrase SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE PATROOOOOOOOOL!]]'', a 1950s American series that was created to deliver the same thrills to kids that ''[[Series/FlashGordon1954 Flash Gordon]]'' delivered to their parents. The stories focused on Kit Corry (and later [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute his brother Buzz]]), CIC of the futuristic Space Patrol, an intergalactic police force. Each episode often featured recurring villains, such as (most famously) Prince Baccaratti. At its peak, it ran concurrently as a 15-minute weekday series, a half-hour Saturday series, and a weekly radio show, ''all featuring the same cast'', and ''all transmitted live''. Now ''that's'' commitment. Ran for 5 seasons and god-knows-how-many episodes.

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The earliest one was ''[[CatchPhrase SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE PATROOOOOOOOOL!]]'', a 1950s American series that was created to deliver the same thrills to kids that ''[[Series/FlashGordon1954 Flash Gordon]]'' delivered to their parents. The stories focused on Kit Corry (and later [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute his brother Buzz]]), CIC of the futuristic Space Patrol, an intergalactic police force. Each episode often featured recurring villains, such as (most famously) Prince Baccaratti. At its peak, it ran concurrently as a 15-minute weekday series, a half-hour Saturday series, and a weekly radio show, ''all featuring the same cast'', and ''all transmitted live''. Now ''that's'' commitment. Ran for 5 seasons (1950-1955) and god-knows-how-many episodes.
22nd Jan '12 2:40:53 PM LordGro
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'''{{Raumpatrouille}} - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion'''

The third one was a 1966 [[GermanMedia German TV show]], whose title translates to ''Space Patrol - The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion''. See [[{{Raumpatrouille}} its own page]] for more information.

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'''{{Raumpatrouille}} '''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}} - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion'''

The third one was a 1966 [[GermanMedia German TV show]], whose title translates to ''Space Patrol - The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion''. See [[{{Raumpatrouille}} [[Series/{{Raumpatrouille}} its own page]] for more information.
9th Dec '11 10:53:54 PM PaulA
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The earliest one was ''[[CatchPhrase SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE PATROOOOOOOOOL!]]'', a 1950s American series that was created to deliver the same thrills to kids that ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' delivered to their parents. The stories focused on Kit Corry (and later [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute his brother Buzz]]), CIC of the futuristic Space Patrol, an intergalactic police force. Each episode often featured recurring villains, such as (most famously) Prince Baccaratti. At its peak, it ran concurrently as a 15-minute weekday series, a half-hour Saturday series, and a weekly radio show, ''all featuring the same cast'', and ''all transmitted live''. Now ''that's'' commitment. Ran for 5 seasons and god-knows-how-many episodes.

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The earliest one was ''[[CatchPhrase SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE PATROOOOOOOOOL!]]'', a 1950s American series that was created to deliver the same thrills to kids that ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' ''[[Series/FlashGordon1954 Flash Gordon]]'' delivered to their parents. The stories focused on Kit Corry (and later [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute his brother Buzz]]), CIC of the futuristic Space Patrol, an intergalactic police force. Each episode often featured recurring villains, such as (most famously) Prince Baccaratti. At its peak, it ran concurrently as a 15-minute weekday series, a half-hour Saturday series, and a weekly radio show, ''all featuring the same cast'', and ''all transmitted live''. Now ''that's'' commitment. Ran for 5 seasons and god-knows-how-many episodes.
9th Dec '11 12:37:14 AM PaulA
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The earliest one was ''[[CatchPhrase SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE PATROOOOOOOOOL!]]'', a 1950s American series that was created to deliver the same thrills to kids that ''FlashGordon'' delivered to their parents. The stories focused on Kit Corry (and later [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute his brother Buzz]]), CIC of the futuristic Space Patrol, an intergalactic police force. Each episode often featured recurring villains, such as (most famously) Prince Baccaratti. At its peak, it ran concurrently as a 15-minute weekday series, a half-hour Saturday series, and a weekly radio show, ''all featuring the same cast'', and ''all transmitted live''. Now ''that's'' commitment. Ran for 5 seasons and god-knows-how-many episodes.

to:

The earliest one was ''[[CatchPhrase SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE PATROOOOOOOOOL!]]'', a 1950s American series that was created to deliver the same thrills to kids that ''FlashGordon'' ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' delivered to their parents. The stories focused on Kit Corry (and later [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute his brother Buzz]]), CIC of the futuristic Space Patrol, an intergalactic police force. Each episode often featured recurring villains, such as (most famously) Prince Baccaratti. At its peak, it ran concurrently as a 15-minute weekday series, a half-hour Saturday series, and a weekly radio show, ''all featuring the same cast'', and ''all transmitted live''. Now ''that's'' commitment. Ran for 5 seasons and god-knows-how-many episodes.
24th Sep '11 12:14:43 PM AmyJade
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The second one was a 1963 British Puppet series, in the vein of the Gerry Anderson shows of the time (but nowhere near as known, although it is confused with ''FireballXL5''). This one focused on a 22nd-century police force, who were headquartered on a space station called Galasphere 347. Despite all claims to the contrary, this one was the first show with an electronic theme (beating out [[Series/DoctorWho that more famous tune]] by seven months). It ran for two seasons and a total of 39 episodes. It was retitled ''Planet Patrol'' in America, for obvious reasons.

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The second one was a 1963 British Puppet series, in the vein of the Gerry Anderson shows of the time (but nowhere near as known, although it is confused with ''FireballXL5'').''Series/FireballXL5''). This one focused on a 22nd-century police force, who were headquartered on a space station called Galasphere 347. Despite all claims to the contrary, this one was the first show with an electronic theme (beating out [[Series/DoctorWho that more famous tune]] by seven months). It ran for two seasons and a total of 39 episodes. It was retitled ''Planet Patrol'' in America, for obvious reasons.
16th Sep '11 10:18:04 PM tombcannon
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The second one was a 1963 British Puppet series, in the vein of the Gerry Anderson shows of the time (but nowhere near as known, although it is confused with ''FireballXL5''). This one focused on a 22nd-century police force, who were headquartered on a space station called Galasphere 347. Despite all claims to the contrary, this one was the first show with an electronic theme (beating out [[DoctorWho that more famous tune]] by seven months). It ran for two seasons and a total of 39 episodes. It was retitled ''Planet Patrol'' in America, for obvious reasons.

to:

The second one was a 1963 British Puppet series, in the vein of the Gerry Anderson shows of the time (but nowhere near as known, although it is confused with ''FireballXL5''). This one focused on a 22nd-century police force, who were headquartered on a space station called Galasphere 347. Despite all claims to the contrary, this one was the first show with an electronic theme (beating out [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho that more famous tune]] by seven months). It ran for two seasons and a total of 39 episodes. It was retitled ''Planet Patrol'' in America, for obvious reasons.
19th Aug '11 12:23:50 PM LobsterMagnus
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The third one was a 1966 [[GermanMedia German TV show]], whose title translates to ''Space Patrol - The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion''. See its own page for more information.

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The third one was a 1966 [[GermanMedia German TV show]], whose title translates to ''Space Patrol - The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion''. See [[{{Raumpatrouille}} its own page page]] for more information.
19th Aug '11 12:22:02 PM LobsterMagnus
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'''{{Raumpatrouille}} - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion (Germany)'''

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'''{{Raumpatrouille}} - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion (Germany)'''
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19th Aug '11 12:21:43 PM LobsterMagnus
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The third one, '''{{Raumpatrouille}} - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion''' (whose international title was ''Space Patrol'', hence it is mentioned here), has its own page now.

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The third one, '''{{Raumpatrouille}} - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffs Orion''' (whose international Orion (Germany)'''

The third one was a 1966 [[GermanMedia German TV show]], whose
title was translates to ''Space Patrol'', hence it is mentioned here), has Patrol - The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion''. See its own page now.
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