Just in time to cheer you up a bit as we all go into COVID restrictions again. May the farce be with us!
Thank you Steve and associates for such fun!
As the world slowly crawls out of COVID shut down, we know that actors are chomping at the bit to get back to it. We, the audience, meet with them in online interview sessions as virtual experiences. Many people in productions around the world are trying to get back in action. So this will be the longest Droughtlander to date. Are you ready to get through this?
You’ve just got your Season 5 DVDs and are planning watch parties with friends.
Things To Consider, And There May Be Spoilers
We know season 6 will center on the next phase rolling up to the War of Independence. Remember, Independence was declared but there were years of war afterwards. Readers of the Outlander series know that there are several years of plots and intrigues before war officially breaks out, and all the ugly lawlessness that leads up to it. Speaking of fallout, Lionel Brown’s corpse delivery sets off a revenge feud that will follow Claire and Jamie through the next few seasons.
Will we get season 7 and 8 announcements soon? It’s a struggle not knowing when production will start back up. It was set to happen this coming month, however the UK and Ireland are going back into restrictions. Production around the world is starting, then getting halted.
Will we get back to some of the book storylines, like the affair between Jocasta and Ulysses. If you didn’t see that one coming, it’s another book storyline. Ulysses has been Jocasta’s eyes for twenty- plus years. Phaedra’s absence during this season, was a mystery for many of us, being as she was Jocasta’s body slave. We hope we will see her return this next season. And when/if she does, some interesting developments will occur. After all, why build her character up so much in Season 4?
All of the Frasers have now dealt with rape. It was sad in the books, and now onscreen. How do they all cope with recovering from such a thing as a family. The only one who has escaped is Roger, who was instead violated by nearing dying and losing his voice. BY the end of the season, Roger has regained a new voice, one where his Father-In-Law shows him some respect at last.
And there will be a whole slew of new settlers on the ridge. Some for good, some for far worse. Besides, the Browns’ can’t be the only villains. That’s too easy.
What do you think they will add or keep in Season 6?
Need to find a present for an Outlander fan and they keep buying everything Outlander? Or really want to cheer yourself up for the holidays and get through that Droughtlander time. Oh, did I mention there is a raffle fundraiser to help Sam Heughan’s charity My Peak Challenge raise money for its charities involving blood cancer research and support?
12 Days of Caroling or 12 Outlandish Days with Outlander actors, where you can also help fund raise for My Peak Challenge charities by purchasing a raffle ticket for a membership with MPC. Graham McTavish, Annette Badlands, Steven Cree, and Lotte Verbeek to name just a few of the actors participating. The actors will be reading from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Or a bit from the 12 Days of Christmas and the actors holiday remembrances. Perhaps a carol, a song for the holidays?
Packages start at $75.00.
Please note: This is not a fundraiser by My Peak Challenge as is produced by © Himber Entertainment Worldwide Inc., 2020. Since some of the packages are high in price, you may want to do some research on the company. I haven’t found much in the entertainment industry about them.
What a great madcap team Tim Downie and David Berry have become with this podcast! If you are still Droughtlandering along, stop, listen to these!
Great fun as Tim and David invite guests to pick a favorite scene and have them play the parts. Tim is so great at mangling the Scottish accent, and David Berry loves playing female characters. With great insight with each actor on their own character. So, go in deep for the silly dive.
We’re still waiting for Duncan, sigh.
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Here it is, the Ulysses and Murtagh tête-à-tête right before Jocasta’s wedding. Watch Colin McFarlane give Duncan Lacroix a piece of his mind. This and other goodies are available in the Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition of Season 5, available on September 15, 2020.
I was awakened by a Duncan Lacroix bling (Instagram, he is only on Instagram) on the phone in the wee hours today. It appears that great knowledge is coming forth from his next term at Open University. What major do you think he is in? He already holds degrees in Drama and Theatre Studies of course at Roehampton Institute in London and Masters at The National University of Ireland in Galway. A second Bachelor’s in Philosophy or Graduate Studies in Mayhem? I’m going with the later.
What was even better was I actually was one of the first to respond and asked that question that has been nagging at us since May: Where are the photos and did he get them from Wizard World finally? Yep, a few days back they arrived. So if you too have been biting your nails, at least they finally got to him. So add in COVID delivery from the UK and his signing them all, maybe the end of September? If the USPS is still in operation. So, hope your day is a bit brighter “knowing” along with Duncan.
For all of you who could not watch the Virtual PaleyFest LA live August 7, 2020, here’s the panel.
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: