Doctor Who – Episode 004 The Atzecs
Season 1, 23 May 1964
Companions: Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright
Villains: Tlotoxl, Ixta
Setting: Mexico, late Aztec period – probably fifteenth century
Common Who Plot Devices: Unchangeable History, Capture and Coercion, Trapped in the Past
But you can’t rewrite history! Not one line! —The Doctor
Synopsis: The Doctor and his companions find themselves cut off from the TARDIS while investigating an Aztec temple. Soon discovered by Aztec guards, Barbara is mistaken for a reincarnated priestess. Hoping to eradicate the bloody tradition of human sacrifice, Barbara contemplates using her position to rewrite history — despite the stern warnings of the Doctor.