If you stuck around after the credits of the most recent episode of Castle, you were in for a treat: Tony Stark and Richard Castle arguing over which rich playboy is more awesome. If you stuck an ear to the window last night and listened hard, you could hear the faint sound of geek hearts breaking and undergarments evaporating.
Oh, it's a good week to be a Nathan Fillion fan. First there's major sci-fi fun to be had on this week's Castle, with a murder investigation at a Comic-Con-esque convention, and then the Science Channel celebrates Firefly's 10th anniversary with a marathon and a special called Browncoasts Unite.
Nathan Fillion is a lucky guy. Not many actors get to take on one career-defining role—but Fillion has gotten two. Between the short-lived Firefly and still-going Castle, a lot of folks love him. Now fandoms collide in an epic Firefly-esque Castle mashup.
ABC's Castle is going where no man has gone before by having Star Trek: The Next Generation's very own Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) helm an upcoming episode of the show. But that's not all.
The once and future Malcolm Reynolds has never shied away from dropping little tributes to Joss Whedon's late, lamented sci-fi western in his current gig on ABC's hit cop show. But now he's going to bring more than an old costume ... he's bringing an old cast member.
As anyone who's been on the Internet for the last week knows, Nathan Fillion and Firefly are still attached at the hip. And, even though he's got a hit crime procedural on ABC, the once and future (if he has his way) Mal Reynolds can't help but sneak his love for Joss Whedon's cult hit into his new gig.