Fireball XL5

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Fireball XL5
Premiere October 28, 1962
Finale October 27, 1963
Creator Gerry Anderson,
Sylvia Anderson
Network/Provider ITV
Style 30-minute children's animated sci-fi
Company A.P. Films,
ITC Entertainment
Seasons 1
Episodes 39
(List of episodes)
Origin UK

Fireball XL5 is an children's animated sci-fi program that aired on ITV. This show, along with Stingray and Thunderbirds, was one in a series of highly imaginative productions using Gerry Anderson's famous Supermarionation process. Fireball XL5 was originally broadcast in the UK before coming to American television in the Fall of 1963. It was the last Supermarionation show to be filmed in black and white, and holds the distinction of being the only Anderson show that ran a full season on US network television.



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Paul Maxwell Steve Zodiac 1
Sylvia Anderson Venus 1
David Graham Professor Matic 1
Lieutenant 90 1
John Bluthal Commander Zero 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One October 28, 1962 October 27, 1963 39


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series February 25, 2003 5


External Sites