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 in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
What if your future was the past? (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
According to Ronald D. Moore
(the TV Series developer), his crew decided to keep the Gaelic words instead of translating them to English. This maintained the first person narrative by showing Claire's inability to understand the Gaelic. This idea was suggested by producer David Brown
, who said he's seen something similar in Skin Deep
(1998), a foreign alternative movie starring the actor and singer Gustavo Goulart
. See more
The opening song changes from season to season to reflect what's happening in the story line. In the first half of Season 2 (which is set in France), part of the lyrics are in French. In the second half of Season 2 (which is mostly about preparing for war), there is a militaristic drum roll added to the opening song. During Season 3, there are tribal drums added because much of the season is set in the West Indies. In Season 4, bluegrass fiddle and banjos are added, plus some of the lyrics are sung with a Southern accent because the season is set mostly in America. See more
Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys
The Skye Boat Song
Traditional Scottish air with lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton
New lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson See more