Planet of the Spiders - The Great One

Lupton escapes capture and is transported to Metebelis 3

The Doctor and Sarah Jane also travel to the planet where they meet the subjugated human colonists and inspire them to revolt. Returning to Earth and the meditation retreat, the Doctor recognises the abbot K’anpo as his old Time Lord Guru. Sarah is revealed to be in the power of the spiders.

The Doctor realises that the only way he can put things right is to take a return trip to Metebelis 3 and face his greatest fear. So he seeks an audience with the Great One, a monstrous mutated spider that resides in the heart of a radioactive crystal mountain….

Story background: 1974. Written by Barry Letts and Robert Sloman, produced by Barry Letts. Notable for: Pertwees’ reign as the Time Lord concludes.

Illustration: 1998 Daryl Joyce. Gouache and Paint Shop. 40cm x 23cm

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