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Life on Mars (2006)

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })A BBC Fish out of Water crime drama which originally aired between 2006-2007 for two seasons.Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Sam Tyler is an experienced, by-the-book police detective living in the year 2006. One day while investigating the disappearance of another police officer, he is hit by a car and wakes up in the year 1973. He is still a member of the police, but as a Detective Inspector (DI) under the command of DCI Gene Hunt, a boisterous, bigoted and borderline corrupt product of the times who relies on gut instinct and merciless brutality to fight crime.Now Sam has to get used to a policing world with no DNA profiling, no computers, no Police and Criminal Evidence Act, and little respect for modern-day ethics or procedure. The most rational explanation is that he's in some kind of coma from his injury, as hallucinations from 2006 keep intruding upon the world. But Sam's 1973 is so perfectly detailed and populated, right down to details which are surely too minuscule for him to imagine, that he could have genuinely gone back in time, or be on the verge of a nervous breakdown.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })It was remade into an American show, also called Life on Mars, and a Spanish show called La chica de ayer. A Russian remake called The Dark Side of the Moon came out in 2012, sending their protagonist back before the fall of communism in 1979, with a second season in the works, set in an alternate 2011 where USSR still exists. Inspired Czech sort-of remake Svět pod hlavou note World Under the Head with a set up similar to the Russian one. A South Korean version aired in 2018. Reportedly, a Chinese version set in the 1990s is in the works as of 2019.Life on Mars was followed by Ashes to Ashes (2008), which shared some of the cast. Although the first two series of Ashes to Ashes were largely standalone stories, the third featured numerous connections to Life on Mars, and finally explained the truth about what was happening all along, with the creators describing it as "the fifth series of Life on Mars". This means that even if you've watched the Life on Mars finale, this page still contains spoilers.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })In April 2020, it was announced that a third series going under the subtitle "The Final Chapter" would be forthcoming. According to comments given during a watch-along by series co-creator Matthew Graham, the series will comprise of "four or five episodes" and will be set both in London and Manchester, "partially in the 70's, partially in the 80's, and mostly in an alternate NOW" with the goal to get a complete reunion of all cast members across both series'. As of now, the series still seems to be in the writing phase.
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Fair Cop: A lot of the cast are really good looking, especially Annie Cartwright and Chris Skelton. Of course, fandom is gaga for Gene Hunt, even when especially when he's running around in bad seventies swims and pasty white skin. And if you're not too keen on Gene's looks (*ducks fruit*), there's always Sam in those open-necked shirts and those tight flares that show off his legs marvelously.
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Twist Ending: The ending to series 2 episode 5, where it turns out that the father of a girl who was kidnapped after pointing the finger at a murder suspect may have committed the murder that said suspect was accused of in the first place.
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Those Two Guys: Skelton and Carling.
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Breaking the Fourth Wall: The very last thing that happens in the series is that the Test Card Girl walks up to the camera, looks straight into it and reaches up as if pressing a button just to the side of the camera — making the screen go black as if she "switches off" the viewer's TV set.
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Which leads to a very dark inversion in the ending: when he gets back in 2007, he accidentally cuts himself during a meeting and realizes that he didn't feel it, leading to his decision to leave his 2007 life and go back to 1973.
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Framing the Guilty Party: When Sam tries it, it causes Stable Time Loops of a sort Sam doesn't really want. When Gene Hunt tries it, Sam objects. Episode 2-5 has a unique twist: a man, Simon Lamb, has had his wife and daughter kidnapped in order to get Grahame Bathurst, a teenager who was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend a few years previously, set free because the kidnapper believes him to be innocent. At one point, Simon desperately confesses to having committed the murder so that the police can set Grahame free, although the police don't believe him. It is eventually revealed that Simon was targeted because the kidnapper (the murdered girl's father) also believes him to be guilty, but this is chalked up to the kidnapper having become deranged through bottling up his suspicions. At the very ends of the episode, Sam and Gene realize an important detail which points to Simon Lamb being the actual killer, meaning that Simon attempted to frame himself earlier in the episode and the murdered girl's father's plot to kidnap Simon's family was an attempt to get the police to re-open the case
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Cult Soundtrack: If it was a hit in the 70's, you'll hear it on this series.
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Hollywood Tourette's: And a Chekhov's Gunman to boot.
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Ironic Echo: Gene's assertion that he "never fitted up anyone who didn't deserve it!", for which he gets thoroughly worked over by Sam. In the Series 2 episode "Helpless", Sam catches himself saying the exact same thing in his pursuit of Tony Crane.
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Missing White Woman Syndrome
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Missing White Woman Syndrome: Makes sense, as it's the 70's.
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As the Good Book Says...:
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Anachronism Stew: Upon Sam Tyler awaking in 1973, he finds himself on a building site beneath a large advertising board proclaiming the construction of a new motorway, the Mancunian Way. In reality, the construction of Mancunian Way was completed in 1967. According to Matthew Graham, writing in the Radio Times, the error was deliberate. "We knew that this road was built in the 1960s, but we took a bit of artistic license". Minor historical anachronisms such as this are present throughout the series. Some were made out of artistic license whilst others were deliberately inserted to confuse the issue of whether Sam was in a coma, mad or really back in time. Many inaccuracies were visible such as modern street furniture, cable television cabinets, satellite television dishes, CCTV cameras, LCD digital watches and double-glazed uPVC window frames, which were all unintentional.[36] During DVD commentaries for the series, the programme makers acknowledge these as errors but also point out they are perfectly feasible, given Sam's situation. As the popularity of the series grew, the hunting of such anachronisms became a favourite pastime among Life on Mars fans.
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Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Episode 7. Sam finds out the exact circumstances that lead to Kemble's accidental death due to the department's actions, but when he turns in the tape proving it to the superintendent, the superintendent immediately destroys the tape, saying that it could easily be a hoax. It's heavily implied the superintendent is in fact a party to the cover-up (especially the bit in the toilets where he doesn't wash his hands, and Hunt exclaims "Not like you, sir").
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Literary Allusion Title: Named after the Bowie song.
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Train Job: The climax.
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Trapped in the Past: And it's brown.
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Disappeared Dad: The final episode of series 1 has Sam meeting his just before he disappears
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Running Over The Plot: This is how Sam Tyler gets sent back in time; he gets hit by a car in the present day, and wakes up in 1973, unsure if he's in a coma, in the afterlife, or really back in time.
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Dream Apocalypse
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He Who Fights Monsters: Superintendent Harry Woolf.
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Perp Sweating
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False Flag Operation: The series finale, episode 2-08. Also happens in Series 1, Episode 5, to incite a football feud.
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Must Make Amends
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It Works Better with Bullets
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It Works Better with Bullets: Method by which Sam unmasks his father as the killer they've been searching for.
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Witness Protection: A central plot point of one episode.
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Whoopi Epiphany Speech: "If you can feel, you're alive." Which leads to a very dark inversion in the ending: when he gets back in 2007, he accidentally cuts himself during a meeting and realizes that he didn't feel it, leading to his decision to leave his 2007 life and go back to 1973.
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It Will Never Catch On
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It Will Never Catch On: When Sam suggests that they install a TV in the pub, everyone is extremely skeptical. Seriously, they look at him like he grew a third eye. Chicken? In a basket? Stingers. An inebriated Gene Hunt claims there won't be a woman prime minister as long as there's a hole in his arse. (Six years later...)
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Even Evil Has Standards
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Even Evil Has Standards: Played for laughs in the following exchange with a convicted sheep buggerer:
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The Great British Copper Capture
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Magical Negro: Nelson fulfills this role, with hints he might be aware what's happening to Sam. In Ashes to Ashes (2008), it is revealed that he's the gatekeeper to the copper version of heaven, equivalent to Saint Peter.
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Good-Guy Bar: The Railway Arms.
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Kick the Dog: Gene publically shames and humiliates Ray for the Billy Kemble incident, demoting him to Detective Constable and threatening to cut his heart out with a spoon if he even thinks of stepping out of line again. If that wasn't bad enough for poor Ray, Sam angrily batters Gene for being too light on him and pushes for him to be sacked! Ray himself gets a Pet the Dog moment two episodes later when Gene bumps him back up to Detective Sergeant. Gene has another when he repeatedly bashes Dickie Fingers' hand with a telephone receiver after Dickie accuses Police Superintendent Harry Wolf of corruption. What really makes it a Kick the Dog moment is that Dickie was telling the truth. Sam never really liked Ray much, but after the Billy Kemble incident he becomes openly contemptuous of him, constantly belittling him, putting him down, reminding him of his reduced rank and holding him up as the archetypal bad copper. The tables turn after Ray is nearly blown up by an apparent IRA bombing that Sam insists couldn't possibly happen.
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Off on a Technicality: Sam's supposition that his 2007 case against Tony Crane fell apart while he was in a coma.
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I Read It for the Articles
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I Read It for the Articles: Lampshaded by Sam, who hides his tape recorder beneath Gene's copy of Jugs. When Gene tries to snatch it, Sam professes an interest in the reading material.
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Born in the Wrong Century: Reg Cole
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Batman Gambit
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Batman Gambit: After episode seven's death-in-police-custody, Gene cracks down on Sam's attempts to find out who's responsible. Gene actually wants to find out the truth as much as Sam, but believes investigating his own squad would be "suicide for morale". Instead, he provokes Sam into working that much harder.
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You Need to Get Laid
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You Need to Get Laid: This is Gene's conclusion about Reg Cole, an armed hostage taker.
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They Fight Crime!
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They Fight Crime!: For the most part, the plots are standard police investigations, though occasionally made significant by Sam's techniques or history.
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Noodle Incident
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Noodle Incident: Whatever it is Mrs Luckhurst does that's "illegal in some parts of Wales" and makes Gene Hunt scream bloody murder.
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Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon
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Gene publically shames and humiliates Ray for the Billy Kemble incident, demoting him to Detective Constable and threatening to cut his heart out with a spoon if he even thinks of stepping out of line again. If that wasn't bad enough for poor Ray, Sam angrily batters Gene for being too light on him and pushes for him to be sacked! Ray himself gets a Pet the Dog moment two episodes later when Gene bumps him back up to Detective Sergeant.
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Old-Fashioned Copper: Gene Hunt, Ray Carling
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Armed Blag
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Shirtless Scene: Opening of Episode 2 features a couple of PC's going after a criminal in a Speedo. Only Sam's wearing a shirt.
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You Have Failed Me: Warren does this to Joni Newton after she reneges on framing Sam.
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ray is always making disparaging remarks about Annie, as well as minorities and women in general, but we let Gene get away with it because we like Gene.
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Evil All Along: Vic Tyler, Harry Woolf, and Toolbox & Big Bird. Also, depending how you look at it, Frank Morgan.
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Fish out of Temporal Water: The premise of the series involves Sam's trying to get to grips with, or inevitable conflicts with, the world and police force of 1973.
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Technology Marches On: Invoked in-universe as Sam has to come to grips with how things he takes for granted (cell phones, computers, cable TV, etc) don't exist in 1973. At the crime lab, Sam asks the routine question of "what came back from the DNA results?" Everyone stares at him as if he's speaking gibberish as Sam realizes a simple fingerprint check can take over a week.
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Taking the Heat: A union leader tried to cover up a fatal industrial accident at his mill to keep it from being shut down (and his members losing their jobs) by confessing to having murdered the accident victim.
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Commander Contrarian: Gene fills this role for Sam.
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Wham Line: The finale of the first series: In episode 2-07:
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Holy Backlight: As Sam walks towards the police building during the first episode.
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Hurricane of Euphemisms: Gene uses one to explain to Sam that Warren is a Gayngster
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Always Murder: Subverted in "The Stabbing", in which the "victim" turns out to have been killed by a faulty textile loom.
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Book Dumb: Ray and Chris.
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Wire Dilemma: In series 2 episode 3.
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Smoking Hot Fight: Although Sam and Gene have had a few of these, the one that really stands out has to be the fight between them in the hospital, after which Gene is shown smoking. Draw your own conclusions.
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During a fistfight with Gene at some point in the first season, Sam does the "Bring It" gesture from The Matrix.
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Hell Is That Noise: Tony Crane's slightly off-key whistling of "Bring Me Sunshine" in series 2 episode 1. You'll never hear Morecambe and Wise's version the same way again. Not only his whistling, but his manic laughter as he tortures Sam.
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I Take Offense to That Last One!
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I Take Offense to That Last One!:
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And I'm the Queen of Sheba
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And I'm the Queen of Sheba: While Sam, Gene and Annie are reminiscing about their lives during a hostage situation, Sam forgets himself and recounts his promotion to DCI in the modern-day. Quoth Gene: "Was that the same day I became King of Egypt?" And when Sam tries to suggest that Patrick O'Brien isn't a terrorist:
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He Knows Too Much: Harry Woolf bumps off Dickie Fingers for this reason.
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British Brevity
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British Brevity: Only 16 episodes total for the original show, and 24 for Ashes to Ashes (2008).
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Jerkass Has a Point: Gene Hunt is the quintessential jerkass and bad cop. But in Series 1, Episode 2, when he tries to frame Kim Trent to stop him committing further crimes, and Sam insists on letting Trent go due to lack of real evidence, Kim Trent eventually goes on to commit another armed robbery and attempted murder. Though at the same time, whilst Sam sticks to his principles and ends up being right much of the time, he sometimes comes across as this. Played straight in Series 1 Episode 3, where all the evidence points to Ted Bannister as the murderer despite Sam's misgivings. It turns out he was right, and the victim really died due to an industrial accident with a drive belt that snapped.
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Serious Business: Football rivalries and riots are central to one episode, just as football hooliganism was on the rise. Football rivalries and riots were very serious business in the 70s and 80s. Also, this wonderful quote from Gene in series 1, episode 6, when Reg Cole pours Gene's flask onto the floor:
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Meaningful Name: Gene calls Sam "Dorothy" on more than one occasion, one episode ends with Elton John's "Goodbye Yellowbrick Road", and a cover of Somewhere Over The Rainbow is played in the series finale. It's surely no co-incidence that Sam meets a man named Frank Morgan. And Sam looking for his Dad, in the company of Gene Hunt.
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Streetwalker
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Not to be done in, Gene brings a Streetwalker along as his "wife".
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Everybody Smokes: Except Sam.
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Turn in Your Badge
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Internal Affairs: Frank Morgan appears to fill in for Gene as DCI while Hunt is under suspicion in the death of Terry Haslam, but he's actually leading a Greater Manchester police investigation intended to bring down Hunt and his whole squad. According to Morgan, Sam is actually Sam Williams, a deep cover agent working for Morgan who forgot his real identity after the accident.
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And the Adventure Continues: The finale we actually got instead of the aforementioned Darker and Edgier one. Sam jumps, ends up back in the 70s and runs into Annie. They talk and have the Big Damn Kiss...at which point Gene roars up in the car and tells Sam to put her down, 'cause they've got a case. And so they all hop in and ride off to kick more criminal arse.
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You Can't Fight Fate
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Noble Bigot with a Badge: Practically half the cast, though epitomized by Gene Hunt. Justified as it's the '70s and political correctness hadn't been invented yet.
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Sliding Scale of Shiny Versus Gritty: The lighting filter used drastically changes between 2006 and 1973 for obvious reasons. After Sam wakes up from his coma, 2006 is also portrayed as a dull, concrete and glass jungle of hell, full of soulless bureaucrats and empty suits that Sam no longer relates to - leading to the decision he makes at the very end of the episode.
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Pocket Protector: Gene is saved from a bullet by a flask of whiskey. Lampshaded and parodied immediately.
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Shell-Shocked Veteran: Reg Cole is made out to be one, but it turns out he didn't get to fight.
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Celebrity Paradox: Sam makes a Doctor Who reference to Annie, so it would've needed to make sense to someone in the 70s, but John Simm played The Master in New Who. But not until the year after Sam Tyler died. Incidentally, Roger Delgado (the first actor to play The Master) died in 1973 and his last Who story, "Frontier in Space", was on in the spring of 1973, when Sam arrived. Sam Tyler was also named after New Who's Tylers. In the American version, his mother is even named Rose.
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"Rashomon"-Style: in 2.05, we see Bathurst's arrest retold from two different perspectives, Gene Hunt's vindictive view and Annie's more sympathetic one. Annie turned out to be much more objective—Gene had gotten too emotionally involved in the case.
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Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Gene says this almost word for word about the events of series 1 episode 7, where a suspect died of a heart attack in one of the cells, due to the actions of CID.
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"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Sam delivers an epic one to Peter Bond, accusing him and people like him of ruining the joy of football by injecting it with hate and violence among the fans.
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Suicide Is Painless: Sam goes back to his own time, realizes the Test Card F girl was right all along, and takes a running jump off the roof of the police station while "Life On Mars" blares triumphantly in the background.
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Send Me Back
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Politically Correct History: Averted by most of Sam's new contemporaries, especially Gene Hunt. The rest of the squad, especially Ray Carling, aren't much better, with the exceptions of Annie and Chris.
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Almost Kiss: That would be Sam and Annie.
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Establishing Character Moment: There's this example for Gene in the first episode, which might also be an Establishing Moment for the series:
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Star Wars (Franchise)
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"How do you think I spend my time here, Tyler?" "Building a Death Star?"
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Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Layla backs out of aborting her child, who turns out to be Maya in the past.
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Artistic License – Law
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Artistic License – Law: During an interview John Stalker, Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester in the early 1980s and himself a Detective Inspector in 1973, has stated that the depiction of the police "has got nothing to do with real policing in the 1970s. It could not be more inaccurate in terms of procedure, the way they talk or the way they dress. In all the time I was in the CID in the 1970s I never saw a copper in a leather bomber jacket and I never heard an officer call anyone 'guv'...Actually, there were a few police officers in London who started to behave like Regan and Carter in The Sweeney, but that was a case of life following art, not the other way round". The journalist who interviewed Stalker, Ray King, remarks that the depiction of the police can be defended if we assume that Sam is indeed in a coma and that we are seeing his imaginary idea of 1973, filtered through 1970s police shows.
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Mexican Standoff: Between Gene and Harry in Series 2, Episode 2. Except Gene rather bluntly ends it by shooting Harry in the leg.
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First-Episode Twist
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First-Episode Twist: The collision and time travel sequence occurs about ten or fifteen minutes into the first episode. Up until that point, the show appears in all respects to be a perfectly mundane (if rather uninspired) contemporary police drama. The opening credits sequence, which explicitly spells out the show's premise, is not shown until the very end of the first episode, presumably to maintain this element of surprise.
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Police Procedural
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Police Procedural: Played with, as it contrasts the very different approaches to policing in 1973 and 2006, and what happens when those clash.
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Shameful Strip
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Shameful Strip: Happens to Sam after he's slipped a mickey by a prostitute in a frame-up. He wakes up tied to a bed with Gene kicking down the door accompanied by WPC Anne Cartwright. Considering Annie's embarrassment and Gene's quip of "it's not all golf and badminton in Hyde, eh?", it's fairly safe to say Sam was naked.
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Broken Pedestal: Vic Tyler for Sam, and Harry Woolf for Gene.
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Bank Robbery
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Bank Robbery
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Up the Real Rabbit Hole
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Up the Real Rabbit Hole: Sam confides openly to Annie about his 'condition'.
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The Television Talks Back
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The Television Talks Back: Sam's hotline to the 'real' world.
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Wham Episode
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Wham Episode: The finale of the first series turns a lot of things on its head — Sam discovers that his father's a crime lord, and he lets him run away, thereby killing what he thought was his only chance at getting back to the present. Sam also changes the past for the first time in the series.
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Undercover as Lovers
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Undercover as Lovers: Sam and Annie pose as a married couple to investigate a wife-swapping group. Interestingly the most UST comes not from this situation, but in the scene where they're making up a Meet Cute cover story. Not to be done in, Gene brings a Streetwalker along as his "wife".
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Confessional
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Confessional
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Thematic Theme Tune
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Thematic Theme Tune: Life on Mars by David Bowie. The lyrics are about a girl fleeing domestic violence escapes into the make-believe world of the cinema, as well as referencing the growth of consumer culture and the overall premise being [[Purgatory and Limbo: purgatorial rather than time travel]]. Plus it contains lyrics such as:
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Set Right What Once Went Wrong
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Set Right What Once Went Wrong: The first episode has shades of this, seeing as the murderer from the Cold Open introduction to the series gets linked to what's going on in Sam's first escapade in the 70's.
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Torture for Fun and Information
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Torture for Fun and Information: aka Gene Hunt Interrogation Technique. Life on Mars kicks off Gene Hunt's fine tradition of extracting confessions using some of the most ridiculously funny means possible: In episode 1.04, where Gene and Sam lock a suspect inside a meat locker until he confesses: Episode 2.02, where he punishes Dickie Fingers for accusing Harry Woolf of being a corrupt officer by smashing Dickie's fingers with a telephone receiver. Episode 2.05 has the Camberwick Green scene animated by Cosgrove Hall, which really must be seen to be fully appreciated. In a Spin-Off book about modern policing in the 70's that was supposedly written by Gene Hunt himself, there is a chapter about how to perform this, with diagrams, and covered in blood.
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Not So Above It All
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Not So Above It All: Sam puts on his Straight Man face when Ray and Chris make fun of Bestiality Is Depraved Dickie Fingers, but when they've gone, he laughs too.
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As You Know
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As You Know: In the series finale, Sam is secretly taping an 'interrogation' in the lost and found. When Gene handcuffs the suspect to a chair, Sam describes for the benefit of the tape, to which Gene says 'What're you, the narrator?'
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Medium Blending
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Medium Blending: The claymation of Camberwick Green.
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Odd Couple
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Odd Couple: Sam and Gene (one's by the book, the other's bring your own bottle), but also Chris and Ray.
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Oop North
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Oop North: Manchester.
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Facial Composite Failure
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Facial Composite Failure: Which inspires Sam to pull in a caricaturist as a sketch artist.
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Sarcastic Confession
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Sarcastic Confession: Two of the mill workers in Series 1, Episode 3 find out the wrong way that you do not joke about a confession to Sam Tyler.
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Year Inside, Hour Outside
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Year Inside, Hour Outside: Sam returns to 1973 in the nick of time to save his friends, mere moments after his departure. This despite having spent days in 2007.
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Fingertip Drug Analysis
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Fingertip Drug Analysis: Sam identifies heroin by taste.
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Only Known by Their Nickname
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Only Known by Their Nickname: "Toolbox" Terry and "Big Bird". Richard Hands' real name is used once; after that, he's only named as Dickie Fingers, even after he's murdered.
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Mood Dissonance
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Mood Dissonance: The last episode especially. Seriously, the main hero's suicide shouldn't feel so... awesome.
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Giving Radio to the Romans
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Giving Radio to the Romans: Sam tries to introduce mid-Noughties police techniques (recording interviews on tape, surveillance, modern forensics and so forth) to coppers in 1973, as well as other radical and futuristic ideas like having a television in the pub. Is subverted on occasion: primitive forensics and proper procedures do exist, it's just that Gene Hunt doesn't want to use them.
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Football Hooligans
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Football Hooligans: Manchester United and City thugs battle it out in Series 1, Episode 5.
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Sickbed Slaying
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Sickbed Slaying: Tony Crane torturing the comatose 2007!Sam. Toolbox & Big Bird dispose of Deekat in this manner, stabbing him through a preexisting bullet wound.
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Look Both Ways
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Look Both Ways: The catalyst for the series.
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Brawn Hilda
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Brawn Hilda: Big Bird.
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I Can't Believe I'm Saying This
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I Can't Believe I'm Saying This: Sam asks Gene why they can't just fabricate evidence and "put the squeeze" on Tony Crane. Y'know, the Gene Hunt Special. In an ironic reversal, though, Gene has had a sudden attack of morals.
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Accident, Not Murder
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Accident, Not Murder: In episode 1.3, a mill worker is found dead with a horrible slash across his chest after working late one night. The investigation points to a foreman with a grudge - the victim was threatening to become a whistleblower about the poor working conditions and state of the machinery, and if such things became public knowledge, it could cause the mill to shut down, with the loss of hundreds of jobs. The foreman confesses, but something doesn't add up. A close inspection of the machine next to where the victim was found reveals that it has a brand new drive belt - the other machines on the floor do not. It turns out that the belt broke, the loose end slashing the worker open. The foreman got in early the next day and covered it up by fitting a new belt and reporting the accidental death as a murder in an attempt to prevent the mill from closing.
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I Choose to Stay
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I Choose to Stay: In the show's finale, Sam wakes up back in 2006 and finds he can't stand being back in his old life - a glass and concrete hell full of bureaucrats with whom he can no longer relate. So he jumps off a building and presumably kills himself, returning back to 1973 in doing so.
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You Do Not Have to Say Anything
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You Do Not Have to Say Anything: Subverted. British police used a different caution in 1973 than the one Sam is used to from 2007. Sam repeatedly tries and fails to recite the 70's version, at one point coming up with the Miranda Warning.
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Noodle Implements: What Gene calls a dream involves Diana Dors and a bottle of chip oil.
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Flashed-Badge Hijack
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Flashed-Badge Hijack: Subverted in the first episode of Series Two. Sam is unable to move out of the way of an oncoming car. In a desperate attempt to do something, he holds up his badge, closing his eyes as he anticipates the crash. The car comes to a stop inches away. Because its tires were punctured, courtesy of Annie Cartwright's stringer stinger.
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Clear My Name
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Clear My Name: Gene, in an ironic reversal.
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Fauxreigner
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Fauxreigner: Nelson the barman, who pretends to have a natural Jamaican accent.
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Mind Screw
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Mind Screw: The last two episodes.
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Binge Montage
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Binge Montage: The lads in the Railway Arms as Sam, Gene and Annie practice working a bar in Series 1, Episode 5.
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Fun with Acronyms
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Fun with Acronyms:
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Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male
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Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Subverted—the act is shown as nightmarish and disconcerting, and everyone at the station assumes Sam planned to get laid, essentially blaming Sam for his own assault.
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The Dulcinea Effect
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The Dulcinea Effect: Sam's habit of inviting every girl he wants to help back to his apartment, although sweet, isn't necessarily the wisest course of action.
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: Sam cites Robocop's three prime directives as his view of the Police's duties. Gene seems to prefer Judge Dredd's catchphrase: "I AM The Law"
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Ontological Mystery
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Ontological Mystery
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Vigilante Man
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Vigilante Man: Toolbox & Big Bird.
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What Year Is This?: "It's 1973, almost dinner time - I'm 'aving 'oops!"
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I'm Mr. [Future Pop Culture Reference]: Sam and Annie pose as "Tony Blair" and "Cherie Blair". When Gene pops up unexpectedly, Sam promptly dubs him "Gordon Brown". "And his wife..." "Sookie." "You know, Starsky & Hutch have got a lot to answer for..." "How do you think I spend my time here, Tyler?" "Building a Death Star?" During a fistfight with Gene at some point in the first season, Sam does the "Bring It" gesture from The Matrix. Series 1 Episode 3: "Red rum! Red rum!"
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Adventures in Comaland: Whenever 2007 Sam's health declines, reality goes haywire.
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The Scapegoat: Patrick O'Brien.
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Historical In-Joke And a rather dark example too. In a flashback set in 1972, Ray briefly discusses the upcoming Summer Olympics games in Munich with Chris. He goes as far to say "it'll be one for the history books". Indeed. Gene Hunt also complains at one point that the station toilets are out of bog roll, and he had to wipe his backside with Franny Leenote ie use the sports page of the newspaper. Francis Lee was still playing football in 73, but after he retired he went into business selling toilet paper.
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Bad-Guy Bar: Of a sort. The Trafford Arms, the Manchester United pub that Sam and Gene go undercover in might count.
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Go Seduce My Archnemesis: Steven Warren enlists Joni Newton for this purpose.
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Flanderization: In Series 1, Gene Hunt is a taciturn grouch who occasionally raises his voice. In Series 2, you wonder why the veins in his temples aren't exploding from sheer rage. In early episodes he is shown to be a competent copper, who, while violence is always an option, can actually work things out, and is occasionally a step ahead of Sam. Philip Glenister did admit he was somewhat saddened by the retreat into 'Bad Cop'. Similarly, Ray becomes even more slovenly and incompetent in Series 2, despite Gene's assurance that he collars "more villains than this entire department put together."
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Chained to a Bed: Sam ends up like this (and naked) after standing up to a crime lord, so that they can take blackmail pictures of him. Gene, to whom Sam has been ranting about 'coppers have to be above reproach', ends up discovering him and is beside himself with glee at the sight. So much so that he invites WPC Annie Cartwright into the room. Moral of the story: don't piss off crime lords. Or Gene Hunt. (Cartwright later admits she rather liked what she saw though.)
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Insult Backfire: This exchange between Sam and Gene:
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Mushroom Samba: 2007!Sam accidentally gets a drug overdose, leading 1973!Sam to hallucinate a memorable version of the childrens' show Camberwick Green. Sam has another brief (and very disturbing) one after Joni Newton slips him a Mickey
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Running Gag: "That's not how it goes!" (Sam constantly getting the You Do Not Have to Say Anything speech wrong); "You are surrounded by armed bastards!" (even carried over to Ashes to Ashes (2008)); Gene's flasks and fondness for American westerns.
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The tables turn after Ray is nearly blown up by an apparent IRA bombing that Sam insists couldn't possibly happen.
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Well-Intentioned Extremist: Morgan.
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My Future Self and Me: Sam gets occasional glimpses of his childhood self.
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Hitler Ate Sugar / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Hollywood Spelling / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Homage / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Honey Trap / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Hurricane of Euphemisms / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Hypothetical Casting / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
I Can't Believe I'm Saying This / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
I Choose to Stay / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
I Know Mortal Kombat / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
I Minored in Tropology / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
I Read It for the Articles / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
I Take Offense to That Last One! / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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I'm Mr. [Future Pop Culture Reference] / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Incoming Ham / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Inn Between the Worlds / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Insult Misfire / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Internal Affairs / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Interplay of Sex and Violence / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Interrupted Suicide / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Ironic Nursery Tune / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
It Was Here, I Swear! / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
It Will Never Catch On / int_aeaf3d1b
 JohnSimm
seeAlso
Life on Mars (2006)
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Jossed / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Just Following Orders / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Kavorka Man / int_aeaf3d1b
 Kudos
seeAlso
Life on Mars (2006)
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Last Minute Hookup / int_aeaf3d1b
 LegoLifeOnMars
seeAlso
Life on Mars (2006)
 LifeOnMars
seeAlso
Life on Mars (2006)
 LifeOnMars2006
seeAlso
Life on Mars (2006)
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Literary Allusion Title / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Little Dead Riding Hood / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Living Prop / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Look Both Ways / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Love Martyr / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Magical Negro / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Make It Look Like an Accident / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Medium Blending / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Medium-Shift Gag / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Mexican Standoff / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
/ int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Mixed Metaphor / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Mood Dissonance / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Mushroom Samba / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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Must Make Amends / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
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My Local / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Narrowed It Down to the Guy I Recognize / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
No One Gets Left Behind / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
No Sense of Personal Space / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Noble Bigot with a Badge / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Not So Above It All / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Nothing but Hits / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Odd Couple / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Old Cop, Young Cop / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Old-Fashioned Copper / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
On the Next / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
One Last Smoke / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
One True Threesome / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Ontological Mystery / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Oop North / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Opening Shout-Out / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Or Was It a Dream? / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Parallel Porn Titles / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Patron Saint / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Perp Walk / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Pocket Protector / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Police Brutality / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Police Lineup / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Politically Incorrect Hero / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Popular History / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Porn Stache / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Present-Day Past / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Psycho Sidekick / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Purgatory and Limbo / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Quick Nip / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Rabid Cop / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Racial Face Blindness / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Rail Enthusiast / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
/ int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Real Is Brown / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Real Song Theme Tune / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Reincarnate in Another World / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Retraux / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Revolvers Are Just Better / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Running Over The Plot / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Screw the Rules, I Make Them! / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Send Me Back / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Sensitive Guy and Manly Man / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Series of the 2000s / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Set Right What Once Went Wrong / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Shameful Strip / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Sleuth Dates Cop / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Sliding Scale of Law Enforcement / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Sliding Scale of Shiny Versus Gritty / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Slipping a Mickey / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Smoking Hot Sex / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Spies in a Van / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Stalker Without a Crush / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Strange Cop in a Strange Land / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Stranger in a Familiar Land / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Suicide Is Painless / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Super Identikit / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Taking the Heat / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Testosterone Poisoning / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
The Bartender / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
The Constant / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
The Last Title / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
The Profiler / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
The Promise / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
The '70s / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Theme Song Reveal / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
There's No Place Like Home / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
They Fight Crime! / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
This Is My Story / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Time and Relative Dimensions in Space / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Time Travel for Fun and Profit / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Toon Transformation / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Torture for Fun and Information / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Tour Guide Detective / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Train Job / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Transatlantic Equivalent / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Trapped in the Past / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Treachery Cover-Up / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Trunk Shot / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Turn in Your Badge / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
20 Minutes into the Past / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Two Aliases, One Character / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Tyrant Takes the Helm / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Undercover as Lovers / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Undressing the Unconscious / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Unfinished Business / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Unnaturally Blue Lighting / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Up the Real Rabbit Hole / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Visual Innuendo / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
What Year Is This? / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Whoopi Epiphany Speech / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Wire Dilemma / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Wrong Time-Travel Savvy / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
You Do Not Have to Say Anything / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
You, Get Me Coffee / int_aeaf3d1b
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Your Universe or Mine? / int_aeaf3d1b
 Eternal Law
seeAlso
Life on Mars (2006)
 LifeOnMars2008
seeAlso
Life on Mars (2006)
 TheLastDetective
seeAlso
Life on Mars (2006)
 Life on Mars (2006)
hasFeature
Wunza Plot / int_aeaf3d1b
 lifeonmars2006
sameAs
Life on Mars (2006)