Fireball XL5

Fireball XL5 Series
Genre: Family
Premiere: 1962 - 1963
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Sessons: 1
Full Episodes: 39
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Full Show Summary

Fireball XL5 is a science fiction-themed children's television show following the missions of spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was produced in 1962 by husband and wife team Gerry and Sylvia Anderson through their company APF, in association with ATV for ITC Entertainment. While developing his new show, Anderson thought a brand of motor oil—Castrol XL—had an interesting sound. A phonetic change created the name "Fireball XL", with the "-5" added as the title seemed a bit flat without the numeral. The show featured the Andersons' Supermarionation, a form of puppetry first introduced in Four Feather Falls and Supercar and used again in their subsequent productions such as Stingray and Captain Scarlet. Thirty-nine black and white half-hour episodes of Fireball XL5 were made on 35mm film: all future Anderson series were produced in colour. Several Anderson series have been shown in syndication in the US, but Fireball XL5 is the only Anderson series to have run on a US network. NBC ran the series in its Saturday morning children's block from 1963 through to September 1965. A similar programme often confused with Fireball XL5 is Space Patrol, produced by Gerry Anderson's ex business partner and co-founder of AP Films, Arthur Provis due to a number of similarities and settings.
Fireball XL5 S01E39
Last Episode, 27 October 1963: Season 1, Episode 39: 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.
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Date Aired Fireball XL5 Episodes
Season 1
28 October 1962 Season 1, Episode 1: Planet 46
04 November 1962 Season 1, Episode 2: The Doomed Planet
11 November 1962 Season 1, Episode 3: Space Immigrants
18 November 1962 Season 1, Episode 4: Plant Man From Space
25 November 1962 Season 1, Episode 5: Spy in Space
02 December 1962 Season 1, Episode 6: The Sun Temple
09 December 1962 Season 1, Episode 7: XL5 to H2O
16 December 1962 Season 1, Episode 8: Space Pirates
23 December 1962 Season 1, Episode 9: Flying Zodiac
30 December 1962 Season 1, Episode 10: Space Pen
06 January 1963 Season 1, Episode 11: Space Monster
13 January 1963 Season 1, Episode 12: The Last of the Zanadus
20 January 1963 Season 1, Episode 13: Planet of Platonia
27 January 1963 Season 1, Episode 14: The Triads
03 February 1963 Season 1, Episode 15: Wings of Danger
10 February 1963 Season 1, Episode 16: Convict in Space
17 February 1963 Season 1, Episode 17: Space Vacation
24 February 1963 Season 1, Episode 18: Flight to Danger
03 March 1963 Season 1, Episode 19: Prisoner on The Lost Planet
10 March 1963 Season 1, Episode 20: The Forbidden Planet
17 March 1963 Season 1, Episode 21: Robert to the Rescue
24 March 1963 Season 1, Episode 22: Dangerous Cargo
31 March 1963 Season 1, Episode 23: Mystery Of The TA2
07 April 1963 Season 1, Episode 24: Drama At Space City
14 April 1963 Season 1, Episode 25: 1875
21 April 1963 Season 1, Episode 26: The Granatoid Tanks
28 April 1963 Season 1, Episode 27: The Robot Freighter Mystery
05 May 1963 Season 1, Episode 28: Whistle for Danger
12 May 1963 Season 1, Episode 29: Trial by Robot
19 May 1963 Season 1, Episode 30: A Day in the Life of a Space General
26 May 1963 Season 1, Episode 31: Invasion Earth
02 June 1963 Season 1, Episode 32: Faster Than Light
09 June 1963 Season 1, Episode 33: The Day the Earth Froze
16 June 1963 Season 1, Episode 34: The Fire Fighters
23 June 1963 Season 1, Episode 35: Space City Special
06 October 1963 Season 1, Episode 36: Ghosts Of Space
13 October 1963 Season 1, Episode 37: Hypnotic Sphere
20 October 1963 Season 1, Episode 38: Sabotage
27 October 1963 Season 1, Episode 39: Space Magnet