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Is K-9 the cute tin-dog from Dr Who to make a return to the hit TV show?

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 30/09/2015 | 12:49

K9 the iconic dog from the hit TV show Dr Who
K9 the iconic dog from the hit TV show Dr Who
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Steven Moffat, the man behind cult TV show Doctor Who, has said he wants K-9 to make a return to the show.

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The writer said that he was ‘totally up’ for the robot dog K-9 to make return to the show.

He confessed that he almost included the mechanical canine in the Doctor Who 2014 Christmas special last year.

"I love K-9!"

"I had a whole scene where the Doctor was pointing out how ludicrous Santa Claus is, having a reindeer with a glowing nose and so on… and then in comes K-9," Moffat told TV & Satellite Week magazine.

K-9 first appeared in Doctor Who alongside Tom Baker in 1977 as a mobile computer from the 51st century.

The metal mutt's popularity saw him stay in the TARDIS until 1981 and then returned later that year on television for his own special, K-9 & Company.

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Doctor Who’s relaunch in 2006 also featured K-9 as he appeared in a pivotal episode with David Tennant and Billie Piper.

From there, his career took off and the tin dog starred in the spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures and even had his own short-lived show, produced in Australia, called K-9.

Moffat refused to be drawn on when K-9 will next appear in Doctor Who, only saying that when they ‘have the right idea,’ he’ll be back.

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