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Omega to Return in 2017 K9 Big Screen Movie Timequake

“Move over R2D2 and C3PO”……

K9, the World’s most famous robot dog traverses the dimensions of space and time to become the latest robot star of the big screen!

Having made his TV debut nearly forty years ago in the 1977 Doctor Who TV serial “The Invisible Enemy” K9 went on to become one of the most iconic characters from the BBC series.

A new look high tech K9 for today’s cinema is being prepared for film stardom.

The film “K9-TIMEQUAKE” has been written by one of K9’s original creators; Bob Baker, a renowned writer of classic Doctor Who serials. Bob went on to co-write with Nick Park the Oscar and Bafta winning Wallace & Gromit series of film shorts as well as the feature film Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

The new K9 will be appearing in a Multi-Million Dollar movie which promises to be a great action adventure set in deep Space. The film will be full of dashing heroes and heroines, Androids, monstrous Aliens and an ultimate foe who will also be familiar to Doctor Who fans everywhere; the megalomaniac OMEGA.

The film is to be a UK co-production with exteriors filmed overseas and studio work planned for the UK.

K9 is the perfect character to star in a movie with a whole new bunch of action heroes making this a home grown Star Wars come Guardians of the Galaxy style cinema must see film.

The film is currently slated for release in 2017 which will be K9’s fortieth birthday!




  • WonderfulUnknown

    November 1st, 2015 - 2:13am

    K-9 hype!!!

  • Bow Ties Are Cool!

    October 27th, 2015 - 1:53am

    So excited! Can’t wait to go see it!

  • The Doctor

    October 26th, 2015 - 10:41am

    wibbley wobbly timey-wimey. you get the idea.

  • The Doctor

    October 26th, 2015 - 10:40am

    K.9! Oh I havn’t seen him for ages. Wish Sarah jane could see this.
    Wibbly wobbly timey- wimey. you get the idea.

  • MaxP

    October 25th, 2015 - 10:46pm

    Never understood why the old Who writers owned characters they created for work for hire scripts.

    • Anonymous

      October 25th, 2015 - 11:12pm

      All writers own their creations. Read the credits! Moffat owns Weeping Angels, the Silence, Mme Kovarian, etc, etc. RTD owns Sycorax, Judoon, Slitheen, etc etc, Terry Nation estate, the Daleks, The Cybermen are Kit Pedler and Gerry Davies estates, Robert Holmes estate, Sontarans, Rutans, etc etc ……. And the list goes on and on ……

    • Simeon

      October 29th, 2015 - 7:42pm

      It’s all to do with whether they were working for the BBC or were outside people hired to work on the show. Terry Nation created the Daleks for their TV appearance but they were still his creations and therefore could be used outside of the realms of the BBC show. However, Ray Cusick, the designer, was a BBC employee and so all his work on the show was owned by the BBC. Shame the greatest award he got for his work on the Daleks was a gold Blue Peter badge!

  • cman1O1dalek

    October 25th, 2015 - 7:07pm

    sounds good

  • Anonymous

    October 25th, 2015 - 12:10pm

    Is the title giving anyone else spy kid vibes, that can’t be a good thing.

    • Anonymous

      October 25th, 2015 - 12:46pm

      Yes I agree

  • OriginalTimeLord

    October 25th, 2015 - 8:49am

    What is this obsession with ‘canon’? It really doesn’t matter! If you want to include something be it the Peter Cushing films, the Virgin or BBC Books, Big Finish or K9 then do so. There are no rules. Infact, RTD and Moffat have illustrated this…the McGann 1996 TVM is ‘canon’. But both refuse to acknowledge and expand on the whole ‘half human’ thing. So those few important lines in a couple of scenes are now supposed to be wiped from Who-lore. And yet, watch the episode and there are the lines – bold as brass. You can’t deny it. The story revolves around it. Yet, we do.
    Canon discussion is a waste of energy as DW will always contradict itself when it needs to. In this case its simple. IF you include the efforts of Big Finish, simply because in a WEBcast (not a TV screening), Paul McGann is given a line mentioning characters from their audios, then you must include the Virgin and BBC novels as they have characters and planets mentioned in the series since 2005. Similarily, you have to acknowledge K9 mark One in his own tv series as he has actually appeared in DW! This movie is a follow on for his adventures and pits him against Omega – who has also appeared in DW! Not fleeting mentions, but actually appeared! So, of course you can consider it canon!
    This movie is an amazing achievement in an industry which is business led rather than creative led. To get a character that is nearly 40 years old off the ground not once. but twice in this climate where production companies are struggling and only certain projects get greenlit is to be celebrated. Let’s be factual here, if you have read the ‘Essential book of K9’ you can see why the tv series ended up like it did … like the 1996 DW effort – it was a co-production with many different parties being catered for. Not an easy task. And with the Conservative government in the UK set on destroying the BBC, we should be grateful for anything new as we may soon not get as much BBC tv programming as we are all used to.
    Confirmed at the DWAS convention in Manchester yesterday, Paul Tams says the BBC are free to use K9 and Omega at anytime (Bob gets script approval) but as of yet, they don’t want to. K9 and Omega are Bob Baker creations and copyrighted to him. Good on him for using them.
    I can’t wait to see what they do with these characters in this film and I applaud their determination.
    And as a final – it won’t be an animated K9 in the movie – the illustration is an artist impression. According to the K9 team staffmember at the DWAS event, K9 will be a real model with CGI for certain battle scenes.

    • 2doctors2000

      October 25th, 2015 - 11:48am

      Completely agree, in all honesty, you could even say the 1996 movie isn’t canon and devise your own way that the 7th regenerated into the 8th. In a way, you could say any single episode isn’t canon, if you wanted to – it’s really personal preference. Eg, a lot of people like to believe that Kill the Moon never really happened – and just ignore it from the continuity.
      It really is your choice on what you approve as canon, although I like the think all of the TV series is canon, this K9 movie may not be in my eyes depending on how good it is, or whether I like how they do it.
      Sometimes people go too far, saying things like, all of new who isn’t canon, and in that case, you may as well say the entire of Doctor Who isn’t canon to Doctor Who – like honestly, people need to let it go sometimes.

    • Anonymous

      October 25th, 2015 - 12:37pm

      I totally agree going on about “Canon” is rather silly. Just enjoy it for what it is. If you don’t want to consider it “Canon” don’t, if you do than do. Simple as that really.

  • Tjmov

    October 25th, 2015 - 12:56am

    The thing about this is if it’s the original K9 Mk1 and original (ish) Omega then it would probably work BUT seeing as it’s most likely going to be the K9 from the spin off show (and if omega was in it he would likely be not dissimilar to a Power Rangers villain) then I think maybe this might not be as good as it could be. Like how much of it will be The K9 show and how much will be something new, different and actually enjoyable to watch?

    • Tjmov

      October 25th, 2015 - 12:59am

      Actually I’m wondering what this ‘new look high tech’ K9 will be like…

    • Callum

      October 25th, 2015 - 11:06am

      The K9 from the spinoff is mkII which is also the version who travelled with Tom baker after he left mk1 with leela. MkII fought in the time war after being left with Romana and then ended up on Earth 2050 where he regenerated into the new K9, same software, different case.

    • Anonymous

      October 27th, 2015 - 7:24am

      Actually, if you read the K9Official facebook page, and read what Bob Baker and Paul Tams say, you will find the K9 in the K9 tv series and this movie is K9 Mark One – the one built by Marius and left on Gallifrey with Leela. Whilst on Gallifrey he was updated with Gallifreyan technology and equipped with a regeneration device incase anything happend to him whilst on Time Lord missions.

  • Simon

    October 25th, 2015 - 12:13am

    Sorry for my last posting I can see it has been taken down. I just thought the look of the new K9 (from the K9 tv show that’s is) was bad. I know I could have used the right words and not wrong ones I hope u will forgive me for my digression. If the change his looks for the film I hope they do it better. I would love to see the old but a little updated look for the film.

  • AlphaOmega

    October 24th, 2015 - 10:29pm

    As come on guys, give it a chance!

    It’s kinda like Class – no one’s seen it yet but for a paragraph synopsis. You have no idea how it’s going to turn out yet but already you’re condemning it.

  • JasonisnotaRobot

    October 24th, 2015 - 9:48pm

    I have no idea what to think of this. Should I be excited? Is it canon? Is it in the same universe as the show?

  • Timelord3

    October 24th, 2015 - 9:47pm

    I didn’t realise it was April 1st already…

    • Obsie

      October 25th, 2015 - 12:28pm

      Thinking exactly the same thing.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    October 24th, 2015 - 9:41pm

    Well, whether or not you’re interested in this movie will probably depend upon how much you like K-9. As a fan of the metal mutt, I’m intrigued.

  • the astronaut of death

    October 24th, 2015 - 7:24pm

    if they bring omega back it should not be in this……

    • booboo

      October 24th, 2015 - 8:06pm


      Both Omega and K9 are Bob bakers creations so why should he not be able to bring them back in a Movie he is writing

      You have to know the history before judging

      well done to all concerned to get a project like this off the ground i say

    • Tardis’nt

      October 24th, 2015 - 9:39pm

      I really doubt he’ll be in Doctor Who anytime soon, because of this, which annoys me

    • C’Rizz

      October 24th, 2015 - 10:34pm

      I doubt he’d be in DW and time soon REGARDLESS of this film.

    • the astronaut of death

      October 24th, 2015 - 11:16pm

      because he is such a BIG doctor who character if they bring him back they should bring him back in Doctor Who not a spin off movie

      its like bringing back Davros Or The Master in a spin off

    • booboo

      October 25th, 2015 - 9:26am

      That’s of course assuming the BBC want to at the moment, if not why shouldn’t the person who created him be able to use him in their own spin off Movie

      Best to wait to see how this tuns out before judging to much

      They are clearly far more involved with this than the TV series.

    • the astronaut of death

      October 25th, 2015 - 11:34am

      is it even canon?

  • CJ

    October 24th, 2015 - 5:58pm

    Well this is going to be interesting…

  • …what?

    October 24th, 2015 - 4:19pm

    Kill it with fire.

  • The super whovian

    October 24th, 2015 - 3:36pm

    And when will the daleks get their own film


      October 24th, 2015 - 6:04pm

      They have back in the 1960’s:

      Dr.Who & the Daleks

      Daleks: Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

    • The super whovian

      October 24th, 2015 - 9:36pm

      I know but I mean a film where there is no doctor just the daleks and maybe some other characters that would be cool

    • yognot

      October 25th, 2015 - 12:08am

      How about a film version of Duel of the Daleks?

    • Simon

      October 25th, 2015 - 12:21pm

      Dr Who and the DALEKS was shown on 25th June 1965.

      DALEKS: Invasion Earth 2150 AD was shown on 22nd July 1966.

      Never herd of Duel of the Daleks?

  • Tardis’nt

    October 24th, 2015 - 3:35pm

    Does this mean that Omega won’t come back to the TV series?

    • Anonymous

      October 24th, 2015 - 10:50pm

      Depends if Bob Baker lets the BBC use the character. I guess based on the announcement above that Bob owns the rights to Omega…?

  • The super whovian

    October 24th, 2015 - 3:35pm

    Sounds cool but I hope they don’t redesign K9 too much

    • Anonymous

      October 24th, 2015 - 9:19pm

      If you go on their twitter they have a picture of the redesign k9

    • The super whovian

      October 24th, 2015 - 9:34pm

      Thanks K9’s redesign doesn’t look bad it still looks like K9

    • Anonymous

      October 24th, 2015 - 10:51pm

      The redesign is based on the 2010 k9, but without the floppy Gromit ears and the bone shaped dog tag

  • Nobody in particular

    October 24th, 2015 - 2:42pm

    This could either be really really good or really really bad

    • The Five Doctors

      October 24th, 2015 - 2:45pm


    • Anonymous

      October 24th, 2015 - 5:50pm

      Agreed. I think its definitely gonna be a Marmite film.

  • Martin

    October 24th, 2015 - 2:27pm

    Bob Baker is writing this and with Omega it could be great

  • Exterminator

    October 24th, 2015 - 2:27pm

    A movie!!!! I wasn’t expecting that! K-9 gets his own movie on the big screen before the Doctor.

    It can’t be cannon with the Whoniverse until the high tech version of K-9 has been in the show.

    • Exterminator

      October 24th, 2015 - 2:27pm

      Oops, I forgot about the Peter Cushing films.

    • Anonymous

      October 24th, 2015 - 9:20pm

      And the movie with Paul McGann

    • Exterminator

      October 24th, 2015 - 10:30pm

      The Paul McGann one was a TV movie whereas the Cushing Dalek ones were on in cinemas.

  • Oliver Crabtree

    October 24th, 2015 - 2:22pm

    BooBoo, where did you get this information from?

    • booboo

      October 24th, 2015 - 2:23pm

      Straight from the horses mouth

  • rob

    October 24th, 2015 - 2:09pm

    Will be very interesting to see how this turns out

  • colin the 3rd

    October 24th, 2015 - 2:08pm

    Omega – fantastic

  • the astronaut of death

    October 24th, 2015 - 2:03pm

    booboo is it set in our whoniverse?

    • booboo

      October 24th, 2015 - 2:04pm

      dont know anymore than has been said to be honest

  • The Five Doctors

    October 24th, 2015 - 1:57pm

    Sounds good!!!

    • The Five Doctors

      October 24th, 2015 - 2:45pm

      Wait is it the one from that K9 TV show? Not the one that’s cannon?

    • GregTheWhovian

      October 24th, 2015 - 3:11pm

      Yes it is!

    • The Five Doctors

      October 24th, 2015 - 9:12pm

      Oh God…

  • Oliver Crabtree

    October 24th, 2015 - 1:43pm


    • Doctor T.S Who

      October 24th, 2015 - 1:47pm

      If they get it right, Oli.. IT WILL BE 😀

  • Doctor T.S Who

    October 24th, 2015 - 1:41pm



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