NEW Interview with Matt Roberts from Entertainment Weekly   3 comments

Here is a NEW Interview with Matt Roberts from Entertainment Weekly


From EW:

Claire’s finally back in 18th-century Scotland!

But she didn’t return to Jamie in episode 5 via Craigh na Dun, the ancient stone circle that serves as her time traveling portal in Outlander. We asked executive producer Matthew D. Roberts to answer a bunch of burning questions about episode 5, starting with why Claire skipped a trip through the stones.

More after the jump!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why didn’t you show Claire returning to Craigh na Dun?
MATTHEW D. ROBERTS: We knew we wanted a transition that took her from the 20th century to the 18th century. But if you break down what the scene would be like, she would go through the stones, make her way down the hill and she find her way to Inverness. And then she gets a carriage or a boat and she makes her way to Edinburgh. That’s a lot of story. Since the most important part of the story is getting to Jamie, I didn’t wanna shortchange the reunion. So we decided we might save [the stones] for another time. We’ve seen her go through three different times. This was kind of reminiscent of what we did in season 2 where Claire reaches out her hand and then Jamie takes her hand, we spin around and then we’re on the docks in France.

Do you ever question Diana Gabaldon’s rules of travel? For instance, Christopher Reeve had to return to the present when he found that penny in his vest pocket in Somewhere in Time. You can’t take 20th century things back through time!

Yes, exactly. And at the end of Terminator, they had to get naked to go through the [time portal]. So yes, I think everybody’s rules are slightly different. Our rules are, if you can bring ‘em back in the book, we’ll bring ‘em back in the TV show. I’m glad we’re not using Terminator rules because we’d have to find clothes every five seconds after they get into whatever period they’re arrive in.

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  1. Great article with EW! How you toy with us fans, but you all have delivered BIG time! I look at the books and the series as 2 separate entities. I love the books & I love the series. Everything you explain makes total sense aka why the puddle instead of the stones. I always wondered how Claire was able to carry all those items back with her, but the dress made of raincoats with all the secret pockets made total sense. I LOVED the Batman theme and Dark Shadows episode! BRAVO for giving us a beautiful adaptation! Every episode has been brilliant this season and we’re not even half way through yet! Congrats and I’ll be eagerly awaiting for Jamie’s POV in the next episode.

    • Beautifully said. We are in for an amazing ride. I, too, have read and reread the books, and rewatched the episodes. Yes, they are separate entities, not to compared with each other. Can hardly wait till Season 3 episode October 22, 2017 starts.

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