Doctor Who (1963)

Season 11 Episode 26

Planet of the Spiders, Part Six

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Jun 08, 1974 on BBC

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  • Wow!

    One of my all time favourite episodes at the time, this story still looms large in my memory. The big spiders! The chanting ("oom, haddy haddy um!")! The end of the world (again). It was good to have a resolution to the Mike Yates sub-plot, tragic to witness the death of the Doctor (I had watched since Troughton, but this was my first regeneration scene). Life, or at least Saturday tea time, would never be the same again. According to one of the novels, an irradiated Doctor took hundreds of years dying in his Tardis before returning to Earth, which is really too horrid to contemplate!