History Series / LifeOnMars2008

22nd Jul '16 3:33:03 PM AnotherGuy
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* RewatchBonus: Watching the series over shows that the ending was anything but an AssPull. It was very deliberately set up.
8th Apr '16 7:12:51 AM 59Efra
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* TheSeventies: And boy can you tell. Ray, in particular, looks straight out of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" video.

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* TheSeventies: And boy can you tell. Ray, in particular, looks straight out of the Beastie Boys' Music/BeastieBoys' "Sabotage" video.
23rd Feb '15 12:20:12 AM tenryufan
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* NamesTheSame: As another connection between ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Life on Mars'' franchise, Sam Tyler's mom is called Rose.
4th May '14 1:30:46 PM LongLiveHumour
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The American version of ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life on Mars]]'', set in NewYorkCity. The plots in the early series were close remakes of the BBC original, only localized in: Sam Tyler of the NYPD is hunting a serial killer, listens to Music/DavidBowie, gets hit by a car, wakes up in 1973, becomes a FishOutOfTemporalWater who is dealing with the different standards of the time and hears voices in his head and on TV that suggest he may just be in a coma. As the show progressed, it introduced the reoccurring {{motifs}} of tiny robots (which may or may not be released into people to prove the existence of a human soul), toy rocket ships, and a mysterious group called the Aries Toy Company (more sinister than it sounds). Even the mentions of Luke Skywalker count. There were also hints of a government conspiracy and even the introduction of another character who said he had been abducted from the future as well. The whole thing was a [[MindScrew head scratcher]] for sure.

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The American version of ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life on Mars]]'', set in NewYorkCity.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. The plots in the early series were close remakes of the BBC original, only localized in: Sam Tyler of the NYPD is hunting a serial killer, listens to Music/DavidBowie, gets hit by a car, wakes up in 1973, becomes a FishOutOfTemporalWater who is dealing with the different standards of the time and hears voices in his head and on TV that suggest he may just be in a coma. As the show progressed, it introduced the reoccurring {{motifs}} of tiny robots (which may or may not be released into people to prove the existence of a human soul), toy rocket ships, and a mysterious group called the Aries Toy Company (more sinister than it sounds). Even the mentions of Luke Skywalker count. There were also hints of a government conspiracy and even the introduction of another character who said he had been abducted from the future as well. The whole thing was a [[MindScrew head scratcher]] for sure.
3rd Aug '13 9:23:53 AM StFan
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~~DramaticHourLong, CopShow, MagicRealism, PeriodPiece~~

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2nd Feb '13 7:22:02 PM JAF1970
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* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Hinted at in the finale.
2nd Feb '13 7:20:14 PM JAF1970
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** FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: We find out "Gene Hunt" is his ''actual'' Dad, and they were fighting before he went into the pod.]]
4th Jan '13 11:46:12 AM johnnye
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* ThereAreNoTherapists - Subverted, sort of. Annie has a psychology degree.
4th Jan '13 11:43:36 AM johnnye
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* ArcWords: Reoccurring references to Bowie songs.
** Rose saying, "Look at those cavemen go."


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* WaxingLyrical: Repeated references to Bowie songs.
** Rose saying, "Look at those cavemen go."
3rd Sep '12 7:18:28 AM Byzantine
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The American version of ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life on Mars]]'', set in NewYorkCity. The plots in the early series were close remakes of the BBC original, only localized in: Sam Tyler of the NYPD is hunting a serial killer, listens to David Bowie, gets hit by a car, wakes up in 1973, becomes a FishOutOfTemporalWater who is dealing with the different standards of the time and hears voices in his head and on TV that suggest he may just be in a coma. As the show progressed, it introduced the reoccurring {{motifs}} of tiny robots (which may or may not be released into people to prove the existence of a human soul), toy rocket ships, and a mysterious group called the Aries Toy Company (more sinister than it sounds). Even the mentions of Luke Skywalker count. There were also hints of a government conspiracy and even the introduction of another character who said he had been abducted from the future as well. The whole thing was a [[MindScrew head scratcher]] for sure.

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The American version of ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life on Mars]]'', set in NewYorkCity. The plots in the early series were close remakes of the BBC original, only localized in: Sam Tyler of the NYPD is hunting a serial killer, listens to David Bowie, Music/DavidBowie, gets hit by a car, wakes up in 1973, becomes a FishOutOfTemporalWater who is dealing with the different standards of the time and hears voices in his head and on TV that suggest he may just be in a coma. As the show progressed, it introduced the reoccurring {{motifs}} of tiny robots (which may or may not be released into people to prove the existence of a human soul), toy rocket ships, and a mysterious group called the Aries Toy Company (more sinister than it sounds). Even the mentions of Luke Skywalker count. There were also hints of a government conspiracy and even the introduction of another character who said he had been abducted from the future as well. The whole thing was a [[MindScrew head scratcher]] for sure.
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