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The Aztecs- A Sacrifice Worth Making!,
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Aztecs  [DVD]  (DVD)
This episode is truly amazing! I'm sure that you are aware that most Doctor Who fans will tell you that the Black & White episodes of Doctor Who are absolute classics. Well they'd be right! This is not ONLY a black & white episode; it stands out. Everything except the effects proclaims this as an amazing feast, and I can proudly say that this is THE best b&w episode ever!
This episode is unique in that one of the companions, Barbara, gets the main plot. However, every other companion gets their own sub-plot which doesn't support the main plot, it is a fascinating experience in itself. The acting is the best acting ever seen on Doctor Who. The effects do not impress much, but don't forget that you can't expect too much in that department from B&W episodes. At least the BBC didn't try out too much, so the effects aren't bad, they're just not impressive.
What is interesting is that, although this story is based purely on history (i.e. no futuristic or alien elements) it is still fantastic!
You don't need to be a fan of Doctor Who to enjoy this. If you are a first-time buyer, this should be a strong contender, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise, as I'm sure most fans will agree that this is AMAZING!