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09 June 2009 @ 07:27 pm
Ashes To Ashes - My Theory  
Now that I've found out that Ashes To Ashes' third and final season has been commissioned, I am content to wait until it airs next year.

Meanwhile, we are now left with endless speculation as to what it's all about. How does the world of 1982's Ashes to Ashes compare with the world of Sam Tyler's 1973 from Life On Mars?

The one big connection is, of course, Gene Hunt. So who the hell is he?

My theory is - this is Heaven. Cops go to this place when they die.

And Gene Hunt ... is God.

Well, either that, or God's only playing Gene Hunt on TV.

If Sam Tyler and Alex Drake had been mathematicians, the world they'd have landed in would be more like the Open University programmes on BBC2 back in the 1970s, and God Gene Hunt would be spouting something about the partial differentiation of a polynomial with two or more variables or something, whilst wearing a powerful ugly paisley kipper tie.

That's my theory, anyway. Any takers?

You'll note: I've avoided spoilers, for those poor sods who still haven't seen the last episode. For those who have a long night before them before they get the chance to catch up, just drink up that oxtail soup and keep the Quattro running. :)

Only ... one spoiler. A little one. Ray. In the chippy. Priceless! LOL
 
 
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Fairygothmum: Chickfairygothmum on June 9th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
I have so many theories running around in my head none of them are making much sense any more.

Oh, yes. Ray in the chippy. I'm still laughing about that.
I am a satellite, I'm out of controlmissfahrenheit on June 9th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Perfidious Albionmatttt on June 9th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
So who are Chris and Ray? And how can she have studied the past stuff (for instance, knowing about Sam Tyler)?
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fiat_knoxfiat_knox on June 9th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
Alex Drake studied Sam Tyler's account of his experiences in that 1973-in-his-head, probably along with all the medical reports ... and poor Sam's post mortem.

Being a psychologist, she would have read up on his suicidal behaviour and, probably, a psychological post mortem as well, used to determine his motivation for jumping off the roof of the Greater Manchester Police headquarters building.

She knew all about Gene Hunt before she got shot.
Perfidious Albionmatttt on June 9th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
But didn't you say that 1973 was heaven? Or have I misunderstood and only the 1980s are heaven?
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fiat_knoxfiat_knox on January 13th, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
A2A '10
I've a feeling that it won't be until after the current series of Survivors is finished. Survivors begins tonight, so that's at least a month and a half yet to go.

Of course the Beeb could well surprise us, but on past form they've only ever put one home grown SF series on at any time.
morenofapi on June 3rd, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Это прям в точку!!! Другими словами и не скажешь! :)
fiat_knoxfiat_knox on June 3rd, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Я был почти правильной
This is a very old article. The year after I posted this article, the BBC showed the final season of "Ashes to Ashes." I was not totally correct. But I was very, very close.

Это очень старая статья.год после того как я отправил эту статью, BBC показал последний сезон в "Прах к праху". Я был не совсем правильным. Но я был очень, очень близки.