Giles and K9 will appear in next season’s “Doctor Who.”

Picked this up off of Sci Fi Wire:

Anthony Stewart Head, best known as Giles in TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will guest-star in the upcoming second season of the BBC’s hit SF show Doctor Who, the BBC Web site reported. Head will appear in an episode in which the Doctor (David Tennant) battles the evil Krillitanes, the site reported.

The episode will also mark the return of Elisabeth Sladen, who’ll be making her first TV appearance as Sarah Jane Smith since 1983.

And the Doctor will also be reunited with his faithful robot dog, K9, last seen as the companion to Tom Baker’s Doctor between 1977 to 1981.

“I am delighted to have been invited back on board the series, and a little gathered rust is no object to a fully functional K9,” John Leeson, the original voice of the robot dog, told the BBC Web site.

The episode will be seen in the United Kingdom next spring. In it, the Doctor and his team investigate sinister events at a modern-day comprehensive school.

I’m looking forward to the next season as it is already, but now I’m curious to see how the handle bringing in a couple of old companions from the original series.

Update: I didn’t notice it at the time, but it turns out that Dave M. submitted an entry about this prior to me writing mine so Dave should get some credit for this as well. grin

4 thoughts on “Giles and K9 will appear in next season’s “Doctor Who.”

  1. Depends on where you live. If you live in the U.K. then it’s BBC One, though they’re not currently showing any episodes on that channel at this time. In Canada it’s whatever channel the CBC broadcasts on in your area (here in Detroit we get it on channel 9). In Australia you can catch it on the ABC Network, on Prime TV in New Zealand, and in Italy on Sky Italia’s entertainment channel Jimmy.

    The series hasn’t been licensed by any network in the United States as of yet. If you don’t live in one of those other countries, or close enough to pick up broadcasts from one of them, then the only way to see it right now is to download episodes from the Net.

  2. I wonder if an email or letter writing campaign to SciFi Channel would change their mind and air the show. I mean really. How many people really watch those horrible SciFi Original movies they air currently. They seem to have about one a week. I have yet to see an ad for one that I would even have an inkling to watch.

    As for downloading them from the net. We can only hope that there are still BitTorrent sites out there still by the time they air again. That and our ISP’s don’t start blocking the ports.

    I keep hearing horror stories about people not being able to use bittorrent to download podcasts because their ISP’s block the ports.

  3. Sweet, k9 and company guest star for the first time since The Five Doctors. This second season also features my favourite baddies – the Cybermen, so as long as the standard of writing continues and David Tennant fits into the role, it’s gonna be awesome.

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