Space Pirates is the 13th Produced episode and the 8th Broadcast episode of the series Fireball XL5.
Space Pirates, based on the planet Aridan, are holding up freighters from nearby planet Minera. Steve Zodiac plans to take a spacecraft and trick the pirates into thinking it's another helpless freighter. The pirates overhear this and manage to knock Steve out. Robert the Robot is sent back to Space City as proof that they are holding Steve as hostage.