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Posted: 03 Apr 05, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I'm a casual Dr Who fan... so TM will give the detailed account...

"Was Tom Baker the last Dr to own K9 ?"

I'm sure Tom Baker was the only Doctor to have K9. A couple versions of K9 were built... one stayed with Romana, one was given to Sarah Jane.

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Posted: 03 Apr 05, 18:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually there must have been three K9s - the first one stayed behind with Leela on Gallifrey (and given last night's revelations they both must be dead now - boo hoo!); the second stayed behind with Romana in E-Space, so the one Sarah Jane got given must have been a third model.

Oh, and Robert Holmes has the most number of writing credits, I believe. Off-hand I think he's credited on fifteen serials, plus he's uncredited for his ground-up re-write of "Pyramids of Mars".

Added to that of course, he had a significant input, to a greater or lesser degree, into just about every serial broadcast between 1975 and 1977, in his capacity as the Script Editor of the programme.

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Posted: 03 Apr 05, 19:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

(and given last night's revelations they both must be dead now - boo hoo!)

Yeah - that was some revelation! I'm not quite sure what to make of it.

Just wondering - will the Master be making some sort of appearance next during the next series?

He was one of my favourite characters - the Delgado version rather than Anthony Ainley.

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Posted: 04 Apr 05, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dracula wrote:

Hi - Just 2 quick questions for you 1) Who wrote the most Dr stories and 2) I can just remember Tom Baker as the Dr as I was only 6 when peter Davison took over , but what happened to K9 ? Was Tom Baker the last Dr to own K9 ? - This K9 thing has been bugging me for ages Thanks in advance !


K9 was left in e-space with Romana at the end of the Warrior's Gate story. Tom Baker was the only Doctor to date (apart from Paul McGann in the audios) to own K9.

Robert Holmes and Terry Nation wrote a lot of the stories. Terrance Dicks wrote a majority of the TV stories novels.

Hope this helps with your query.


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Posted: 04 Apr 05, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought the War was alluded to in the very first episode in 1963?


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Posted: 04 Apr 05, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No - one of Wilson, Newman and Webber's initial ideas for the character was that he might be a fugitive from some sort of 'Galactic War' tens of thousands of years in the future, fleeing the horrors he'd experienced there, but the concept never made it on screen.

A pity really as it's a good one, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how this arc Davies seems to be writing pans out during the course of the season. It seems as though the War involved a lot of planets - the Nestene in the first episode was fleeing it, after all - so the enemy must have been pretty awesome.

Hmmmmm, now I wonder who that could be...

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Posted: 04 Apr 05, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TM - All is revealed in the audio stories. In fact, I thought they had integrated both the old TV and audio series rather well.



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Posted: 04 Apr 05, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Big Finish are expressly forbidden from having any ties to or mentions of the new series. It's in their licence.

Besides, you're thinking of the destruction of Gallifrey from the *books*, not the audios. In the audios, Gallifrey is still in one piece as far as I know.

I am absolutely certain, however, that Davies' backstory for Gallifrey's destruction is completely different to the one in the books. There is absolutely no way a TV series made for a general audience of millions is going to be picking up backstory from a series of novels written for a niche audience of a few thousand.

This is new stuff. Yippee! :-)

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Posted: 05 Apr 05, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No problem Dracula.

If you have any other questions or anything about the show, some websites you might find very useful are http://www.gallifreyone.com and http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/classic.shtml, both of which have extensive episode guides, Frequently Asked Questions, reviews, trivia and all sorts.