Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Movi Ki
Information on Your Favorite Shows & Movies
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   DVD Custom Stores   Studio Specials   A&E Home Video   British Cult Television

Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series


On Sale Now! Save 6% on the Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series by A&E at Movi Ki. MPN: AAE-70646. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Forty years ago, the legendary producer Gerry Anderson launched a way-out series set a century ahead of its time. Far beyond the solar system, Colonel Steve Zodiac, commander of the spaceship Fireball XL5, and his trusty crew patrol the vast reaches of Sector 2Fans of Anderson's Thunderbirds and Space 1999 will be amazed by his early mastery of supermarionation techniques. Now all 39 otherworldly adventures of his groundbreaking cult hit have been re-mastered and arranged in original production


Product Description & Reviews

Forty years ago, the legendary producer Gerry Anderson launched a way-out series set a century ahead of its time. Far beyond the solar system, Colonel Steve Zodiac, commander of the spaceship Fireball XL5, and his trusty crew patrol the vast reaches of Sector 2Fans of Anderson's Thunderbirds and Space 1999 will be amazed by his early mastery of supermarionation techniques. Now all 39 otherworldly adventures of his groundbreaking cult hit have been re-mastered and arranged in original production order. In vivid black and white. 16 hours 54 min. on 5 DVDs. Producer Gerry Anderson is something of a legend in his native England, based primarily on the popular TV series Thunderbirds, its various spinoffs, and this, its 1962-'63 predecessor. All were produced in "Supermarionation"; i.e., they're puppet shows--not especially sophisticated ones (to say the least), but ones that many viewers seemed to adore. This five-disc boxed set contains all 39 episodes of Fireball XL5, totaling nearly 17 hours (plus extras). The stories concern the efforts of captain-hero Steve Zodiac and his crew (including Steve's love interest and a talkative robot, voiced respectively by Anderson's then-wife Sylvia and Anderson himself; the pair were also cowriters) to protect "Sector 25" of the solar system from alien invasion. They battle killer rays and alien criminals, visit mysterious planets, and escape from all manner of perilous circumstances... they use ray guns and fly around with "thrust packs" and on "jetmobiles" (reducing the need for walking, which puppets don't do so well)... in other words, typical sci-fi fare. But while the animation is laughable (little attempt was made to disguise the strings that hold up puppets and props alike) and the effects primitive, there's no denying the show's campy charm (indeed, people who study such things consider it to be an important influence on the sci-fi genre in general). Is it a bit too much of a good thing? Probably not for anyone willing to make the investment. DVD extras include photos, a couple of featurettes, and audio commentary on two episodes (voice actor David Graham on "The Doomed Planet" and director Alan Pattillo on "Space City Special"). --Sam Graham

Features & Highlights

  • In the year 2063, the World Space Fleet is extending mankind's reach beyond the solar system. Leading the charge is the incredible spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded by the dashing Colonel Steve Zodiac. Steve and his steadfast crew patrol the vast reaches of Sector 25, where strange races inhabit distant planets. An early masterpiece from producer Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Space: 1999),

Additional Information

Manufacturer:A&E Home Video
Brand:A&E
Part Number:AAE-70646
Publisher:A&E Home Video
Studio:A&E Home Video
MPN:AAE-70646
UPC:733961706468
EAN:9780767051392
Item Weight:0.25 pounds
Item Size:5.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
Package Weight:0.35 pounds
Package Size:5.3 x 1 x 1 inches

Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series by A&E

Buy Now:
Fireball XL5 - The Complete Series

4.9 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$76.27
$72.28
You Save: 5%


Quantity:  

 


 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


The Secret Service - The Complete Series
By A&E
mpn: AAE-70961, ean: 9780767056670, isbn: 0767056671,

The Protectors - Season One
By A&E
mpn: AAE-70956, ean: 9780767056625, isbn: 0767056620,

Stingray - The Complete Series
By A&E
mpn: AAE-70502, ean: 9780767047005, isbn: 0767047001,

Thunderbirds Megaset (Complete 12 Volume Set)
By A&E Home Video
ean: 9780767046985, isbn: 0767046986,

The New Avengers '76
By A&E
mpn: AAE-70859, ean: 9780767054416, isbn: 0767054415,

The Avengers '64, Set 1
By A&E Home Video
ean: 9780767025072, isbn: 0767025075,

The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16 Ton Megaset
By A&E
mpn: AAE72952, ean: 9780767085519, isbn: 0767085515,

The Saint: The Complete Series
By Shout! Factory / Timeless Media
mpn: unknown, ean: 0011301622778,



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service / Accessibility Statement
© 2020 - moviki.tv. All Rights Reserved.