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Behind the scenes
- In 1983, Bowie was offered the role of Sharaz Jek but the dates clashed with his Serious Moonlight tour.
- In 1973, Bowie and his band mingled with the cast of Planet of the Daleks at BBC Television Centre, leading a passer-by to ask if they were playing aliens in the show.
- The Doctor Who Confidential episode Is There Life on Mars? is titled in reference to Bowie's song "Life on Mars."
- The novel PROSE: Loving the Alien shares the title of a Bowie song.
- The comic strip The Woman Who Sold the World is a reference to the Bowie song The Man Who Sold the World.