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    If you've watched any amount of old Doctor Who, you should know that the TARDIS does instantaneous into-your-head translation for everybody in the area, so the Aztecs were actually speaking Aztec. :-)

    But they were pretty pasty.

    Many years later, Doctor Who reached the pinnacle of "caucasian actors in non-caucasian roles" in "The Talons of Weng Chiang" as John Bennett plays a Chinese magician. (And Tom Baker speaks Chinese VERY badly.)

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    by elsaf on Wed May 22, 2013 at 12:53:41 PM PDT

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      I was like 6 when it came out, and misspent my youth missing it entirely until a couple of years ago, when I watched it sporadically.

      I must say, though, that one of my all time favorite episodes of any tv show ever is Vincent and the Doctor.

      So for the neophyte, I Netflixed and got the Aztec episode first.  No intro to the TARDIS or anything else.  

      They skipped a lot of episodes obviously, as they went almost immediately to color episodes, something with plastic doll people.  

      All a lot of fun.

      But my very FIRST glimpse of old Dr. Who.

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      by delphine on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:08:58 PM PDT

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