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Doctor Who - The Web Planet [DVD] [1965]

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  • Actors: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien
  • Directors: Richard Martin
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Oct. 2005
  • Run Time: 147 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009WT5BY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,099 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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STARRING WILLIAM HARTNELL AS THE DOCTOR A STRANGE POWER DRAIN FORCES THE TARDIS TO MATERIALISE ON THE PLANET VORTIS.

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One of the most widely-watched of all the '60s-era Doctor Who serials, The Web Planet (1965) puts the first Doctor (William Hartnell) and his companions in the middle of a war between two alien races--the moth-like Menoptra and a hostile race of ant creatures known as Zarbi--for possession of the planet Vortis. With the help of a grub-esque people called the Optera, the Doctor discovers the Zarbi's hidden weapon--the seductively voiced spider creature the Animus, which plans to ensnare the Time Lord and thwart his assistance to the Menoptra. An estimated 13.5 million viewers tuned in to watch all six episodes of The Web Planet, which manages to overcome its unfortunately awkward creature costumes (which are grim even by Doctor Who standards) to deliver a dramatic and suspenseful story with a subtle touch of social commentary; Hartnell is at his flinty best as the Doctor, and gets solid support from William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, and Maureen O'Brien as his fellow time travelers. The DVD includes the usual abundance of new and archival extras: in addition to commentary by Russell, Martin Jarvis (who played Menoptra prince Hilio), producer Verity Lambert, and director Richard Martin, there is a 40-minute making-of featurette (with Hill, Lambert, and others among the many interviewees), and Russell provides the narration for "The Lair of the Zarbi Supremo," a short story based on the serial that was taken from the first Doctor Who Annual (that periodical is also included on the disc in PC-ROM format). A crudely illustrated but historically interesting film strip version of the serial, as well as the usual text-only production notes track and photo gallery, round out the supplemental features. --Paul Gaita

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cab-art on 11 Dec. 2008
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I had low expectations because The Web Planet seems to have its detractors but I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. A very creative story with some unique aliens and some FX that shows that no matter how low budget the series was, the costume designers, set designers, DoP, directors and actors, all can pull together to make a riveting story.

The Hartnell DVDs are proving to be some of my favourite stories that so far have been released and I can't wait for 2009's The Rescue and The Romans.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 14 Oct. 2009
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When people berate Dr Who for its crappy special effects, wonky sets and awkward acting, this is the perfect example: a William Hartnell story from 1965 with some of the worst insect suits you've seen outside a school pageant, and acting to match. It's an interesting idea - the first Doctor and his companions get caught up in the middle of a war of insects waged on a barren planet - but badly written (Hartnell particularly objected to the Doctor having a `magic ring' as if he were a sorcerer) and too lazily executed to overcome the fact that the budget is far, far too low to come close to what the story demands. Indeed, at one point a wing starts to fall off one of the creatures! With few extras, this is really one for the Dr Who completists - casual viewers wanting to check out Hartnell's Doctor would be much better off picking up the excellent Doctor Who - The Beginning (An Unearthly Child [1963] / The Daleks [1963] / The Edge of Destruction [1964]) [DVD] boxed set, Doctor Who - The Dalek Invasion Of Earth [DVD] [1964] or Doctor Who - The Aztecs [1964] [DVD] [1963].
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Oct. 2005
One of the oddest stories ever to emerge fom the Doctor Who canon. Once considered a classic, 'The Web Planet' is now derided by most fans. That's a shame. Of course, we're all much more sophisticated nowadays, but at the time this story was something truly magical. Yes, the production values are pretty ropey - even for 60s Doctor who! - and the sight of giant fibre glass ants banging into the sets (not to mention the cameras!) does take some getting used to; but if you persevere with it, then 'The Web Planet' has a lot to offer. For a start, the planet Vortis is one of the few genuinely realised alien environments in the show's history. It may look like an obvious studio set, but at least it isn't just another quarry. As with the planet Skaro in the earlier story 'The Daleks' there is a real attempt to present Vortis as fully realised, with a history, ecology and culture. The alien Animus that is slowly destroying the planet is one of the creepier entities to have appeared in the series, and the fact that we don't learn much about it actually makes it all the more sinister. The regular team of actors are generally on good form, doing their best to make it all seem real, although William Hartnell does forget the odd line (necessitating some quick thinking on the part of his colleagues) and Maureen O'Brien's growing dissatisfaction with the role of Vicki does manifest itself occasionally. But none of this detracts from the story's essential charm. The other characters are all non-human and, again, effort has been put into presenting them as genuinely unearthly. Overall, 'The Web Planet' has a very weird feel to it.Read more ›
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By M. C. Holmes on 19 Mar. 2007
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I first saw this as an original transmission when I was about 9 or 10 years old - we'd just about got our first TV by then! Who remembers black-and-white 405 lines VHF? (You could actually see the gaps between the scan lines, it was like looking through very narrow Venetian blinds) - anyway, In the succeeding 4 decades I had obviously forgotten nearly all of the details, but I do remember that it made a big impression on me at the time. It is ridiculed now for the amateurish sets and costumes and feeble 'special effects', but actually, all such-like studio-based TV productions from this period were all about the same, you name it, all suffered with wobbly sets and unconvincing explosions (the latter for simple safety reasons if nothing else). Not only is The Web Planet an extremely ambitious and complicated project, but the problems are compounded when you discover that they were only given two hours on a Friday evening each week in which to record an entire episode! This means that there are several dodgy moments and the production team freely admit that if they had been allowed more time, they could have come up with a much more polished result.

None of this matters if you have a good story. I watched the DVD right through for three hours solid and the story kept me hooked the whole time. (If you don't agree then I'm going to be a boring old fogey and suggest that you have been conditioned to conform with the modern obsession for constant, head-long, computer-game type action, but that's hardly your fault.) The best way to view The Web Planet is as though you were in a theatre watching a live performance on stage, then it works OK. In this context the actors manage to sustain convincing performances despite the restrictions, or so I think.
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