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January 17th, 1985 no comments

K9 and The Time Trap

k9timetrapK9 and The Time Trap

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.

‘What we have here,’ said the burly Rigelian fleet commander, ‘is a total impossibility.’

‘An impossibility,’ observed K9, ‘is usually something a humanoid mind cannot understand.’

‘Listen, you mechanical bloodhound,’ said the commander bluntly, ‘this is a total impossibility.

The entire Rigelian Seventh Fleet can’t just disappear. Apart from anything else it’s against orders. So you do what you are hired to do — go find me a fleet!’


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