Outlander Cast Chats w/Outlander Costume Designer: Terry Dresbach - Episode 76 #Gonelander III

Written by: Blake Larsen

Outlander Cast Host (and my darling wife) Mary had the awesome opportunity to attend the Thru The Stones conference in Iowa this past December.  If you were not able to attend, fear not! We at Outlander Cast are excited to share with you Terry Dresbach's keynote speech from that event. In this episode, you'll hear for yourself how funny and off-the-cuff Terry can be, learn some minor costume spoilers from season 3, get a feel for her many dinners with her husband (Outlander showruner Ron Moore) and the cast, and much more!

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"Goodbye Scotland!" – Outlander Wraps Filming in Scotland for Season 3

Written by: Morag Wright, Guest Contributor

I have been to the small Ayrshire village of Dunure many times in the past 20 years – always with my husband, Sandy, and my two boys in tow.  It was a great place for paddling, fishing in rock pools and generally running the boys' energy off before a picnic followed by pokey hats, also known as ice cream cones to you non-Scots!  This week, though, I saw it in a totally different light as it was turned into an 18th century fishing village with all the colour and effects that would make you believe it was me who had gone back in time.  Join me as I recount my day watching some of the final season 3 Outlander  scenes to be shot in my beloved Scotland...

Outlander Action around Scotland - On the Hunt for Season 3 Filming

Written by: Andrée Poppleton

You might recall that I had the great opportunity to travel back in time to the 1940s, all thanks to the magic of Outlander season 3 filming.  If you missed my first post detailing my day on the set in Glasgow last September, you can catch up here before continuing on my Outlandish adventure with me.

All caught up? Wonderful! Now where were we?  After that great day in Glasgow, we finished up just a little cold, damp and tired, but hungry for more. Naomi flew back to England that night and Ren, Dora and Morag went back to their daily lives in Glasgow and Edinburgh. But Sabrina and I were still on vacation, and up for as many Outlander adventures as we could cram in to those next couple of weeks. It excitedly felt a bit like Thelma & Louise, except minus all the violence and the unhappy ending. We knew our calling was to hit the road for an Outlander road trip, and so we did just that. So while you won't be traveling back in time to the 1940s, travel back in time to last September with me as we wind our way through the World of Outlander...

Outlander in Ayrshire: Season 3 Filming & a little Scottish History

Written by: Anne Gavin

Usually, Outlander shooting locations are a well-guarded secret. But, of late, it’s been hard to hide when scenes were recently shot along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and in the well-traveled closes (or alleys) along the Capital City’s main drag. It is rare Outlander fans get wind of upcoming film sites. Therefore, it was somewhat surprising when Scotland’s Daily Record  newspaper announced several weeks ago that Outlander would be filming some Season 3 scenes along the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. Specifically, it mentioned that Dunure and Dunure Harbour would be used.

As we wait for filming to begin, we thought you might enjoy learning a bit about this tiny town and its equally tiny harbour. There is much fascinating history along this rocky outcrop overlooking the Firth of Clyde. Come along with us as we set the scene and get ready to see what Outlander has in store for this small hamlet...

Black Jack Randall: The Perfect Outlander Antagonist... But Why He Has To Go

Written By: Blake Larsen

In New England, where I live, we have a saying about someone (usually a sports figure) who can do no wrong in your eyes, and who you support no matter what. We call that person a "binky." For example, Tom Brady is totally my binky.

Well, I can honestly tell you that Tobias Menzies is definitely my Outlander binky.

Most of our listeners from Outlander Cast are already well aware of my love for Menzies and his characters in Outlander  Frank and Black Jack Randall.

Despite my (self-admitted) overwhelmingly biased love of his acting and how well I think his characters in Outlander are written, I truly do believe Menzies plays an amazing antagonist in this show. In fact, I would argue that Black Jack is the perfect antagonist for Outlander and the show would be nowhere near as entertaining, or engaging, without him.

Better yet, Outlander would NOT be a success without Black Jack.

But before you click off this page and dismiss all of my credibility, please allow me to give you an honest and educated opinion on why the show needs BJR. And fittingly enough, why it's also time for the show to move on from him after season 3...


Outlander Action in Glasgow – the day I traveled back in time to the 1940s

Written by: Andrée Poppleton

It was 8:30 am on a crisp and sunny September morning in Glasgow. And there I was, at an Outlander film shoot. I could scarcely believe that all my planning, and a fair measure of good luck, had brought me here. I’d arrived in Scotland from Australia only two weeks before, and by now I was right into the swing of it, immersed in everything Scottish and yes, I could even understand the Glasgow accent! Handling the currency was another matter, but that’s a particular problem of mine.

I reflected back on my first two weeks, spent in the northern parts of Scotland. I had walked the Scottish Highlands, experiencing those landscapes that had me enthralled. I’d spent a week at the Findhorn Foundation, and visited the Outer Hebrides. At Findhorn, I spent a very engaging and open-minded week with people from all over the world – many of whom it turned out, shared my Outlander passions. But my northern Outlander experience wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a real live circle of standing stones, now would it? And by week three, I was ready for the real launch of my Outlandish adventures...

Outlander on Break - Rounding up the Cast and Crew's Holiday

Written by: Anne Gavin

Do you remember in elementary school when you returned from a blissful couple of weeks of freedom from homework assignments, annoying teachers and the daily academic routine to find your school chums buzzing loudly in the hallway about what they did over winter break? Commonplace were conversations about new toys received at Christmas or the hours spent playing Atari Pong (dating myself!), trips to Grandma’s house and/or the family ski cabin or beach house. Then there were those really annoying kids who havered on about their trip to Disneyland where they rode every ride (5 times) whilst simultaneously becoming besties with Mickey and Minnie. I can say now that my winter breaks are decidedly boring compared to days-of-auld. But, given how hard our Outlander Crew works, I am happy to report that they made the best use of their seldom-free time over the holidays.

For most of the month of December, the cast and crew were working 6-day weeks. These are long, 12-15 hour days in the bone-chilling cold and wet of Scotland. Just a day or so before Christmas, the cast and crew took off for a well-deserved two-week winter break! So, what did they do? Where did they go? We have some clues... and we even threw in a few #Gonelanders for good measure, just because we remain ever devoted!  Read all about it after the jump...


Stylist for the Day – What Outlander's Caitriona Balfe Could Wear to the Golden Globes…

Written by: Anne Gavin

Editor's note: 

This weekend, amidst the parchedness of #Droughtlander, we will be granted a tiny drop of relief. No, it's not a trailer (note to Starz: come out with it already!).  No, it's not anything related to Outlander  season 3 whatsoever.  It is, however, an opportunity to see our stunning and oh-so-talented leading lady, Caitriona Balfe, in the global spotlight! It's the Golden Globes... otherwise known as the film industry's pre-party for the Oscars and the television industry's after-party from the Emmys... and it's airing LIVE this Sunday at 8pm EST on NBC!

This is Cait's second nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama category, and her star power and persona as a woman of fashion has only grown since last year. It's left us pondering what one-of-a-kind frock Cait might don for her strut down the red carpet. But before you squeak out a feminist cry about how she's a real artist who should be asked questions about her performance and worldly issues rather than those about her fashion choices, take a breath.  We know, and we agree.  And so does Cait, who told the world as much in an interview with Vanity Fair  titled, "This Sunday, Caitriona Balfe Would Like You to Ask Her About Something Other Than Her Dress." Noted, Cait. NOTED. We won't ask you... we'll just ask each other!

So even if glitzy awards shows aren't your thing, indulge with us in the frivolous fun of playing stylist for a day.  Our very own Anne Gavin wrote the below post for last year's Golden Globes and we thought you'd enjoy a second serving of it ahead of this year's show. Enjoy!


What Outlander's Jamie Gives Claire: Roots and Wings

Written by: Karen K. Rutledge

Depending on the moment, our Outlander hero Jamie Fraser has been called many things — outlaw by those on both sides of the Jacobite cause, laird by the tenants he so lovingly serves, and, by Claire, the love of my life. Here in the 21st Century, many of us — including the writers of the Outlander TV show — simply call him King of Men.

But what is it, exactly, that makes him so special? Why do both readers and TV-show fans (me!) adore Jamie with such ardor and passion?

Maybe it's the way he easily transitions between his worlds, from a courtly gentleman dressed in his jacket and breeches, to a manly man rocking that kilt while galloping across the countryside trying to save Scotland and all he holds dear.

Could it be because he's a whisperer of fish, fowl, horse and lass, paying attention to every little thing about Claire, making him possibly the first feminist of Scotland? Is it because he claims Claire as his love of a lifetime? 

Frankly, it's all those things that make fans call Jamie sexy, gorgeous and perfect, and make him THE love women secretly long for (well, some not so secretly). Yet, there's still more — he gives Claire everything she needs.

Quick question — are you with me?


Getting to Know #Outlander's Annette Badland: 10 Questions

Written by: Blake Larsen

Mary and I recently had the pleasure of speaking with actor Annette Badland (Mrs. Fitz) on Outlander Cast for our Christmas Special. Our episode with Annette is the second installment of a new series for the podcast and Outlander Cast Blog we're calling "Gonelander" — a celebration of all the actors and characters from Outlander who we fell in love with but who won't be part of the story in Voyager and beyond. You can find the audio interview here.

But as we've done in the past, we wanted to bring you an exclusive to the blog exploring 10 personal questions with Annette that were not included the original interview. Read on to find out more about Annette Badland the person, including her favorite show, guilty pleasure, celebrity crush, and much more.

How “My Peak Challenge” Became Sam Heughan’s “Field of Dreams”

Written by Holly Richter-White
Peaker: 2016/2017

"People will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it....

Because, if you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true."

That quote was from Field of Dreams, but it could have just as easily been talking about Sam Heughan's My Peak Challenge. In 2016, its first year, MPC gained a whopping 3300+ members. And it seems as if for this year (2017), that number could double!

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