Over the weekend Doctor Who News reported that one of the most beloved characters in British science fiction/pop culture history, the robotic canine companion (aptly named K-9) to everyone’s favorite Time Lord, is going to be starring in his own full length feature film.
The Doctor Who character, a mainstay on the popular BBC series throughout the late 70s/early 80s, is slated to appear, “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 script for the film entitled K9-TIMEQUAKE, was written by one of K-9‘s original creators, Bob Baker, who wrote numerous Doctor Who serials in the 70s, and ultimately went on to co-write the Wallace and Gromit shorts, as well as the BAFTA award-winning feature film, Curse of the Were-Rabbit. K-9 will reportedly be receiving an updated, high-tech look for the film.
Now while this isn’t exactly the Doctor Who film fans have been dreaming of, K-9 is pretty adorable in an R2-D2 kind of way. And given that he’s changed “masters” a number of times throughout his fictional history, he’s a good catalyst for introducing a whole bunch of new heroes and heroines to the Who-verse without completely alienating existing fans.
And besides, who’s to say the Doctor isn’t going to make an appearance? News of the film’s existence just broke; undoubtedly there will be many, many updates before its theatrical release in 2017.
Source: The Mary Sue