History Series / FireballXL5

18th Nov '17 12:20:56 PM themisterfree
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''Fireball [=XL5=]'' is a British TV show following the missions of spaceship ''Fireball [=XL5=]'', commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was made in 1962 by Gerry Anderson, featuring {{Supermarionation}}, which would be used again in subsequent shows such as ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' -- this was the first and to this day only Anderson show to be shown on network television in the US, Creator/{{NBC}} to be specific (the [[EdotedForSyndication bastardisations]] of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' briefly shown on Creator/FoxKids in 1994 don't count).

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''Fireball [=XL5=]'' is a British TV show following the missions of spaceship ''Fireball [=XL5=]'', commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was made in 1962 by Gerry Anderson, featuring {{Supermarionation}}, which would be used again in subsequent shows such as ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' -- this was the first and to this day only Anderson show to be shown on network television in the US, Creator/{{NBC}} to be specific (the [[EdotedForSyndication bastardisations]] [[EditedForSyndication bastardizations]] of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' briefly shown on Creator/FoxKids in 1994 don't count).
18th Nov '17 12:20:40 PM themisterfree
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''Fireball [=XL5=]'' is a British TV show following the missions of spaceship ''Fireball [=XL5=]'', commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was made in 1962 by Gerry Anderson, featuring {{Supermarionation}}, which would be used again in subsequent shows such as ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' -- this was the first and to this day only Anderson show to be shown on network television in the US, Creator/{{NBC}} to be specific (the Fox bastardisations of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' don't count).

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''Fireball [=XL5=]'' is a British TV show following the missions of spaceship ''Fireball [=XL5=]'', commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was made in 1962 by Gerry Anderson, featuring {{Supermarionation}}, which would be used again in subsequent shows such as ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' -- this was the first and to this day only Anderson show to be shown on network television in the US, Creator/{{NBC}} to be specific (the Fox bastardisations [[EdotedForSyndication bastardisations]] of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' briefly shown on Creator/FoxKids in 1994 don't count).
11th Jun '17 6:49:02 PM bfunc
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* SouthernFriedGenius: Prof. Matthew Matic's accent wouldn't sound too out of place were he to show up as "Cousin Matt" on the ''Series/BeverlyHillbillies'', but ... "Professor".

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* SouthernFriedGenius: Prof. Matthew Matic's accent wouldn't sound too out of place were he to show up as "Cousin Matt" on the ''Series/BeverlyHillbillies'', ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'', but ... "Professor".
11th Jun '17 6:48:02 PM bfunc
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* SouthernFriedGenius: Prof. Matthew Matic's accent wouldn't sound too out of place were he to show up as "Cousin Matt" on the ''Series/BeverleyHillbillies'', but ... "Professor".

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* SouthernFriedGenius: Prof. Matthew Matic's accent wouldn't sound too out of place were he to show up as "Cousin Matt" on the ''Series/BeverleyHillbillies'', ''Series/BeverlyHillbillies'', but ... "Professor".
11th Jun '17 6:47:44 PM bfunc
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* SouthernFriedGenius: Prof. Matthew Matic's accent wouldn't sound too out of place were he to show up as "Cousin Matt" on the ''Series/BeverleyHillbillies'', but ... "Professor".
3rd Dec '16 2:06:26 AM Xtifr
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'''''Fireball [=XL5=]''''' is a British TV show following the missions of spaceship ''Fireball [=XL5=]'', commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was made in 1962 by Gerry Anderson, featuring {{Supermarionation}}, which would be used again in subsequent shows such as ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' -- this was the first and to this day only Anderson show to be shown on network television in the US, Creator/{{NBC}} to be specific (the Fox bastardisations of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' don't count).

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'''''Fireball [=XL5=]''''' ''Fireball [=XL5=]'' is a British TV show following the missions of spaceship ''Fireball [=XL5=]'', commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was made in 1962 by Gerry Anderson, featuring {{Supermarionation}}, which would be used again in subsequent shows such as ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' -- this was the first and to this day only Anderson show to be shown on network television in the US, Creator/{{NBC}} to be specific (the Fox bastardisations of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' don't count).
8th Sep '16 10:17:17 AM mhnospa
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* StellarName: Steve Zodiac and Venus. Gerry Anderson always liked his ThemeNaming.
5th Mar '16 8:26:56 PM Green_lantern40
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'''''Fireball [=XL5=]''''' is a British TV show following the missions of spaceship ''Fireball [=XL5=]'', commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was made in 1962 by Gerry Anderson, featuring {{Supermarionation}}, which would be used again in subsequent shows such as ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' -- this was the first and to this day only Anderson show to be shown on network television in the US (the Fox bastardisations of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' don't count).

It was also the last Supermarionation show to be made in black and white. However, with Anderson's approval one episode has been colorized for a UsefulNotes/BluRay release, suggesting that the rest of the series might get the same treatment if it sells well enough.

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'''''Fireball [=XL5=]''''' is a British TV show following the missions of spaceship ''Fireball [=XL5=]'', commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was made in 1962 by Gerry Anderson, featuring {{Supermarionation}}, which would be used again in subsequent shows such as ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' and ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' -- this was the first and to this day only Anderson show to be shown on network television in the US US, Creator/{{NBC}} to be specific (the Fox bastardisations of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' don't count).

It was also the last Supermarionation show to be made in black and white. However, with Anderson's approval one episode has been was colorized for a the UsefulNotes/BluRay release, suggesting that the rest of the series might get the same treatment if it sells well enough.
19th Oct '15 9:29:38 AM StiffShots
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* DescendedCreator: Robert the Robot is the only regular character on an Anderson series to be voiced by the main man himself (uncredited).



* RoboSpeak: Co-pilot Robert the Robot. Inspired by series creator Gerry Anderson's visit to a lab that built artificial larynxes for people who'd lost their voices to disease or injury. Anderson himself, in fact, used one such device to voice Robert -- the only time in {{Supermarionation}} history he was one of the voice artists behind the puppets (in addition to Robert, he also provided robot voices in the episodes "Trial By Robot" and "The Granatoid Tanks").

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* RoboSpeak: Co-pilot Robert the Robot. Inspired by series creator Gerry Anderson's visit to a lab that built artificial larynxes for people who'd lost their voices to disease or injury. [[DescendedCreator Anderson himself, in fact, used one such device to voice Robert Robert]] -- making this the only time show in {{Supermarionation}} history he was one of the voice artists behind the puppets (in addition to Robert, he also provided robot voices in the episodes "Trial By Robot" and "The Granatoid Tanks").Tanks," all uncredited).
12th Feb '15 11:42:39 PM Melkior
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* ExplosiveOverclocking: It is actually canon that the title spaceship is not supposed to be run continuously at full power and doing so for a long time will cause the main engines to explode (but the ship itself does not).

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* ExplosiveOverclocking: It is actually canon that the title spaceship is not supposed to be run continuously at full power and doing so for a long time will cause the main engines to overheat and explode (but the ship itself does not).
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