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May 09, 2006

K9 and Company


I am not giving away too much to Flea-readers waiting on season two of the Doctor Who reboot in saying I was wondering how Russell T would bring back K9. When last we saw him, K9 rolled off into E-Space with Romana. Or so I thought.

It turns out I was thinking of K9 Mark 2. His first iteration was long gone with Leela by the time his successor left with Romana. The even newer Mark 3 model was befriended by yet another Who companion, Sarah Jane Smith. These two got on so famously, in fact, that they inspired a short-lived series, "K9 and Company".

Somehow I had never heard of, let alone seen, the show and consequently have mistakenly described Torchwood as the first ever Dr. Who spin-off. Let us hope Captain Jack does a better job of carrying the torch than K9 and Sarah Jane Smith. Despite excellent ratings the introduction of a grouchy new BBC One channel controller meant the show only aired a single episode. Thanks to YouTube I am delighted to point to "A Girl's Best Friend" in its entirety. The theme music is particularly excellent.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 9, 2006 09:33 AM

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Ah, Sarah Jane. Even now, she sets the heart and other bits afire.

Posted by: MasterofMuppets [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 9, 2006 09:25 PM

There's a new K9 series coming soon. Non-Beeb, though.


Posted by: Fred Kiesche [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 10, 2006 09:32 AM