"Doctor Who" The Waters of Mars (TV Episode 2009) Poster

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The name of the Mars colony, Bowie Base One, is a reference to musician David Bowie and his song "Life on Mars"; this is confirmed in the accompanying episode of Doctor Who Confidential (2005).
The space suit the Doctor uses is from 'The Satan Pit'.
When the Doctor is talking to Adelaide, he talks about this situation is like trying to save Pompeii, but by doing it he causes the catastrophe. In "Fires of Pompeii" the Doctor fires up mount Vesuvius to save planet Earth, destroying Pompeii.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Some clever fans worked out that the letters in the title, The Waters of Mars, can be rearranged to form "Wars of The Master", which led to the prediction (correctly) that this was a hint to a return of The Master in Doctor Who: The End of Time: Part One (2009).

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