|the Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria|
The TARDIS gets encased in a web in flight, but they manage to land on Earth, in an Underground station. Soon they're reunited with Professor Travers, who is shocked to see people from 40 years ago looking the same and relieved because he thinks the Doctor can help with this Yeti issue.
|Victoria, Travers, Travers' daughter, and Jamie|
The army has a base in the Underground and is doing what they can, but they aren't very successful. Then a new commander arrives. Look who it is!!
|Yes, it's him!|
It's the Brigadier! Except, he's not the Brigadier yet. He's Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, commanding a group of the Scots Guards of the British Army. He gets promoted and moves to UNIT later. I was disappointed that the first footage of Lethbridge-Stewart was lost. This story is six episodes, and episode three is missing. The story I watched had a re-creation of the third episode with audio and photographs. The Brigadier was awesome right from the start. Fair, direct, brave, and smart, with his trademark bit of gruff.
|the Doctor and Professor Travers|
So there are webs everywhere, Yeti everywhere, and the Great Intelligence is controlling it all. The Doctor better figure out how to fix this, fast. The soon-to-be Brigadier leads a patrol to break out on to the streets of London, but they find Yeti there, too, and head back to the Underground base.
|the Yeti don't look so snuggable anymore|
You may notice that the Yeti look different than in the last story. The Doctor mentioned it himself. I guess they knew the old Yeti looked like giant, huggable teddy bears and wanted something more menacing? They still don't look that menacing, but I like the Yeti. I wish they were in the show more.
So the Great Intelligence takes over Travers and reveals that this was all a trap to catch the Doctor. Oh no! How will they ever get out of this? I'm sure it won't be something kind of anticlimactic after you've watched six episodes of this story. Nope. Not that. But watch it anyway to see the Yeti and the Brigadier.
Companions: Jamie, Victoria
Episode: #41, "The Web of Fear," six parts
Adversary: the Great Intelligence and the Yeti
Classic Lines: the Doctor: "Funny, isn't it?"; Jamie: "What?"; the Doctor: "How we keep landing on your Earth."Tuck This Away to Impress Your Friends: The is the first appearance of Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, but he wasn't yet the Brigadier; he was a colonel.
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