Outlander on Starz

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  1. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    Very accurate to the book but I can't see it drawing in the passing viewer.
     
  2. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

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    Btw, I got 3 months free of all premiums last time I called for a deal.
     
  3. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    I just watched the first episode on starz.com, no subscription necessary.
    I'm in :D
    Do we need to spoiler comments?
    The Druids at Dawn were beautiful.
    Jamie will do quite nicely :D
    I did not care for book Frank at all but show Frank was fine.
    I agree with this- unless you know what is coming it may have been a bit slow to start.
     
  4. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    I agree with your thought on Frank. Never liked him in the book. The show one is better/different.

    Maybe we need to start an episode thread so we can mention spoilers.
     
  5. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    You should. People may see this thread (and start reading it) and abandon it since it does not seem to have anything to do with the episodes themselves. So either a season thread or specific episode threads seem indicated.
     
  6. dylanemcgregor

    dylanemcgregor Well-Known Member

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    I'm kind of amazed that the premium cable channels are still able to get away with the pricing that they do. I mean, Netflix streaming is $8 a month, and gets you really good original shows along with way more movies and TV shows from other sources then any cable channel would...and you don't have to subscribe to basic cable to get it. I've been wanting to finish up Spartacus and check out Magic City, but not at those prices. Happy that there are people that are willing to do it though, so eventually the good stuff will trickle down to us poor plebes. :)

    And back to Outlander, they have been advertising the books on my wife's Kindle, but I didn't know they were a TV show until now. I was disappointed by looking at the cover of the book to realize this was probably not a continuation of the Sean Connery Outlander. :( ;)
     
  7. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Outland, you mean? I think I saw it long ago... probably should look into watching it again. I think it was pretty good...
     
  8. dylanemcgregor

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    Yep, just checked. For some reason it has stuck in my head as Outlander for years. I barely remember it, except that I thought it was awesome when I was a kid.
     
  9. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

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    You probably combined Outland and Highlander.
     
  10. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Outland was just so so IMO...
     
  11. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I was probably 10 or 11 when I saw it, so my recollection of it and how good it is/isn't is probably suspect. :)
     
  12. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    I realized you got it already but I don't get why you'd be hesitant to pay $13.00 a month for starz but you're willing to buy it from amazon or itunes. Seeing that a Big Brother episode cost $2.99 I don't think a show from a premium channel would be cheaper so you'd be paying close to or more than subscribing.
     
  13. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    That is steep! Most of the time I see episodes at $1.99 with a significant discount if you buy the whole season. That would have been around $8/month (assuming 4 shows a month).
     
  14. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Most of the time I see SD episodes for $1.99, HD episodes for $2.99.
     
  15. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    Might be. I never buy these so I may have just noticed the SD price.
     
  16. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    Game of Thrones episodes are 2.99 for SD and 3.99 for HD. You can only buy up to season 3. I can't see where a premium channel would give up their latest season of original content for less than a monthly subscription price.
     
  17. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    Outlander was a movie in 2008.
    During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. It was a good movie.
     
  18. JohnB1000

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    While your point is still valid GOT is HBO which has a deal with Amazon for old seasons. Starz shows have generally been more available.
     
  19. philw1776

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    Stars "John Reese" of Person of Interest as Kainan
     

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