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The Altar of Blood
A superannuated professor is obsessed with the mysteries of the Aztec civilisation. He decides to relocate to a new residence with his daughter whose mother was Aztec. But their new home hides a pyramid and they are accidentally sucked back in time through it. Now the father must witness his daughter sacrificed in an ancient Aztec ritual.
Air Dates:
First Run - April 9, 1975
Repeat - July 12, 1975
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6 Responses to Episode 0253

I really like listening to that little station call letters and then 'Wichita' tune. I don't live anywhere near there so I have only heard them thru these shows. Silly, but I enjoy the little jingle, or mini jingle, not sure what to call that, lol.

A archaeologist specializing in Aztec civilization struggles with life and happiness after the untimely death of his wife, herself a descendent of the Aztec people. He takes his daughter to Mexico to immerse himself in work where his daughter starts having dreams of being sacrificed on an altar in an Aztec ceremony. The father apologizes saying his work is interfering with their happiness and they go off on a vacation. Arriving at their destination, they dig holes in the back yard (why, I can’t remember, maybe it’s just an archaeologist thing,) and find a slab of stone that swallows them up.

Pretty good story and pacing for a time-travel story. The "now" and "then" are well balanced. A script like this one would probably never be filmed or recorded in today's multi-cultural and politically correct times.

Excellent sound quality on this one! The only things missing that would make it perfect would be the commercials and news.

I agree with Vicky and John, plus it's got Fred Gwynne. There was a moment I thought that it could've been the imagination of one of them, but they both had the same experience, therefore it was "real".

Fred Gwynne did everything, he participated in, very well. I am glad it does not have commercials. No commercials make it possible to listen to more of the great CBS Radio Mystery Theatre mp3's..... Thanks Sine-Off and Budweiser.....

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