Why can’t they let a sleeping dog lie? The long-rumored Doctor Who spinoff series K9—The Series has finished production and is slated to debut in Australia and Europe early next year, according to Park Entertainment.
Says Sci fi Wire about the new Dr Who spin off series aimed at children. I say WTF are they smoking. K9 is perfect for children and not only that it has to be one of the most lovable creations that came out of that series. But I do have one gripe. I did like the ragged old school look that it had in the original Dr Who series. The original k9 first appeared in theDr Who Episode ; The Invisible Enemy where –
Source – Wikia
Professor Marius was a scientist who worked at the Bi-Al Foundation in the year 5000 as a specialist in extraterrestrial pathological endomorphisms. While on Earth he also wanted a dog so he constructed K-9 to accompany and assist him in his work. He helped the Doctordefeat the Swarm, although he himself was briefly infected by it and so freed the nucleus and made it grow in size. Afterwards, Marius gave K-9 to the Doctor to take with him on his journeys.
Later on there were other incarnations of K9 named by Marks 1 – 4 . I think the most famous was Mark 2 with Tom Bakers Dr. But he has appeared with other Drs and as recently on the Sarah Jane Smith series. If you are going to check out the full history of K9 it would be best to review the history written in Wikia.com about K9 or Wikipediasversion. Both are detailed and give a great abbreviated timeline.
Anyway Park has a promo of the series and it is described by them as so.
K9 – FIRST K9 – The Series The long-awaited television series K9, featuring everyone’s favourite robot dog, is nearly with us!
Originally created for the 1970s DOCTOR WHO series by Bob Baker and Dave Martin, K9 has long been an iconic television character. Now a brand new series of K9 is several weeks into production.. K9 is a children’s sci-fi/adventure series combining comedy, action and suspense – “X Files” meets “Men in Black” with a zany dash of “Ghostbusters”. K9 mixes live action characters with stunning visual-effects.
K9 and his three teenage companions become the earth’s front line defence against dangers threatening from anywhere and anytime in the galaxy. They will have a lot of fun, action, adventure, and some scares along the way, saving the earth from alien creatures, monsters and more than a few human threats.
Production commenced in early December 2008 on a specially built set just outside Brisbane, Australia. Shooting continues on this 26 part series until the end of April and the series is expected to begin broadcast on Ten Network and Jetix Europe early in 2010.
I Know the show will air over seas before we even get a glimpse of it but if anyone reading this sees it. I would love to hear an honest critique on it from a fans point of view.
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