Doctor who s01ep28 the aztecs 2 the warriors of death. The tardis materializes in mexico during the aztec civilization. Who did the aztecs go to see when sick and how did they prevent ill health. Doctor who s01ep30 the aztecs 4 the day of darkness. The travelers become cut off from the ship when they explore the temple outside and the tomb door closes behind them. When the tardis materializes in an ancient aztec temple, barbara is mistaken for the reincarnation of the aztecs high priest, yetaxa. Outside it, the doctor and his companions soon discover that mexico in the 15th century is a bloodthirsty and. On the one hand, the doctor wants barbara to know that the. The aztecs is a very strong entry in the ever growing series of doctor who classic novels audiobooks and the quality of the original story, as well as the reading by. Doctor who often works best when it is pretending to be something other than a family sf show, and the aztecs which wants desperately to be a shakespearian historical tragedy works on this. They believed that illness may have been a punishment sent from an angry god or goddess.
A lot of this stems from the kind of doctor who serial this is. Newman and directed by mervyn pinfield and frank cox, the serial was first broadcast on bbc1 in six weekly parts from 20 june to 1 august 1964. Jan 15, 20 guest contributor patrick kavanaghsproull begins a new series looking at the stories that define each doctor. William hartnell, jacqueline hill, william russell, carole ann ford, keith pyott, ian cullen.
Feb 10, 20 the doctor who serial the aztecs was originally broadcast back in 1964, as part of the shows very first season. No wonder he was annoyed when he found his regeneration wasnt younger. The warriors of death was the first episode of the programme recorded at bbc television centre, following a pitched battle on the part of verity lambert and several allies for better studio. The tardis materialises in mexico in the 15th century, where the doctor and his companions soon discover that. It was written by john lucarotti and directed by john crockett.
The doctor tried to pry off the stubborn panel with his cane, but it wouldnt budge. The planet is the sensesphere, home of the sensorites, beings of immense intelligence and power. The tardis arrives in fifteenth century mexico inside the tomb of onetime aztec high priest yetaxa. A newly remastered edition of classic first doctor adventure, the aztecs, will be released on 11 march. This is the book version of the 1964 doctor who story the aztecs. The story starts with the ominously titled episode the temple of evil. The doctor who serial the aztecs was originally broadcast back in 1964, as part of the shows very first season. In mood, in message, and in its very genre, the aztecs is a relic of the william hartnell era that i doubt could be made today in anything close to the same way. The aztecs is the sixth serial in the british science fiction television series doctor who, which. Having just received in the mail the last two classic series doctor who dvds required to complete my collection, its probably an appropriate time to discuss the best ways to build a dvd collection.
With barbara mistaken for a reincarnation of an aztec high priest called yetaxa, she thinks that she can put. Now this is something where fortunately doctor who manages to survive an advance in our knowledge of the past. Jun 09, 20 theres probably very little that needs to be said about the aztecs, a serial that is widely lauded by fans and critics alike as an outstanding milestone in the history of doctor who. During its first few years it alternated between scifi and historical stories. Doctor who an adventures in space and tme 007 the aztecs. The aztecs is one of the highlights of the hartnell era and of doctor who as a whole. Season 1 of doctor who ran between 23 november 1963 and 12 september 1964. The aztecs 3 the bride of sacrifice video dailymotion. And doesnt like being called an old man, or handed over to the retirement home.
With barbara mistaken for a reincarnation of an aztec high priest called yetaxa, she thinks that she can. The aztecs is the first doctor who dvd devoted to the longrunning british science fiction television series initial season 196364, so it should be a valuable addition to any fans collection. Notably, the aztecs is the first story to bring up the question of the tardis crew potentially changing history, the history teacher barbara believing that she may be able to steer the aztec culture away from its more barbaric tendencies and therefore. Out of all classic series stories made, this is the one in which the doctor s most emotionally engaged, by a country mile. The aztecs did have the wheel but when this programme and the commentary was made, that wasnt known. The guest actors of the 1964 doctor who 1963 story, the aztecs, reminisce about their time on the programme and making the series. While she spars with the doctor over her plan to stop the aztecs from making human sacrifices, and even. The oxford handbook of the aztecs, the first of its kind, provides a current overview of recent research on the aztec empire, the best documented prehispanic society in the americas.
Outside it, the doctor and his companions soon discover the mexico in. The tardis materialises in mexico in the 15th century, where the doctor and his companions soon discover that it is a bloodthirsty and dangerous place. With barbara mistaken for a reincarnation of an aztec high priest called yetaxa, she thinks that she can put an end to the barbaric human sacrifices once and for all. Jun 06, 2016 doctor who s01ep28 the aztecs 2 the warriors of death. The aztecs special edition is one of the famed historybased episodes from the early 60s this ones from 1964 during the tenure of william hartnell as the doctor.
Ive been thinking of doing a writeup on it for a while now. The story and the book are both written by john lucarotti. The travellers land in the tomb of an aztec high priest but accidentally cut themselves off from the tardis as barbara is proclaimed as the reincarnation of. Sep 16, 2010 the home of doctor who on youtube with clips dating back from 1963, all the way through dozens of regenerations, to the latest clips of the peter capaldi era and the announcement of jodie. The warriors of death was the first episode of the programme recorded at bbc television. So the doctor gets hitched, ian gets into brawls, barbara is mistaken for a sungod and susan is sent to school and then to prison. The aztecs 2 the warriors of death video dailymotion.
Reincarnations can come out, but human beings cant go in. It is up to the doctor to find a way back into the tomb and recover the tardis, before the priest tlotoxl john ringham unmasks barbara. The aztecs was the sixth serial of season 1 of doctor who. The aztecs is the sixth serial in the british science fiction television series doctor who, which was first broadcast on bbc1 in four weekly parts from 23 may to june 1964. The aztecs 4 the day of darkness video dailymotion. Jul 20, 2016 notably, the aztecs is the first story to bring up the question of the tardis crew potentially changing history, the history teacher barbara believing that she may be able to steer the aztec culture away from its more barbaric tendencies and therefore avert its extermination at the hands of the spanish. Before i begin my comprehensive analysis of the aztecs, i thought it would be best for me to introduce you to this new series, defining the doctor. The aztecs doctor who, season 1 the travellers land in the tomb of an aztec high priest but accidentally cut themselves off from the tardis as barbara is proclaimed as the reincarnation of yetaxa. The doctor and his companions step outside to discover they are inside a tombthe tomb, it turns out, of yetaxa, once high priest of the aztecs. Barbara is hailed as yetaxas reincarnation by autloc, high priest of knowledge, and. Amongst all the fuss thats made about the eighth doctor s urgh kiss, we cant believe more isnt made of the aztecs hasnt anyone noticed that the doctor actually falls in love.
The aztecs and the merman pseudonymousbotched doctor who. Jan 06, 20 in the aztecs, the crew land in south america and are separated from the tardis, forced to observe and play along with ancient aztec customs and culture. William hartnell, william russell, jacqueline hill, carole ann ford, john crockett. When doctor who started it was considered a childrens show that was supposed to help educate and enlighten viewers. As well as representing a huge technical improvement on the original dvd release from 11 years ago, it also features a selection of new extras and the premiere of the recently recovered third episode of galaxy 4. The sensorites is the seventh serial in the british science fiction television series doctor who. The aztecsspecial edition is one of the famed historybased episodes from the early 60s this ones from 1964 during the tenure of william hartnell as the doctor. Doctor who the aztecs available for download and read online in other formats. The tardis materialises in mexico during the aztec civilisation. Bbc doctor who classic episode guide the aztecs details. The audio recording was released as part of the daleks master. Outside it, the doctor and his companions soon discover that mexico in the 15th century is a bloodthirsty and dangerous place. Since the aztecs was just recently aired on bbc america as part of a special on william hartnells era playing the doctor. They became some of the most important and powerful people in mesoamerica and ruled a large empire in the 15th century the aztecs were known for being rather fierce and in fact didnt have the best of reputations they even sacrificed humans in order to keep the gods they believed in happy.
Doctor who s01ep27 the aztecs 1 the temple of evil. The aztecs on dvd 794051171924 from bbc home video. Its time for another historical episode, as the tardis. It was the first story to address the issue of altering the course of history and the first to involve a romantic subplot concerning the doctor. With ian cullen, walter randall, john ringham, william hartnell. Notably, the doctor seems to have more than a working knowledge of the aztecs himself. In their younger days they knew they would have had the elaborately carved stone block off in a matter of seconds. With the exception of spearhead from space, the third doctor s debut, classic series doctor who is only available on dvd. It starred william hartnell as the first doctor, carole ann ford as susan foreman, the doctor s granddaughter, and william russell and jacqueline hill as the companions ian chesterton and barbara wright.
Doctor who s01ep29 the aztecs 3 the bride of sacrifice. The aztecs 1964 starring william hartnell and jacqueline hill on dvd and bluray. The doctor and his companions step outside to discover they are inside a tomb the tomb, it turns out, of yetaxa, once high priest of the aztecs. The aztecs for kids aztec civilisation for ks2 aztec. But its the lost episodes of doctor who that have generated. Aug 01, 2017 aztecs, alien trysts, and tardis repair all in a days work for barbara wright. The doctor and paterson manage to escape from the master and join up with ace and her friends, where the doctor tries to find a way to get them all off the planet before it explodes. The home of doctor who on youtube with clips dating back from 1963, all the way through dozens of regenerations, to the latest clips of the. The doctor and his companions land on a spaceship orbiting a distant and mysterious world, where a human crew lie frozen somewhere between life and death. In the serial, the first doctor william hartnell, his granddaughter susan foreman carole ann ford, and her teachers ian chesterton. The doctor quizzes cameca doctor who the aztecs bbc. Its also a very enjoyable historical drama that pits the doctor against fleshandblood antagonists rather than aliens or robots.
These include remembering the aztecs a 28 minute feature in which actors ian cullen, walter randall and john ringham share their memories of working on the story. Pdf doctor who the aztecs download full pdf book download. Download most fierce ruthless warriors that shaped history. William russell, who played the doctors companion ian in the original tv serial, reads. Aztec medicine concerns the body of knowledge, belief and ritual surrounding human health and sickness, as observed among the nahuatlspeaking people in the aztec realm of central mexico. Doctor whothe aztecs by john lucarotti overdrive rakuten. Doctor who target book 088 the aztecs internet archive. Jun 07, 2016 doctor who s01ep29 the aztecs 3 the bride of sacrifice. It is in the aztecs that the parameters of what new series fans might describe as the wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff are fleshed out. Staring william hartnell, carole ann ford, jacqueline hill and william russell. The aztecs is a very strong entry in the ever growing series of doctor who classic novels audiobooks and the quality of the original story, as well as the reading by william russell, make this well worth picking up. The aztec peoples included different ethnic groups of central mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of mesoamerica from the 14th to the 16th centuries. The crew of the tardis finds itself transported back to 15thcentury mexico during the reign of the aztecs.
Imho the aztecs is the best of the still existing historical doctor who stories. Proclaimed a goddess by the aztec priests, barbara attempts to change the course of history by forbidding the human sacrifices which are part of the aztecs religion. Aztecs believed that illness was caused by one of three things. The aztecs knew of and used an extensive inventory consisting of hundreds of different medicinal herbs and plants. Mar 24, 2018 now this is something where fortunately doctor who manages to survive an advance in our knowledge of the past. Chapters span from the establishment of aztec citystates to the encounter with the spanish empire and the colonial period that shaped the modern world. The rest of the new material has nothing to do with the aztecs and includes a lightweight look at doctor who toys with punditry courtesy of the usual suspects, a dodgy 1964 skit featuring clive dunn playing a mad professor who looks and dresses a bit like william hartnells doctor, and an extract from a 1966 bbc music and arts show featuring. All the extras from the 2002 dvd release are also included on this special edition. In the aztecs, the crew land in south america and are separated from the tardis, forced to observe and play along with ancient aztec customs and culture.553 1017 264 874 1465 120 1159 424 36 718 339 973 258 31 1143 1523 1384 404 636 1030 1079 290 1554 1605 1189 674 221 1256 1304 1264 530 821 168 746 332 641 765 306 1128 418