Shout! Factory continues its tradition of bringing out fan-friendly DVDs by announcing that K-9: The Complete Series will be available on a four-DVD set on May 7.
All 26 thirty-minute episodes of the show starring Doctor Who’s robot dog will be included. The children’s comedy adventure aired in the UK and Australia (as well as elsewhere, including the US on Syfy) and features live-action and computer animation. Here’s the show description from Shout!:
Blasting back into action via a space-time manipulator, everyone’s favorite robot dog arrives in late 21st-century London, now scarred by alien intrusion and government rule through their cybernetic police force. With the assistance of teenagers Jorjie, Darius, drifter Starkey, and Professor Gryffen, K-9 becomes Earth’s front-line defence against dangers threatening from any place –- and anytime -– in the galaxy! They will have a lot of fun, action, adventure, and some jolts along the way, saving the earth from alien creatures, scary monsters and more than a few nasty humans!
The design of the character had to be changed, since the BBC wasn’t involved in production of this show. The new dog can fly, though. For the same reason, there are no Doctor Who appearances or direct references. The Shout! Factory release will include two bonus features: an interview with K-9 and a “making of” documentary.