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Published on May 21, 2009
This is a clip from A Day in the Life of a Space General, an episode colourised for the new Fireball XL5 DVD...
FIREBALL XL5 SPECIAL EDITION (U) is out on DVD on 29th June 2009.
This 6 -disc set includes all 39 episodes from the iconic series, complete and uncut plus exclusive extras including a 60-page book and new documentary.
The year is 2062 -2063, the peace of the universe is maintained by World Space Patrols finest rocket ship, the eponymous Fireball XL5. The memorable crew comprises of the glamorous doctor Venus, middle-aged navigator and engineer Professor Matthew Matic and Zodiacs co-pilot Robert the Robot, whose fantastic characteristic being that he is transparent, and bears the voice of creator Gerry Anderson himself. This brave, gallant crew is led by the heroic Colonel Steve Zodiac. They explore various exotic planets and other life forms and protect the innocent from sinister intergalactic villains such as Mr. and Mrs. Space Spy.
Since the programmes very first transmission on October 28th 1962, young audiences not to mention a good number of adults all over the world were held enthralled by the adventures of Steve Zodiac and his crew. Gerry Andersons Supermarionation marionettes were first introduced in Four Feather Falls (1960), and since then a wondrous tradition in entertainment was born. The marionettes were used again and again in immensely popular childrens shows such as Supercar, Thunderbirds. This release will appeal to all who are fans and is also set to convert a good number of new viewers, who have yet to experience its magic.