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XL5 in space

Welcome to the Fireball XL5 section of Space City. Here you'll find lots of original images featuring Fireball XL5 and other craft - and of course, Space City itself.

Fireball XL5 was a Gerry Anderson television show produced in 1963. It featured the sleek silver spaceship of the World Space Patrol. Fireball XL5 is piloted by Colonel Steve Zodiac. Other crew-members are: Venus - Doctor of space medicine, Professor Matthew Matic - Navigator and Scientist, and Robert the robot - XL5's co-pilot.

Although puppets were used to depict the characters this show was extraordinary in quality. The scene at the start of the program is superb - a take-off along a mile long launch rail at Space City.

Bear in mind this series was launched around 1962, long before Star Trek and Star Wars - its special effects were truly ground breaking - and paved the way for a succession of further sci-fi shows by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

In our Fireball XL5 Gallery you'll find lots of images that we've created using computer graphics. The original show was in black and white so it's been very rewarding depicting our Fireball XL5 scenes in full colour.

Being great fans of Fireball Xl5, Pauline and I decided to construct XL5's base, the ship itself, and anything else from the series that we could create using 3d graphics.

We have now recreated the Space City studio set in Bryce 3D. We built our own Fireball Xl5 and Space City - plus numerous other XL5 related models and images.

Over the coming months Pauline and I will build more XL5 related models. Our goal is to create new stories and pictures, and keep Fireball XL5 flying.

Our Fireball Xl5 novel, 'Out Of Time...', is available on our Sales Page.

Fireball launch Junior and Jetmobiles Robert Venus's Beach House

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