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Fireball XL5 

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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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Cast

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

Robert the Robot is the only voice Gerry Anderson actually performed on one of his shows. 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

Venus: What's Steve doing?
Prof. Matt Matic: Probably risking his fool neck, as usual.
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Connections

Followed by Invaders from the Deep (1981) 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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