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Billz
April 23rd, 2006, 02:42 PM
Ive been the longest Doctor Who fan (watched it since Curse Of Fenric) but Ive always wondered how K-9 came to be with the Doctor in the first place. Things like, where he came from, who made him and how long he was with the Doctor. Like ive said, always wondered.

BC - 303
April 24th, 2006, 02:33 AM
i dont know loook it up on wikipeidia
andway he returns on School Reunion, 29th April

Billz
April 24th, 2006, 02:38 AM
i dont know loook it up on wikipeidia
andway he returns on School Reunion, 29th April

Yes I know hes back in School Reunion. If anyone does post in this thread, can it be a USEFUL posting please?!?

BC - 303
April 24th, 2006, 02:41 AM
Debuting in the 1977 serial The Invisible Enemy, the first K-9 was the creation of Professor Marius, a scientist working for the Bi-Al Foundation which was built on an asteroid near Titan in the year 5000. A mobile computer, K-9 was constructed in the shape of a dog as a substitute for the one Marius had left back on Earth. Highly intelligent, with an extensive database and equipped with sophisticated sensors as well as a laser built into its nose, K-9 was instrumental in helping the Fourth Doctor and Leela defeat a sentient virus. At the end of the story, Marius suggested that K-9 join the Doctor on his travels.

All the K-9s referred to whomever owned them as "Master" or "Mistress" depending on their gender. The units were programmed to be both loyal and logical, with a penchant for taking orders literally, almost to a fault. The Doctor would often use a glib remark to disarm those who were surprised by K-9's appearance; he once told a 20th-century human, "They're all the rage in Trenton, New Jersey."

K-9 Mark I continued to travel with and aid the Doctor and Leela until The Invasion of Time, when the Doctor left it on the planet Gallifrey to accompany Leela, who elected to remain behind on the Time Lord homeworld. However, once inside the TARDIS, the Doctor produced a box labelled "K-9 Mark II".

K-9 Mark II was more mobile than its predecessor, and exhibited the ability to sense and warn others of danger. It was with the Doctor and Romana when they were shunted into the parallel universe of E-Space, and was severely damaged by time winds during the events of Warriors' Gate. The damage was such that K-9 could only function in E-Space, and when Romana decided to stay and forge her own path, the Doctor gave K-9 to her. For reasons not explained, the voice of K-9 Mark II changes sometime after Romana's regeneration, only to revert some time later (this is due to voice actor Leeson temporarily leaving the series at the start of the 1979-80 season and being replaced by Brierley; Leeson returned for the 1980-81 season).

K-9 Mark III was a gift from the Doctor to Sarah Jane Smith, and appeared with her in the pilot episode of the aborted spin-off series K-9 and Company as well as briefly in the 20th anniversary television movie The Five Doctors. In the original outline to K-9 and Company, it would have been eventually revealed that K-9 Mark III was actually sent by and under the control of the Master, but this element never made it to the screen.

On August 24, 2005 the BBC confirmed that K-9 (voiced by Leeson once more, and presumably the Mark III) would be returning in the second series of the new Doctor Who with David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, alongside Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. [1] Pictures and clips from the episode School Reunion show a more run-down and worn K-9, perhaps echoing Sarah's inability to repair him in the spin-off stories (see below).

On April 24, 2006 The Independent newspaper confirmed, following previous rumours, that K-9 would be featured in a 26-part computer-animated children's series, K-9 Adventures, to be written by Bob Baker.[2]
Happy?

The Signal
April 24th, 2006, 08:01 AM
Interesting that in School reunion K9 refers to Anthony Stuart Head's character as Master, he then replies "so you remember me". Since we know he isnt The Master (unless RTD is trying to put us off the idea) it must be that he owned him at one point or another should be interesting

Reefgirl
April 24th, 2006, 09:12 AM
Interesting that in School reunion K9 refers to Anthony Stuart Head's character as Master, he then replies "so you remember me". Since we know he isnt The Master (unless RTD is trying to put us off the idea) it must be that he owned him at one point or another should be interesting
Or he and Sarah-Jane had a thing going at some point. Because from what I've seen he seems to know who the Doctor is