Is There Life on Mars? was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Waters of Mars. Its title is both a line from and a reference to the David Bowie song "Life on Mars". A reference to the singer is also in the episode.

Aspects of production covered Edit

  • Designing of the prosthetics for the Flood.
  • On-set rehearsal of certain scenes before blocking them out physically.
  • Filming of the chase scenes within this story.
  • The designing of GADGET, and the fun of getting pulled along on top of him in one scene.

Additional topics covered Edit

  • Balancing the potential visual scariness of a monster with the family nature of the show.

People interviewed Edit

Music list Edit

  • "Invaders Must Die" by The Prodigy
  • "Also Sprach Zarathustra - Tone Poem for Large Orchestra, Op. 30: Introduction" by Richard Strauss
  • "Creep" by Radiohead
  • "Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)" by The Noisettes
  • "Ziggy Stardust" by David Bowie
  • "Inspector Gadget Theme" by Shuki Levy
  • "Life On Mars?" by David Bowie
  • "War of the Worlds" by Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
  • "Fire" by Kasabian
  • "Red" by Elbow

Crew Edit

Elements retained in Cut Down Edit

There was no "Cut Down" version of this episode.

Home video releases Edit

The full length episode is available on the Doctor Who: 2009 Winter Specials DVD & Blu-ray box sets and the Doctor Who: The Complete Specials DVD & Blu-ray box sets.

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