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Digital Spy readers named David Tennant as Doctor Who's greatest ever Doctor - now, with just 10 weeks to go until the 50th anniversary, DS is embarking on a new quest... to list the top 10 Who stories of all time.
10. The Aztecs (1964) - Four episodes - written by John Lucarotti
Narrowing down Doctor Who's (as-of-writing) 239 stories to the 10 best was an incredibly difficult task, but one serial that was always guaranteed to make it into this writer's own personal 'Best Of' list is John Lucarotti's fantastic jaunt into history, 'The Aztecs'.
William Hartnell's first Doctor struck gold early on - his sixth story is his very best, with a multi-layered and powerful script, »
By Gary Young
This double disc set gives us one of the earliest Doctor Who adventures - the sixth - newly remastered and cleaned up, along with the highly anticipated release of an episode of Galaxy Four, a story long feared lost from the BBC archives.
The Aztecs from early 1964 is a universe away from modern Doctor Who stories, with creaky sets, low production values and a stately pace - but it has an undeniable charm and quite a touching and rather dark story.
Created in the era when part of Doctor Who's remit was to educate as well as entertain its young audience, there's no aliens and no gadgets, just good old-fashioned baddies and a story full of twists and turns. »
- David Bentley
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