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May 6th, 2017 39 comments

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First Look at New Updated Movie K9

This weekend at the DWAS event The Capitol Paul Tams and Bob Baker exclusively revealed the first practical presentation prop of the new look updated K9.

The prop will be used to showcase the K9 Movie that is currently in pre-production with UK, Canadian and Australian backing.

Bob Baker has written the script.

The prop will be used at Merchandising fairs as well as Film Trade shows and several SciFi/Comic conventions to mark the 40th Anniversary of K9’s first TV appearance. Paul and Bob should also be in attendance at these events.

As the next few months go along more and more will be revealed about the forthcoming film starring everyone’s favourite Robot Dog!



  • Jordan Scott

    September 30th, 2017 - 3:03am

    Surely this can’t possibly come out this year then if it’s still in pre-production?

    • The Outcast

      September 30th, 2017 - 9:01am

      I don’t think it will come out this year. I mean, I’d love it too, cause I want to see how Omega is handled, but I don’t think it will.

  • Nick

    July 13th, 2017 - 11:43am

    The original K·9 ans Company series synced well within the Doctor Who timeline. The new series was good for a younger audience but would have lost interest with older generations of viewers who prefer the original metal dog look and it’s quirkiness to the new MK 1.2. Glad they decided to loose the bone motif not sure what to make of those taxi door ears. I would like to see a story line showing design variants because the current model looks so far down the evolutionary chain from the original metal dog there has to be subtle changes inbetween to show how K·9 changed from A to Z.

  • Christine Hurt

    June 24th, 2017 - 5:01am

    Sad to see so many closed minded whovians knocking the K9 tv series. I loved it. But then again I love anything Doctor Who related. My only complaint is related to the fact the even though we pay a high price for high speed cable, just because I live in the US I cannot watch vids on other country websites. Is there any update as to exact release date of the movie? Thanks!

  • No name

    May 21st, 2017 - 7:03pm

    I believe the film would be good but The original K-9 design was much better and it is a slight let-down. The Australian TV series was a piece of rubbish. It would be good with a dynamic like Sarah Jane Smith and K-9 in The Sarah Jane Adventures and if that happened it would be a certainly good film to watch.

  • Phil

    May 20th, 2017 - 12:02pm

    To boost the viewership, Capaldi should be in a scene tinkering with this new K-9 in an episode or mini video played on b.b.c.

    • Bruce T

      May 23rd, 2017 - 2:53am

      Unless K-9’s original voice is cast, it will never go over.

    • George Spencer

      September 24th, 2017 - 1:34am

      He can’t be. This show unfortunately has no legal ties to doctor who or the BBC and therefore the doctor cannot appear.

  • Anonymous

    May 17th, 2017 - 5:52pm

    Is there a reason the BBC never wanted/allowed a k9 spin off series/movie. I mean, k9 is pretty iconic, probably more iconic than cpt. Jack (IMO) and he still got a spin off.
    I think the tv series main downfall was very similar to why class didn’t didn’t do that well:

    Unsuccessful spin off series:
    -lacking of a CONSTANT link to the main show, instead a (in reterospective) forced link in the pilot in an attempt to make it feel waranted. (K9s design changed and he had no memories of his time with the doctor, so he felt like a different character)
    -A painfully evident american influnce, regardless of the fact its set in the UK, detracting from the shows british charm.
    -weak villains, with no overlinking threats from the main series (except in the case of the class finale cliffhanger, but it was not focus on the series and we now will probably never know the outcome…)
    -weak publicity, assuming the loyal whovians will just buy in and that will be enough to profit.

    In my opinion the BBC could have avoided this for k9 by allowing K9 to happen with them.

    Regerdless i have hope for this movie and i hope it does well, i just had to get that rant out…

    • Keith Solley

      May 22nd, 2017 - 10:31am

      i didn’t like the Australian Series,K9 was much better in the 1981 ‘K9 and Company’-that almost became a series

  • Original Time Lord

    May 10th, 2017 - 1:38pm

    I bought Bob Baker and Paul Tams book, ‘The essential book of K9’ at a DWAS event. It’s a must read and informs us as to why they HAD to change the look of K9 for the tv series and the actual nightmares they had to meet demands from financial partners such as Disney. For all those who don’t realise exactly how difficult it is/was to get K9 a chance, you should read it, you may appreciate their efforts more. Plus, just to point out, they did approach the BBC on many occasions, but the BBC didn’t want to know about it preferring to concentrate on their own ideas like Class. I say good luck to them and as they are producing a FAMILY film rather than a FAN aimed film, I can’t see why it wont be popular. This is a K9 for a new generation.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    May 8th, 2017 - 3:00pm

    It’s not amazing but its a modern take on a very classic design. for some reason I have never thought 11 would suit the original design had it appeared in his reign, but this sort of design would have.

  • Phil

    May 7th, 2017 - 2:15pm

    I’ts actually quite cute, I do think they should add a retractable jaw piece for when he talks and his EYE PANEL should be a mini display screen to animate the eyes to make it more EMOTIVE. I freely give the owner the right to use this idea if they havent began filming because I would like to see this succeeded. Love the 4th doctor era and K-9 .

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2017 - 6:16pm

      I actually think K9 would be better without a moving mouth… Knowing Bob Baker’s collaboration with Aardman and notably 4 times Oscar winner Nick Park on “The Wrong Trousers” and “A Close Shave”. a Dog can emote more without facial expressions and if Gromit is capable of doing so K9 will be able to do it well too, Bob’s actually earned a cult following from Aardman buffs who do fantastic fan art of Wallace and Gromit as Tom and K9 respectively.

  • Anonymous

    May 7th, 2017 - 10:33am

    I like it.

  • Obsie

    May 7th, 2017 - 6:54am

    Is there really any point to this at all, it’s only going to end up being a disappointment to all involved. Grant you it will appeal to many and equally repel many, similar to the Daleks films from the 60’s.

  • Simon W

    May 6th, 2017 - 8:25pm

    Don’t like it they shouldn’t change the look of K9. Keep the old 1 I for 1 will not get any merchandise for it nor will I see only films with this K9 in. ;(

    • The Outcast

      May 7th, 2017 - 10:43am

      They have to due to licencing issues from what I’ve heard. Shame, really.

    • Anonymous

      May 18th, 2017 - 7:26pm

      That’s a bit like saying “They have changed the Doctor”

    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2017 - 6:24pm

      Even though they have to change him due to licensing issues, by sods law Dave and Bob own K9, not the BBC… it’s like Terry Nation, You can’t say the BBC own the Daleks as Terry created them and had creative control and consultation over how they look and what they did in stories until his passing when which it passed onto his estate. I’m ok with it, just don’t like the german steam train deflector ears, they should’ve put them on top as opposed to the sides like the previous aussie version, so they’d be like satellites like how they were on Who…

  • 12th Doctor Fan

    May 6th, 2017 - 5:37pm

    Not interested I hate the new design yes there are several in Dr Who but at least they kept to the original. Will buy K9 t shirt if it’s original design but not bothering with the film.

  • The Surgeon

    May 6th, 2017 - 3:38pm

    I like any design of K-9, but the problem I have is the idea of a film, rather than a spin-off series. I know we have/had Class (any news?) and that was brilliant but still.

    Also, if this film does have Omega in it, does that mean it is in any way associated with Doctor Who, or has Bob Baker separated it from the BBC?

    • Anonymous

      May 7th, 2017 - 12:57am

      All characters are owned by the writers who created them, not the BBC (barring a tiny number of exceptions that can be counted on a single hand).

    • The Outcast

      May 7th, 2017 - 10:44am

      Class is dead (thankfully). Saying that, Ram seems to be appearing this series at some point.

  • The Dalek Whovian

    May 6th, 2017 - 3:29pm

    I wonder what they will do about Omega?

    • JasonisnotaRobot

      May 6th, 2017 - 3:49pm

      I don’t what to see what they are going to do do him

    • The Dalek Whovian

      May 6th, 2017 - 6:02pm

      It could be awesome you never know, or it could not be. But Im hoping that they will do Omega justice

  • Jordan Scott

    May 6th, 2017 - 2:11pm

    I just can’t see this working at all. If I owned the legendary image of K-9 the last thing I would want to do would be to completely change it to some unrecognisable and generic robot dog.

    • booboo

      May 6th, 2017 - 2:28pm

      that’s the Problem, Bob baker owns the rights to K-9 as in the character but they cant use the design used in Doctor Who

      So as its his “Child” he can develop the character into this film but only with a new design

      Also people tend to forget there are actually several K-9s not just the one.

    • Jordan Scott

      May 6th, 2017 - 4:31pm

      That’s interesting, and yes that’s true so at least the original design is still out there somewhere.

    • Ian

      May 6th, 2017 - 4:45pm

      The K9 from the TV series (not doctor who) when the show started the first episode had ‘our’ K9 then he was destroyed…but actually regenerated into the other version

    • booboo

      May 6th, 2017 - 5:06pm

      this K9 is assumed to be the one left with leela

      It appeared as a trade of to allow its use in Doctor Who again, that one was the one left with Sarah Jane by the 4th Doctor

    • Imperiatrix

      May 6th, 2017 - 11:06pm


      K9 Mark I
      Season 15 (4/Leela), Adventures of K9 books, Gallifrey audios, K9 TV show

      K9 Mark II
      Season 16-18 (4/Romana), Gallifrey audios

      K9 Mark III
      K9 and Company (Sarah), K9 Annual, School Reunion

      K9 Mark IV
      School Reunion, Sarah Jane Adventures

  • The Outcast

    May 6th, 2017 - 1:51pm

    When is this film coming out. It’s meant to be this year, but if they are only starting to film now…

    • Tardis Dude

      May 17th, 2017 - 2:09pm

      Some films dont take that long to film. If its a small production it could take a couple of mounths to make and 1 month or so to edit and get ready. Think about it the 50th speacil was flimed in august time or so and aired in noveber so there is time to get the film going. I am sure this flim is gonna good. But its clearly gonna be a small one not like star wars or titanic

    • Josephus T Animator

      September 29th, 2017 - 6:27pm

      Let’s pray that K9 doesn’t go AWOL and starts hitting into the cameras during filming XD

  • glawton

    May 6th, 2017 - 1:49pm

    it looks a bit like the one from Australian series

    • Floppy Who

      May 9th, 2017 - 5:55am

      There are quite a few changes from the design in the spin off TV series. When the new film design was first showcased by Bob and Paul at the 2015 Pandorica Convention in Bristol (this is where they revealed there would be a K9 film), they pointed out the main changes were smaller ears, the removal of the bone motif and the reinstatement of the Classic series dog collar and dog tag.

  • therealwhovian63

    May 6th, 2017 - 1:21pm

    Nope. The original k9 from doctor who was the best. If its not in the film its a no watch for me


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