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- 2012.Aug.30 / 12pm
Doctor Who 01 ‘The Aztecs’by: MMM.Commentaries • tags: 1960s • Doctor.Who • free
From MMM Commentaries:
Continuing on with MMM’s Doctor Who Season 1 Project, the next story is the undisputed classic, The Aztecs.
The TARDIS crew arrive in Mexico in the 15th Century. With the TARDIS trapped in a tomb, Barbara is mistaken for a female reincarnation of the ancient high priest Yetaxa, and assumes her guise and identity. From her new position of power, Barbara sees her chance to bring an end to human sacrifice. She sees the good side of Aztec culture manifested in Autloc, the High Priest of Knowledge, and the gruesome side embodied in ‘the local butcher’, the High Priest of Sacrifice, Tlotoxl. As something of an expert on this period, she sees how advanced their culture really is and believes that if sacrifice were abolished, they would be spared destruction at the hands of the Spanish. The Doctor’s urgent warnings that Barbara cannot change history fall on deaf ears, much to the Doctor’s fury.
This release is Episode 1 – The Temple of Evil. Tony, Geoff and Gecko hold your hand and guide you through this first episode.
Episode 3 is our next port of call for MMM’s commentary for the classic Hartnell story, The Aztecs.
As always, Tony, Geoff and Gecko are your hosts for this fantastic story.
We continue on with our commentary track for this classic Hartnell story. This is episode 2 – Warriors of Death.
The story of The Aztecs comes to a conclusion with Episode 4 – Day of Darkness.