Planet of the Spiders: Part 3

Doctor Who Classic | Season 11 | Planet of the Spiders: Part 3

Following Lupton, Sarah is accidentally transported to Metebelis 3 where she is captured.


Lupton re-appears at the meditation center, secretly observed by the simple-minded handyman Tommy, who later steals the crystal to add to his collection of “pretties”. The Doctor and Sarah Jane investigate the meditation center. Exploring the basement Sarah steps on Lupton’s mandala and is transported to Metebelis III, where a small group of humans are held in bondage by the giant spiders, who refer to themselves as the Eight Legs. The Doctor follows in his TARDIS to rescue Sarah Jane, but is incapacitated by the Eight Legs’ human guards.

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Originally Aired: 05-18-1974
Director: Barry Letts
Writers: Robert Sloman
Barry Letts
Sydney Newman
Starring: Jon Pertwee
Elisabeth Sladen
Richard Franklin
John Dearth
Kevin Lindsay
John Kane
Christopher Burgess
Terence Lodge
Gareth Hunt
Geoffrey Morris