Behind the scenes Edit
- Bowie and his song "Life on Mars" were presumably the influence for the name of Mars station Bowie Base One. (TV: The Waters of Mars)
- In 1983, Bowie was offered the role of Sharaz Jek but the dates clashed with his Serious Moonlight tour.
- In 1973, Bowie and his band, The Spiders From Mars, mingled with the cast of Planet of the Daleks at BBC Television Centre, leading a passer-by to ask if they were playing aliens in the show.
- The Doctor Who Confidential episode Is There Life on Mars? is titled in reference to Bowie's song "Life on Mars".
- The novel Loving the Alien shares the title of a Bowie song.
- The comic strip The Woman Who Sold the World is a reference to the Bowie song "The Man Who Sold the World".
- The character John Jones was heavily inspired by Bowie.
- Bowie served as the basis for Peter Capaldi's portrayal of the Twelfth Doctor; Capaldi, a fan of Bowie, stated that he believed the musician would be an optimal template after searching through his "scrapbook of ideas".
- The novel Diamond Dogs shares the title of a Bowie song and album.
- Bowie's song, Starman, was used extra-diegetically in Random Shoes and was heard in Aliens of London when the Ninth Doctor left the Powell Estate to return to the TARDIS.
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