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     Home »  Other Science Fiction/Fantasy »  Life on Mars - USA (2008)
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     Saturday, June 21 2008 @ 02:51 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat]
    It looks like Life on Mars is moving to NYC from LA. THis seems to make more sense to me. I think the NYC of the 70s better fits the program. Also, it looks like there may be other changes.

    US 'Life On Mars' moved to New York


    Didn't they already do a version of Life on Mars set in New York in the 1970s? Wasn't it called Starsky and Hutch?

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     Saturday, June 21 2008 @ 02:54 PM EDT
    "Starsky & Hutch" was actually set in California.

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     Saturday, June 21 2008 @ 03:15 PM EDT
    i was wondering why is it called Life On Mars?

    i read what its about on wikipida and sounds like it has nothing to do with aliens.

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Saturday, June 21 2008 @ 04:02 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Justice] i was wondering why is it called Life On Mars?

    i read what its about on wikipida and sounds like it has nothing to do with aliens.

    Life on Mars is a David Bowie song from the seventies... the lyrics contain imagery suggesting the futility of man's existence

    Daleks don't accept apologies! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
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     Saturday, June 21 2008 @ 04:07 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat]
    [Quote  by:  Justice] i was wondering why is it called Life On Mars?

    i read what its about on wikipida and sounds like it has nothing to do with aliens.

    Life on Mars is a David Bowie song from the seventies... the lyrics contain imagery suggesting the futility of man's existence

    Such as the line "Take a look at the lawman beating up the wrong guy; oh man, wonder if he'll ever know". It's what Sam Tyler was listening to in his car just before he was run over.

    Excallibur? Blizard? ...Bikini Cops?
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     Saturday, June 21 2008 @ 06:13 PM EDT
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    [Quote  by:  tarashnat]
    [Quote  by:  Justice] i was wondering why is it called Life On Mars?

    i read what its about on wikipida and sounds like it has nothing to do with aliens.

    Life on Mars is a David Bowie song from the seventies... the lyrics contain imagery suggesting the futility of man's existence

    Such as the line "Take a look at the lawman beating up the wrong guy; oh man, wonder if he'll ever know". It's what Sam Tyler was listening to in his car just before he was run over.


    oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh! now i get!

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Monday, June 23 2008 @ 09:39 AM EDT
    I just saw the unofficial pilot. I tried to be very open minded. However, seeing the BBC version first it was kinda hard. This was one of my favorite shows so I may be a little more critical. I'm also enjoying Ashes to Ashes and feel that the odd circumstance aside, that it really stands well on its own.

    First off, I think that for someone who has not seen the original, they may be able to enjoy and follow it. I also see people trying to compare it to Journeyman.

    I think that Colm Meany did a great job in the Gene Hunt role, but as dmwalling said, he is a little soft in the role. I have no idea who the guy playing the lead is, but he didn't really impress me. One of the things that John Simm did so wonderful was showing how he is trying to comprehend what is going on. I just never got that with this guy. He seemed to just take it all in stride with the occasional reference to his situation.

    Also, where were the characters for Ray and Chris? I guess they were a couple of the guys sitting in Gene's office. However, in the original there was dialog and scenes with Sam getting to know them, which helps setup the reason for the end of the series.

    I did notice that when they had the car bump him, it wasn't just a casual bump, but they had to extend that scene to make it more action-packed. Geez... Also, they left out the interaction with the barkeep, which I always liked in the original - reminded me of the last episode of Quantum Leap.

    Kudos to them for using two Black Sabbath songs though!!!!

    I'm willing to give it a go. I think moving it to NYC would really help matters. Also, they need to give Sam a little more mania. I'm hoping they get to Episode 5 of season 2. I want to see what they substitute for Camberwick Green.

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     Tuesday, June 24 2008 @ 07:55 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Sabalon]I'm hoping they get to Episode 5 of season 2. I want to see what they substitute for Camberwick Green.


    How about puppet Sam Tyler and Gene Hunt in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood? Puppet Gene could beat up Lady Elaine Fairchilde. "Stay out of the Kingdom of Make Believe!"

    Mr. Green

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     Friday, July 25 2008 @ 11:41 AM EDT
    http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/07/harvey-keitel-j.html

    Recasting of everyone but star Jason O'Mara.

    Harvey Keitel yes Harvey Keitel as Gene Hunt.

    -cs™

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     Saturday, July 26 2008 @ 02:33 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Smitty] http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/07/harvey-keitel-j.html

    Recasting of everyone but star Jason O'Mara.

    Harvey Keitel yes Harvey Keitel as Gene Hunt.

    -cs™


    I just heard that from a coworker a day or two ago. I love Harvey Keitel. This could make it interesting. We'll have to wait and see.

    I'm going "Full Circle" and putting my avatar back to what it was when I first joined. :)
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     Thursday, October 16 2008 @ 10:41 AM EDT
    Anybody catch the premiere last week? I watched it and thought it was decent. It does a good job of capturing the look and feel of the early 70s (very much like Mad Men does of the early 60s). I haven't seen the British version, so I can't compare, but it was good enough to make me want to watch another week.

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     Thursday, October 16 2008 @ 05:14 PM EDT
    I actually saw this yesterday "by other means" and, despite being a huge fan of the original, thought it was pretty good. Certainly made me want to see more of the American take on the show. One think I thought worked brilliantly was the use of US-centric music. Being a Brit the songs in the original were things I'd been hearing since I was a kid, I was born in the early 70's, so they kind of melded into the background a little. But the track playing as they chase Willy out of the building was great.
    Anyone care to tell me the name?
    My only other comment is - Harvey Keitel. Doesn't he look old? He looks like a grandad in his old shirt that's now far too big for him.

    Bollocks...sir.
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     Thursday, October 16 2008 @ 10:29 PM EDT
    As broadcast, the pilot was actually really good, although it was hard for me to be as "spellbound" by it over the BBC original, since I knew what was going to happen. In fact, I was surprised just how faithful it was to the original. A good amount of the dialogue, and even some of the directorial choices, were similar enough to call the thing, at least over significant portions of the evening, a "shot-for-shot remake". I rather suspect that 99% of the American audience will find it "startling" and "original". It's got a decent shot at surviving, since the 10pm Thursday slot is a good deal more up for grabs than it has been in quite some years.

    Also, the country's current economic woes may make them more receptive to a 1970s television show, since that's the toughest times most people still living can actually remember.

    This thing might actually work.

    "I think of myself as ambitious in casting terms, and I know that Bonnie [Langford] has the potential to make the part totally unirritating . . ." — JNT, 1986
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     Friday, November 28 2008 @ 01:40 AM EST
    I've been off and on watching the US show, and while I suppose I'm enjoying it, it just isn't grabbing me like the original. I don't know if that's because it was a little more ambiguous what was happening to Sam in the UK version, or because the test card girl made it more creepy or what. Maybe it's just because it was new, and had I seen the US version first I might have liked it better.

    I'm going "Full Circle" and putting my avatar back to what it was when I first joined. :)
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     Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 01:52 PM EST

    Who among us didn't see this comming?

    ABC cancels Life on Mars

    I'm a Time Traveler, I point and laugh at archaeologist.
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