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     Tuesday, April 10 2007 @ 05:50 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac] Life on Mars has just ended.

    But no spoilers in this post.

    I'm just furious with the BBC at the end - because 4 seconds into the final credits - with your whole self being involved it the last few closing scences - a daft announcer comes on talking about whats coming on next - totally snapping you out of the moment.

    I've just been on the BBC site telling them what I think!!

    daveac

    Totally agree, but then they do this with bearly all programmes these days so I was surprised.

    I'm not sure what I think of the ending to be honest - I certainly wasn't disapointed but I think it needs some reflection.

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     Tuesday, April 10 2007 @ 06:19 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  capricorn1]
    Totally agree, but then they do this with bearly all programmes these days so I was surprised.

    I'm not sure what I think of the ending to be honest - I certainly wasn't disapointed but I think it needs some reflection.


    Well if I can get the hang of this 'white text' trick:-

    My reading of it is simply that waking up he found either that 2007 was no longer 'real' for him - no feelings - the strange look (doctor) Morgan gave him etc. that he decided to go back to the coma (and 1973) by jumping.

    For a short time as he lays dying - he is back in 1973 - but dies as the TV girl switches off the picture.

    He goes back for love and to keep his word - for him 1973 IS the real world.


    Cheers, daveac

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     Tuesday, April 10 2007 @ 08:16 PM EDT


    I am slowly catching up... I finally saw the first episode of Series 2... I have the 2nd one waiting for me to watch it. I see Love & Monsters's Elton was in the first one of the new series.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 01:07 AM EDT

    Well, that was intresting. I believe I shall reflect on this for a bit and come back. Can't fault it though, good series. Now let us pray that the American production doesn't give the whole thing a very bad rep. Myself I believe I well stay content with the "Clasic series" of Life on Mars and at mention of the new series will just think of Gene Hunt kicking the Nonce (Nonce=American rip off version) and smile plesently to myself.

    Cheers,
    Mike M.

    edit- Side note Sam Tyler=Masterly -end edit

    I'm a Time Traveler, I point and laugh at archaeologist.
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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 03:56 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    Well if I can get the hang of this 'white text' trick:-

    Cheers, daveac


    I've SNIPPED your 'spoiler' bit as the white text is visible when you quote it! I think we need to start a petition going to have a proper [SPOILER] tag in the next update - come on Louis, the website is free, we expect better than this for our loyalty Wink

    You certainly gave it more thought than I did Dave especially the bit about the girl turning the TV off

    I think I would of liked to have seen:-

    Sam check the police records when he woke up to see if these people were real and if any of this happened.

    I did think it may go in a loop, they mentioned Sam had a tumour so I was thinking that maybe the car crash at the start didn't happen at all until Sam woke up when he did it to get back to the 70's?


    Still, it was a shock to see the TARDIS turn up like that! Mr. Green

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 04:05 AM EDT
    Some information here on Ashes to Ashes - the sequel to Life On Mars set in the 1980's.

    Not the what I'd expected - my initial reaction was 'oh no' - but I think it may just work in the same way the Doctor regenerating works.

    [spoiler concerning the end of Life On Mars]when Sam is back in the present day he sends a tape of his experences to a female officer interested in psychological profiling.

    The BBC article says the lead of Ashes to Ashes will have a background in psychological profiling - could there be a link here?

    [/spoiler]

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 06:29 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  merlin_mccarley]
    Cheers,
    Mike M.

    edit- Side note Sam Tyler=Masterly -end edit


    The close up of Sam's face when he his looking through the blinds - at the rest of team - thinking of what he had to do to get home - at that point you could see how be could 'play' the Master.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 09:06 AM EDT
    For some background to 'Life on Mars' and info about 'Ashes to Ashes' have a look here (link originally by Dogbyte on Digital Spy)

    here

    And more about 'Ashes to Ashes' from the BBC:-

    here

    EDIT - major point - as well as moving to the 1980's they are moving to London!

    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 09:31 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac] For some background to 'Life on Mars' and info about 'Ashes to Ashes' have a look here (link originally by Dogbyte on Digital Spy)

    here

    You beat me to it! I was about to post that link. Also, it looks like my theory in my previous post is right! Big Grin

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 09:40 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  capricorn1]
    You beat me to it! I was about to post that link. Also, it looks like my theory in my previous post is right! Big Grin


    You've got to keep on your toes in this game mate Big Grin

    but your posts were on the mark

    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 10:00 AM EDT
    what's with the bowie obsession? Laughing Out Loud

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 02:19 PM EDT
    There's a good interview with the shows creator here that seems to back up Dave's view of the ending.

    Semi

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 02:36 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Semiyon] There's a good interview with the shows creator here that seems to back up Dave's view of the ending.

    Semi

    Erm, not sure how to break this to you, but Dave posted thet very link just 4 posts ago:-

    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    For some background to 'Life on Mars' and info about 'Ashes to Ashes' have a look here (link originally by Dogbyte on Digital Spy)

    here


    Sorry Wink

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 02:37 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Semiyon] There's a good interview with the shows creator here that seems to back up Dave's view of the ending.

    Semi


    Wake up at the back of class!! Big Grin

    That link posted five posts before.

    Cheers, daveac

    EDIT - you beat me this time!

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     Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 03:06 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac] Life on Mars has just ended.
    But no spoilers in this post.

    I'm just furious with the BBC at the end - because 4 seconds into the final credits - with your whole self being involved it the last few closing scences - a daft announcer comes on talking about whats coming on next - totally snapping you out of the moment.

    I've just been on the BBC site telling them what I think!!
    daveac

    Got a reply from the BBC:-

    'Dear David

    Thank you for your e-mail regarding the BBC programme 'Life On Mars'.

    I understand your annoyance that a continuity announcer interrupted the end credits of the programme as you felt this ruined the mood of the programme.

    However our trails and information about upcoming programmes are not meant to be intrusive or irritating and naturally we regret any occasion of annoyance. As a public service broadcaster it is imperative that our audiences are fully aware of the range of services offered by the BBC, particularly as there are more channels and greater competition from commercial broadcasters.

    Trails are an integral part of our programming and our experience suggests that they are much appreciated by our audience as a whole. In fact many people telephone the BBC every day to check details of our schedules; many more would do so if we did not provide reminders about programmes they might not wish to miss. We put considerable thought into deciding the subject and timing of our trails to ensure that those who are likely to enjoy a particular programme are informed about it.

    However, please be assured that I have detailed your comments in the daily audience log, an internal document made available to programming teams and senior management.

    Thank you for taking the time to contact BBC Information.

    Regards

    Jonny
    BBC Information'

    Cheers, daveac

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