K-9 is a British-Australian television series and spin-off of Doctor Who. It ran on Network Ten and Disney XD from October 31, 2009 to November 20, 2010 for one season. It stars the character of K-9, who first appeared in Doctor Who, and is voiced by John Leeson, who also voiced him in that show and the contemporaneous show The Sarah Jane Adventures, although they are supposed to be two different models of the same kind of robot dog. Because K-9 was produced independently of the BBC, the rights to the character were co-owned between the BBC and producer Bob Baker, links to its parent show are minimal, but there.
Series summary Edit
Robot dog K-9 (voiced by John Leeson) arrives in the lives of near-future Londoners Starkey (Keegan Joyce) and Jorjie (Philippa Coulthard), and soon they find themselves fighting off all kinds of strange invaders and aliens. They are joined by their friend, Professor Alistair Gryffen (Robert Moloney), who has a Space-Time Manipulator.
K-9 was spun off of Doctor Who, the show where K-9 first appeared.
Westphall connections in K-9 Edit
- Though it isn't as directly connected to Doctor Who some of the show's other spin-offs (in-story reasons, including K-9 losing part of his memory, means that he cannot remember his adventures with The Doctor), there was one definitive reference to its parent series. In "The Curse of Anubis", a Sea Devil, a Mandrel and an Alpha Centaurean, all first seen in Doctor Who, are seen among the slaves of Anubis.