History Series / LifeOnMars2006

16th Mar '17 5:04:41 AM Belphegor
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Sam puts on his StraightMan face when Ray and Chris make fun of BestialityIsDepraved Dickie Fingers, but when they've gone he laughs, too.
14th Mar '17 1:23:26 PM morenohijazo
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* ShoutOut: Sam cites [[Franchise/{{Robocop}} Robocop's]] three prime directives as his view of the Police's duties. Gene seems to prefer [[Franchise/JudgeDredd Judge Dredd's]] catchphrase: "I AM The Law"

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* ShoutOut: Sam cites [[Franchise/{{Robocop}} Robocop's]] three prime directives as his view of the Police's duties. Gene seems to prefer [[Franchise/JudgeDredd [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Judge Dredd's]] catchphrase: "I AM The Law"
27th Dec '16 3:56:28 PM nombretomado
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Followed by ''AshesToAshes'', which shared some of the cast. Although the first two series of that show were largely a standalone story, the third featured numerous connections to ''Life on Mars'', and finally explained the truth about what was happening all along. '''This means that even if you've watched the ''Life on Mars'' finale, this page still contains spoilers.'''

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Followed by ''AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes'', which shared some of the cast. Although the first two series of that show were largely a standalone story, the third featured numerous connections to ''Life on Mars'', and finally explained the truth about what was happening all along. '''This means that even if you've watched the ''Life on Mars'' finale, this page still contains spoilers.'''



* BritishBrevity: Only 16 episodes total for the original show, and 24 for ''AshesToAshes''.

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* BritishBrevity: Only 16 episodes total for the original show, and 24 for ''AshesToAshes''.''Series/AshesToAshes''.



* HotScoop: Jackie Queen, the journalist Gene Hunt has a history (and a ''boatload'' of UST) with. She turns up in AshesToAshes as well.

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* HotScoop: Jackie Queen, the journalist Gene Hunt has a history (and a ''boatload'' of UST) with. She turns up in AshesToAshes ''Series/AshesToAshes'' as well.



* MagicalNegro: Nelson fulfils this role, with hints he might be aware what's happening to Sam. In ''AshesToAshes'', [[spoiler:it is revealed that he's the gatekeeper to the copper version of heaven, equivalent to Saint Peter.]]

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* MagicalNegro: Nelson fulfils fulfills this role, with hints he might be aware what's happening to Sam. In ''AshesToAshes'', ''Series/AshesToAshes'', [[spoiler:it is revealed that he's the gatekeeper to the copper version of heaven, equivalent to Saint Peter.]]



* RunningGag: "That's not how it goes!" (Sam constantly getting the YouDoNotHaveToSayAnything speech wrong); "You are surrounded by armed bastards!" (even carried over to ''AshesToAshes''); Gene's flasks and fondness for American [[TheWestern westerns]].

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* RunningGag: "That's not how it goes!" (Sam constantly getting the YouDoNotHaveToSayAnything speech wrong); "You are surrounded by armed bastards!" (even carried over to ''AshesToAshes''); ''Series/AshesToAshes''); Gene's flasks and fondness for American [[TheWestern westerns]].
20th Nov '16 3:32:26 PM Greystone101
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler: The finale we actually got instead of the aforementioned DarkerAndEdgier one. Sam jumps, ends up back in the 70s and runs into Annie. They talk and have the BigDamnKiss...at which point Gene roars up in the car and tells Sam to put her down, 'cause they've got a case. And so they all hop in and ride off to kick more criminal arse.]]
1st Nov '16 1:29:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Gene Hunt.
26th Jun '16 8:09:27 PM Igor_Galin
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Remade into a American show, also called ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2008 Life on Mars]]'' and a Spanish show called ''Series/LaChicaDeAyer''. A Russian remake called ''The Dark Side of the Moon'' is in the works, sending their protagonist back before the fall of communism in 1979.

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Remade into a American show, also called ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2008 Life on Mars]]'' and a Spanish show called ''Series/LaChicaDeAyer''. A Russian remake called ''The Dark Side of the Moon'' is came out in the works, 2012, sending their protagonist back before the fall of communism in 1979.
1979, with a second season in the works, set in an alternate 2011 where USSR still exists.
14th Jun '16 7:39:11 AM nighttrainfm
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The most rational explanation is that he's in some kind of coma, as messages from 2006 keep entering his head. But Sam's 1973 is so perfectly detailed, right down to details 20far too minute for him to imagine, that he has no idea what is going on.

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The most rational explanation is that he's in some kind of coma, as messages from 2006 keep entering his head. But Sam's 1973 is so perfectly detailed, right down to details 20far far too minute for him to imagine, that he has no idea what is going on.
9th Mar '16 1:54:53 AM Morgenthaler
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--> '''Gene:''' And maybe Enoch Powell's throwing one up ShirleyBassey.

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--> '''Gene:''' And maybe Enoch Powell's throwing one up ShirleyBassey.Music/ShirleyBassey.
8th Mar '16 1:50:19 AM Mad_Spy
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The most rational explanation is that he's in some kind of coma, as messages from 2006 keep entering his head. But Sam's 1973 is so perfectly detailed, right down to details far too minute for him to imagine, that he has no idea what is going on.

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The most rational explanation is that he's in some kind of coma, as messages from 2006 keep entering his head. But Sam's 1973 is so perfectly detailed, right down to details far 20far too minute for him to imagine, that he has no idea what is going on.



* FalseFlagOperation: The series finale, episode 208.

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* FalseFlagOperation: The series finale, episode 208.2-08.
5th Feb '16 6:50:40 AM Belphegor
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** In early episodes he is shown to be a competent copper, who, while violence is always an option, can actually work things out, and is occassionally a step ahead of Sam. Philip Glenister did admit he was somewhat saddened by the retreat into 'Bad Cop'.

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** In early episodes he is shown to be a competent copper, who, while violence is always an option, can actually work things out, and is occassionally occasionally a step ahead of Sam. Philip Glenister did admit he was somewhat saddened by the retreat into 'Bad Cop'.



** Episode 2-5 has a unique twist: a man, Simon Lamb, has had his wife and daughter kidnapped in order to get Grahame Bathurst, a teenager who was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend a few years previously, set free because the kidnapper believes him to be innocent. At one point, Simon desperately confesses to having committed the murder so that the police can set Grahame free, although the police don't believe him. It is eventually revealed that Simon was targeted because the kidnapper ([[spoiler: the murdered girl's father]]) also believes him to be guilty, but this is chalked up to the kidnapper having become deranged through bottling up his suspicions. At the very ends of the episode, Sam and Gene realize an important detail which points to [[spoiler: Simon Lamb being the actual killer, meaning that Simon attempted to frame himself earlier in the episode and the murdered girl's father's plot to kidnap Simon's family was an attempt to get the police to re-open the case]]

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** Episode 2-5 has a unique twist: a man, Simon Lamb, has had his wife and daughter kidnapped in order to get Grahame Bathurst, a teenager who was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend a few years previously, set free because the kidnapper believes him to be innocent. At one point, Simon desperately confesses to having committed the murder so that the police can set Grahame free, although the police don't believe him. It is eventually revealed that Simon was targeted because the kidnapper ([[spoiler: the ([[spoiler:the murdered girl's father]]) also believes him to be guilty, but this is chalked up to the kidnapper having become deranged through bottling up his suspicions. At the very ends of the episode, Sam and Gene realize an important detail which points to [[spoiler: Simon Lamb being the actual killer, meaning that Simon attempted to frame himself earlier in the episode and the murdered girl's father's plot to kidnap Simon's family was an attempt to get the police to re-open the case]]
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