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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!



  • 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

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2017 - 7:26pm

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

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 .

  • The Outcast

    May 7th, 2017 - 10:44am

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

  • The Outcast

    May 7th, 2017 - 10:43am

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    May 6th, 2017 - 3:49pm

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

  • 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?

  • The Dalek Whovian

    May 6th, 2017 - 3:29pm

    I wonder what they will do about Omega?

  • 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 - 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.

  • 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…

  • glawton

    May 6th, 2017 - 1:49pm

    it looks a bit like the one from Australian series

  • 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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