Customer Review

31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From the Golden Age of Civilisation (and Television Too), 31 July 2002
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Aztecs [1964] [DVD] [1963] (DVD)
The Aztecs is an interesting footnote in terms of television's longest continuously running television series in that it reflects the original ethos of series' producer Verity Lambert to produce a show that entertained and educated (truly in the spirit of the BBC). Indeed these stories (which also included 'The Romans' and 'The Reign of Terror' are a world apart from the Doctor Who we tend to recognise with bizarre other-worldly creatures or clanking killer dustbins.
The plot of this story centres around the TARDIS landing in pre-conquistador Aztec territory and becoming embroiled in an internecine conflict of interest amongst the elders of the Aztec settlement. The TARDIS crew are also torn by their superior knowledge that could easily help the feudal Aztecs to better themselves, but do they do so and risk changing the future?
This story is a delightfully intriguing and entertaining step away from Who territory and poses more thoughtful questions for the viewer. Though after forty odd years the stock BBC sets do look a little creaky, it doesn't detract too much from a tour de force of recalcitrant grandfather that was the hallmark of William Hartnell's Doctor. A shame that barely two years later the choice would be made squarely to move away from historical drama's to purely Cybermen and Dalek based antics...
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.5 out of 5 stars (77 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (51)
4 star:
 (19)
3 star:
 (6)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
£19.99 £14.39
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,509,045