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The Outtake

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How STARZ Perfected the Lowbrow

The network has begun to make a bigger splash in the premium TV landscape.

Spartacus: A Sudsy Romp Through Ancient Rome

STARZ’s Spartacus. Image: TV Media Insights.
STARZ’s Outlander. Image: STARZ.

Outlander: Not a Bodice-Ripper, Thank You Very Much



Smart, accessible, and sometimes very personal writing on film and television, classical and contemporary. Written (mostly) by people who study this stuff for a living.

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Dr. Thomas J. West III

Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly