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Published on July 26th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Vote K-9!

The SFX website is canvassing votes for their 200 Greatest SF and fantasy characters ever poll in celebration of SFX’s 200th edition, which features in the August – and this week they’re looking for robots!

Doctor Who - Vote K9!With heroes, heroines, monsters and superheroes all covered already – ideal if you want to vote for the Doctor, Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, Donna Noble or Daleks – this is your chance to vote for a legend among Doctor Who characters, K-9!

So successful was he after one episode (1977′s The Invisible Enemy) that K-9 remained in the TARDIS for 4 years, before being left in E-Space at the close of 1981′s Warrior’s Gate. With an earlier version already left on Gallifrey in The Invasion of Time, the Doctor even thought to send another build of his faithful robot dog to Sarah Jane – the reason behind K-9 and Company in 1981 and a piece of continuity that lasts right the way to the modern day with The Sarah Jane Adventures.

And of course latterly, K-9 has had his own spinoff series, which is set to air on Channel 5 later this year.

So if you want to get K-9 top of a list that includes R2-D2, the Terminator and Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Commander Data, head on over to the SFX website and get voting! 

Curiously, however, there is no mention of Kamelion in the list…


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

One Response to Vote K-9!

  1. avatar GeminiPete says:

    Love the cute little heroic robotic tin Dog! Any word if K9 will be back for a trip or to in the TARDIS with the Doctor for the 50th Anniversary? Really hope the Moff brings the little fella back for an episode or two – an binge only lassie Companion who hasn’t noticeably aged, he could truly be from that Zclassic time period (ie would be amusing if the 11th Doctor or River “borrowed” the tin pup for some help during a classic adventure explaining why he might have been missing for a bit (like during Power of Kroll where he stayed behind du to being marooned in the swamp, City of Death, or could even be post-Shada pre-Leisure Hive with River or the 11th Doc fixing his space laryngitis so he’d sound like he should again!
    So to The Powers Tat Be -please bring K9 back for the 50th Anniversary for at least an episode or two! He’s the most famous robot dog and needs to meet the 11th incarnation of te Doctor since he missed him in SJA. We want our tin dog back Mr. Moffat! :-)

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