Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Outlander | Season 1 Cast Gag Reel | STARZ

Outlander Jamie & Claire Deleted Scene 1x09 "Back at Castle Leoch

Outlander Deleted Scene #4 - Claire and Frank hear a story about a ghost

Outlander -1x09- Deleted Scene [Sub Ita]

Jamie & Claire Deleted Scene 1x14 "Come Back to Bed" [SUB ITA]

Outlander - Deleted Scene - Murtagh tells Jamie about his mother

Jamie & Claire Deleted Scene Ep 1x10 [Outlander]

Outlander Deleted Scene #1 - Ned and Colum after Geillis and Claire's trial

Outlander - Deleted Scene - Colum doesn't want Ned to help Claire and G...

Outlander Deleted Scene #3 - Ian and Jamie (HD)

OUTLANDER: Deleted Scene - "Geillis Confronts Jamie"

Outlander's Caitriona Balfe Talks What First Drew Claire to Jamie – and How The Couple's Romance Evolved.

people magazine

Love at first sight?

When Claire (Caitriona Balfe) first set foot in 18th-century Scotland onOutlander, she wasn't looking for a relationship.

Still, she almost immediately felt a connection with Jamie (Sam Heughan), as can be seen in the exclusive clip above from the Collector's Edition ofOutlander: Season 1 – Volume 2.

"When Claire first meets Jamie, the initial bond of patient and nurse is something that she can relate to," says Balfe in the clip.

Adds showrunner Ronald D. Moore: "She's not here to have any kind of relationship with anybody, much less this young man. But nonetheless, there is a spark between the two of them."

As they get to know each other, Claire finds herself more and more attracted to Jamie, despite having her own husband in the 20th century.

"Even though he's a man of that time, there is something timeless about him and there's something modern – his willingness to change his viewpoint or learn or be open to new ideas."

Hear that guys? Take note.

This is a comprehensive look at Claire and Jamies relationship click below

‘Outlander’ season 1, part 2 DVD / Blu-ray release September 29th, plus blooper reel

season 1, volume 2 will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on September 29, 2015.

Wondering about the first half of the season? The Outlander season 1, volume 1 Blu-ray has been available for several months.

Just one of the extras included on this new Blu-ray is a gag reel of the cast from all of season 1. Filming in the Highlands of Scotland is hard work, but as you can see from the footage below, everyone has a really good sense of humor for when things don’t quite go according to the plan.

There are some things that you’d see in any standard Blu-ray outtake video like flubbed lines and falling over (there’s lots of falling over), but some things are unique to Outlander like goats that eat your costume as you try to say your lines.

Some of the more memorable scenes include Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser) proving that although their romance may be fairy tale perfect on screen, real life filming of that fairy tale can be messy.

Claire and Jamie’s first take at a wedding kiss resulted in a long line of spittle connecting the two star’s mouths. Obviously it didn’t make the final cut that aired on Starz.

Another memorable moment was when Claire had to stitch up Jamie’s wounded side, an iconic shot that is used in the title sequence. Apparently, the prosthetic was so good that Caitriona Balfe had a little trouble discerning where the prosthetic ended and Sam Heughan’s skin started. You can hear her say, “Oh shit! Is that real skin? After jabbing Heughan.”

The flubs aren’t just Claire and Jamie centric. Bill Paterson, who plays Ned Gowan, ends up with an actor calling him by his real name, and he ends up doing a bit of a comedy routine around it.

All in all the Blu-ray looks like great fun, and should be a great companion piece to the already released volume 1.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Diana Gabaldon Talks Mason Award, “Outlander” and Success

SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 
Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor

Internationally bestselling novelist Diana Gabaldon will be appearing at the opening night on September 27 at 6:30 p.m. to accept the 2015 Mason Award in Concert Hall on the Fairfax campus.

Photo Credit: Elenna Loughlin

Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 New York Times-bestselling Outlander novels. The eight-book series, from 1991’s Outlander through 2014’s Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, has been published in 26 countries, 23 languages and has more than 26 million copies in print worldwide.

The Mason Award, sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation, celebrates authors who have made an extraordinary contribution to connecting literature to the wide reading public.

“Well, I’m extremely honored by the award, as I’m sure all the people who’ve received it before me have been,” Gabaldon said about the Mason Award over email. “Whenever I’m nominated for or receive such an award, though, I always wonder why. If one is lucky enough to become popular, is this evidence of particular virtue or effort?” She also expressed excitement for the occasion bringing the infrequent opportunity for her to spend time with her Virginia native sister.

Fall for the Book is a chance for authors and fans to connect and celebrate literature. The seven day festival, begins September 27 and goes through October 3.

“Reading is more or less like breathing for me—constant, effortless and totally essential-but I know that’s not true for everyone,” said Gabaldon. “So…for someone who doesn’t read in what you might call a chronic way, what would be the importance of leisure reading? Exercise of the imagination would probably be the most important, I think, and beyond that, the need to become. With rare exceptions, you don’t become anything by watching television, but it’s hard to read any book without temporarily becoming something more or other, and sometimes that becoming becomes part of you.”

One of the reasons why people love to read is because they latch onto the characters and go with them on their journey. “People are gregarious primates,” Gabaldon said, “We’re hard-wired by our genetics to be interested in each other. Add to this natural inclination the opportunity either to escape our own lives or to explore them and how could one resist?”

She has a massive book and television show fan base which has even spiked tourism in Scotland, where part of the series takes place. Claire and Jamie’s journey have become a global phenomenon. How does she stay grounded in the mass of it all? “Hard to say,” Gabaldon said. “On the one hand, it’s completely surreal, and the day-to- day weirdness is enough to make anybody’s head spin. On the other…as I told the young actors playing Jamie and Claire, right after they were cast, ‘For me, it’s been like boiling a frog—slow escalation over the last twenty-five years. You guys, they’re going to throw in at the hot end.‘ Ultimately, though, the bottom line is that I’m old enough not to feel any intrinsic difference in myself, regardless of what’s going on around me.”

Gabaldon takes time to communicate with fans and readers on Facebook and Twitter fairly often with shout outs, re-tweets and responses to fan questions. “Well, it takes some of my time, but not a tremendous amount,” she said. “It doesn’t change anything I do in terms of writing, though. I mean, I’ve never written a word with any thought of what someone else would make of it—though as I have been in pretty much daily contact with the readers ever since I started writing, I know them pretty well, and I know what their response to this or that event is likely to be. The knowledge doesn’t in any way affect the likelihood or manner of my writing it, though. If one is lucky enough to have more than one reader, it’s clearly impossible to please everyone—so why try?”

Fans jump on the opportunity to have a few moments to talk about all things Claire and Jamie Fraser with Gabaldon. Fall for the Book offered the public the chance to a VIP Reception before her reading to meet Gabaldon which sold out very quickly. Fans can still attend the award ceremony and reading event on September 27, but keep in mind that seats are on a first come first serve basis.

Fans attending Fall for the Book would argue that Gabaldon is the most popular author attending this year’s events. “Well, I’m very flattered, though again, I’m not sure how they make that out. Do I sell more copies than the other authors? Do I have more likes on my Facebook page? Do I have more Twitter followers? Does any of that have anything to do with the quality of my books? Probably not, but I’m still flattered.”

Gabaldon is currently writing the next “Outlander” installment, which may or may not be the final book in the series.
“I don’t know,” said Gabaldon. “I think there’s probably another book after this one in the main series, and I knowthere’s a prequel about Jamie Fraser’s parents (and the Rising of 1715/19) and I know there’s certainly one (and probably more than one) more novel about Lord John Grey, and then there are all the novellas that kind of come along on their own, so…no, probably not.”

Monday, September 28, 2015

Five (or Six) Things You Didn't Know...About Richard Kahan


Richard Kahan is a busy man these days. One of the assistant writers on Outlander for Season Two, Richard knows all, but won’t tell (hmmphmm, not even a HINT at what’s coming next season!! It's ok, we forgive you!).  Despite his busy schedule, Richard agreed to give us a “quickie” when we asked him to tell us Five Things You Didn’t Know…

1. He has hidden talents…

“I’m just a little bit psychic. I’m always guessing things before they happen or picturing something in the future, then that’s how it turns out.” (TELL US WHO THEY’RE GOING TO CAST AS ROGER AND BRIANA!!!!)

You're in good company, Daphne Moon!

2.  He’s a Renaissance man…almost
            “I’m a musician at heart – minus the talent!  I love music and musical instruments specifically.  I’m always buying or “rescuing” instruments and bringing them home.  Trumpet, bongos, ukulele – you name it – and one day I will master them all, I swear it!”

This is for you, Richard...something to aspire to! (it's is a little long, but well worth a listen.  This guy is amazing!) Jake Shimabukuro - "Bohemian Rhapsody" – TED 2010-ukelele cover

3.  He’s got a Social Conscience…

    “ I’m concerned about the environment. I always feel this huge, dorky sense of accomplishment when I take out the recycling.  I mean, I’m obsessed… it’s like “who’s the weird guy at the office going through the garbage at the end of the night picking out the recyclables???”  It’s me.  It never gets old for me.”


4.  Good Will Hunting?...

       “I’m good at math (and you decided to be a writer??) I graduated with the highest mark in my class in grade 12 math.  I mean, it was applied math, I’m no calculus genius…but still.   And I’m a quirky dude, who loves ellipses… (no kidding!)”

(Oh, in case you were wondering...

ah...ok. We'll leave the ellipses to you, mmkay?)

5.  Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a Me! (…or not)

                “I hate massages.  The stranger, the touching, the oil…I’ll pay for it to stop.”  (We’ll take his, please…)

(So, ok, we’re adding a 6th thing…)

6.  He’s WAY too modest

             Not only is Richard an assistant writer on Outlander and a musician (and I’ll bet he’s better than he’s letting on!), he’s also an accomplished actor, from stage work at a very young age, to roles on Supernatural, The Mentalist, The 4400 and Grey’s Anatomy, just to name a few.  Oh..and he’s also a really nice, guy.

Yes, that IS Dennis Hopper with Richard

In Supernatural: Born Under a Bad Sign

In The Mentalist: Redline (dude, hope this isn't what you mean by "rescuing" instruments!)

We're so looking forward to seeing the name Richard Kahan when the credits roll on next year’s season of Outlander!

Thanks for sharing Richard! You're a sweetheart! (Did we mention he's a really nice guy?)

By:  D Elisabeth Aymett & J. Hines

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015


In recognition of the upcoming release of the FULL SEASON of OUTLANDER.

New Outlander Deleted Scene Teaser from Entertainment Weekly
Posted on September 24, 2015 by Ashley Fendt

Today Entertainment Weekly released a deleted scene that will be included as one of the extras in the upcoming Season 1 Volume 2 DVD/ Blu-Ray of Outlander. Watch as Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) discuss “why Jamie” as the second to the Duke of Sandringham (Simon Callow) in an upcoming duel.
Watch the clip here.
Source: EW, Photo Source: Entertainment Weekly via Starz

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sam Heughan Tweeted all the way, from his plane ride, to the filmed tasting for the Laphroaig's 200th anniversary, live from Islay distillery. 

Click these links for the entire live Sam experience

Sam Heughan Laphroaig tasting Dailymotion part 1 & 2

Sam Heughan Laphroaig tasting

Terry Dresbach has tweeted some of her designs and tapestries for season two to keep us excited during OUTLANDER'S Droughtlander.

We love them so much, this the second post of her current costumes. Since we have 6 more months to wait for the Premiere of DIA, I'm a sure we will keep posting Terry's beautiful work as it comes out.