Worst & Best Fireball XL5 Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: British Supermarionation
Series: 1
Episodes: 39
First Transmission: 1962-1963
Channel: ATV

Fireball XL5 was created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

The show is set between the years 2062 and 2063 and features the missions of spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The crew includes the  glamorous Doctor Venus, a doctor of space medicine; middle-aged navigator and engineer Professor Matthew Matic and co-pilot Robert, a transparent, anthropomorphic robot

Best Episode ( S1 Ep20 )

The Forbidden planet – Professor Matic and Dr Stamp are working on a space station which will monitor other planets. However, the close planet of Nutopia does not like this kind of intrusion and abducts them. It’s up to Steve, Venus and Fireball XL5 to come and rescue them.

10 March 1963

Imdb Score [8.6]



Worst Episode ( S1 Ep3 )

Drama at Space City – Steve and Venus leave Zoonie to Commander Zero’s son Jonathan while on vacation. One night, Jonathan and Zoonie go on board Fireball XL5 while the Professor is asleep and accidentally order Robert to blast off the spaceship.

7 April 1963

Imdb Score – [6.4]



Full Episode List

Key:-  Blue highlighted episodes rated in the top half, brown highlighted episodes rated in the bottom half.


Season One

Planet 46 (1962)

The Doomed Planet (1962)

Space Immigrants (1962)

Plant Man From Space (1962)

Spy in Space (1962)

The Sun Temple (1962)

XL5 to H2O (1962)

Space Pirates (1962)

Flying Zodiac (1962)

Space Pen (1962)

Space Monster (1962)

The Last of the Zanadus (1963)

Planet of Platonia (1963)

The Triads (1963)

Wings of Danger (1963)

Convict in Space (1963)

Space Vacation (1963)

Flight to Danger (1963)

Prisoner on The Lost Planet (1963)

The Forbidden Planet (1963)

Robert to the Rescue (1963)

Dangerous Cargo (1963)

Mystery Of The TA2 (1963)

Drama At Space City (1963)

1875 (1963)

The Granatoid Tanks (1963)

The Robot Freighter Mystery (1963)

Whistle for Danger (1963)

Trial by Robot (1963)

A Day in the Life of a Space General (1963)

Invasion Earth (1963)

Faster Than Light (1963)

The Day the Earth Froze (1963)

The Fire Fighters (1963)

Space City Special (1963)

Ghosts Of Space (1963)

Hypnotic Sphere (1963)

Sabotage (1963)

Space Magnet (1963)