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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

K9 To Shake Up Cinemas In 2017...


The Doctor's faithful tin dog is getting his own movie - K9: Timequake!

Written by Bob Baker, one of K9's original creators, the film is due to hit screens in 2017 (the 40th anniversary of K9's first appearance on television in The Invisible Enemy).

Although little has yet been revealed about the movie, we know the action takes place in deep space and supposedly pits the robot mutt against one of The Doctor's more powerful enemies, Omega (from The Three Doctors and Arc Of Infinity).

The suggestion is this will be the redesigned K9 from the 2009 Australian TV series (that was shown on Channel 5 over here), but whether it ties into that show's continuity is also unknown at this point.

4 comments:

  1. I've never been a big fan of the redesigned K-9. I never have watched the series. Is it any good? I have watched most of the Sarah Jane Adventures but not the last two series. I've been trying to find them at a reasonable price for awhile now.

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    1. I have to be honest, it wasn't that good - although through it's one season it did grow on me.

      It didn't help that generally the acting was poor-to-mediocre, and the scripts were often uninspired (although they did feature some sneaky Doctor Who Easter Eggs on occasion).

      One of its biggest mistakes, given that it was filmed in Australia, was setting the action in London, England, as nothing they showed bore any resemblance to the real London, and the depth of their research into the British character appeared to go no deeper than watching Mary Poppins.

      On the plus side, the show featured some pretty neat-looking monsters. In this department they erred on the side of practical effects (e.g. costumes), rather than CGI, and while they sometimes looked like they'd wandered in from a Power Rangers story, the monsters were the most unique and memorable part of the show for me.

      If the choice came down to watching K9 or The Sarah Jane Adventures, it would be no contest. SJA would win, easily, every day.

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    2. Perhaps I'll try and track down this K9 series at some point. But I don't think I'll try all that hard.

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    3. I'm sure the DVDs will find their way to a bargain bin soon ;) Or it might even sneak onto TV in your neck of the woods at some stage! Especially if this movie actually goes ahead...

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