Fireball XL5 (1962–1963)

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Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System from alien invasion under the supervision of the World Space Patrol. In command of XL5 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Paul Maxwell ...
 Colonel Steve Zodiac / ... (39 episodes, 1962-1963)
Sylvia Anderson ...
 Doctor Venus / ... (39 episodes, 1962-1963)
David Graham ...
 Lieutenant Ninety / ... (39 episodes, 1962-1963)
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 Commander Wilbur Zero / ... (39 episodes, 1962-1963)
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Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System from alien invasion under the supervision of the World Space Patrol. In command of XL5 was Steve Zodiac, and his crew consisted of Venus, a doctor, Professor Matic, the science officer, and Robert the Robot, the rocket's mechanical co-pilot. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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5 October 1963 (USA)  »

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Avaruusalus XL-5  »

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(39 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Although "Supercar" had been shown in syndication, this was the first Gerry Anderson "Supermarionation" series to appear on US network television (NBC, on Saturday mornings, between 1963 and 1965). See more »

Goofs

Footage was reused constantly on the show, which often created continuity problems. For instance, whenever another one of the Fireball XL craft took off, they used the same footage used for Fireball XL5 - and you can clearly see the XL5 markings on the craft. Additionally, often when approaching alien worlds, the same "world approach" footage is used. The problem is that the footage is of EARTH (identifiable by the (rather obvious) continent of South America.) See more »

Quotes

Prof. Matt Matic: Now now, Venus, none of your feminine intution. Let's stick to the facts.
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Followed by Thunderbirds Are GO (1966) See more »

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Fireball
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Written by Barry Gray
Performed by Don Spencer
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A Reason for Rushing Home from School
8 March 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

My school bus got me home exactly at 4:00 and rather than dawdle and get involved in the snowball or dirt clod fight, I would head straight for the T.V. Back in those days it took about 4 minutes for the set to warm up so the only way I could catch the opening was to stay home sick from school, which I tried as often as I could. I loved this show, as did my best friends and we would re-create the episodes the next day on the school bus. My brother and sister would make it to the basement in time for the closing theme and we would all sing along. Then it was time for my other favorite, "Jonny Quest". This was my favorite hour of the day. On a recent trip to London, a friend surprised me with a video tape of two episodes. As clunky and silly as the show was it brought back so many "warm fuzzies" that I still smile to think about Captain Steve and the rest of the crew.


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