Syfy Celebrates the Holidays With End of the World and 'Star Trek' Marathons; Announces Premiere Date for Doctor Who Spin Off 'K-9'

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December 5th, 2012

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NEW YORK – December 5, 2012 – Syfy will close out 2012 with a holiday programming festival featuring an End of the World movie marathon – in case the Mayan apocalyptic prediction proves false – along with a Star Trek film extravaganza, the Doctor Who spinoff K-9 and, of course, the annual Twilight Zone New Year’s Eve journey into the Fifth Dimension.


The holiday festivities kick off on Thursday, December 20 at 8PM with the End of the World festival, concluding Friday, December 21 at 3AM, highlighted by the Thursday night specials Countdown to Doomsday (12AM) and 2012: Startling New Secrets (2AM).


The continuing adventures of the Starship Enterprise journeys from 10:30AM-2AM on Saturday, December 22, and 11AM-11:30PM on Sunday, December 23.


Making its U.S. television premiere, K-9, a comedy/adventure series focusing on the adventures of the robot dog K-9 from the iconic series Doctor Who, blending computer animation and live action, airs on Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 from 10AM-11PM, with a marathon of all episodes in the series.


The Twilight Zone annual New Year’s holiday marathon ushers in 2013 Monday, December 31 from 8AM-4:30AM, and on Tuesday, January 1 from 6AM-5AM.


Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

  • Lisa

    I’m looking forward to the K-9 marathon! Guess I’ll be taping the episodes so I don’t miss any. Someone who has already seen them all told me the show is good, but then again, I’ve read some withering reviews. So I’ll judge for myself very soon.

  • cimmer

    Hope K-9 is good.

    I notice when Syfy does these repeats and/or movie marathons, their numbers are usually at least as good, if not better than their regular ratings numbers – pure money without the headache of buying or coming up with series.

  • Chuck Collins

    K-9 is nearly four years old and is basically a kids programme. What is even more interesting is how it was shown all over the world mostly on Disney channels. I wonder if it did not do as well as expected and subsequently Disney did not seek to secure it for the U.S.

  • Keyser

    You can find the K-9 series HDTV rips online from when they aired in the UK if you know how. It’s an old series. It was only 26 half hour shows I think total. I have them all being a Doctor Who completist but the series sucks and makes no mention of The Doctor as the show is its own entity and is directly for kids. If you’re expecting Doctor Who team-ups, this series is not it, and had none of the charm of the Sarah Jane Adventures where K-9 appeared. This is the American way of blowing out a crap series to get rid of it in one day’s airing.

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