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Oct. 28, 1962
25 min.
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Fireball XL5 (UK)

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.


Fireball XL5 (UK) Season 1 (1962-1963)

1x01 1 1x01 Planet 46
A missile capable of destroying Earth has been fired by Planet 46. The crew of Fireball XL-5 are assigned to stop the missile reacing it's target. They do so - but find themselves ...
Oct. 28, 1962
1x02 1 1x02 The Doomed Planet
The Fireball XL5 narrowly misses a planet that has broken out of it's orbit and realize the planet is on a collision course for the planet Membrono. After concluding the planets are ...
Nov. 04, 1962
1x03 1 1x03 Space Immigrants
Venus and Prof. Matic are about to set off in the Mayflower 3 to colonize the nearby planet, New Earth. But the Advance Scout has been kidnapped by two evil midgets who plan to hold ...
Nov. 11, 1962
1x04 1 1x04 Plant Man From Space
After a blackout at Space City, a missile gets through the radar blackout, and is heading towards Space City with a dangerous cargo.
Nov. 18, 1962
1x05 1 1x05 Spy in Space
The crew of XL5 encounter Boris and Griselda the space pirates on the Companion 12 space station.
Nov. 25, 1962
1x06 1 1x06 The Sun Temple
When experimenting with a new warhead in space, Steve Zodiac is forced to save Venus from the clutches from the sinister Cult of Miras before she can be sacrificed to their sun-god ...
Dec. 02, 1962
1x07 1 1x07 XL5 to H2O
Everyone on planet Zolpheid is killed in an Aquaphibian attack, except for Rald and Jerek. Receiving an SOS, Space City sends Fireball XL5 to rescue the two from Zolpheid's oceans. ...
Dec. 09, 1962
1x08 1 1x08 Space Pirates
While babysitting Commander Zero's son, Jonathan, Venus tells him a story about when Fireball XL5 encountered a group of space pirates.
Dec. 16, 1962
1x09 1 1x09 Flying Zodiac
As Steve celebrates the anniversary of his family's circus act, Venus falls asleep and dreams of a plot devised by Mr and Mrs Space Spy and the nomadic Monadians to take over the E ...
Dec. 23, 1962
1x10 1 1x10 Space Pen
To capture a group on criminals, Steve, Matt and Venus pretend to steal XL5.
Dec. 30, 1962
1x11 1 1x11 Space Monster
Fireball XL2 has crashed on Planet Monotane, and Fireball XL5 is sent to investigate, only to run into a sort of space dinosaur.
Jan. 06, 1963
1x12 1 1x12 The Last of the Zanadus
Major Jim Ireland returns to Earth after 10 years in space, but unknown to everyone, he has become an agent for Kudos, the only survivor from the planet Zanadu, who wants revenge on ...
Jan. 13, 1963
1x13 1 1x13 Planet of Platonia
The Fireball XL5 foils an attempted bombing while transporting the King of Platonia and is caught in the middle of the plot to assassinate the King and sent two planets into war.
Jan. 20, 1963
1x14 1 1x14 The Triads
After detecting a series of massive explosions in space, Steve and the crew of XL5 find a planet three times bigger than Earth, but they soon crash land.
Jan. 27, 1963
1x15 1 1x15 Wings of Danger
On Planet 46, the Subterraineans plan revenge on Zodiac and send a robot bird to infect him with radium.
Feb. 03, 1963
1x16 1 1x16 Convict in Space
After top secret plans are stolen from Earth, XL5 encounters Boris and Griselda, but Matt is captured.
Feb. 10, 1963
1x17 1 1x17 Space Vacation
Kernak, ruler of Kemple, plots the resettlement of his people to Planet Olympus by poisoning Olympus' ruler's son. Venus and Matt are captured and must be rescued by Steve.
Feb. 17, 1963
1x18 1 1x18 Flight to Danger
Lt. 90 qualifies for his astronauts wings by landing XL5 in one piece and then piloting XL1 off the launch rail, but on his return to Earth in a capsule, he finds it has caught fir ...
Feb. 24, 1963
1x19 1 1x19 Prisoner on The Lost Planet
Fireball XL5 receives a distress call on a distant planet, and Steve Zodiac journeys to investigate.
Mar. 03, 1963
1x20 1 1x20 The Forbidden Planet
At Space Observatory 1, Matt and Dr. Stamp work on a new Ultrascope space probe. However, the people of the planet the probe is sent to observe don't take too kindly to being watched ...
Mar. 10, 1963
1x21 1 1x21 Robert to the Rescue
While stargazing, Prof. Matic discovers a new planet, but it doesn't read on any electronic instruments. Curious, Steve and the others set out in the XL5 to investigate, and find that ...
Mar. 17, 1963
1x22 1 1x22 Dangerous Cargo
On a survey of Pharos, the crew of XL5 discover the planet is unstable and must be destroyed. After setting up bombs, someone traps Steve and the others in with it.
Mar. 24, 1963
1x23 1 1x23 Mystery Of The TA2
While on patrol, the XL5 comes across the wreck of an old spaceship. Setting out to investigate, they find it to be the TA2 that disappeared in the 2020's, and the hunt is on to find ...
Mar. 31, 1963
1x24 1 1x24 Drama At Space City
With Steve and Venus on vacation, Commander Zero is left to look after Zoonie the Lazoon, who causes havoc in Space City with Commander Zeros' son, Jonathan.
Apr. 07, 1963
1x25 1 1x25 1875
Matt completes his new time machine and sends Robert back to 1875, but Steve, Venus and Zero are accidentally sent back as well.
Apr. 14, 1963
1x26 1 1x26 The Granatoid Tanks
On Planet 73, two scientists working at a mineral research lab discover that they are in the path of six tanks controlled by Granatoid robots. They can only be stopped using a rare ...
Apr. 21, 1963
1x27 1 1x27 The Robot Freighter Mystery
Robot freighters are being sabotaged by a shoddy space salvage company, and Steve Zodiac is determined to find the proof he needs to bring the sleazy brothers to justice.
Apr. 28, 1963
1x28 1 1x28 Whistle for Danger
On planet Floran, the crew of XL5 try to discover what is killing the plants there, however the native people believe they are an invasion force and drug their food.
May. 05, 1963
1x29 1 1x29 Trial by Robot
A mechanics professor is giving a lecture on robotics at Space City. But barely a few days after his visit, Robert suddenly rebels and steals Fireball XL1! Steve and Venus follow him ...
May. 12, 1963
1x30 1 1x30 A Day in the Life of a Space General
While drawing a schematic for a new radar screen, Lt. Ninety is surprised to find himself promoted to the rank of General!
May. 19, 1963
1x31 1 1x31 Invasion Earth
There is a strange fog descending on Space City, blocking out communications with the rest of the outside world. But what does this strange cloud hide?
May. 26, 1963
1x32 1 1x32 Faster Than Light
While on route to Space Station 9, Steve loses control of XL5. Racing out of control, XL5 passes the light barrier resulting in the loss of all but an hours worth of oxygen.
Jun. 02, 1963
1x33 1 1x33 The Day the Earth Froze
XL27 makes an emergency landing at Space City and the crew are all found to be unconscious. XL27's route is traced back to planet Zavia where the inhabitants plan to freeze the Earth ...
Jun. 09, 1963
1x34 1 1x34 The Fire Fighters
Blazing fireballs from a space cloud cause widespread damage on Earth. XL5 is sent to investigate but it catches fire and has to retreat. Steve proposes using an old satellite to detonate ...
Jun. 16, 1963
1x35 1 1x35 Space City Special
General Rossiter comes to Space City to present Steve with the Astronaut of the Year award. XL5 and the ground staff put on a song and dance show to raise money for charity. Meanwhile ...
Jun. 23, 1963
1x36 1 1x36 Ghosts Of Space
XL5 transports Geologist Frazer to Electron for a survey. When Frazer discovers a strange rock in a deserted town, he goes mad and threatens to destroy Fireball Junior, if Steve doesn't ...
Oct. 06, 1963
1x37 1 1x37 Hypnotic Sphere
The crew of the XL5 becomes entranced by a strange alien sphere and Robert is the only one who can save the crew.
Oct. 13, 1963
1x38 1 1x38 Sabotage
On patrol, Fireball XL5 suddenly catches fire. The cause, sabotage! Commander Zero sends Light Patrol LP22 to investigate, but the XL5 crew have disappeared.
Oct. 20, 1963
1x39 1 1x39 Space Magnet
The XL5 becomes caught in the gravitational pull of planet Megneton and discovers the plot by the Solars to bring the Earth's moon into their orbit.
Oct. 27, 1963
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