Fireball XL5:
Faster Than Light
Season 1, Episode 32
Faster Than Light
Original Transmission 2 June 1963
Written by Dennis Spooner
Directed by Bill Harris
Production Order
Whistle For Danger
The Day The Earth Froze
Broadcast Order
Invasion Earth
The Day The Earth Froze

Faster Than Light is the 32nd produced episode and the 32nd Broadcast episode of the series Fireball XL5


When the stabilisers of Fireball XL5 break down, supplies to Space Station Nine are in jeopardy. The spacecraft travels faster than light, through the light barrier, and the crew find themselves in a sea of air and are able to repair XL5 without the use of oxygen pills. Zoonie is suddenly grabbed by a giant bird, but Steve Zodiac is able to kill it with his ray gun. When they go back through the light barrier, Venus is unconscious, Rescue ships from Space City escort XL5 back to base where Venus recovers.

Regular Voice CastEdit

Guest Voice CastEdit


  • Space Station Nine.
  • Rescue Ships

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