Category Archives: Diana Gabaldon

Outlander End of Summer Series Episode 1 – Book Corner Replay

If you missed the Maril Davis and Diana Gabaldon live episode on the new Outlander Collector’s four-week broadcast debut, here it is. Great fun with insights on book and series considerations, book 9 “Go Tell Tthe Bees That I Am Gone” fact check on release dates, and yes Diana is plugging away despite an arm injury. And touching on the change of costume designers. Maril and Diana discuss first meetings and that Jamie’s ghost thing.  Make yourself a thick slice of peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

There is also a sneak peek at the Outlander Untold series included in the Collectors Edition. This one features Murtagh and Ulysses in a tête-à-tête.

Enjoy. Mark your calendars for next Sunday’s installment on Outlander Collector’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOutlanderCollector/videos/?ref=page_internal

The series is for fundraising for Doctors Without boarders. This weeks donations were $14,398 raised for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans .


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Outlander Panel at Paley Fest’s Virtual Festival

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Paley Fest 2020 Virtual Event August 7 to 11, 2020 

Outlander Panel

Participants: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Maril Davis, and Matthew B. Roberts

Details here Paley Fest Virtual 2020

You must be a member at $75.00 to access early on August 7.

Here’s the Paley Fest YouTube Channel

*** Please read the details of the paid members and general public access. There are exclusives for the first few days. Know before you click.

David Berry and Tim Downie Give it the BTS All in Outcasts Outlander Podcast

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David Berry and Tim Downie have taken to Podcastdom to bring you fun adventures from their behind the scenes experiences. Since Downie left the show this season and we bid farewell to Governor “Tantrum” Tyron, we’re so happy he went to mess with the New York colony, but his wife was lovely.

Outcasts Podcast here

David Berry has been boohooing about that his days are gone on Outlander, but pay him no heed. Lord John Grey has a lot to do in the coming seasons, and since they are mashing up books, he won’t be gone for long.

In the meantime, to help us get through the Droughtlander that will be incredibly trying this year, the silly pair have started up their new Outcasts Podcast and have two episodes under their wing. This week, episode three is with Diana Gabaldon.

Diana Gabaldon at Thrillerfest.com

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It’s the continuation of a virtual summer of Cons and festivals. Author of the Outlander and Lord John Grey series, Diana Gabaldon will be participating in a virtual discussion on her series through Thrillerfest.

July 6 – 14, 2020 Online. Check out the Mega Virtual Craftfest section lineups and such here:

https://thrillerwriters.org/virtual-thrillerfest-2020/

Outlander LA Premiere Today at 5:30 pm PST and Interview Round-Up

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It’s two more sleeps and the Outlander drought is over for this year. Earlier this week, New York had its premiere. And apparently, Sam Heughn let slip that it may be Murtagh’s last stand? Caitriona Balfe tried to save him, or stop him, and Sophie Skelton sought to deflect. But were they successful? There was a gasp in the audience. Was it an intentional slip, meant to tease? Who knows?

Go to the Facebook page for the live broadcast at 5:30 PM.

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Is This The End of…

We have all surmised that it may finally be Murtagh’s end. Historically the Battle of Almanance saw an answer by Governor Tryon (Tim Downie) with the hanging of some of the dissidents. If you are a book reader and history buff, you know about the last stand of the Regulators at Almanance and how it lit the fuel for further rebellion. However, Murtagh has survived before, and possibly he can escape. If Stephen Bonnet can do it, he most certainly can. Or will he sacrifice himself for another? Nail-biting commence. Got that dram handy?

The Low Down

Recent interviews with Matthew B. Roberts, producer, and writer on the series, have revealed what many of us book readers knew, there’s going to be another wedding. I didn’t expect them to be so revealing about it, as they usually like to keep cards close until the first episode has aired.

The costumes and wedding pictures revealed the wedding dress of Brianna very early on this last month. This is a departure from another wedding dress that was kept under wraps for some time. Roberts reveals more details on the season, the conflict as it stands for Jamie and Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix), Godfather and Godson on two opposing sides. Jamie will don the redcoat of the British Army, and the army that has dogged him all of his life, to keep the land grant for Fraser’s Ridge.

Claire will be urging Brianna, Roger, and Jemmy to go back through the stones. The violence is mounting with the heavy taxation by the crown. Both Brianna and Roger, (Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin) know what will happen during the next 5 years. Claire fears for their safety. And everyone has that newspaper clipping about a particular fire on Fraser’s Ridge that is a few years away, in the back of their minds. Jamie is in conflict, he doesn’t want them to leave. He finally has his family around him. He already lost 20 years with Claire after forcing her to go back to their time.

There’s going to be further Murcasta Emo, with ups and downs. Their star crossed love will play out over the season. It will be a bit of a rollercoaster. Not a surprise with two Firey personalities. Will they secretly get married? Or will Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) be forced to marry a particular naval officer to keep suspicions at bay?

When and Where to Watch Season 5

The drop for Season 5 is at Midnight (ET) Saturday, February 15th on the Starz App, 9 pm PT. It will be 8 pm (ET/PT) on Sunday, 16 February on Starz cable. In Canada, it’s on the W Network premiering at 9pm on Starz.

UK watchers can view Outlander on Monday, February 17 on Amazon. Australian viewers on the same date, on Foxtel.

Watch for Sam Heuhan and Caitriona Balfe on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

The series has been very good at managing its pre-season reveals. Many of the supporting actors must wait until it is official for them to announce they’re even being on the show. Veteran actors of the series have been releasing all sorts of behind the scenes goodies.

The Crew

We’d also like to thank the film crew and everyone else who makes this show great. The cast is very supportive of who makes them look fantastic.

Check the cavalcade of BTS below. And one really great shot of Duncan Lacroix by Richard Rankin, Film-Noir Murtagh.

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Interview on Facebook Live if you missed it!

Matthew B. Roberts Interview on The Hollywood Reporter

Did Sam Heughan Just Spoil That Murtagh Dies in Outlander Season 5?

Outlander season 5: Caitriona Balfe says series won’t face problems like Game of Thrones

The Making of Outlander: The Series 3 and 4 Releases on October 15, 2019

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If you were lucky enough to have a book signing with Tara Bennet and Diana Gabaldon at Poison Pen Press, you would have got advance copies of this last month. If you were even more lucky at NYCC 2019, there were copies of the book and a panel by the two authors. And some book signings and photo sessions.

The Making of Outlander Series first came out two years ago covering seasons 1 and 2. Tara Bennet is an author and co-authhor of several books on filming series and films: Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show, The Art of Ice Age, as well as editor at SFX Magazine, writer for Sci Fi Magazine, and a West Coast Correspondent for SyFy Channel, Wire. Her treatment of the first book in the series has left many of us starving for more. Hopefully this new edition will help us get through the next few months of Droughtlander. 

The heavy coffee table book is a break down of each episode, BTS pictures, interviews with actors, and delving into the behind the scenes art departments and camera crews. As if you cannot get enough of Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe splashed on all the entertainment and fashion magazines, having a large hard bound glossy book with all your favorite characters, including new villains is just the answer to help you get through the parched post productions season.

Available through all book outlets and hopefully your local stores Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Author’s Page

The Making of Outlander: The Series

Powell’s Books

Outlander New York Comic Con Season 5 Panel October 5, 2019 Video

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Here at last is the clean version of the official Outlander Season 5 Panel at New York City Comic Con 2019 on October 5, 2019. Have patience, the camera person was not doing good tracking during the live feed, hopefully this copy will be better with the actor’s answers during a bit of the panel.

Watch as Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, Executive Producer Maril Davis, Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta Cameron), David Berry (Lord John Grey), and Author Diana Gabaldon take the stage at New York Comic Con 2019.