Out of the Honeypot: Thoughts on Outlander 2.02 – Not in Scotland Anymore

by Jennifer

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When I was teaching college literature, I would often include a play with a film adaptation in the syllabus. I wanted to give my students a chance to view the material through a lens other than their own. We would talk about the interpretation of stage directions or details about sets and costumes and the like. I wanted them to see how putting on a play was an interpretation in itself; it was whatever the persons staging the play had imagined would be the best way to tell the story. Every time I watch an adaptation, everything from Harry Potter to Twilight to Outlander, I bear in mind that idea: that the text itself is a thing and the visual version of it, whether it’s on stage or film, is a separate thing. In the end, it all comes down to who is doing the interpreting: the reader or the producer. This idea becomes all the more imperative when watching this newest episode of Outlander, Episode 2.02 – “Not in Scotland Anymore.” Continue reading

Outlander Returns April 9th

by Jennifer

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Put on your best tartan, everyone, and pour your favorite scotch because this week is THE WEEK. When Outlander’s second season premieres this coming Saturday, it will have been 315 days since a new episode last aired on Starz. Now, the show returns for 13 episodes – with no Droughtlander to interrupt, as with season one – covering the second book in Diana Gabaldon’s series, Dragonfly in Amber. The second season premiere will air at 9 pm Eastern (8 pm Central) on Saturday, April 9th.

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Geek News: DAREDEVIL SEASON TWO TRAILER IS HERE

by T. Mack

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Netflix just keeps the good stuff coming. They are building a reputation for creating excellent television and their partnership with Marvel is yielding amazing results.First there was Daredevil, then came Jessica Jones. We’re looking forward to Luke Cage’s show as well as The Defenders, which is scheduled sometime around “eventually.” For now, though, the second season of Daredevil is nearly here. It premieres on March 18th, but the first trailer for the new season hit the net yesterday . All I can say is… “Wow.” Check out the trailer below. Continue reading

Geek News: Starz Releases a New Outlander Trailer & a Premiere Date

by Jennifer

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The last episode of Outlander’s first season aired May 30, 2015, and Sassenachs have been waiting these many months for a premiere date for the second season, which we finally learned this week. Starz announced that the new season of Outlander, which will follow the events of the series’ second book Dragonfly in Amber, will premiere Saturday, April 9th. Along with the premiere date, Outlander fans were treated to a new full-length trailer which gives us glimpses of the events we shall see in this new season.

The images below and my discussion of what’s in the trailer may constitute spoilers for those who have not yet read Dragonfly in Amber or wish to wait for the new season to start to see what it will look like. If you wish to remain spoiler free, I recommend saving this post for another day.

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