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By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Monday April 29, 2013 @ 4:37pm PDT.

Outlander, Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling fantasy/romance/adventure series of books, is slowly inching to the screen. No greenlight from Starz yet, but I’ve learned that the project has opened a writers room, with Battlestar Galactica developer Ron Moore, who is spearheading the drama series adaptation, hiring four scribes to work with him. The move indicates that Starz is contemplating a potential straight-to-series order for Outlander, a route the pay cable network has taken with most of its original series.

Joining Moore on Outlander are two writers who have worked with him before — Battlestar alumna Toni Graphia and Caprica‘s Matt Roberts — along with veteran showruner Ira Behr (Alphas, The 4400) and Anne Kenney (LA Law, Switched At Birth).

http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/ron-moores-outlander-series-adaptation-for-starz-sets-up-writing-staff/

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I'm sure we had a thread on this already, but it seems to have been culled. Starz are bringing Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series of time-travelling romance novels to the screen. Ron Moore (BSG, Star Trek) is developing the project. Ira Behr working for him is a tantalising idea, as they made a great team on DS9.

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Don't really know much about the novels but this sounds interesting based on the people involved. Hopefully Ira Behr is the one who reined in Moore's utterly nonsense mythology that plagued the end of BSG as it was acceptable in DS9.

I wonder what this means for the sci-fi show that Steven S DeKnight was working on for Starz? I'd be surprised if they'd do two sci-fi shows at once - especially as this is untested territory for pay cable channels.

Along with the AMC sci-fi show it looks like my wish for some HBO-style sci-fi is finally on the cards. It's hopefully just a matter of time before HBO announces their sci-fi show.

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Don't really know much about the novels but this sounds interesting based on the people involved. Hopefully Ira Behr is the one who reined in Moore's utterly nonsense mythology that plagued the end of BSG as it was acceptable in DS9.

I wonder what this means for the sci-fi show that Steven S DeKnight was working on for Starz? I'd be surprised if they'd do two sci-fi shows at once - especially as this is untested territory for pay cable channels.

Along with the AMC sci-fi show it looks like my wish for some HBO-style sci-fi is finally on the cards. It's hopefully just a matter of time before HBO announces their sci-fi show.

As I understand it, the SF elements in Outlander are borderline nonexistent. The time travel thing is a MacGuffin to facilitate storylines mainly concerned with romance and adventure. It's SF-by-the-back-door.

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As I understand it, the SF elements in Outlander are borderline nonexistent. The time travel thing is a MacGuffin to facilitate storylines mainly concerned with romance and adventure. It's SF-by-the-back-door.

Yeah, Outlander is Historical Romance with a tiny dash of time-travel.

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As I understand it, the SF elements in Outlander are borderline nonexistent. The time travel thing is a MacGuffin to facilitate storylines mainly concerned with romance and adventure. It's SF-by-the-back-door.

Cool so it means the Deknight thing is still hopefully a go. Reading up on what Outlander is about has significantly diminished by excitement for it, I think I must have been getting mixed with the sci-fi film or the sega game :)

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I can only think they're basically going to try and make for a GOT type show - lots of violence and dubious sex and awesome landscapes.

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Except more sex and less violence.

Or more violent sex I guess.

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Dunno, I recall Outlander being pretty violent, actually.

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Are the Outlander books any good?

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Are the Outlander books any good?

No idea. The Lord John short story I read in Warriors was very good, and I know GRRM is a fan of Gabaldon's.

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Oh dear well this might be the worst idea for a new serise I have ever heard but it should prove popular with the 50 shades of Gray crowd.

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Are the Outlander books any good?

They get better, but then somewhat uneven (think: Wheel of Time). Gabaldon isn't a writer by trade - she's a PhD marine biologist, I believe. The first book is a somewhat standard bodice-ripper. The second one is more interesting. The third one is even better. Then we have "Drums of Autumn", which is quite detailed. I don't think the books really suffer in quality through a certain period, just a lot of detail.

"Echo in the Bone" is what inspired me to buy an e-reader, since my arm actually fell asleep (quite painfully) while reading it.

The Lord John books are a series of novellas about a secondary character, and are quite interesting on their own. I like Gabaldon's novellas...the form forces her to be direct and concise. They are available as stand-alone on e-reader, or in print in some anthologies.

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Still haven't forgiven him for what happened to BSG.

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I absolutely love these novels. I can't wait and I hope they do justice to them.

For the record I hated 50 shades of gray

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Caitriona Balfe has been cast as Claire.

My wife is a huge fan of the book series. I hope Moore does a good job.

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