Starz has given a 16 episode go-ahead to what Hollywood Reporter calls “Ronald D. Moore’s OUTLANDER TV series.
As major Ron Moore fans since his days as a beginner on some version or other of STAR TREK, we’re delighted about this for two reasons:
- It’s Ron Moore! Running a Series! Bringing his BATTLESTAR GALACTICA magic back onto our small but mighty cellphone (and P.C. and tablet and, yep, giant HD TV) screens!
- It’s a television version of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling book series about time travel and other great stuff! A series that was so good it was almost readable by adult males!
We do find ourselves in a bit of a quandry, however.
On one hand we’re delighted by the fact that such a prestigious
publication website sees a TV writer as so important that they use his name to sell the story of the show.
And on another hand we’re puzzled as to how a series based on one Acme Mess O’Already Hit Books can be thought of as the property of the adapter and not of the original writer.
Whatcha think, sci-fi fans? Let us know.