Steve Zodiac is the commander of the Fireball XL5, a fantastic space craft. He defends the earth against all sorts of unlikely enemies and dangers. This is a spin-off from the British children's TV show of the same name. The program, produced by UK puppeteers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, utilized an innovative form of puppetry they called Supermarionation. It was broadcast in England from October 1962 to October 1963, and in the US from 1963 to 1965.