This summer I have found on Netflix other period pieces that portray some aspects of the medical field in which Claire had known in the early 20th century. Also, I found a period piece that dealt with the American Revolution and other period piece about the fur trade in Canada that both Britian and America and the French all wanted in on.
First period piece that I enjoyed watching again and again was Turn: Washington's Spies. This series gives a great performance from the cast and the story of how we won our Independence from England. Watching the field hospital scenes demonstrated the kind of scenarios that Claire works under during the Revolutionary War while Jamie is fighting the British. Also, the series provides the daily lives of the…
Recently as I was researching on Colonial America and trying to visualize the conditions of the life on Fraser's Ridge, I came across another book series by Anna Belfrage who writes a family sage of a Scotsman and his lady who was thrown into his world from the 21st century into the 17th century. Anna weaves a great story with the backdrop of religious conflict between England and Scotland. Those who refuse to pledge loyalty to the king move to the colonies to exercise their freedom to worship. there are some similarities between Outlander and her family saga. First of all there are more people who travel through time several times and some people travel once and stay. In Outlander book eight Bree and Roger are writing a book about time tr…
I have enjoyed this season of the Outlander series. I have watched each episode at least three or more times while waiting for the next episode. The acting is great. I have been responding on the Outlander series Facebook page as much as I can about some of the discussions with each episode. I look forward to each new episode as they are presented.
I have read the books twice and reading them a third time around but taking my time about it. I found the series Turn: Washington's spies on Netflix and watched the first three seasons twice and currently watching season four. The series is very good for historical background as the Outlander books reach the timeline of the American Revolutionary War as Jamie moves toward that point and Claire is the doctor for his company. Also this summer, I have been researching what colonial life was like for Claire and Jamie as well as the growing family they have. Outlandish Observations has provided some great visuals under the Friday fun facts.
Let's start at the beginning, shall we?
I've recently discovered the Outlander series by lovely author Diana Gabaldon and by recently I mean around the time the TV show finished airing the first season (spring 2015, let's go with that). So let me tell you the story:
I was in desperate need of a new TV show, something different from all the superhero and supernatural (vampire, werewolves and the such) themed TV shows. In my efforts, I stumbled upon this quite new show adapted from a book series that's set in the Scotland of the 18th century. Being a booklover, why not check it out? But who had the time to read the books?! Certainly not me. At least, not at the time. Overlooking the fact I didn't have the books, although I knew that my cousi…
As you can see, the wiki's main page has a new layout. I designed it with old newspapers in mind ("A. Malcolm, Printer" anyone??) so that's why the main section is divided into two columns. What do you think? I've been fiddling with it for months, and decided to just bite the bullet and give 'er a test run!
I'm certain I'm not the only one that's super eager waiting for Season Three. I mean with the announcements of David Berry as Lord John Grey, Wil Johnson as Joe Abernathy, John Bell as Young Ian and yesterday's announcement of César Domboy as Adult Fergus just makes this #droughtlander killing me. I love how casting for the series is always so on point. Sure there's little things that are a bit different, like John has lighter hair than Young Ian, but otherwise he looks a lot like I imagined especially in those eyes. Wil is just on point for Joe. David is just... good god drool is about all I can say for our all grown up Lord John. And César, lord yes he is soo Fergus and I could see enough similarities between him and Romann Berrux espec…
Alright so I am hoping that by now most have watched the Season Two finale episode Dragonfly in Amber.
So I'm sitting at the Starz Play app home screen looking at the option to watch The Hail Mary episode due to air tonight at 9pm EST live. I won't watch it yet, because my child is awake and I at least agree some of the content in Outlander isn't really intended for a 5 year old. But what pains me as I look at the episode is the knowledge that next week there will not be an episode and that the following Saturday (July 9th) will be Dragonfly in Amber (Episode) which will be the season finale. As excited as I am to see Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton as Roger and Brianna I'm equally sad that this will be the last of the season and I'll be returning to #Droughtlander till they announce an air date for Season Three.
I suppose I'll have to spe…
Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced today the network has ordered two more seasons of Outlander, the critically-acclaimed original series executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and adapted from Diana Gabaldon's international bestselling books. Once again partnering with Sony Pictures Television, this is the first multi-book pickup for Outlander, assuring the series will run for several more years. The highly-anticipated second installment of the series premiered on STARZ in April 2016.
Season Three will be based on the third of the eight books in the Outlander series, entitled Voyager, followed by Season Four based on the fourth book in the series, Drums of Autumn.
This is exciting news! Though there is no confirmation yet as t…
My husband currently feels I have an 'unhealthy' addition to the Outlander franchise. I say it's a healthy one as my addition is only to buying books. It could be far worse. This topic of course only came up as I mentioned wanting to start buying the books containing the Lord John Series as well as the other novellas ("Virgins", "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows", and "The Space Between").
Personally I don't see wanting to own the books as a bad thing. I just like the series and enjoy reading them. And, generally speaking, one of the books will cost me a fraction of what he spends on 1 video game. And just as video games are his entertainment and offers him a world to get lost in, the same is true for books.
I must say that Claire and Jamie have the most horrible luck!!!! I have enjoyed these books so much to the point I think obsession has taken over and every free moment is with these two characters and their cohorts. I laugh and cry and hate to stop the story. I can't wait to know what is going to happen next.
Wikia is headed to San Diego Comic-Con this July with our SDCC Superfan Crew! We think Outlander will be there in a big way, so sign up for the Wikia Superfan Crew here to tell us that you're going!
Coverage for the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con will be taking place on Wikia Live instead of on the Comic Con wiki as it has in the past. Make sure to check Wikia Live for updates and photos throughout Comic-Con.
Guess what? STARZ is going to host Outlander panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 in July. The panels will feature cast and creators, including Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, author Diana Gabaldon and actors Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan (!!!!!).
If you are going to San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to check out the panel! If you aren't able to attend...not to fear! Keep your eye our for updates surrounding the panels.
The first season of Outlander is over (so sad!)...so we decided to host the Community Choice Awards to vote on the best moments from our favorite show! Thank you to everyone who submitted their favorite moments for the awards.
Vote on the best location, funniest moment, and even most scandalous moment in the polls below!
The Outlander finale was this past weekend...and all we have to say is DAMN! So many things happened in the first season of Outlander. We decided to host the Community Choice Awards for Season 1, but first we want to collect nominations for all of your favorite moments so we can make sure to include them in the awards! The awards go live on June 5, so submit away!
Feel free to also post your nominations in the comments below, for your fellow Outlander fans to see!
Can you believe that the Outlander Season One finale is almost here? Celebrate by inviting a few friends over to watch the finale while you drink some of these tasty cocktail recipes, inspired by the books and the show!
Hint, hint: There is a LOT of whiskey on this menu. Enjoy :)
Claire, Jamie, Murtagh...okay pretty much every character in Outlander drinks their fair share of Whiskey. Mix up these Whiskey Smashes for your friends!
This classic Scottish drink is very similar to Bailey's Irish Cream. It is made from OATS (but trust us, it's delicious). The recipe comes from the Outlander Kitchen and must be made 1-2 days in advance.
Jamie throws QUITE a few punches in the series...so we needed to have some kind of punch on the menu. Also, the punc…
Thank you for all of your questions for Composer Bear McCreary! McCreary is the musical composer for Outlander, Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Black Sails, Constantine, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more. Keep reading to learn more about his working style, who he'd love to work with, his inspirations, and more!
He's answered your questions over on the Music Hub, check out his answers here!
Hello Outlander fans!
Musical Composer of Outlander, Bear McCreary, will be answering YOUR questions over on the Music Hub. In the comments, please ask about specific shows, scenes, his writing process, instrumental choices, other projects like Battlestar Galactica and video game scores, anything you want!
Outlander's midseason return is coming up. Starz just released two new posters for the show...so check it out! There will be more episodes coming to you on April 4.
What do you think of the posters? Tell us in the comments below!
Can't get enough of the romantic Scottish tunes of Outlander? Need more bagpipes and windswept highlands in your day?
A couple different sneak peak tracks have been released in anticipation of Composer Bear McCreary's Outlander Soundtrack, just in time for Valentine's day.
Listen to "The Woman of Balnain"
Listen to "Castle Leoch"
Learn more about the Music of Outlander and mark your calendars for the official release of McCreary's soundtrack on February 10th .
Wikia's Year in Fandom is battling out YOUR favorite moments of 2014 whether you're into League of Legends, The Oscars, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Game of Thrones.
Outlander Wiki is featured in this year's Year in Fandom bracket tournament, so please click over to vote for "Starz Nurses Time Travel Romance Outlander" or whatever moment from 2014 you loved!
I've decided to make my first blog post on this wiki, and what better content than the questions I see asked most frequently? I hope you find the following useful!
Note: This is mostly for those watching the series and haven't read the books, or those reading the first book for the first time. I'm not answering spoiler-y questions here, just clarifying a few points that are confusing.
How old is Jamie? How old is Claire? What is their age difference?
In the first book, Jamie has just turned 22, while Claire is 26 ½, when she meets Jamie. In the show, Jamie is 22 ½ and Claire has just turned 27. So, Claire is about 4 ½ years older.
When is Jamie's birthday? When is Claire's birthday?
Jamie was born May 1, 1721. Claire was born October 20, 1918.
Calling all Outlander fans and foodies alike!
Since Outlander's debut in 1991, the book series will finally be made into a TV series. We can't WAIT! Invite a few friends over for a premiere party before screening the first episode on August 9.
A lot of these recipes were inspired by or taken from the Outlander Kitchen, a fantastic blog with character and story inspired recipes. Check it out!
Make some cheese savouries, like the ones that Silas Hawkins was munching on. These cheesy appetizers will have your guests asking for seconds...and thirds.
Mrs. Bug serves up steaming plates of fricassee in A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Dig into this original recipe from the Outlander Kitchen Blog, a fun and original website dedicated to Outlander inspired …
Interesting stuff, Outlander fans! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Starz plans on splitting Season One of Outlander right down the middle. The first eight episodes of the 16-episode freshman season will air when it begins Aug. 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and then will go through to Sept. 27, 2014. Starz is then planning on holding the remaining eight episodes for an early 2015 launch!
Starz will also offer an early preview of the first episode, "Sassenach," one week ahead of the official premiere on Aug. 2, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The episode will also be available on select cable, satellite and telco affiliates in the U.S., and will be online via specific websites, including the Outlander site, Facebook page and Twitter account, as well as Starz's YouTu…
Wikia’s preparing to take San Diego Comic-Con 2014 by storm along with a legion of #WikiaLive superfans! We know many of you are already going, but WE WANT YOU to enlist in our “Fan Army.”
Tell us you’re going by filling out this form and -- as we’ve done in year’s past -- we’ll do what we can to give those of you among our ranks an awesome fan experience. That may include VIP perks like celeb meet ‘n’ greets, party access, and other fun opportunities!
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The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. It follows Claire Randall as she navigates the hidden dangers of 18th century Scotland, an unknown world where her freedom and very life are at risk. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Diana Gabaldon’s seven-book series has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide and has graced the New York Times best-seller list six times. The eighth installment of the “Outlander” series titled “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood” will be released June 10th, 2014.
The first tw…