Network Unveils Fireball XL5 DVD Box Set

16th May 2009


Network DVD's Fireball XL5 Special Edition Box Set

Network DVD has announced the release of a Fireball XL5 Special Edition DVD Box Set. Due to hit the shelves on 29th June 2009, the 6-Disc set includes all 39 episodes from the iconic series plus exclusive extras including a 60-page book and new documentary. As well as a new documentary about the making of the series, there's also a fascinating look at the comic strip adaptations of the early AP Films series, featuring contributions from director of merchandising Keith Shackleton and artists Bill Mevin, Mike Noble and Colin Page. The RRP is £59.99, but fans can order the series at a £10 discount at www.networkdvd.net

First transmitted on October 28th 1962,Fireball XL5 follows the adventures of World Space Patrol's finest rocket ship, crewed by the chisel-jawed Captain Steve Zodiac, glamorous doctor Venus, middle-aged navigator and engineer Professor Matthew Matic. The series is notable amongst all of Gerry Anderson's series as the only one to feature the voice talents of said producer in the role of Robert the Robot, Zodiac's transparent mechanical co-pilot!

Special Features

  • A Wonderland of Stardust: a brand new documentary about the making of Fireball XL5 featuring contributions from creators Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson, as well as numerous members of the crew including David Elliott, Alan Pattillo and Brian Johnson
  • Drawn in Supermarionation: a new, exclusive documentary chronicles the comic strip adaptations of the early AP Films series and features contributions from director of merchandising Keith Shackleton and artists Bill Mevin, Mike Noble and Colin Page
  • A Day in the Life of a Space General: A brand new, colourised edition of Fireball XL5, taken from a new HD transfer of the original film elements
  • Bill Mevin's Supercar Home Movie: Previously unseen footage filmed by TV Comic artist Bill Mevin during production on Supercar
  • Special limited edition packaging
  • Zoom ice lolly commercials
  • Image Galleries
  • PDF Material
  • 60-page book written by TV historian Andrew Pixley