Published on March 16th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley
Planet of the Spiders DVD Cover!
Starring Jon Pertwee and Lis Sladen, Planet of the Spiders ties up various loose ends from the last two seasons of the Third Doctor’s adventures…
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 â€˜Two Legsâ€™ 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…
This is the final and most dangerous adventure thatthe Third Doctor will face, as what begins as research into ESP develops into a battle with the terrifying spiders from Metebelis 3, with only the Doctor, UNIT, Sarah Jane Smith and the Time Lord K’Anpo standing in their way!
Featuring the following DVD extras:
- The Final Curtain
- John Kane Remembers Planet of the Spiders
- Directing Who with Barry Letts
- Now & then the Locations of Planet of the Spiders
- Planet of the Spiders – Photo Gallery
- Wogan feature
…Planet of the Spiders is a key release, and running to two discs, featuring a regeneration and the first glimpse of the Fourth Doctor while providing an end to the long-running Metebelis Three arc and Barry Lett’s use of pseudo-Buddist philosophy in the series, it’s one that you cannot afford to miss!
With a retail price of Â£19.99, Planet of the Spiders can be bought online from Amazon for just Â£14.99 in advance of its April 18th release date!