outlander panel diana gabaldon ron moore sam heughan caitriona balfe 'Outlander' stars love 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Mad Men' and more fun factsAt a fan event in Los Angeles Saturday (Jan. 11), “Outlander” executive producer Ron Moore, author Diana Gabaldon and stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan fielded a variety of questions about the show.

But the fans were also curious about their own TV viewing habits and asked the panel what TV shows they enjoy watching:

Heughan: “I just finished ‘Dexter,’ I was a bit obsessed with that. I’m trying to look for the next series. I’m reading a book at the moment about Scotland.”

Balfe: “I love ‘Mad Men.’ Oh, and ‘Friday Night Lights,’ that was a huge one for me,” with Heughan chiming in that the two of them watched “Friday Night Lights” together.

Gabaldon: “I don’t watch television normally and I really don’t watch it when I’m two months away from finishing a book. … Phil Rickman‘s one of my favorite authors, he’s got a series I’ve re-read three times and that’s rare. People always ask me, ‘Can you recommend any authors that write like you do?’ And the answer is no. [laughs] But Phil comes the closest.”

Moore: “I watch ‘Seinfeld’ every night.”

Another fun question from the fans was related to an aspect of the book. In “Outlander,” Claire (Balfe) travels in time by touching an ancient stone circle in Scotland. A fan wanted to know if the panel would travel through the stones, and if so, to what time period would they want to travel?

Moore: “I would go through, probably. I probably would. But I’d want to go to either World War II or the Napoleonic era, get stuck on a British Man o’ War and then instantly regret it when the food was terrible.”

Gabaldon: “I wouldn’t go through the stones. I’ve been married to the same man for 43 years and I wouldn’t leave him,” which caused Moore (a married man) to instantly say that he would want to take his wife with him, much to the laughter of the audience.

Balfe: “I’d love to go to the ’20s, New York in the ’20s, that would be fun.”

Heughan: “Absolutely, yeah. I’d like to go forward in time. And I want to go to the moon. Is that possible? Can you make that happen? I’d love to go into space.”

“Outlander” premieres summer 2014 on Starz.

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