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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Series, 22 Mar 2009
I vividly remember this series about Toltec Gods, intrigue and evil high priests set in ancient Mexico from the seventies. Patrick Troughton's performance as the thoroughly evil high priest Nasca is just as brilliant and scary as I remember it being, the cast is fine and the writing by John Kane is excellent and on a par with any of the best of the new Doctor Who stories. The sets are wonderfully realised and detailed especially the temple of Teshcata and the secret passages which surround it. David Fanshawe's score is suitably rich and atmospheric. It's well directed, full of intrigue and drama that is immediately involving and above all reminds you what a great actor Patrick Troughton was. A real gem and as good as Children of the Stones from the same era.