Fireball XL5:
The Fire Fighters
Season 1, Episode 34
The Fire starters
Original Transmission 16 June 1963
Written by Dennis Spooner
Directed by John Kelly
Production Order
Space City Special
Broadcast Order
The Day The Earth Froze
Space City Special

The Fire Fighters is the 39th produced episode and the 34th Broadcast episode of the series Fireball XL5


Balls of fire are falling all over Earth from a gas cloud in space. The crew of Fireball XL5 plan to enclose it in a giant satellite and by injecting oxygen into it, let it burn out. With time running out, the crew successfully manage to enclose the cloud, but when they try to release the oxygen, nothing happens. If the container enters the atmosphere, Earth will become a giant fireball. Steve Zodiac using his thruster pack, is just able to release the oxygen from outside the container and get away before it explodes, leaving space clear again.

Regular Voice CastEdit

Guest Voice CastEdit


  • Skyball 1


  • Commander Zero's final message to the XL fleet reveals that there are at least 30 Fireball XL ships.

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