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WATCH: INTERVIEW: FTN interviews K-9 creator Mat Irvine

January 21st, 2013 by Owen Quinn Comments

I recently caught up with visual effects genius Mat Irvine at Lisburn library when he did a talk on his life with K9 which he still owns.

It’s been twenty years since I met Mat back at a Doctor Who convention in the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool and he hasn’t changed one bit. Starting off on the Jon Pertwee story Curse of Peladon, an alien filled extravaganza that predated the Mos Eisley cantina scene in Star Wars, Mat went on to work on sci-fi classic Blake’s 7 amongst others.

A man of many words and generous to a fault, we present the man behind K9 , mister Mat Irvine.

Also, here is FTN contributor Saxon’s interview with Mat where they talk about his career, especially one of Saxon’s passions, Robot Wars

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Husband, dad and Ireland's hardest working author, Owen Quinn is currently knee deep in The Time Warriors, arguably the biggest sci-fi epic ever to come out of Ireland. He has an unhealthy interest in Doctor Who, classic TV and Star Wars, he also hangs around with the Emerald Garrison far toooo much. Is it any wonder he fits in at FTN so well? Find Owen at the