Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

The Aztecs

This was the last of the First Doctor stories that I felt I must Get Hold Of. I think you have to allow for the fact that it is mid-1960s drama to take into account the rather slow pacing. I liked it all the same; a real attempt to get into the spirit of the historical period, with some difficult dilemmas for the time-travellers - Barbara determined to abolish human sacrifice, but ultimately fails; and the Doctor has someone fall in love with him for the first time (but not, of course the last) in his on-screen adventures. Cameca's helping them to escape in the end, even though she knows she will never see them again, was as touching as Barbara's acceptance of her inability to change history. A minor gem, I would say.

Right, now to order up some Second Doctor series.
Tags: doctor who, doctor who: 01

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