Originally created for the 1970s DOCTOR WHO series by Bob Baker and Dave Martin, K9 has long been an iconic television character. Now comes a brand new adventure series featuring everyone’s favourite robot dog!
K9 is a children’s sci-fi/adventure series combining comedy, action and suspense “X Files” meets “Men in Black” with a zany dash of “Ghostbusters”. K9 mixes live action characters with stunning visual-effects.
London, in the future: STARKEY (14) orphan and rebel ultimately plans to bring down the system but for the time being he is prepared to simply slip through the cracks. While evading the police he takes refuge in a large detached house, now the residence of reclusive scientist, Professor GRYFFEN. He is followed by JORJIE (14) an adventurous girl who partly admires Starkey’s dissident stance, but mostly wants to share whatever excitement is afoot.
Inside the dilapidated mansion, they see Gryffen absorbed in an experiment with a strange piece of alien technology, a Space Time Manipulator (S/TM). DARIUS (15) an artful dodger who, among his many occupations, runs errands for Gryffen, confronts the pair, but at that moment a portal opens and through the hole torn in the fabric of space/time burst two reptilian warrior JIXEN. The Jixen attack Starkey. The teenager is saved from certain death by a small dog-like robot, K9 Mark I, who follows the Jixen through the portal and places himself between the monsters and boy.
In the ensuing battle, the only way K9 can defeat the Jixen is to blow himself and them to pieces. One surviving Jixen limps out of the mansion. Before expiring, K9 is able to give instructions that allow Starkey to initiate a regeneration program. A new, more sophisticated and futuristically designed K9 is regenerated.
K9 and Starkey, with the assistance of Jorjie, Darius and Gryffen, become the earth’s front line defence against dangers threatening from anywhere and anytime in the galaxy. They will have a lot of fun, action, adventure, and some scares along the way, saving the earth from alien creatures, monsters and more than a few human threats.
The press release below appeared on the Park Entertainment website in 2007. This early premise was abandoned before production began in Australia
Doctor who’s favourate companion returns in his own live action and CGI series .
Running Time: 26 x 1/2 hr episodes
An old Prairie class spacecraft is drifting towards distant stars. She is The ” Platte ” once used for the colonisation of Asteroids.
On board are:-
SLOCUM – mid-thirties, rugged, taciturn who thinks of himself as a dealer in valuable commodities – others would say he just collects junk! He is a loner – a space gypsy! It’s the only way he knows. He’s in no hurry to get anywhere and he stays well off the beaten track.
DJINN – a V997 (F), an overactive computer module in the shape of an attractive young woman. She was programmed by the ship’s previous owners to provide stimulating conversation. Something that SLOCUM would happily change if only he had knowledge of her operating codes!
Together they discover an apparently abandoned battle cruiser. Whereupon they meet K-9!
The adventures begin…