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Aug. 26th, 2007 09:06 pm

Egads, is nothing sacred?

In the tradition of Krypto, and Ace the Bat-Hound, we now have an entire animated series devoted to K-9, sans Doctor.

This was the whole point of K-9; a man and his loyal dog -- who can play chess together. Not to mention, the first version is with Sarah Jane Smith on Earth, the other is with Romana in Eve Space. Where did this abomination come from?

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Date:August 27th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
Ack! That does sound like a bad idea. As for where it came from, I'm guessing perhaps Sarah Jane's version outlived her and went to space later, but that's applying logic to a concept that probably doesn't deserve it.

Also, I'm a bit worried that between Doctor Who itself, Torchwood (coming to the US this fall...geez I hope I can get the Sci Fi channel after I move), the Sarah Jane Adventures, and now this, I'm worried they're doing Who-verse overkill. CSI-like proliferation is not necessary and runs the risk of burning out fans. I think longevity and quality will be better if they keep it to just Doctor Who (the heart of it all) and Torchwood (because the world needs more Cap'n Jack Harkness).
Date:August 27th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
Agreed, but bear in mind that Russell T. Davies is apparently thinking of stopping production because of the hellish schedule anyway. There's a chance that the spin-offs are all that will be left of Doctor Who in a few years.

Of course, there is the argument that most of the fans of Doctor Who are still just that; they aren't necessarily going to be watching Torchwood, or the Sarah Jane Smith's kids series of or the much more "kid-friendly" *shudder* animated K-9.

Thus, if any of these series will last, it will probably be good old DW. While I worry about the dilution of attention, I also worry about possible "canon" with these spin-offs, and even more I worry about sullying the reputation of the original. If a kid's first exposure is to K-9, will they really want to watch the good Doctor?