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Adapted by Battlestar Galactica‘s Ronald D. Moore from Diana Gabaldon’s series of international bestsellers, Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall (played by Irish actress Caitriona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
The big casting news for Ronald D. Moore‘s Scottish time travel series Outlander has been coming monthly, and September is no exception. Sam Heughan as the primary male lead Jamie Fraser was announced in July, Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall/Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall was announced in August.
Starz has waited until September to announce the biggest casting news of all, for the female lead, and the main character of the show, accidental time traveler Claire Randall.
Here she is, Outlander mafia. Wow, does she ever look the part. The inclusion of plaid doesn’t hurt.
The Long Wait For Fans Is Over! Caitriona Balfe Cast As Claire Randall In Starz And Sony Pictures TV’S “Outlander” New Starz Original Series Based on Diana Gabaldon’s International Blockbuster Novels | From “Battlestar Galactica” Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
Beverly Hills, Calif., September 11, 2013 – Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television has »
- Erin Willard
We told you recently that Sam Heughan had been cast as the male lead in the Ronald D. Moore-produced adaptation of Diana Gabaldon‘s Outlander. Heughan is set to play Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser in the 18th century part of the two ages time travel story.
Starz has now announced that the second point of the triangle has been cast, as Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones) will be playing the dual roles of Frank Randall in post-World War 2 times, and Frank’s ancestor “Black Jack” Randall in 18th century times. We’re still waiting to see who will be playing the third point of that triangle, the female/primary lead for the series, which is scheduled to air in 2014.
- Erin Willard
Starz’s Outlander has found its villain… and then some.
Game of Thrones alum Tobias Menzies will portray both 18th-century British baddie Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall and his 20th-century kin Frank in the cabler’s forthcoming time-travel series, TVLine has confirmed.
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened and she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior.
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- Kimberly Roots
Tobias Menzies (Game Of Thrones) has landed a dual co-starring role in Starz‘s upcoming Outlander, a Ron Moore series based on Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling books. Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. Menzies will play Claire’s 20th century husband Frank Randall, a professional historian with a deep interest in the 18th century and his own genealogy. He also will play Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall, Frank’s ancestor from the 18th century, a Captain in the English Army posted into Scotland during a time when rebellion was rife. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Outlander adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s best-sellers adds Tobias Menzies to original series Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television have announced today that Tobias Menzies (Game of Thrones, Rome, Casino Royale) is set to play dual roles in Frank Randall and Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall in the original series adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica). Outlander is set to premiere on Starz in 2014. Menzies now joins Sam Heughan who was recently cast as Jamie Fraser. The series starts filming this fall in Scotland. »
[Press Release] Beverly Hills, Calif., August 8, 2013 – Starz in association with Sony Pictures Television has announced today that Tobias Menzies (“Game of Thrones,” “Rome,” Casino Royale) will play the roles of both Frank Randall and Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall in the original series “Outlander.” The series adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books by Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is set to premiere on Starz in 2014. Menzies will join Sam Heughan who was recently cast in the role of Jamie Fraser. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure in one epic tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is »
- Pietro Filipponi
by Ryan Rigley
With only a few episodes left this season, last night's episode of "Arrow" finally answers one burning question: "What happened to Walter Steele"? After being kidnapped in episode nine, Walter has been mysteriously M.I.A. throughout the entirety of this season. However, with a laptop that Oliver steals from a crooked accountant, Felicity is finally able to get a lead on Oliver's missing stepfather.
"The Undertaking" actually addresses a number of key questions raised in last week's episode. At Club Verdant, Laurel sits alone at the bar miserably sipping from a cup of horrible coffee as she mourns the end of her latest relationship. As Laurel reveals to Oliver that she and Tommy are now broken up, Oliver suggests that Laurel go talk to Tommy, something that he and Laurel never had the chance to do. Then Felicity shows up.
After about a day's work hacking into the crooked accountant's computer, »
- Splash Page Team
Writer: Jim McCann
Artist: Janet Lee
In Lost Vegas 1, Eisner Award winners Jim McCann and Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men) manage to marry a wacky high concept sci-fi story with deep characterization and unique visuals. On the surface, Roland is just another space scoundrel like Han Solo or Malcolm Reynolds. However, he lacks these characters’ penchant for action and falls flat at bravado with his laughable attempts to seduce a pair of showgirls. The story makes clear that Roland is a “thinker”, and his failed attempt at conning a savage alien at Black Jack earns him his sentence in Lost Vegas, a penal colony located inside a casino on a spaceship. (And who said originality was dead.)
The plot is a combination of the typical “jailbreak” and “last job” plots found in many comics and films. But the believable characters and subtle social commentary keep it from being trite. »
- Logan Dalton
One of the major points that Sony has been pushing about the Vita is its robustness, the ability to bring console-sized experiences to the handheld both in terms of gameplay and graphically. Now whether this is the kind of thing Sony should be chasing in the handheld space is up for debate, but the publisher isn't messing around: playing "Killzone: Mercenary" during a preview event last night offered some console-level gameplay and visuals.
Not a quickie port by a cut-rate studio, the Fps from Guerrilla Games uses the "Killzone 3" engine to deliver a surprisingly robust experience in both its multiplayer and single-player modes.
Mathijs de Jong (director, Guerilla Games Amsterdam) came stateside last night to show off the Vita-exclusive shooter. In an opening presentation, de Jong told the assembled journalists that the game is being developed by the Guerilla Cambridge Studio which developed maps for "Killzone 2" and "3."
According to de Jong, »
- Charles Webb
10 items from 2013
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