Outlander loudly proclaims that women are out of sci-fi’s inner ghetto

August 9, 2014 9:40 PM

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Outlander is the big prestige science fiction fantasy series launching this season, shot on location in the Scottish highlands, and being produced by the award-winning showrunner of Battlestar Galactica and the best seasons of Deep Space Nine. It’s clearly chasing the success of Game of Thrones, and, as such, is going after that audience with high production values and a reserved tone.

Outlander is also based on a series of genre-bending romance novels that are unembarrassed and unapologetic for being aimed at middle-aged women.

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