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Season 1

  • S01E01 Planet 46

    • October 28, 1962
    • ITV

    After intercepting a missile on course for earth, Steve Zodiac and the crew of the XL5 travel to Planet 46 and discover the Subterrains who launch another missile at the earth with Venus trapped inside.

  • S01E02 The Doomed Planet

    • November 4, 1962
    • ITV

    The Fireball XL5 narrowly misses a planet that has broken out of it's orbit and they realize the planet is on a collision course for the planet, Membrono. After concluding the planets are uninhabited, Steve realizes he saw a flying saucer. After the ship lands at Venus' house, the XL5 is lured back to save the planet Membrono from destruction.

  • S01E03 Space Immigrants

    • November 11, 1962
    • ITV

    Venus and Prof. Matic are about to set off in the Mayflower 3 to colonise the nearby planet, New Earth. But the Advance Scout has been kidnapped by two evil midgets who plan to hold the new immigrants captive.

  • S01E04 Plant Man from Space

    • November 18, 1962
    • ITV

    After a blackout at Space City, a missile gets through the radar blackout, and is heading towards Space City with a dangerous cargo...

  • S01E05 Spy in Space

    • November 25, 1962
    • ITV

    The crew of XL5 encounter Boris and Griselda the space pirates on the Companion 12 space station.

  • S01E06 The Sun Temple

    • December 2, 1962
    • ITV

    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...

  • S01E07 XL5 to H2O

    • December 9, 1962
    • ITV

    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.

  • S01E08 Space Pirates

    • December 16, 1962
    • ITV

    While babysitting Commander Zero's son, Jonathan, Venus tells him story about when Fireball XL5 encountered a group of space pirates.

  • S01E09 Flying Zodiac

    • December 23, 1962
    • ITV

    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 Earth…

  • S01E10 Space Pen

    • December 30, 1962
    • ITV

    To capture a group of criminals, Steve, Matt and Venus pretend to steal XL5.

  • S01E11 Space Monster

    • January 6, 1963
    • ITV

    Fireball XL2 has crashed on Planet Monotane and Fireball XL5 is sent to investigate only to run into a sort of space dinosaur.

  • S01E12 The Last of the Zanadus

    • January 13, 1963
    • ITV

    Major Jim Ireland returns to Earth after 10 years in space. However, no one is aware he has become an agent for Kudos, the only survivor from the planet Zanadu, who wants revenge on all Lazoones for destroying his people.

  • S01E13 Planet of Platonia

    • January 20, 1963
    • ITV

    Fireball XL5 foils an attempted bombing while transporting the King of Platonia. They unravel a plot to send two planets into war.

  • S01E14 The Triads

    • January 27, 1963
    • ITV

    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...

  • S01E15 Wings of Danger

    • February 3, 1963
    • ITV

    On Planet 46, the Subterraineans plan revenge on Zodiac and send a robot bird to infect him with radium.

  • S01E16 Convict in Space

    • February 10, 1963
    • ITV

    After top secret plans are stolen from Earth, XL5 enocunters Boris and Griselda, but Matt is captured.

  • S01E17 Space Vacation

    • February 17, 1963
    • ITV

    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.

  • S01E18 Flight to Danger

    • February 24, 1963
    • ITV

    Lt. Ninety 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 his capsule catches fire.

  • S01E19 Prisoner on the Lost Planet

    • March 3, 1963
    • ITV

    Fireball XL5 receives a distress call on a distant planet, and Steve Zodiac journeys to investigate.

  • S01E20 The Forbidden Planet

    • March 10, 1963
    • ITV

    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 and kidnap the scientists.

  • S01E21 Robert to the Rescue

    • March 17, 1963
    • ITV

    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 the planet is more sinister than first thought...

  • S01E22 Dangerous Cargo

    • March 24, 1963
    • ITV

    On a survey of Pharos, the crew of XL5 disocver the planet is unstable and must be destroyed. After setting up bombs, someone traps Steve and the others in with it.

  • S01E23 Mystery of the TA2

    • March 31, 1963
    • ITV

    Whilst 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 her pilot...

  • S01E24 Drama at Space City

    • April 7, 1963
    • ITV

    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.

  • S01E25 1875

    • April 14, 1963
    • ITV

    Matt completes his new time machine and sends Robert back to 1875, but Steve, Venus and Zero are accidently sent back as well.

  • S01E26 The Granatoid Tanks

    • April 21, 1963
    • ITV

    On Planet 73, two scientists working at a mineral research lab discover they are in the path of six tanks controlled by Granatoid robots. The tanks can only be stopped with a rare material, but all the supplies have run out.

  • S01E27 The Robot Freighter Mystery

    • April 28, 1963
    • ITV

    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.

  • S01E28 Whistle for Danger

    • May 5, 1963
    • ITV

    On planet Floran, the crew of XL5 try to discover what is killing the vegetation. However the native people believe them to be an invasion force and drug their food.

  • S01E29 Trial by Robot

    • May 12, 1963
    • ITV

    A mechanics professor is gives a lecture on robotics at Space City. Barely a few days after his visit, Robert suddenly rebels and steals Fireball XL1. Steve and Venus follow him in the XL5, but they find themselves prisoner of a robotic society with Robert as their jailer.

  • S01E30 A Day in the Life of a Space General

    • May 19, 1963
    • ITV

    While drawing a schematic for a new radar screen, Lt. Ninety is surprised to find himself promoted to the rank of General!

  • S01E31 Invasion Earth

    • May 26, 1963
    • ITV

    There is a strange fog descending on Space City and blocking out communications with the rest of the outside world. What could this strange fog hide?

  • S01E32 Faster Than Light

    • June 2, 1963
    • ITV

    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.

  • S01E33 The Day the Earth Froze

    • June 9, 1963
    • ITV

    XL27 makes an emergency landing at Space City and the crew are all found to be unconcious. XL27's route is traced back to planet Zavia where the inhabitants plan to freeze the Earth by deflecting the sun's rays.

  • S01E34 The Fire Fighters

    • June 16, 1963
    • ITV

    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 the cloud, but a fireball is heading directly to Space City.

  • S01E35 Space City Special

    • June 23, 1963
    • ITV

    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 Venus is put in danger aboard a new supersonic jet liner.

  • S01E36 Ghosts of Space

    • October 6, 1963
    • ITV

    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 take the rocks back to Earth.

  • S01E37 Hypnotic Sphere

    • October 13, 1963
    • ITV

    The crew of the XL5 becomes entranced by a strange alien sphere and Robert is the only one who can save the crew.

  • S01E38 Sabotage

    • October 20, 1963
    • ITV

    On patrol, Fireball XL5 suddenly catches fire. The cause ... sabotage. Commander Zero sends Light Patrol LP22 to investigate, but the XL5 crew have disappeared.

  • S01E39 Space Magnet

    • October 27, 1963
    • ITV

    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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