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What Is 'Star Force'? 'Outlander' Stars Collide For A Wild Quarantine Watch

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What Is 'Star Force'? 'Outlander' Stars Collide For A Wild Quarantine Watch

In the deep depths of isolation in the farthest corners of the internet, some of the biggest actors of Outlander boldly go where no star has gone before. Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, and Steven Cree have all appeared in the spoof web series Star Force. Filmed with absolutely no budget on cell phones separately while in quarantine during COVID-19, Star Force has a very intentional slapdash feel to it. But even the low-techness can't dim the star power that occurs when Balfe, Cree, and Heughan join (well...) forces with James McAvoy, Florence Pugh, Teresa Palmer, and Kit Harington in Star Force.

If the likes of Balfe and McAvoy or Heughan and Pugh were starring in a movie together, it'd be big Hollywood news. But Star Force (not to be confused with Space Force) has flown a bit under the radar in the mainstream. The so-called "sci-fisolation" spoof comes from Scottish brothers Ross and Kevin Mains and their friend Brendan O'Rourke. While the comedy trio aren't household names in the U.S., they have managed to pull in major stars thanks to Ian Murray actor Cree. In a BBC interview, O'Rourke credited Cree for recruiting such heavy-hitters as McAvoy to join in on the Star Trek and Star Wars-inspired fun.

Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that Star Force is packed with these A-listers since they've all dabbled in sci-fi/fantasy television in their careers. Of course, there's Outlander with its time travel. But Cree will also star opposite Palmer in A Discovery of Witches when Season 2 premieres in January 2021. Disney+ recently announced Pugh will appear in the forthcoming Hawkeye series. Harington is none other than Jon "King in the North" Snow from Game of Thrones. And even bonafide movie star McAvoy has been popping up in HBO's His Dark Materials. Although, McAvoy probably best prepared for the role of the Star Trek-like Captain by playing a younger version of Patrick Stewart's Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise.

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