The Web Planet

The Web Planet
The Web Planet
The Web Planet


“Somewhere, somehow we are being slowly dragged down…”

When The Doctor and his friends stray from their astral plane and the TARDIS materialises in eerie alien surroundings, a mysterious force prevents them from leaving. Is it a natural phenomenon or some malevolent intelligence?

Uncanny occurences are followed by encounters with the deadly Zarbi and their unknown leader, to whom the travellers fall prey. With their allies, the Menoptra, the travellers must discover how to immobilise the Zarbi, save the Menoptra from massacre and rid the planet of this powerful and horrifying evil.

As a growing web begins to envelop the planet, imprisoning the travellers in its mesh, The Doctor must consult all of his wisdom to escape its hypnotic power. But what is at the centre of the web and from where does it draw its power…

Original uned black and white recordings. First transmitted 13th February – 20th March 1965.

Episode entry


  • The Web Planet was the fifth episode of season 2
  • This story was originally entitled The Zarbi and was made under the working title The Centre of Terror. Another working title is known to be The Webbed Planet.
  • “The Centre” was initially titled “Centre of Terror”. The novelisation restores this title for the sixth chapter.

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