Thursday, January 22, 2009

Most unexpected thing found so far in research for the history of Private Eye, part 2

From the Colour Section, Eye 401, 29 April 1977.

Aware of the huge amount of money to be made, wizards at the BBC special effects department are desperately trying to create a successor to the famous Daleks which used to feature in Dr Who.
The best they have come up with so far is a mechanical robot dog, called - K9.
Woof, woof."

A geek notes: the K9 prop made his studio debut on 10th April 1977. He was not unveiled to the press until June.

(Part one is here)

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