SPOILER WARNING: 7B Teaser Trailer Breakdown
The Sassenach Files
by The Sassenach Files
1w ago
Hey Obsassenachs! This week on The Sassenach Files podcast, Chelsea is breaking down the Season 7 Part B Teaser Trailer that was dropped on World Outlander Day (June 1st). Come join her as she talks about the look and feel of the trailer including the lighting and underlaid sound of horse hooves beating the ground. She also discusses parts of ECHO and MOBY that are hinted at in the trailer as well as overall themes, dialogue, and how this trailer creates a bookend to the trailers released for Part A of Season 7 ..read more
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Droughtlander Book Club: The Pearl Brooch - Part I
The Sassenach Files
by The Sassenach Files
3w ago
This week on The Sassenach Files podcast, Chelsea is breaking down all the history and romance of the 18th century plot in The Pearl Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan. Come along for the ride as she chats about historical figures like Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Jacques Louis David. She also discusses the heroine of the story, Sophia Orsini, aspects of writing craft that connect the past and present story lines of this time travel romance, and how presentism can be a reader’s own worst enemy when reading historical fiction ..read more
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Season Six -- What Did We Miss?
The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
by The Sassenach Files
1M ago
Welcome back for another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week’s episode covers the deleted, extended, and additional scenes for Outlander’s truncated sixth season. Come join Chelsea as she chats about the unique choice of animating the season’s Outlander untolds, and how the show runners used the opportunity to elaborate on some fan favorite book scenes. She also discusses references to historical events that could have improved the season’s arc as well as a too-cute-for-words Marsali scene with wee Henri Christian, and why cutting another PTSD hallucination from 607: “Sticks and Stones ..read more
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Landcon 2024 Recap
The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
by The Sassenach Files
2M ago
This week, Chelsea is telling all about Landcon 2024 in Paris. Come join her as she discusses the general format of the convention, her opinion on it’s organization in comparison to other Outlander conventions she has attended. She also chats about each of the cast panels and all the tidbits she gleaned regarding 7B and Season 8. The highlight of the trip was getting to meet a few of her favorite actors from the show, so stay tuned to hear about her experience meeting Charles Vandervaart and Sam Heughan ..read more
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Season Five -- What Did We Miss?
The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
by The Sassenach Files
2M ago
This week Chelsea is discussing all of the deleted, extended, and additional scenes from her favorite season of Outlander: season five. Come along for the ride as she chats about choices made on the cutting room floor that drastically impacted the shape of the season including the alternative ending to 506: “Better to Marry Than Burn” and higher quality Outlander Untold scenes in comparison to previous seasons. She also talks about her dashed hopes for an extended cut of 508: “Famous Last Words”, and how the majority of scene cuts for the season impacted some characters much more than others ..read more
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Season Four -- What Did We Miss?
The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
by The Sassenach Files
3M ago
This week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is discussing all of the deleted, extended, and additional scenes from Season Four. Come join her as she breaks down the Outlander Untold scenes created specifically for Blu Ray and DVD viewers. She also discusses the value of exploring Lord John and William’s relationship prior to the events of season seven, how a few key scene additions could have drastically improved Brianna’s arc over the season, and why certain editing choices change the trajectory of entire episodes. You won’t want to miss this discussion, and stay tuned until the end to hear her ..read more
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Droughtlander Book Club: The Amber Brooch - Part II
The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
by The Sassenach Files
3M ago
This week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is wrapping up her two part discussion of The Amber Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan. Come join her as she discusses the second love story of the book: Amber and Daniel. She chats about intriguing moments in US History covered within the story like the shootout at the Pueblo roundhouse in Colorado and The Bone Wars between paleontologists O.C. Marsh and E.D. Cope. Also on the docket are a few callbacks to stories and characters from other installments in the Celtic Brooch series as well as how the characters introduced in Amber fit in with veteran membe ..read more
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Droughtlander Book Club: The Amber Brooch - Part I
The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
by The Sassenach Files
4M ago
This week on The Sassenach Files, Chelsea is breaking down the eighth installment in Katherine Lowry Logan’s Celtic Brooch series: The Amber Brooch. In Part One of this two-part series, she discusses the idea of bringing David and Kenzie back into the fold as main characters and why that was extremely appealing. She also chats about the blooming romance between Olivia Kelly and Connor O’Grady, how small moments of character development speak to a broader stroke of “show don’t tell”, and the prevalent theme of "Coping with Loss". Rick O’Grady is an emerging character in this book as well, so he ..read more
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Faith Redux
The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
by The Sassenach Files
5M ago
Welcome back to another episode of The Sassenach Files. This week on the podcast, Chelsea reviews the extended cut of the season 2 standout “Faith”. Come join her as she chats about the stella performances of series favorites like Frances de la Tour, Stanley Weber, and Roman Berrux. She also discusses the scenes that were trimmed or completely cut from the TV version of the episode and breaks down how these decisions by the producers and editors ultimately impacted the trajectory of the episode and the season, particularly for Jamie’s character ..read more
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Season Two -- What Did We Miss?
The Sassenach Files: An Outlander Podcast
by The Sassenach Files
5M ago
Chelsea dives into some of the extras from the Season Two Blu-Ray / DVD to uncover what we missed with all the deleted, extended, and extra scenes that never saw the light of day. Join her as she chats about great moments left on the cutting room floor and the impact those choices had on the trajectory of the season's story. She also discusses background information and character motivations that were left to the viewers imaginations and could have been used to inform the viewer's understanding of the story. Tune in to see what she did and didn't agree with producers about regarding these behi ..read more
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