The Web Planet
 

No. 40 of 170 in the BBC classic series DVDs series
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Starring: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill & Maureen O'Brien
By:Bill Strutton
Rating:   6.7  (45 votes)  Vote here
Review:  Episode Falls On Its Face  Read more (4 in total)
Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (DVD)
Note:This story was also released in Italy, as part of I Dalek invadono la Terra (The Dalek Invasion of Earth) box set.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  October 2005
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
A mysterious force pulls the TARDIS off course, stranding the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki on the mysterious alien world of Vortis. A fierce battle is raging between the moth-like Menoptra, and giant insects known as Zarbi. But what is the dark secret that hides at the centre of the Zarbi's lair...?

Special Features

  • Commentary by William Russell (Ian), Verity Lambert (Producer), Richard Martin (Director) and Martin Jarvis (Hilio), moderated by Gary Russell
  • Tales of Isop The original cast and crew recall the making of this story, featuring William Russell, Maureen O'Brien (Vicki), Martin Jarvis, verity Lambert, Richard Martin, John Wood (Designer) and Sonia Markham (Make-up)
  • The Lair of Zarbi Supremo William Russell reads the short story from the first Doctor Who Annual
  • The Doctor Who Annual The first ever Doctor Who Annual from 1965 is presented in its entirety (DVD-ROM only - PC / Mac)
  • Spanish Soundtrack An option to view Episode 6 in Spanish
  • Give-A-Show Slides A set of 1960s Doctor Who slides, based on The Web Planet
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 13th February - 20th March 1965

Cover image for The Web Planet
Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  November 2005
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
Same as UK edition.

Cover image for The Web Planet
Edition: US US (DVD)
When:  September 2006
Format: 1 x DVD
Owned:
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Used:  $150.00
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New: CDN$ 406.33
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Note:  The blurb mentions the "1965 Doctor Who Annual" but in reality it's referring to what Brits would call the "1966" Annual since British annuals are traditionally named for the year after publication.

Cover blurb:
A mysterious force pulls the TARDIS off course, stranding the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki on the alien world of Vortis. A fierce battle is raging between the moth-like Menoptra and giant insects known as Zarbi. But what is the dark secret that hides at the center of the Zarbi's lair?

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio commentary by actors William Russell and Martin Jarvis, producer Verity Lambert and director Richard Martin
  • Tales of Isop — 37-minute "Making of" featurette
  • The Lair of Zarbi Supremo — William Russell reads the short story from the very first Doctor Who Annual in a 56-minute audio
  • PC-ROM Feature 1965 Doctor Who Annual
  • Give-A-Show — 1960s Doctor Who film-strip show based on The Web Planet
  • Production Note Option
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality



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