LifeOnMars.TV is a fan-blog dedicated to all things, Life On Mars. It covers the original BBC series LifeOnMars, its spin-off AshesToAshes and David E Kelley's up-coming US Remake. The blog also covers general news about casting, merchandise, fanclubs, websites and other related news.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sam Tyler - The Master?

According to the british newspaper "The Sun", the people behind Doctor Who are seeking John Simm to play the Doctors' arch-rival "The Master". Bosses have apparently already spoken with John, and hope he will sign up soon.

The Masters' last appearence in the show, was in the 1996 Doctor Who movie (A.K.A "Doctor Who - The Enemy Within), then played by Eric Roberts (Julia Roberts' brother). If John accepts the role, he will become the 7th actor to play the role begun with Roger Delgado.

John should relish the chance to have control over time travel, which he currently doesn't on Life On Mars. Another bonus is the Masters' Tardis (Time Machine), actually works properly, unlike the Doctors'.

Lets hope John says yes.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Parody Trailer (SEASON 2) posted on YouTube

These puppet versions of Sam and Gene are excellent. Hopefully the creator of this will do a series of these, or at least do his own site. I think many people out there would appreciate "Life On Mars" puppet wallpapers, etc ..... enjoy.

Minor Stuff (SORT OF)

BBC Canada has already announced, it will start to screen the second season of "Life On Mars" in February 2007. At this stage the tentative date is February the 28th, this is very strange in my view that a sister channel of BBC in another country will get it before the UK, or will it. I guess we just have to wait a bit more, to find out.

This last week the official site has gone through a major overhaul, changing from simple html to a Flash based site. Looks wicked too, by the way and very much worth checking out. Besides this, the BBC has released a press release of their "BBC1 winter - spring schedule" for 2007. Below is an excerpt from it, which contains some minor plot spoilers.

"During this second and final series, Sam comes face to face with a couple of ghosts from his “future past”: sleazy casino owner Tony Crane (Marc Warren) and his own mentor, Chief Inspector Glenn Fletcher (Ray Emmett Brown) – although he is just a fresh-faced new recruit in 1973. Among the storylines, a spate of bombings gives Gene an excuse to harass some of the local Irish community, and the “invite-only” parties of a middle-class suburban couple lead the boys to indulge in some interesting “undercover” work."

Friday, January 5, 2007

Ashes To Ashes

LIFE On Mars may be ending as we know it but there’s good news for fans of the hit TV drama set in 1973. BBC1 bosses today confirmed they are developing a spin-off show – also to be named after a David Bowie song – which could be filmed in Manchester next year.

Ashes To Ashes is set in the 1980s and is due to feature some cast members from the original show, if it gets the go-ahead. The BBC has advised that they are in talks with Life on Mars production company Kudos about the proposed new drama. But it’s still early days and the project has not yet been fully green lit.

A BBC spokeswoman said: “It is in development with Kudos and it is set in the 1980s. No cast, characters or any further details have been confirmed as yet.” That hasn't stopped BBC1 controller Peter Fincham getting rather excited about the whole idea. “We’re thrilled to have this spin-off in development,” he said at a TV industry lunch. “It will be more Miami Vice than The Sweeney. Hopefully, we’ll have several main characters rolling their sleeves up for us.”

The second, and final, series of Life On Mars – filmed in Manchester and Stockport – is due on screen in January. By the end, viewers will finally learn how modern day detective Sam Tyler, played by John Simm, ended up stranded in 1973. But his fate, along with that of seventies cop Det Chief Insp Gene Hunt, played by Philip Glenister, is in the balance in what is promised to be a “natural and explosive climax”.

Sam was transported back in time after an accident beside the Mancunian Way at the start of the first series.

The idea for the spin-off, which would be broadcast in 2008, is to re-visit at least some of the seventies Manchester police team some eight years later. “It will be interesting to see how their lives have changed in that time,” added Mr Fincham. “No doubt they’ll have swapped their flares for shoulder pads.” For those too young to remember the original Miami Vice TV series, it started in 1984

(Originally from the Manchester Evening News)

Day One "Moving In"

Welcome to my Blog Site "LifeOnMars-tv". Over the next few days I will be adding new information about the, forthcoming Series 2 after a successful Series 1. Along with this, details about the rummured spinoff "Ashes To Ashes". Please be patient with me, updates will occur as time permits me.

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