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|Catalogue number||BBCDVD 3689|
|Title||Doctor Who - The Aztecs (Special edition)|
|Cover condition||Near mint|
|Record condition||Near mint|
|BBC records label code||-|
|Distributed / printed by||2 entertain|
|Media genre||Dramas - Sci-fi View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Sci-fi.|
|Run-off codes / Shop bar codes||A0102069512-A911 03|
|My rating||Not set|
|Guest rating||Current average value is 3. |
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Release picturesBelow is all the cover (front, back, middle and inserts if applicable) and label pictures I have for this release.
TracksBelow is a list of tracks for this release.
|Side & track||Track and Artist||Length|
|A1||The temple of evil||23.53|
|A2||The warriors of death||24.07|
|A3||The bride of sacrifice||25.24|
|A4||The day of darkness||25.26|
|A5||Remembering the Aztecs||28.20|
|A6||Designing The Aztecs||24.34|
|A7||Blue Peter - Cortez and Montezuma with Valerie Singleton||5.56|
|A8||Restoring the Aztecs||8.09|
|A9||Making cocoa - Cartoon||2.30|
|A10||TARDIS - Cam no. 3||1.06|
|B1||Galaxy 4 - Reconstruction||64.44|
|B2||Chronicle - The realms of gold - John Julius Norwich's 1969 retelling the story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the Aztecs||49.52|
|B3||Doctor forever! - Celestial toyroom - Part 1 of 5 looking at Doctor Who toys||22.36|
|B4||It's a square world - Clive Dunn / Michael Bentine||7.23|
|B5||A whole scene going - Behind the scenes filming of the film Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD||4.33|
|B6||Radio Times billings [PDF]|
|B7||Coming soon - The Ice Warriors||0.55|
|Total length of media 5:23:19.|
More informationBelow is further information captured for this release.
Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts
William Hartnell (First Doctor)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Keith Pyott - Autloc
John Ringham - Tlotoxl
Ian Cullen - Ixta
Margot Van der Burgh - Cameca
Tom Booth - First Victim
David Anderson - Aztec Captain
Walter Randall - Tonila
Andr Boulay - Perfect Victim
The TARDIS takes the Doctor and his companions back in time to fifteenth century Mexico, the centre of the Aztec civilisation. But when Barbara is mistaken for the reincarnation of the High Priest Yetaxa, the time travellers find themselves caught up in a vicious political power steruggle which could cost them their lives ...
The Aztecs is a pitch-perfect example of a Doctor Who serial that completely fulfils the original intention of the series. The four episode adventure is an education trip into history for viewers and the only monsters found in the story are human.
This is the third trip into the past for the Doctor and his companions since the first episode. John Lucarotti had already written the popular historical story Marco Polo, so was chosen by the production team to write another educational Doctor Who adventure. Lucarotti had spent some time living in Mexico and was fascinated by the Aztec culture. Using this as his inspiration, he set about writing his second Doctor Who story.
It's not every day one of the Doctor's companions gets mistaken for the reincarnation of a high priest, but luckily the Aztec period is one of the history teacher Barbara Wright's specialities, so she copes with it remarkably well. At least until she decides to educate the Aztec people and make them stop sacrificing humans. And this is where we see William Hartnell shine as the Doctor. 'You can't rewrite history,' he shouts. 'Not one line.'
Recreating 15th-century Mexico works brilliantly thanks to Barry Newbury's sets, and this is a story of love, death, cocoa, good intentions and a huge dilemma for the history teacher.
This special edition of The Aztecs, with greatly improved restoration, also includes the recently discovered episode of Galaxy 4 that made its way back to the archives in 2011.
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