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January 16th, 1985 no comments

K9 and the Beasts of Vega

k9beastsofvegaK9 and the Beasts of Vega

FROM:Gallifrey Databank
TO: Gallifrey High Command

CLASSIFICATION: Most Secret
SUBJECT K9

HISTORY Robot dog designed and first constructed by a certain Professor Marius (type: Earth, male) in year 5000 A.D. Built as a mobile computer unit and pet replacement. Later modified by Time Lord Theta Sigma (also known as ‘The Doctor’)to improve performance.

POTENTIAL USE Now capable of independent missions in situations classed as too dangerous for Time Lord intervention.
EQUIPMENT Sophisticated polysensory tracking systems. Selfenergising drive and decision-making capability. Multiphase photon-blaster infinitely variable from ‘immobilisation’ to ‘dematerialisation’.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT Spacecraft K-NEL. Ion rocket motors (3) only. No time-travel facility. Operated as extension of K9s central computer, No armaments. Shape, smooth triangular block. Colour, white. Speed: UNDISCLOSED.

K9 watched the last of the crewmen being ferried across to the hospital. The crewman’s eyes were blue and staring, and he trembled uncontrollably inside the vacuum stretcher.

Yet their ship, SPACESHIFTER 138, lay unmarked, its yellow paintwork gleaming, and its sapphiretipped laserjibs and gigantic steel struts glinting in the Vegan sun.


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