Hot Shots: Castle Gets Its Comic-Con On — Maybe Featuring an Out-of-this-World Cameo?

ABC’s Castle will pull what portends to be a glorious ‘Con in its Nov. 5 episode, when Rick, Kate et al investigate a snuffing at a sci-fi convention — and here’s a first look at the sure-to-be-meta adventure starring onetime Firefly captain Nathan Fillion.

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Among the hour’s previously announced guest stars, Ed Quinn (Eureka) is playing Gabriel Winters, the former star of the cult hit Nebula-9 who didn’t go on to have the best career since; Christina Moore (That ’70s Show) is Winters’ onetime costar, now a successful film actress; Chris McKenna (One Life to Live) plays a Nebula-9 superfan who may have been romantically involved with the murder victim; and Erin Way’s (Alphas) character was a business partner of the deceased’s.

Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: TNG) is directing the episode, and in fact he appears to make a cameo as a superfan of a different sort. Or is that just a cheeky choice of T-shirt? Check out the photos here.



Comments (24)

  • Yay!! Ed Quinn!! Jonathan Frakes!! I can’t wait :-)

    Comment by Keren – October 17, 2012 08:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lol,at first I thought that was Alexis in the 1st pic.And the one guy looks like a young Scott Bakula.

    Comment by Shaun – October 17, 2012 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so excited for this episode! It looks great, and Nathan Fillion is bound to be even funnier than usual.

    Comment by Andrea – October 17, 2012 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sheldon will be beside himself with anticipation. LOL

    Comment by Templar – October 17, 2012 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • From the tweets while they were filming they had a fun time with this ep. This season has been 100% pure gold so far.

    Comment by Lisa – October 17, 2012 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! Doc Sidney Perlmutter is back! :)

    Comment by Adam – October 17, 2012 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love Lannie but that guy always makes me laugh, I’m glad he’s back too.

      Comment by lilys87 – October 17, 2012 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In that last pic, Nathan really is ruggedly handsome. *swoon*

    Comment by Brittany – October 17, 2012 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will Nathan Fillion be guest starring also as Nathan Fillion, portrayer of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in this episode? Cause that would be mind-blowing.

    Comment by ScrubsGuy – October 17, 2012 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Too Meta.

      But seriously, where are the Firefly cameos? That would be awesome.

      Comment by Patrick – October 17, 2012 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously, 3 Castle articles and a spoiler in two days….and you don’t call yourself fanboys, well I do, just admit it.

    Comment by Sky Lark – October 17, 2012 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Castle seems to be a popular show and as far as I know, web sites are in the business of staying in business. Since you are always in these posts snarking, curious: What the f— is it to you if a popular show gets good coverage? Unless your name is Alex O’laughlin, LOL.

      Comment by Danyelle – October 17, 2012 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • if castle gives them clicks on articles they make more castle articles, thats just good business sense. and guess what you just added to their click count, so here is a tip: if you dont want them to post articles about a certain show stop clicking on an article to complain about it, they still get the advertising revenue so all you are doing is encouraging it

      Comment by Alan – October 17, 2012 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ahaha Perlmutter will be in this episode! He’s always so sarcastic and so funny! And Beckett’s face on pic #14 is great.

    Comment by Mari – October 17, 2012 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Did anyone catch the sign with “Stark” on it. That was Ed Quinn’s character’s name on Eureka. Too bad he is not in that picture — that would be meta.

    Comment by tvfan – October 17, 2012 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ed quinn, cool havent seen him since he left eureka. hopefully he ends up standing beside that banner that says “stark” at some stage.
    jonathan frakes’s cameo looks like it could be fun. hopefully there will be a star trek joke in that scene as well, they cant miss that chance can they?
    hoping for a few more firefly jokes as well, and maybe an unannounced cameo from someone.
    finally, perlmutter, damn its good to see him again. he and castle just have great rapport and it does become a strain on the suspension of disbelief that lanie is the only coroner we ever see

    Comment by Alan – October 17, 2012 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow I love Ed Quinn. missed him in the final season of Eureka. Would have loved to have seen him pop up. Must say he looks odd without the beard. Can’t wait to see this ep though. Have been seeing the photos on twitter from Jonathan frakes.

    Comment by Jennifer – October 17, 2012 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great pics to what promises to be another fun episode.

    Comment by eridapo – October 17, 2012 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • chris mckenna played joey too on oltl cool.

    Comment by Kelly – October 17, 2012 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m loving pic #14, cant wait for all new Castle episodes.

    Comment by luli – October 17, 2012 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where are the pictures with Armin Shimerman??? Star Trek FTW!

    Comment by voyagersborg47 – October 18, 2012 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait…miss Jean Luc’s Number 1. Go Caskett Go!!!

    Comment by Vannesa – October 18, 2012 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would it not be awesome if Beckett ends up wearing one of those “I heart Richard castle” t-shirts and surprising him with it.L (in private of course). That would be so cute! Or at the very least have castle joke about buying her one.

    Comment by Miranda – October 19, 2012 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so out of the Sci-Fi scene…It will be great to reminisce. Everybody seems to be very happy & relaxed…that is a load of my mind after seeing a sneak peek of the last episode…wicked :( but keep the faith – ABC HAS ADDED AN EXTRA EPISODE TO CASTLE-SEASON 5…YES!!! :) CASTLE looks ruggedly handsome & BECKETT relaxed, full of joy :) The MUSE is more in love with the WRITER than ever & their chemistry still amazes me-seriously. They have not lost the sparks but have THE GLOW Lannie notices as soon as she sees them…only now it is more like a NEON SIGN :) We are lucky indeed to have such an amazing show – CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREAT CAST & CREW. YOU MAKE US BELIEVE IN MAGIC…& THAT IS A GOOD…ALWAYS :)

    Comment by Ali, Sr. – October 20, 2012 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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