The interplanetary adventures of the crew of the World Space Patrol (W.S.P.) spacecraft Fireball XL5, patrolling Sector 25 of the galaxy in the year 2062.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Graham ...  Lieutenant Ninety / ... 39 episodes, 1962-1963
Sylvia Anderson ...  Doctor Venus / ... 39 episodes, 1962-1963
Paul Maxwell ...  Colonel Steve Zodiac / ... 39 episodes, 1962-1963
John Bluthal ...  Commander Wilbur Zero / ... 39 episodes, 1962-1963
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Storyline

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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TV-PG

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Trivia

In spite of the ingenuity that went into creating the models, the designers also owed a debt to their local Woolworth's. Derek Meddings and his team of designers were regular customers of the 'Woolies' store in Slough, where they bought up packets and packets of Airfix kits which were then dissected into bits and pieces and used to make their own designs more interesting. See more »

Goofs

In numerous scenes the characters can be seen surviving in space WITHOUT taking the oxygen pills it is often established they need to survive there. See more »

Quotes

Various Characters: [slang used by multiple characters in various episodes] Tooty!
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Connections

Referenced in Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge: Show 3 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Fireball
(Theme song)
Written by Barry Gray
Performed by Don Spencer
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One of the best
4 October 2003 | by jack-smalesSee all my reviews

Fireball XL5 is one of my favourite Gerry Anderson shows.The theme tune is a great one as well.It took along time,but I managed to find a copy on ebay.They tend to be rather expensive as they are rare.I was very glad when we won it.It was well worth the wait.

In the library,the only copy they had had gone missing.I can`t remember when but I was dissapointed. It speaks the same for other little known Gerry Anderson shows.They had all gone missing in the library for years and there were not any copies anywhere.Thankfully,a lot of Gerry Anderson shows are now being released on DVD.That goes for Fireball XL5 to. It is being released on DVD the 20th October.

Yippee!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avaruusalus XL-5 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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