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Doctor Who – Episode 004 The Aztecs


Doctor Who – Episode 004 The Atzecs

Season 1, 23 May 1964

Doctor: First

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.

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