Barb engages in some harmless grave robbery and is mistaken for an Aztec god. Romance and adventure ensue!
Who says theft never pays off? The TARDIS lands in an Aztec tomb and Barb immediately engages in some harmless grave robbery, and is – as a direct consequence of this – proclaimed a reincarnation of the High Priest Yetaxa and essentially treated as a God. This all sounds great and all, except the TARDIS is now locked beyond their reach in the tomb, the Aztecs are prepping for some garden-variety human sacrifice, and Barb decides to meddle.
Meanwhile, crazy bad guy Tlotoxl attempts to disprove her divinity; Ian is pitted against Ixta, a famous Aztec warrior who isn’t at all thrilled when Ian is suddenly chosen to be the leader of their armies; and The Doctor falls in love with a very pleasant Aztec retiree named Cameca. Excited yet? No?! Ok, how about this… Ian administers a Vulcan Nerve Pinch; Susan is almost wed to a dude with three days left to live; The Doctor has a cup of hot coco; and Barbara finally gets a chance to shine!
Now are you excited? Yeah, I thought so…
The Aztecs is a fantastic Doctor Who story. Not only does it flaunt some marvellous sets and costumes, it also has a range of characters that cover the entire spectrum from romantic and intellectual to violent and maniacal. Have a listen to our podcast review of it, and the two fan reviews included in this podcast as well – Big thanks to Gina and Al! – and leave your feedback below.
(The Ratings and Reviews of this Doctor Who story kick in at the 1h24m25s mark.)