Episode 105: All AbOutlander at SDCC 2015

In this episode, we discuss our time at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and All Things Outlander, including our surprise interview with Bear McCreary and our participation in the Outlander roundtable.

Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary

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Ginger with Bear McCreary

Ginger with Bear McCreary

Transcriptions to roundtable interviews provided by Outlander TV News. (Our questions are included below.)

Sam Heughan

1. Your character begins Season 2 in a very different place than he begins Season 1. What were the benefits and/or challenges of this?
2. How do you play a damaged character without playing a victim?

Caitriona Balfe

1. Claire had a relatively unstructured upbringing. How does she handle the etiquette and restrictions of the French court/society?

Diana Gabaldon

1. As we wait for Brianna and Roger to be cast, what are some of their characteristics, from the novels, that you look forward to seeing adapted [translated] to screen?
2. Have you had to change the way you interact with fans with the growth of social media?

Ron D. Moore

1. With so much of Jacobite history being intertwined with religion, was it a conscious decision to downplay Jamie’s faith versus Claire’s nominal Catholicism and the deep devotion of the Scottish people?
2. The two halves of Season 1 were different in tone: the key art reflected the lighter, more glowing blue of the first half, while the second half was much darker. Have you settled upon the look/tone for Season 2?

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9 Responses to Episode 105: All AbOutlander at SDCC 2015

  1. Eleanor Ty says:

    Wonderful podcast because the two of you were well-prepared with “original” questions. Your familiarity with the books enabled you to probe deeper than other reporters on other media, and gave us some new insights into the characters and production for next season. Nice work!

    • outlanderpod says:

      Eleanor, thank you so much! We *are* huge book fans, it’s no secret . We do our best to come up with questions *we* haven’t heard and that we would like answered. We are thrilled when others like our questions as well.
      Thank you SO much for listening and for leaving a comment.

  2. Yes, I have all the bags!!! (Batman vs Superman -gonna make a dress for SDCC2016)

  3. What a treat it was listening to your podcast. I love your sisterly banter talking about yellow dot issues and the mundane trivia of surviving, but the real gem was your interviews. Your off-the-cuff interview of Bear elicited such great meaty answers (I can’t imagine if you had more time), and it’s so refreshing to hear new questions providing new answers of the show cast. Bravo, ladies. I look forward with baited breath to more.

    • outlanderpod says:

      Debby, thank you! Your comments mean a lot to us. We are so happy you enjoyed the interview with Bear. It was truly serendipitous!
      Have you listened our first interview with Bear?
      Thank you so much for listening 🙂

      • No, I haven’t. Do you know what number podcast it is perchance? His talent is in the stratosphere, and, yet, he seems so grounded. I’m sure he appreciated your prowess in music. It showed!
        And, by the way, my twin sister and I just adore you both. We’re Outlander smitten, too!

  4. I love your podcasts! Your interview with Bear was soooo good. Your questions were so intelligent and thoughtful–I learned a lot. I particularly like the fact that you let Bear answer the question, and then allowed him to muse for a bit, and further clarify his response. Brava!

    • outlanderpod says:

      Mary Catherine, thank you so much for your comment! We are thrilled you enjoyed the episode. Bear was very generous with his time and we loved hearing him answer so thoughtfully, as well.

      So glad to have you along on this Outlander journey

Let us know what you think! :)