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Is There Life on Mars? (also known as The Waters of Mars Confidential on the DVD) was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Waters of Mars.

The title is a reference to the 1971 David Bowie song "Life on Mars?". A reference to the singer is also in the episode.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

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

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Invaders Must Die" by The Prodigy (also used in DCOM: Alien Abduction)
  • "Also Sprach Zarathustra - Tone Poem for Large Orchestra, Op. 30: Introduction" by Richard Strauss
  • "Main Title (from 'Aliens')" by James Horner & London Symphony Orchestra
  • "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 (also used in DCOM: What Goes on Tour...)
  • "Red" by Elbow

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

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

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: 2009 Winter Specials DVD cover.

The full length version of the episode was included on the Doctor Who: 2009 Winter Specials DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 11 January 2010; and the Doctor Who: The Complete Specials DVD & Blu-ray box set also released on 11 January 2010.

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