Tag Archives: K9

Robot Buddy K9

Companion Tropes 34 “Robot Buddy” might seem like a blindingly obvious character trope to discuss for K9, but it is actually a very important and interesting kind of character, ubiquitous in science fiction.  This is also the best place to … Continue reading

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Mickey the Tin Dog

Companion Tropes 16 Me?  I’m their Man in Havana.  I’m the technical support.  I’m… Oh, my God, I’m the tin dog. That’s probably Mickey Smith’s most famous line, from the Doctor Who episode School Reunion.  It’s a funny moment, but … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual (1982)

The 1982 Doctor Who Annual (undated, published in 1981) has a split personality.  It’s a Fourth Doctor annual, and it’s a Fifth Doctor annual.  There are six stories and one comic strip, with all but the final two stories featuring … Continue reading

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K9 Annual 1983

On 29th December 1981 a pilot episode for a potential spinoff series from Doctor Who was broadcast, K9 and Company.  Despite good viewing figures, it was not picked up for a full series, falling between the cracks of a change … Continue reading

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The Sarah Jane Adventures

As we near the end of looking at every Doctor Who story, we’re taking a detour this week to write about some of the spinoffs.  I probably won’t be covering them on an episode-by-episode basis, although The Sarah Jane Adventures … Continue reading

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K9 and Company

I’ve got an idea for the title sequence.  Why don’t we do that American TV thing where we cut together a lot of exciting bits of the first episode? But we’re scheduled to film the title sequence first. OK, then … Continue reading

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Nightmare of Eden

Season 17 has been big on ideas, and following on from a story that was a mashup of issues of capitalism and Greek mythology we have an anti-drugs parable where worlds collide. To tackle drug addiction in Doctor Who in … Continue reading

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The Creature from the Pit

Me only cruel immortality Consumes: I wither slowly in thine arms, Here at the quiet limit of the world… Oh dear, look at that monster.  It’s shaped like… well, that’s unfortunate.  How did nobody notice before it went in front … Continue reading

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Underworld

If you came here looking for Minions, then sorry but you came to the wrong place.  Will some Minyans do instead?  On second thoughts, you should probably keep moving. Underworld was originally broadcast just before Blake’s 7 debuted, and while … Continue reading

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The Armageddon Factor

A big climax to a 26 episode story arc needs to be epic, and that’s exactly what The Armageddon Factor shoots for.  It has a mixed reputation and maybe I’m just a sucker for the tricks the story plays, but … Continue reading

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