Outland (TV series)
|Created by||John Richards
|Written by||John Richards
|Directed by||Kevin Carlin|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Original release||8 February – 14 March 2012|
Outland is an Australian television comedy series which screened in 2012 on ABC1. The six-part comedy series was written by John Richards (episodes 1 - 6) and Adam Richard (episodes 1 - 3). It is based on the 2006 short film of the same name.
The first public screening of Outland took place at the science fiction convention Continuum 7, where brief clips of episodes 1 and 4 were shown, on 12 June 2011. The full series was played over two nights at the 16th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, on 18 and 19 October 2011, where it won an audience award. The series was also screened at the 3rd annual Bent-Con convention in Burbank, California on 2 December 2012.
The first episode screened on Australian television on 8 February 2012, at 9.30pm. In New Zealand, it screened in February–March 2014 on digital channel Choice TV.
Outland revolves around the lives, loves and never-ending dramas of the members of a science-fiction fan club.
- Christine Anu as Rae
- Ben Gerrard as Toby
- Paul Ireland as Andy
- Adam Richard as Fab
- Toby Truslove as Max
Outside of the show itself, the character of Fab had a Twitter feed (@FabXXL) and Adam Richard had a blog in character as Fab, where he talked about what happened in the week's episode and reviewed a science fiction film. Writer John Richards has online commentary tracks that can be synced up to each episode at https://soundcloud.com/outland-commentaries.
- "Continuum 7 program of events" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- "Gay TV Dinner: Outland 1-3 | Showtimes and Tickets | Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival". Slgff.strangertickets.com. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- "SLGFF 2011 Award Winners | News". Three Dollar Bill Cinema. 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- 2012 Bent-Con schedule
- 8 November. "It’s Lift Off for ABC TV’s Outlandish New Comedy ... Outland - ABC TV Blog". Blogs.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-02-08.