Dr Who: The Planet of the Spiders

July 31, 2013 in Dr Who by Firebird

Despite the dated models this is not one for arachnophobes 🙂


Not only the first Doctor I remember but also the ultimate Companion, Sarah Jane Smith!

Viewers of the modern Doctor Who might find the invisible creepy crawly on her back familiar, and yes it’s a lot like the Time Beetle that messed with Donna’s timeline in ‘Turn Left’.


I’d forgotten what a man of action the 3rd Doctor was. Just check out his karate moves, running around and driving and flying a range of vehicles (seen here in a hovercraft). He was significantly different to those who’d gone before.


Lots and lots of spiders 🙂

We didn’t really seem to get much in the way of properly alien planets during the 3rd Doctor’s run, just from memory it all seemed to involve U.N.I.T. HQ and gravel quarries in Surrey. 🙂


One of the fun things with Doctor Who is spotting the well known actors (over here at least) who appear in it from time to time, in this case Gareth Hunt, Gambit in The New Avengers.