Fireball XL5:
The Sun Temple
Season 1, Episode 6
Original Transmission 2 December 1962
Written by Anthony Marriott
Directed by John Kelly
Production Order
Plant Man From Space
Space Immigrants
Broadcast Order
Spy In Space
XL5 To H2O

The Sun Temple is the 7th Produced episode and the 6th Broadcast episode of the series Fireball XL5.


Sun worshippers, the Rajuscans, fear that missiles from Space City, being used to destroy dangerous meteorites will anger their sun god, Miras. They destroy the launch site at Space City and when the crew of Fireball XL5 land on their planet in Fireball Junior to investigate, they capture Venus and attempt to kill her by strapping her to the alter in their sun temple, in the path of the sun's rays. Steve Zodiac and Zoonie are just in time to rescue her.

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  • Zoonie learned to say "Welcome home" months ago and is taught to say "Follow me and "Howdy, folks" in this episode.
  • Some of the incidental music used in that episode was originally created for the Supercar episodes Amazonian Adventure and The Talisman Of Sargon and re-used in the Stingray episode In Search Of The Tajmanon.