Origin : Asteroid K4067
Companion reign – 1977 – 1981

“Affirmative… ..master!” K9

Robotic pet pooch endures till spinoff.

K-9, or ‘K-9 Mark II’ (voiced by both John Leeson and David Brierly), first appeared in the Fourth Doctor episode – The Invisible Enemy – 1977.

K9 was created by Professor Marius – in the year 5000 (on an Asteroid base in deepspace), to replace his Earth dog – as a companion. Unable to take K9 back to Earth, due to weight restrictions. Marius offered K9 to the Fourth Doctor.

K9 was in every sense of the word – ‘mans best friend’, accompanying and acting as a companion and guard-dog to the Doctor.

K9 was useful too, he could be plugged into a computer mainframe, or the Tardis control column. His snout was also a defensive ray gun which could torture, incapacitate or even kill – and K9 also had a finely tuned sensor array, to sweep the area for danger.

K9 was intelligent aswell, regularly playing and beating the Doctor at chess – and general trivia, which annoyed the Fourth Doctor.

K-9 was a regular companion alongside the Leela, until The Invasion of Time – 1978. K-9 decided to remain on Gallifrey with Leela.

However, due to the popularity of the character, K9 ‘Mk II’ was immediately introduced – at the end of the episode, to continue travelling with the Doctor.

This K9 MK-II upgrade was quicker, more agile, had better weapons and an even better sensor array. But still had the same personality – that made the first K9 so endearing.

K9 accidentally damaged himself – in Leisure Hive – 1980, on Brighton beach. When he chased a ball thrown by the Fourth Doctor into the sea and short-circuited himself.

When the Doctor got trapped in the parallel universe of E-Space. K-9 MK-II was still damaged, in Warriors’ Gate – 1980.

Romana decided to stay behind in E-Space, so the Doctor gave K9 MK-II to her as a parting gift. The N-Space winds had a healing effect – on his broken circuitry.

K9 made one further appearance, in The Five Doctor’s – 1983; now back in the care of Sarah-Jane Smith, back on Earth.

Old Doctor Who

Appearances :

Season Fifteen – 1977-78

The Invisible Enemy (joins)🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪
Image of the Fendahl🔵🔵🔵🔵⚪
The Sun Makers🔵🔵⚪⚪⚪
The Invasion of Time⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Season Sixteen – 1978-79

Key To Time :
The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
The Androids of Tara
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor

Season Seventeen – 1979-80

Destiny of the Daleks
City of Death
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon

Season Eighteen – 1980-81

The Leisure Hive

The E-Space Trilogy :
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warriors’ Gate (leaves)

Season Twenty – 1983

The Five Doctor’s (cameo)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐