Fireball XL5:
Robert To The Rescue
Season 1, Episode 21
Robert to the rescue
Original Transmission 17 March 1963
Written by Dennis Spooner
Directed by Bill Harris
Production Order
Mystery Of The TA2
The Forbidden Planet
Broadcast Order
The Forbidden Planet
Dangerous Cargo

Robert To The Rescue is the 24th produced episode and the 21st Broadcast episode of the series Fireball XL5


The Fireball XL5 crew are sent to investigate a new planet which suddenly appears and the disappears. Fireball XL5 is pulled across the planet, and when the crew are able to leave the ship, they find that everything around them is in total darkness. A glass door in the blackness reveals a corridor, which leads to a room. Suddenly, two dome-headed aliens, (Magar and Proton), appear and tell the crew that they cannot be allowed to leave their planet and their Earth memories will be erased. Robert is put on a conveyor belt leading to a furnace, but is able to escape and rescue the crew,

Regular Voice CastEdit

Guest CastEdit


  • Dome Heads


  • Planet Matic

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