Poll results, and more
Here are the results of the September poll:
What do you think about "OUTLANDER: The Musical"?
- 20.48% - I like some of the songs, but not all of them.
- 13.81% - I love it! I've listened to the CD more than once.
- 13.33% - It's a silly idea. Jamie can't sing!
- 9.52% - I'm not interested in musicals.
- 9.05% - I like what I've heard so far, but I don't want (or can't afford) the CD.
- 9.05% - I want to see it made into a full-length musical.
- 8.57% - I've ordered the CD or plan to do so soon.
- 5.71% - What's that? Never heard of it.
- 4.29% - I'd like to order the CD, but I don't have a PayPal account.
- 3.33% - I don't like any of the songs.
- 2.86% - Other
I didn't vote in it myself, but I would have gone with the second group myself. I still listen to the CD frequently, both at home and in the car, and I'm enjoying it quite a lot.
If you were one of the people who said they wanted to order the CD but didn't have a PayPal account, please note that "OUTLANDER: The Musical" is now available on Amazon.com. (It says "temporarily out of stock", but they can take orders, and my understanding is that the stock has been sent to Amazon, so it's just a matter of time before they'll have the CDs available there, too.)
I think the results of this poll are very interesting. Thanks so much to everyone who participated!
The October poll is a reprise of one that I did in March, 2009, all about the audiobooks. Please take a moment to vote.
Katherine Heigl as Claire?!?
And now I'd like to address a rumor that surfaced online yesterday as a result of a New York Times article on actress Katherine Heigl:
If all goes well, Ms. Heigl will then turn toward sharply dramatic work, starring as a Scottish heroine in an adaptation of "Outlander", the novel by Diana Gabaldon. “Scotland? 2012? What do you think?” she said.What do I think? As I said on Compuserve this morning, I really, really, REALLY hope this is just a rumor and not a done deal! An American Claire would be SO wrong, on so many levels. I have insisted for a long time that I don't want to hear ANY American accents in an OUTLANDER movie, period.
And as for "starring as a Scottish heroine" -- I really hope that was just ignorance on the part of the person who wrote this NYT article, because I would much rather see this movie NOT get made at all, than turn Claire into a "Scottish heroine".
Judging from Diana's comments on Twitter last night ("Nope. Hadn't seen that! #blinking" and "No! Are you sure about that?"), she seemed just as surprised as we are to hear about this. Maybe it's just wishful thinking on Heigl's part. I certainly hope so! I am hoping that Diana will respond to it on Compuserve when she gets a chance -- she's in the middle of her book-tour for THE EXILE, and has very little free time -- just to keep the rumor mill from blowing this completely out of proportion.
Don't anybody panic, that's all I'm saying. Unless and until we have confirmation from Diana that Katherine Heigl has indeed been cast as Claire, this is all just speculation!
UPDATE 10/1/2010 12:42 pm: Diana has now posted her reaction on her blog. Very interesting comments, and I would urge you to take a look at them!