First up is the latest photo of Jamie and Claire together, contemplating a plant, perhaps a medicinal one Claire will use in her new occupation as official healer to Clan MacKenzie. Starz did not indicate where this scene falls in the overall plot, but it’s ever so much fun to speculate. Ron Moore tweeted that four episodes “are in the can” (7:22 PM – 29 Dec 2013), so perhaps this scene is before Jamie and Claire get married. In any event, I love Claire’s dress–I expect we’ll be seeing copies of it on the Highland Games and Ren Faire runways soon.
Next is a new lesson in the How To Speak Outlander series, in which we learn how to pronounce Craigh na Dun, the portal through which Claire travels to 18th century Scotland:
If you’d like to see what a Scottish standing stone portal might look like in Outlander, take a gander at the background image for my blog. Those stones are the famous Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle on the isle of Orkney in Scotland.
In case you missed the first How to Speak Outlander lesson–the ALL IMPORTANT one in which Sam says the word “Sassenach” in his lovely Scottish accent (hold on to your panties before you listen)–my review of it is HERE.
Starz also sent us holiday greetings from the cast of Outlander, including Sam with a wee doggie:
There has been no release date set for the Outlander series; it was originally slated for the Fall 2014 season, and I am hopeful that Starz will meet that target date.
Ye ken, my heart can nae stand much more waiting for that Hielan laddie, Jamie Fraser.
Another of my posts about Outlander and Jamie Fraser is HERE.
Want to know more about Diana Gabaldon’s books? Click HEREfor her website and HERE for Amazon links to the entire book series.
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James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser, aka Jamie Fraser, is the romantic Highland hero of Diana Gabaldon‘s Outlander series of historical romance books set in 18th century Scotland. Jamie is known for both his emotionally moving conversations with Claire, his wife, and his dry sense of Scottish humor.
To much fanfare and appreciative gasps from Outlander fans all over the world, Scottish actor Sam Heughan(pictured above) has been cast as Jamie in Starz’ upcoming cable series “Outlander”, based on Gabaldon’s books and now filming on location in Scotland. The television show is being produced by Ron Moore, well known screenwriter and producer of shows such as Star Trek:TNG and Syfy’s original series, “BattleStar Galactica”. “Outlander” is expected to debut summer, 2014, on the Starz premium cable channel.