Planet of the Spiders
 

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Starring: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney & Richard Franklin
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | US US (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD)

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  April 2011
Format: 2 x DVD
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At a Tibetan retreat in the English countryside, a group of men are using ancient meditation rituals to tap into a mysterious alien power. They unwittingly create a bridgehead between Earth and Metebelis 3, a planet where the 'Two Legs' are oppressed by giant spiders. The creatures are desperate to recover the blue jewel that the Doctor gave to Jo Grant as a wedding gift.

Now the Doctor must risk everything and return to Metebelis 3 to face the awesome power of The Great One, who plans to use the crystal to enslave all of human kind...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary by Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates), Barry Letts (producer & director) and Terrance Dicks (script editor)
  • The Final Curtain A look back at the Third Doctor's tenure with actors Jon Pertwee and Richard Franklin, producer / director Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, designer Rochelle Selwyn, visual effects assistant Mat Irvine and actor and author Mark Gatiss.
  • John Kane Remembers...
  • Directing Who with Barry Letts
  • Now & Then
  • Planet Of The Spiders Omnibus Edition
  • Omnibus Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • Radio Times Billings DVD-ROM only
  • Coming Soon

This story was originally brodcast on BBC1 between 4th May — 8th June 1974

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When:  May 2011
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At a Tibetan retreat in the English countryside, a group of men are using ancient meditation rituals to tap into a mysterious alien power. They unwittingly create a bridgehead between Earth and Metebelis 3, a planet where the "Two Legs" are oppressed by giant spiders. The creatures are desperate to recover the blue jewel that the Doctor gave to Jo Grant as a wedding gift. Now the Doctor must risk everything and return to Metebelis 3 to face the awesome power of The Great One, who plans to use the crystal to enslave all of human kind.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary by actors Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane), Nicholas Courtney (the Brigadier), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates), producer / director Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks
  • The Final Curtain Making Of the Third Doctor's last story with actors Jon Pertwee and Richard Franklin, producer / director Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, designer Rochelle Selwyn, visual effects assistant Mat Irvine and actor and author Mark Gatiss (37 mins)
  • John Kane Remembers... Interview with the actor who played Tommy (12 mins)
  • Directing Doctor Who Barry Letts retrospective (14 min)
  • Now and Then Film locations (7 mins)
  • Planet Of The Spiders: Omnibus Edition Full-length, unrestored edit (105 mins)
  • Omnibus trailer (1 min)
  • Photo Gallery (5 mins)
  • PDF materials Radio Times Listings
  • Production Note Option
  • Digitally remastered pictures and sound quality

Originally transmitted May 4 - June 8, 1974

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  June 2011
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