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November 07 2012 @ 11:16 am
Castle: The Final Frontier - Geektastic  

not from last nights episode and thanks beeej

OMG I loved it. Did you hear all the references to Firefly? It was epic....

Beckett: “There’s been a murder here.”
Castle: “Here atSuperNovaCon? Shiny.”

Castle (talking about Nebula 9): “They were canceled over a decade ago after 12 episodes (which was 12 episodes too many).”
Castle: “I’m a fan of good sci-fi: Star Trek, Battlestar, that Joss Whedon show…”
Castle: “Some guys have no business commanding a spaceship.” (which, I assume, is a takes-one-to-know-one comment)

Nebula 9 Characters:
Captain Max Renard - Captain Mal Reynolds
Lt. Chloe - Zoe
F.O. Tate - (Simon and River) Tam
Lt. Shane - Jayne
Commander Walsh - Wash

Creavers – evil alien race from Nebula 9, “nasty creatures that will eat your face off when you’re still alive, and then serve your organs to their young”

Then there was the reference to the planet Ariel on Nebula 9 which is actually the name of a Firefly episode.

I really loved that Jonathan Frakes was a total fan boy to Richard Castle, but I have to admit I didn't recognize him at first.

And then there where the guest stars: Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Ed Quinn (Eureka), Erin Way (Alphas) and Christina Moore (True Blood). In addition to these actors, we also get to see Chris McKenna (an actor who played Joey Buchanan -- just like Nathan Fillion -- on One Life to Live) and the episode's director, Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

The episode was funny, entertaining, and lighthearted. It did lack a little of the darkness that Castle clearly contains at times but I don't even care, I love it so much.
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daxcat79: Eureka:  Nathan Starkdaxcat79 on November 7th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: Castle: Beckett dangling from buildingsireesanwar on November 7th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Right. I was squeeing all over the place last night. It was bloody fantastic. *sigh*
tracyj23: Castle - Beckett hair up (smiling)tracyj23 on November 7th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
I think it's better without the darkness, to be honest. Comparing this episode to the previous one? No contest. The last one was drab and emotionless. This one was actually funny - I laughed out loud at all of the Firefly references and Ed Quinn was just priceless.
Jill aka Jo: Castle: Library fugitivesireesanwar on November 7th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
I like a mix of the darkness and the light. It is a crime show so I think darkness will be part of the story but sometimes it is so serious I can't handle it. I mean there are definitely times it is bad for Castle to crack a joke but sometimes it is absolutely necessary.

I laughed so much. I got instant happiness when he said Shiny. Only got worse as the episode moved on. It was so fun and so funny. I actually liked that Beckett was the fangirl this time.
tracyj23: Red dresstracyj23 on November 8th, 2012 12:41 pm (UTC)
I think you're right, and the darkness fits better when it is part of the story. I'm not sold on Beckett's background because all of the episode about her mom's killer and the conspiracy are the really dark ones that I don't generally end up liking.

Beckett as a fangirl was so much fun!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on November 8th, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
Really? Hmm. I like the idea that there is this heavy thing hanging over Beckett and that Castle lightens up everything.
tracyj23: Halloween kittytracyj23 on November 9th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Clearly the writers and directors like it that way too. *lol* I just think they do better when they keep it at mainly lighthearted fun.
Jill aka Jo: BBT: Lizard Spocksireesanwar on November 9th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Hey, lighthearted is great. They could give us more and we'd be happy.
tracyj23: Castle - Beckett hair up (smiling)tracyj23 on November 14th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yes we would!
Becky: Colin/Bradley LOLbeeej on November 8th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
THAT WAS JONATHAN FRAKES?? OMG, I'm going to have to go watch that again!
Jill aka Jo: Happy: Rapunzel Excitedsireesanwar on November 8th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
I didn't recognize him either and I just assumed by Castle's response that it had to be someone so I looked it up and was stunned. Check it out...

Edited at 2012-11-08 07:37 pm (UTC)
Becky: SGA John laughbeeej on November 9th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: SGA: John and Rodney aboard aurorasireesanwar on November 9th, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
catcey: Defying Gravity 2catcey on November 8th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
Loved it. Laughed nearly all the way through. There were a few other subtle references to other stuff like "As you wish," was said at one point. The whole Nebula 9 thing was very close to Galaxy Quest and there were a few things that went along with that show as well.

I totally recognized Frakes, but then I already knew he was directing the ep.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: ballonssireesanwar on November 8th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
I did too. It was hilarious. I didn't catch the As You Wish reference which normally I do! Man. I did see the correlation with Galaxy Quest (good movie) but was more enamored with all the references to Firefly.

I totally didn't recognize Riker. *lol* Always loved him so yeah. Didn't even realize he was directing otherwise I might have thought it through.