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.

Friday, March 30, 2007

My Second and a Thirdth Blogsite.

Yeah I know, stupid name for a post. But hey, it needed to be original and it is. This post is basiclly just here to announce the launch of my third, well second, the other one TORCHWOOD PR I share with 2 other people "Pop" and "Raxxie".

The site is called RE-ANIMATOR DIGEST, and is dedicated to the Re-Animator series of films and actors. Its main focus, will centre around the recently announced fourth installment in the series known as "House Of Re-Animator". Theres not much there yet, but this change over time. Hope you like it.


Thursday, March 29, 2007

Season Two Episode Five - Part One (The Breakdown)

Yeah, late again sorry. You'll be surprised by the next post after this though. Any way episode five, here it is.

The episode starts off with Sam asleep again, nothing new there. This time though his hallucinations / dreams, step up to a new level. Sam imagines he is a puppet or a jack-in-the-box, fans of the show will remember getting glimpses of this in the trailers leading up to the season two launch. I am still praying that these stylized versions of Sam and Gene, end up as figurines (as they are damn cool).

The condition Sam is in, is apparently due to an accidental overdose of medication whilst in his comatose state in hospital in 2006. Sam sees himself as speeding, and because of this decides to take a back seat in their present investigation. Both Annie and Chris get some further character development in the episode. Annie stands up to Gene, while Chris develops a spine and actually stands up for himself for a change.

The plot of the story revolves around a kidnapping of two women, and a failed suicide attempt by another police officer who also happens to have the name Sam. When "Suicidal Sam" decides to try and hang himself from a light fitting, Sam Tyler barges into the room grabs Gene by the scruff of the neck, and starts paying out on Gene. The scene in itself is almost like a complete role reversal for the two, with Gene being threatened by Sam just to be different.

The kidnapper makes his demands to "Suicidal Sam", over the return of his wife and daughter. This for a change is not money as expected, but the release of a prisoner who is currently serving time for murder. The murderer was responsible for killing his own girlfriend, and the age of "Suicidal Sam's" daughter coincidentally happens to be the same as the dead girlfriend.

Annie goes over the old case involving the murderer. She realizes that mistakes had been made, and informs Gene. Gene doesn't want to hear he's wrong, and Annie imagines she'll get demoted over it. Without destroying the end for those who haven't seen it, Sam (the suicidal one) gets his wife and daughter back. The episode will surprise you, as its ending suggests something else is going on as well which Sam and Gene only pick up on then.


Gene Hunt "Officially" Cool!

The UK's "Radio Times", recently ran a survey on who you thought was the coolest character on Television. Unfortunately our "Phil", did not come first place. He did however come in at sixth, unlike John Simm who for some reason didn't even rate. The results came out as follows, with David Tennant from "Doctor Who" taking top honors.

1. Doctor Who (David Tennant)
2. Jack Bauer in 24 (Kiefer Sutherland)
3. The Fonz in Happy Days (Henry Winkler)
4. Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth)
5. Cat in Red Dwarf (Danny John-Jules)
6. DCI Gene Hunt in Life On Mars (Philip Glenister)
7. Dermot O'Leary
8. Columbo (Peter Falk)
9. Dylan in The Magic Roundabout
10.Sawyer in Lost (Josh Holloway)

Oh well John, better luck next time. Phil, you are now an officially recognised legend. I am sure everyone over at Philip Glenister Index, is currently celebrating like we are here. Three cheers for Phil.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New Site Addition

Hello everyone, if you normally don't venture to the bottom of this page, now is the time to start. Now included on, is a specialzed version of Google.

This is courtesy of "Google Co-Op", so if you are finding that the site doesn't give you all the LOM gossip you require, now we're giving you further options. So go on, do yourself a favour and check it out.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Post, For The Sake Of Having A Post!

Yes as you guessed it, this one wont tell you much. Well it will if you listen and watch it, maybe. This trailer I am sure all you devout fans out there, have already seen. It was on tv, in the lead up to the launch of the second season. I wanted an excuse to post it on the site, some reason full of meaning. That reason however, has eluded me. All I can say is, I like it and here it is . . . . .

"You know, 'Starsky & Hutch' have a lot to answer for . . . . ."
DI Sam Tyler 1973


Saturday, March 24, 2007

New Site Features and stuff

Hello again. So does it look different? It should. Besides the obvious new addition being a picture, that picture is actually a link to a web album. The kind people over at Picasa, have decided that all Blogger web sites like this one will get a free image site as a backup. One of the cool features of this, is the fact that all blog images posted instantly get turned into a web album. I'll be doing one for's sister site Torchwood PR, as well.

Other new developments include the site being now viewable on mobile phones (cellphones for our US visitors), equipped with GPRS. The site even retains its template, the only difference between viewing it on a PC, as opposed to it being viewed on a phone is that the chatbox and Youtube videos won't display. The sidebar will also get placed after the posts. Instead of next to them, like below.

In addition to all this, our LOM poll (about the US Version) will be closing this week on the 31st of march 2007. So if you haven't voiced your opinion yet, you haven't got long. At this stage, the results seem certain. But hey, there is still quite a few days left. Sometimes strange things happen, like having a car accident and waking up in 1973 for example.

Also you may have noticed, this site has finally surpassed 2000 visitors. The correct amount should be around 400 more hits than what is is listed, what you see is actually the second site counter. I did not reset it, to take into account previous visits. But hey I'm only human (sort of). 'Til next time time Lifers / Martians, peace.


Season Two Episode Four - Part One (The Breakdown)

Yeah, yeah, I know excuses, excuses. What can I say, I know its late, you know its late. Its just late, but its here. Here goes.

A very strange episode indeed, with Chris learning some dating tips from Sam. Chris also learns what a "Vou la vent" is from Ray, go Ray! Any way the episode starts with Sam dreaming he is a child again. In the dream he sees himself being cared for by his Aunt Heather. Heather is a "Beauvoir Lady", no not a prostitute, something similar to a Avon Lady.

After this, we skip across to an old rubbish dump, where the body of a young woman has been found. There are a group of children playing in the dump, playing "Doctors & Nurses" that is. The kids stumble across the body and report it, one of the children appears to have Turrets Syndrome, and starts swearing very randomly.

The body is that of another "Beauvoir" Lady, by the name of Sandra. The team take the body back to the morgue for an autopsy. It is then revealed that Sandra was clasping a red geranium in her hand. This is instantly taken as being, a calling card from the killer. The geranium had been used before by a murderer, who used the name "Mank the Knife".

Mank the Knife, had been caught five years earlier. He had also died in prison. Gene interprets this as they jailed the wrong man, Sam looks at this in a different way. He thinks its a copycat killer, a concept Gene had not even considered.

Shortly after this, we find a girl being thrown out of a red sports car. Who we soon discover, is also a Beavoir lady by the name of Sandra Williams. Sam runs to her aide, but gets resistance from Sandra about who was responsible. Sandra seems scared to reveal who drove the car, she then disappears when Sam goes to buy her drink.

It turns out that Mank the Knifes' lawyer, had purchased a car form Roger Twilling (a high profile businessman). Sam and Gene think Manks' lawyer, disclosed the geranium "calling card" part to Twilling, and begin some reconnaissance. Sure enough the red car turns out to be Twillings.

Annie and Sam go under cover to meet Twilling, they use the names Tony and Sheree Blair. Twilling invites the "Blairs" to a cocktail party. After this Sam has further words with Sandra Williams, who then explains the Wife Swapping or Swingers parties to Sam.

Annie and Sam arrive at the party, and not long after Gene gatecrashes with an asian prostitute (Suki). Sam is speechless, Twilling nearly decides to end the whole thing but has a discussion about it away from the Blairs and Gene (Gordon Brown). Twilling decides to let them stay, much to their amazement.

After the party, they bust Twilling and bring him in to the station. Twillings lawyer makes various threats to Sam and Gene. Twilling gets released. While all of this is going on, Annie bugs Twillings' car. They later go back to Twillings house to try and get him again.

If I say any more the ending will be spoiled, so lets just say that the ending is not what you expect. To those of you that have seen it already, I'm sorry this is only relly for those who haven't. I have made a lot of promises of late, about this site, sadly I haven't stuck to many of them. I am not going to say when the episode five review will go up, just that it will be soon. 'Til then, Cyberman out . . . .


Friday, March 23, 2007

The Sound Of Life On Who

After previously being virtually confirmed by his fellow cast mates, as playing the Master in Doctor Who by "Soccer Am". John Simm will star in Episode 12 (The Sound Of Drums) of Series Three of Doctor Who, as Mr Saxon the newly elected Prime Minister replacing current PM Harriet Jones. This Episode, is currently slated to air on the 16th of June 2007.

John Simm was interviewed by Simon Mayo on Five Live this afternoon. He confirmed he is playing a character called Mr Saxon, but wouldn't be drawn on the nature of the character. "There's a lot of secrecy about it," is the only comment he would make after repeated queries from Mayo. He was attracted to the show by its writer, he said, as he tends to be with all the roles he takes.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

ABC Delays David E. Kelley's Life On Mars

Still searching for the perfect lead to star in the drama.

ABC is delaying the David E. Kelley drama, Life on Mars to midseason.

The move is to give the producers more time to cast the pilot's star, says Variety. The show is an adaptation of the BBC version about a detective who somehow travels to the past (where he works to solve his girlfriend's present-day abduction).

Kelley and ABC hope to revisit the casting process for Life on Mars after pilot season, when many more actors currently committed to other projects will be available.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Season Two Episode Three - Part Three (The Breakdown)

G'day Martians / Lifers, its been a long time in between posts. The last week has been very hectic for me, but hey I'm not going to bore you with the details of "Life On Rob Cyberman". This sites' about everyones favourite time-travelling cop show, Life On Mars.

So, episode 3. The episode starts at a suspected bomb site, which for the time was quite normal in the UK. Gene suspects the IRA's involvement. Sam, annoyed by Genes presumptions, suggests investigating Val Doonican. He doesn't believe Gene, that its the IRA or a bomb. Gene starts pointing fingers at the local Irish community. No Irish man is safe from genes' quest.

Sam says he'll go over to the car, and Ray pipes up saying that he's only doing this to impress Annie. After a war of words between the two of them, Ray eventually decides to go over to the car instead. Just as Ray gets near it, it goes off. This injures Ray, but only mildly.

This event makes the team even more determined to solve the case and catch the crims involved, as soon as possible. Annie again pays out on Sam about the fact that they are a team, and are supposed to working with each other and not against each other.

Ray although injured, continues to help the team, but appears scattered. Sam suspects he (Ray) is suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. Without spoiling the ending, the case gets solved (obviously). Is it the IRA? You would have to have watched to know.

For all of the Doctor Who fans that also visit the site here, we now have another connection to the show. This time not involving shared actors, writers, producers or anything physical. Right at the very start of the episode, when the team are at the scene of the bomb threat. Sam says something, what he says is "trust me on this".

This is the same line as what Pete Tyler (Rose Tyler's Dad in Doctor Who from the parallel universe) says in the 2 part Cyberman story from last season. If you didn't know already, Sam Tyler was originally going to be called "Sam Williams". This change happened at the request of Kudos, and was made by Matthew Graham.

Graham came up with "Tyler", after consulting his daughter. His daughter just happens to be a Doctor Who fan. The breakdown of episode 4, will be posted tommorrow. Until then remember, your car keys have many purposes.


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Double LOM Tuesday N' Stuff.

Good news for Lifers / Martians across the UK this week, with a return to Double LOM Tuesday. Life On Mars will be screening at 9.00pm on BBC1, then 10.00pm on BBC4. This week though, a a bit of a change. Instead of BBC4 playing episode 5, which would follow from what they have done previously. They are repeating episode 3, for those of you that missed it.

I will continue to hold back my review for this reason. Instead, an episode review for episodes 3 and 4, will appear on either Wednesday or Thursday (time permitting) of this week. So if you missed Ray coppin' it, you have another chance.

Also, if you are still yet to enter BBC4s' competition, it finishes this Tuesday. So head on over to the BBC4 website, or miss out on a golden opportunity. All you have to do is answer this simple question, "Life on Mars star John Simm played which real-life musician in the film 24 Hour Party People?".

In site news, the poll is not turning out well for Mr David E Kelleys "re-imagining". I will be posting further information about this version, later in the week. For the time being, if you've been slack the poll is at the top of the page, voice your opinion. I think you know mine. The poll closes at the end of the month.



Friday, March 9, 2007

Season Two Episode Three - Part Two

Life On Earth has been busy this week, for yours truly. Dedicating time to Life On Mars, has been harder than expected. I'm sorry. I realise my last post only contained pictures, well sometimes that's all you can do when there isn't much news. Anyway, here are another 5 pics. 5 will generally be the most, I post in any given post. Had a roast lately? Okay, heres the post. Hmmm I'm hungry, time for toast. . . . . . . .

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Promise Kept! (other stuff too)

We meet again. As I mentioned earlier, I have commenced adding polls to the site. The first one, you can see over in the links panel. I would very much appreciate your input, I have a fair idea which way voting will go already, but hey I'm only human (maybe Human 2.0) I could be wrong.

As well as this, a frequent visitor to "Pop" (you may have noticed the chatbox visits) has personally requested I contribute to a new site. The site is called TORCHWOOD PR and dedicated to the Doctor Who spinoff TORCHWOOD (which is an anagram of DOCTOR WHO). I guess changing your surname by deedpol to Cyberman, will do it. Being a fan of those 2 shows, helps as well.

It does make sense though, to get contributors from all around the world. News happens 24/7, and doing this (sourcing people from other countries, I mean) ensures you guys get news earlier.

Now back to LOM, the next couple of days will see some more screen dumps as teasers for you. More will be included this time around, for episode 3 I will be putting up 15 pics instead of 10 like I did for episode 2. I am doing this because I know all you die hard "Lifers / Martians" missed out this week because it wasn't aired. See how good I am to you?

Before I sign off, I would like to mention again the poll. I have included an "OTHER" option in the voting, if it is abused (ie: you swear, write something abusive or just plain stupid or unrelated) it will be the last time it appears in polls here.

For now though, the countdown has commenced for this weeks BBC One premiere of episode 3 and lucky digital viewers' premiere of episode 4, on BBC Four. See you all soon, 'til then I'm in HYDE-ing.


Thursday, March 1, 2007

Life On Canada 2007

Although it was quiet on the LOM front in the UK, this week saw the Canadian premiere on season 2. After an encore of screening season one, BBC Canada has started screening the second season of LOM, Wednesdays at 10.00pm which commenced on the 28th.

Oh well Canadian Lifers / Martians, what ever you would like to call yourselves. Be careful this site contains partial spoilers, so if you don't want a surprise keep reading the older blogs. You have been warned. Any way, hoped you liked Sam and Genes return to your screens, you'll definately like "Dickey Fingers" next week.


A "Lifeless" week in the UK . . . . . .

Well, the title sounded good anyway I thought. Usually by now I would have posted the episode breakdown, for Tuesdays installment of LOM. Sadly it wasn't, due to the common television network practice of replacing shows with football (soccer to everyone else in the world). Don't get me wrong, I don't despise sport. I just don't like it interfering with my tv viewing.

Oh well, it'll just make make fans more eager to watch LOM, when its on next week. By the way I hope all you people out there, who are eligible to enter (ie: you live in the United Kingdom) have headed over to the BBC Four Site to enter their competition, mentioned earlier on this site. To refresh your memories, the BBC are offering two chances to win a copy of the season one dvd, the cd soundtrack and the behind the scenes book.

The competition closes on March the 13th, so if you haven't entered yet, you better do so quickly or that day may spell bad luck. Well? What are you doing? Ok, here is the address again.

Go on, you know you want to.


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