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September 10 2010

Nathan Fillion's guest wishlist for Castle. Vote for the person you'd wish would guest star on Castle.

Wow. I love the one that's winning. I am a bit surprised at the second most popular, but then I guess we all love Spike!
Wouldn't it be fun if they actually had the whole cast of Firefly, targeted as a giant MacGuffin to the (unrelated) murder? All the coppers would be sure that Jewel was it, then Jewel would accidentally lead them to Adam, and Adam to Sean... and so on. The crew appears one right after the other, until Kate's latest date, Mark Sheppard, suddenly tries to kill her to keep her from some nondescript clue and he's exposed as the murderer. :D
I voted for Alpha.
Oooh, I want Alexis Denisof and the Firefly cast!
I added Enver Gjokaj to the comments.
LOL! Oh, that was fun!

Betty White sure seems to be "It" lately.

Of course I want to see ASH. In fact...he should be a Shakespearean actor....ooh! In The Scottish Play! And of course, given the curse, a body turns up and he's the prime suspect...because she's a beautiful young star and there have been rumors that they were having an affair. (Of course he didn't do it. Although he does play evil so very, very well.)

I like someone's suggestion of SMG as a villain.

I think it'd be funny if they did something with a cameo, like in Maverick when Danny Glover robs the bank, and he and Mel Gibson see each other. They pause, then shake their heads and say "Naah." So maybe Castle takes Alexis to some kind of convention thing, and he passes Adam Baldwin, who's there for a "Chuck" panel or something.

Enver and Eliza would be good. I wouldn't mind seeing Alexis or Nicky.
Okay so 'the cast of Firefly' is one option but Alan Tudyk is a sepreate one? Seems kind of unfair.
So is Ron Glass.
Ron Glass is unfair ? He always seemed the very epitome of balanced to me.

...What ?

Has to be The Tude for my money (totally the Brand New Internet Sensation™ name for Alan Tudyk, go on Google it. OK, you better spread it virally to millions of people around the world first but Google it right after that) but anyone from his list wouldn't suck in the least. And if The Shat guests we have to see Castle doing an impression at some point, Nathan's already Shatted it up on Dr Horrible, guy's a natural.

(and i'd add Lee Majors, possibly as Castle's dad)

In fact...he should be a Shakespearean actor....ooh! In The Scottish Play!

'Castle' already did a curse towards the end of season 2 though (his mum talks about being punished for saying 'Macbeth' during a school production), so that might have to wait for S4 (if it comes, no reason why not). But yep, ASH would be a worthy addition. FWIW BTW, the curse only actually applies to saying 'Macbeth' in a theatre, you can say 'Macbeth' till your heart's content anywhere else (not to mention it's obviously a load of twaddle anyway ;).
Has to be The Tude for my money (totally the Brand New Internet Sensation™ name for Alan Tudyk, go on Google it. OK, you better spread it virally to millions of people around the world first but Google it right after that)


Okay, I might just be the most gullible person because I actually Googled it before I finished the rest of your sentence, Saje. *facepalm* I got a recommendation for "the tube", if that's anything. Love it though, really should be a thing ;)

The entire Firefly cast would be incredible to have on Castle. I did vote for "The Tude" though, he's a great foil to Nathan/Castle's silliness and he's proven to be an impressive villain.
Okay so 'the cast of Firefly' is one option but Alan Tudyk is a sepreate one? Seems kind of unfair.


'The cast of Firefly whose characters didn't get killed off in Serenity' would have been bit of a mouthful.
Okay, I might just be the most gullible person...

Nah, I just Googled "the most gullible person" and you weren't even on the first page cardea ;).

And cheers BTW, my Lie-fu is clearly strong ;) *is unjustly proud*.
Nah, I just Googled "the most gullible person" and you weren't even on the first page cardea ;).


Really? Because I turn up on the second page. Darn it.

Also Googled Lie-fu in case it turns out I'm oblivious to some high-tech jargon, but I highly doubt you're referring to some Chinese product or person. ;)
Adding my vote for Enver Gjokaj! That man is extraordinary.
Hmmm, Alexis is in 4th place, not bad in such a big field.
Alexis is so heavily underrated, I'd love to see him working in television again!
Indeed, really hope it's mainly through choice (i.e. he's taking it easy) cos the idea of someone who can do what he can do not getting work despite trying is baffling to me.

Really? Because I turn up on the second page. Darn it.

I actually had to resist checking slightly. It may be catching ;).
Love that James Marsters coming in second only to "The Cast of Firefly". I voted for him, since TCoF isn't exactly a serious possibility. :_)
I'm gunning for The Cast of Firefly. If each scene is fairly short with them all (of course, we'd need one of them together as well) I think it could happen.. James Marsters or Alexis would also be wonderful. Ditto for NPH and Felicia Day - who, oddly, aren't there.

In terms of never-ever-ever-happening, I'd want to see David Boreanaz turn up. He could play opposite Emily, obviously but Castle and Booth would be great.
Indeed, really hope it's mainly through choice (i.e. he's taking it easy) cos the idea of someone who can do what he can do not getting work despite trying is baffling to me.


I really hope so too. It's likely that since Aly is a working mother now, Alexis has more or less taken on the role of stay-at-home dad. Must. have. faith. that he's going to grace our screens once more in the future though.

As for the cast of Firefly being im/possible to recruit, I'd be content with even a couple of them appearing on the show - Morena and Jewel, or Sean and Jewel. Might also be time for Yo-Saf-Bridge to make her next highly anticipated appearance. ;)


I actually had to resist checking slightly. It may be catching ;).


The formerly infallible Saje is on the verge of turning to the dark side. Literally, too. Fools like us can't actually see in the darkness of extreme gullibility.

(As a side note, Google "Whedonesque, most gullible person". Go on. Sadly, I don't even make the first page. It's a worldwide Google conspiracy, I tell you.)
This is what needs to happen: The entire cast of Firefly needs to guest star in an episode wherein we jump 500 years into the future where the Earth has been used up, the Chinese and American governments have fused to form "The Alliance", and they're on a smuggling ship doing jobs out on the border planets.

Oh, and the episode needs to be written and directed by Joss.
And the "episode" needs to be 4-6 seasons long. Who do we email/send our miniature working time-machines to ?

The formerly infallible Saje is on the verge of turning to the dark side.

Never ! I am a cynic, like my father before me !

...or Sean and Jewel.

Well, Jewel and Sean did say (at their recent Dragoncon panel) that they were available as a pair so maybe 'Castle' could get a twofer there.
@cardea - Sean and Jewel need to do an ep together definitely. As a couple going through an angry (and possibly deadly) divorce ;) And Morena would be soooo great as a competing love interest against Kate.

Once Alexis starts working again here and there, the roles will start coming back. It can be hard to restart when you've taken time off, even for very talented actors. Takes a little time.

@John.Galt - Awesomesauce. And then Castle wakes up, and it was all just a dream...
I'm just glad that NPH and Yo-Saff-Bridge weren't in the choices as well, else that would've been a *lot* harder.
Well Morena is on V, and several members of ABC shows have guest starred on others, so that is possible. I think Jewel tweeted about wanting to go on a few months ago, and that would be fun. The creators and writers of Castle seem to be genre fans and tons of Whedon actors have already appeared (Riley and all his posse for several) so a lot of those names I can see happening in the future.
What about the Boss himself? He did a solid acting job on Veronica Mars (not to mention as Numfar :). I'd pay to see that (not really though since it'd been on Fox...)

But as for the list, I had difficulty choosing between James Marsters and The Tude. Ended up picking Marsters just for something a little different (Spike and Caleb never really interacted that I can recall).
No Angela Lansbury?! (her show had AWESOME guest stars, like Roddy McDowall). She could either be a villain or the overly helpful new acquaintance who tries to give Castle and Beckett tips on solving mysteries.
Oh man, Angela Lansbury as the "evil leaper" of 'Castle' would rock so hard. Like a writer that commits crimes for her books. A season long arc ensues.


Dear God,

I know I haven't exactly hewn to a lot of your Laws or, y'know, believed in you for the last few decades but THIS is your chance. If you can make this happen I might just see the light.

Yours,

The Prodigal Saje
Cool as the Firefly reunion thing would be, I'll always go with James Marsters. He's a very busy actor, though.

There's lots of episodes in a season, so I see no reason why I have to limit my choices. :)

Oh man, Angela Lansbury as the "evil leaper" of 'Castle' would rock so hard. Like a writer that commits crimes for her books. A season long arc ensues.


I don't know if you're kidding, but I love this idea.

[ edited by redeem147 on 2010-09-10 17:09 ]

[ edited by redeem147 on 2010-09-10 17:09 ]
Nope, I genuinely think that could be very cool (just for all the in-joke possibilities alone). Haven't seen her in much recently though, is she even still working (she must be in her 80s at least) ?

I was kidding about seeing the light though (that'd take a genuine miracle. Like Scotland getting past the group stage of the World Cup ;).
Summer Glau.

The end.
I started a page on Facebook promoting Ms. Lansbury - if you're there, join me.
Voted for Ron Glass. He brings "Firefly" and "Barney Miller" associations.
F_TB: Alexis has intentionally been taking time off?
@DaddyCatALSO: I thought I read that somewhere, but I could be mixing him up with someone else.
After the cast of Firefly, I'd pick Kevin Sorbo.

What can I say? I've got Hercules nostalgia.
I vote for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
Almost voted for Shatner, then saw 'The Cast of Firefly' on the list...Add me to the How-Cool-Would-That-Be bandwagon.
Simon - that would be made of awesome ;).

Saje - tee hee and ha ha!
I think that somewhere we'd proposed The Tude as (just this once) a punctur-er instead of a punctur-ee. If I vote for TCoF, does that include The Tude and Ron Glass? Wouldn't it be fun to have Ron Glass show up as a near-retirement version of his good Barney Miller self?
(It was the presence of Ron in the cast which first led me to FF)
It is a crime that Alexis is not on TV more (even if it is by choice, haha). He is such a fantastic actor - would love to see him!
I totally voted to get our BDHs back together again, but having James Marsters as a second place finish is also spectacular. But the concept of Angela Landsbury being on Castle - even if the option wasn't floated in the actual poll - would be legendary in epicness! But not just as a cameo or guest shot...the idea of her being a long-term villian, an anti-Jessica Fletcher? Oh, I think it would be all kinds of meta and brilliant!

;)

On another note, to follow up with cardea's idea of having "YoSaffBridge" (aka the ever gorgeous Christina Hendricks) stopping on by, I say it's kinda disappointing that they've already had Alexis Castle's mom featured in an episode via a different actress (who as great at Rick's ex and Alexis' mum)...because wouldn't have been a mind-altering hoot if dear sweet Alexis was the daughter of Mal and YoSaffBridge, via Nathan and Christina playing exes?! Or even better...sister! Imagine the kind of hilarity having Christina and Nathan play off each other as siblings!
Alexis Denisof for me.
Didn't Alexis get cast in a pilot and then replaced? Thought I'd heard that. But I agree he's a really good actor who should be seen more.
I say SMGP and Boreanaz. Caleb, Buffy, and Angel. She could be Amish or something and holding a scythe. Sweet.
Or a serial killer with a grim reaper delusion. If they can't think of a way to get a scythe into a police procedural they need to hang up their typewriters I reckon.

Didn't Alexis get cast in a pilot and then replaced?

He wasd in the pilot for "Pretty Little Liars" I think and he's not in the series though whether that was their idea or his i've no idea (I watched the first 10 minutes, realised the only conceivable reason I was planning on watching it in the first place was for AD and so stopped. Not casting aspersions on the show BTW, i'm just very much not the target demographic).

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