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.

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  1. Keren says:

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

  2. Shaun says:

    Lol,at first I thought that was Alexis in the 1st pic.And the one guy looks like a young Scott Bakula.

  3. Andrea says:

    I’m so excited for this episode! It looks great, and Nathan Fillion is bound to be even funnier than usual.

  4. Templar says:

    Sheldon will be beside himself with anticipation. LOL

  5. Lisa says:

    From the tweets while they were filming they had a fun time with this ep. This season has been 100% pure gold so far.

  6. Adam says:

    Yay! Doc Sidney Perlmutter is back! :)

  7. Brittany says:

    In that last pic, Nathan really is ruggedly handsome. *swoon*

  8. ScrubsGuy says:

    Will Nathan Fillion be guest starring also as Nathan Fillion, portrayer of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in this episode? Cause that would be mind-blowing.

  9. Sky Lark says:

    Seriously, 3 Castle articles and a spoiler in two days….and you don’t call yourself fanboys, well I do, just admit it.

    • Danyelle says:

      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.

    • Alan says:

      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

  10. Mari says:

    ahaha Perlmutter will be in this episode! He’s always so sarcastic and so funny! And Beckett’s face on pic #14 is great.

  11. tvfan says:

    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.

  12. Alan says:

    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

  13. Jennifer says:

    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.

  14. eridapo says:

    Great pics to what promises to be another fun episode.

  15. Kelly says:

    chris mckenna played joey too on oltl cool.

  16. luli says:

    I’m loving pic #14, cant wait for all new Castle episodes.

  17. voyagersborg47 says:

    Where are the pictures with Armin Shimerman??? Star Trek FTW!

  18. Vannesa says:

    Can’t wait…miss Jean Luc’s Number 1. Go Caskett Go!!!

  19. Miranda says:

    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.

  20. Ali, Sr. says:

    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 :)