Loz (lozenger8) wrote,
Loz
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I love Life on Mars - did you know?...

In which I spaz out ridiculously... but OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD OH MY GOD! (Minor LoM S2 spoilers from that latest Ian Wylie article.)



Okay, so The Railway Arms? An awesome place. And possibly frequented by real LoM creator people. And definitely frequented by people pretending to be as such.

I made a joke on September 17 in the Episodes You'd Like To See topic;

... if it were to get really twisted, perhaps an episode where Sam gets really messed up and starts doing things like hallucinating everyone as puppets, or zombies, or puppet zombies (zombie puppets?)


Haha. It was a joke, but I adore puppets. I love them. I am fascinated by them always... SO OMG READ this [from here;


And there are also more details in this week’s trade magazine Broadcast about the much anticipated animation sequence in the new series.

Intended as a homage to the 1970s stop-frame children’s favourite Camberwick Green, it will form the opening sequence in episode five.

Life On Mars production company Kudos turned to Altrincham-based HOT Animation for the fantasy scene.

They’re the animation specialists behind shows like Bob The Builder and Pingu.

“It was perfect for us,” HOT managing director Jackie Cockle told Broadcast. “The series is set and filmed in Manchester.

"We visited the set at BBC Oxford Road to create a miniature of the set and exterior scenes that reflected how Manchester looked at that time.”

They also created puppets – nine-inch likenesses of the main cast.

“Kudos gave us all the reference material for John Simm and Philip Glenister,” added Jackie.

“It was interesting to take live action as the starting point into stop-frame.”

Set design and build took three weeks and included a mix of actual props from the set.

A further two weeks was required to shoot the one-minute sequence, with an average of eight seconds footage filmed each day.


*spazzes out* I LOVE ME MY LOM BOYS. I DO. I DO! No. Seriously. They just fucking rock. I am so in tune with them, I pick up on something they're going to do and ... NYEAHHHHHH! I DO THE DANCE OF AWESOME!

SO FUCKING PLEASED, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

(The squee that could be heard from Mars.)

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