Monday, 13 April 2015

K is for K-9 and Kingsley

I'm in Malaysia at the moment (yay!) but as I didn't know what internet access I'd have, these posts have been scheduled.  If I don't reply to your comments or comment on your blog, it's not because I don't love you- I just don't have internet!  I'll get back to you when I return :)

A to Z Challenge - K

K is for "K-9!"
It's a quote.  Really.  David Tennant's Doctor says it when he sees K-9 for the first time in School Reunion.  K-9 first appeared as companion to the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, and ended up with his own spin-off series.  I don't have a lot to say about the robot dog (I only saw him in this one episode) however this wiki page has a lot more information.  I really enjoyed the episode School Reunion, not so much because of the concepts in the episode or the aliens, but because of Anthony Stuart Head, or Tony Head, or Anthony Head (he's gone by all these names over the years - he's billed as Anthony Head in this episode).  Head played Rupert Giles in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which I loved and introduced many people too.  In the Doctor Who-verse, he provided the voice-over for Doctor Who Confidential as well as voicing one or two audio-books.  If only he wasn't a bad alien who had to be killed off, so we could have seen more of him!  Then again, given how many times some aliens/adversaries have re-appeared in DW...
Once again I have hyphen issues - the internet can't agree on
whether it's K-9 or K9.  Thoughts?
 K is for Kingsley Shacklebolt
One of the members of the Order of the Phoenix and an Auror, Kingsley kicks butt.  I love his costume in the film, which apparently the actor, George Harris, had a lot of input into the creation of.  The hat and the sandals in particular, which I think came out quite well in the cross stitch (if I do say so myself!), which is the main reason why he is my choice for K. Kingsley was one of those background characters that I didn't form a strong opinion about, however he was well developed in true JK Rowling style.

Whose costume in the films did you love the most?  Is there an actor in Doctor Who you wish we had got to see more of?  Or a character?

Happy Stitching!


  1. K-9 was one of the few things I remembered from my days of watching Who as a kid (my first Doctor was Tom Baker...does that show my age?). When K-9 showed up on David's run, I about had kittens! It was one of the most exciting moments in my Whovian history!

    1. :D He's one reason I want to go back and watch more original Who

  2. Great job! I have to say my absolute favorite costume in the series was Hermione's dress at the Winter Ball during the Tri-Wizard Tournament. As for who I want to see more of in Doctor Who, I miss several companions. I would love for Captain Jack to come back!

    1. More Jack would be great. You'll be excited to know I have a pattern of Hermione in that dress - just need to fix up the quote before I re-upload it to the store :D