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Saturday, October 9, 2021

New York City Comic Con 2021 is here...

As some may know we live in the NYC area. We hopped, skipped, n jumped over to see what was happening at the Outlander panel at Comic Con.. NYC today!


Diana Gabaldon, Sam Heughan, and Maril Davis were present for the panel.. The rest of the cast were on a live feed.. They all describe the upcoming season as traumatic, in that Claire is still dealing with the abduction from last season, and the Christie's (who move to the Ridge) are really "terrible people". Guess we shall see!


The entire panel



From Starz, season six teaser...


Photos from Comic Con courtesy of Starz












Scenes




One word to describe season six?




Key Art for Outlander (we love it)


 


Saturday, September 25, 2021

Caitriona Balfe's portrayal of Kenneth Branagh's mother, the first interview we've found...


With Oscar accolades in the mix after many wins at this year's 2021 film festivals, Caitriona Balfe's performance in the film Belfast, has been green lit for recognition in this year's major awards! And honestly, it's about time.... 

I cannot express enough, the disappointment Outlander fans have felt with every snub during award season, for all the cast and their outstanding portrayals of our favorite Outlander character's... 

With Tobias Menzies Emmy award, (supporting) for his performance in the series The Crown, I wonder if the actors of Outlander have to depart from our series before the award voting body acknowledges them? But I digress....

Here is the interview with Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe about "Belfast".... Go Caitriona! 





Thursday, August 12, 2021

Outlander, The End of Summer Series....


Outlander encompasses so much of everyday life for fans. With that, the producers decided to breakdown fun pieces of the show production, which include Food, Music and of course the characters... and they asked the cast to chime in on each episode...

Watching these videos during droughtlander inspired me all over again, I have to say the music episode had me in tears... 




The comparisons, changes, and personalities between the show and the book of Outlander is that of epic battles among our fandom. Regarding season five, we learn  answers to fan questions, explanations, and what went into their projects, (just how amazing the season five scenes were) with Maril Davis and Diana Gabaldon. 




The Outlander characters are food driven, (arent we all) Chef and Outlander cookbook author, Theresa Carle-Sanders chats with Lauren Lyle and John Bell about her recipes, (while making one) the Fraser family dynamic and what goes into 17th century food preparations. 




Music... Ah the music of Outlander is bone thrillingly intense. For me, it gets me ready for what I'm about to watch when Outlander is airing. Every week, every scene, every character's leitmotif... To break down his musice score for Outlander is Bear McCreary, Raya Yarbrough and cast member/musician Maria Kennedy Doyle.



Matt Robert's does a Droughtlander Podcast with production

 Outlander Droughtlander waiting for season six...


So how are the Outlander books made into a series? How are they broken down into episodes? What goes into what we view?

Matt sits down with members of various production departments to explain their contributions










Monday, July 19, 2021

The BBC UK creates "Scenes for Survival" during the Covid lockdown, honoring the Arts and Threatre. One beautiful musical short features Richard Rankin..

 

Short digital artworks created by leading Scottish threatre and screen talent. 




What do you remember most about growing up? Chances are it might be the summers, with so much time to play they felt like they might go on forever. And it looks like this one might be the longest yet… Written by Noisemaker (Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie) and directed by Jemima Levick, for the National Theatre of Scotland’s Scenes for Survival series, The Longest Summer sees Richard Rankin star in a lyrical, life-affirming musical journey through childhood and hardship, celebrating the beautiful things that the world has to offer. Produced with support from Hopscotch Films. 







There are many more theatrical clips here at the BBC iPlayer:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08qs7nj/loop-scenes-for-survival-the-longest-summer




Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Sam Heughan scholarship program at his alma mater....


The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland wins again thanks to Sam Heughan. Two lucky eligible Scottish students and one international student, will be awarded a scholarship fund. (along with one eligible script writer) Sam Heughan attended the drama school where he learned his craft in Glasgow, and he wants to give back to the financially struggling college... Here in his own words is the full story.

Heughan said: “I came here many years ago and just recall how difficult it was for me then and, obviously, in the current environment, especially with the pandemic, things are equally or doubly as hard for students.

"I really wanted to create a scholarship that would support young students."

"I learned so much from what was the Royal Scottish Academy (of Music and Drama) - now the conservatoire - just the support that they gave me and even now, the community that they've built.

"It felt really important to be able to give back. I feel very lucky in my career and where I've found myself in the industry. To help, I guess, inspire some of the students as well and to support them because I know that there's so much creativity and talent coming out of this very special building."

Royal Conservatoireof Scotland:










The story:


Where to go for more information:

https://www.rcs.ac.uk/

https://www.rcs.ac.uk/news/outlander-star-actor-author-and-philanthropist-sam-heughan-creates-new-scholarship-and-scriptwriting-competition-to-support-the-next-generation-at-the-royal-conservatoire-of-scotland/