Welcome back, Outlander friends! While some of you may have seen the bits in this post 600 times, others of you may not have (or are happy to have them all in one place!). A bit of timely info – tonight, Saturday, Jan. 25, following the premier of Black Sails on Starz, the Outlander trailer will be shown – WITH AN ALTERNATE ENDING!!! Of course, I signed up this morning just to see this… Here’s the trailer with the ALTERNATE ENDING!
There had been talk of a July premiere date, but according to the comment below (this is a edit to this piece), that date is incorrect. If we hear any more about this, we’ll let you know. STARZ has not provided ANY date other than “summer.”
The third “Gaelic lesson” was introduced this week. OMG. After all the video we’ve seen of Sam lately (and none of it disappointing, I may add), this was a huge cake-topper. It features LA fan events attempting to say this week’s phrase, and Graham McTavish (Dougal) becoming increasingly frustrated (quite sweetly) with their attempts. Here it is:
The Gaelic teacher, Adhamh O’Broin, is on Twitter – @An_Comhghallach. Don’t know if he’ll be interesting or not, but I’m following!
The Bo’Ness Railway Station in Scotland became part of Outlander recently. It was remade into a 1940s station for the show, Milford Station. Start the video and let it run while you do something else, then come back at about 6:45 into it. In and of itself, not particularly fascinating, but an interesting bit of behind-the-scenes. The WWII era really comes to life with the “Gas: Always Carry Your Mask” poster.
Some other behind-the-scenes stuff:
Could Sam have run the British Health Service? A cute video interview of Sam and Caitriona from TV Guide Magazine:
Looking for a book to tide you over? Genevieve Graham, a Diana fan, was inspired by Outlander several years ago to try her hand at writing. She posted this in the Outlander Series Facebook group yesterday:
I was so in love with DG’s work that I set out to write my own Scottish, Historical Fiction book (also set around Culloden), and to my surprise it was bought by Penguin within the first 48 hours of being submitted – along with a second book, which I hadn’t even written at that time. Now the first two are Bestsellers at Barnes & Noble, and the third is on its way there.
Every time you ladies ask for a book suggestion, I jump up and down and hope to be noticed, but my comments are always (understandably) overwhelmed by the big, well-known authors. So this time I’m starting my own post and hoping you’ll see me here!
Yes, the books are a series, but they’re also stand alone. The first is “Under the Same Sky,” the second is “Sound of the Heart” and “Somewhere to Dream” was just released in November. They’re parallel stories of people who are all related to each other. They’re Historical Fiction (like DG) with a touch of Paranormal, just to keep things interesting!
Genevieve reports that interest from Outlander fans in just the past 24 hours has spiked sales of her book on Amazon! I’ll be reading it in the next week or so, and I’ll give you a review. If you want to try it out for yourself, check it out here, and this is a link to her website.
I’d like to remind you to join MyOutlanderPurgatory.com’s weekly chat at 8 pm Central/9 pm Eastern every Monday – these are fast-moving and fun! Big debate last week was how to handle potential spoilers in chat once MOBY comes out.
And the big finish: EntertainmentToday.net published a short interview with Sam Heughan featuring this photo. You can read the article here!
If you’ve missed any of the Twitter Q&As, they’re all transcribed on this site – just search Outlander for my coverage!