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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 Sylvia Anderson ...  Doctor Venus / ... 39 episodes, 1962-1963
David Graham ...  Lieutenant Ninety / ... 39 episodes, 1962-1963
John Bluthal ...  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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Family | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG

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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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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although Supercar (1961) 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

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

[about a mad scientist who developed rapidly growing vines to take over the galaxy]
Prof. Matt Matic: He used to be such a nice fellow at Universe University. I guess he took the Ivy League too seriously.
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Connections

Referenced in Cash Trapped: Episode #2.18 (2017) See more »

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Fireball
(Theme song)
Written by Barry Gray
Performed by Don Spencer
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My first Science Fiction Love
6 January 2003 | by doctardisSee all my reviews

It has been so long I hardly remember the show, but I do remember the begging and pleading I did to get my parents to let me watch the show. It was, at the time, my favorite television show. It was my introduction to science fiction. It is genre that I almost always prefer. I just saw a show recently, and it is still great fun. It is particularly interesting to compare this to the latter shows of the Andersons like Stingray, Thunderbirds, Capt. Scarlet, UFO, Space:1999, and journey to the farside of the sun. They always are fun to watch. I grew up being a fan of their work without always knowing it was the same producers.


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