K9 (2009–2010)

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Spin off TV show based on the adventures of the robot dog companion from "Doctor Who".


5.4/10
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  • John Leeson and Philippa Coulthard in K9 (2009)
  • Keegan Joyce in K9 (2009)
  • Philippa Coulthard in K9 (2009)
  • John Leeson and Keegan Joyce in K9 (2009)
  • Philippa Coulthard in K9 (2009)
  • Keegan Joyce and Philippa Coulthard in K9 (2009)

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Creators:

Shayne Armstrong, Paul Tams, Bob Baker, Dave Martin

Awards

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1 April 2013 | cold_lazarou
5
| K9 was company... this is a crowd
Alright, so this makes for... what?... FOUR spin-off series from 'Doctor Who' now? (Counting the '81 "K9 and Company" pilot, "Torchwood", and the late lamented "Sarah-Jane Adventures"). Wheras the others mentioned above retained the spirit and feel of the parent series, this Australian co-production is sadly lacking that certain Gallifreyan je ne sais quois (to say nothing of any allons-y or molto bene).

Screened in the UK on the less than prestigious Channel 5 in their early morning kiddie slot, this show sadly fitted in with the pre-teen brightly coloured attention deficit disorder chaos that surrounded it. Lacking the strong (or even coherent) plot lines and - with one or two caveats - the acting of its parent and sister shows, and with special effects on a par with a scrag end Graham Williams story from 1979, this result of K9's co-creator Bob Baker's years of work to get it off the ground is sadly not worth the effort.

There are a few decent ideas at play here, and the cast isn't irredeemable: Robyn Moore as Jorjie's mother June can actually act (Moore also featured in Aussie 'zom-com' "Undead", another project which leaves me unsure whether to smile indulgently or grit my teeth whilst watching). Robert Moloney as Professor Gryffen is OK too, beneath a 'zany inventor' act that can become as wearisome as season 28 David Tennant. The alien creatures however, are worse than a bad mandrel, or even a mad bandril - the muppets populating Jabba's palace in ROTJ were better.

I hear rumblings that a belated second season may be in the works. Hopefully a total reboot with no return for the original scriptwriters, please. Kid's TV can be so much better than this.

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