Doctor Who : Planet of the Spiders - Part 1 (1973)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Run Time - 43 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Season 11 of Doctor Who came to a spectacular end with the six-part adventure "Planet of the Spiders." Written by Robert Sloman, this adventure finds the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) suffering the consequences of stealing a powerful blue crystal from the planet Meteblis 3 in the previous story arc "The Green Death." In episode one, which originally aired on May 4, 1974, the Doctor's traveling companion, Sarah (Elisabeth Sladen), is summoned by her boss, Mike Yates (Richard Franklin), to investigate a suspicious transcendental meditation group. This assignment turns out to be a direct link to sinister intrigues on Metebelis 3 and the first step towards a profound epiphany for the Doctor.