A few months ago, Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego was packed with comic book nerds, cosplayers, TV and movie fanatics, and members of the press, all of whom were bustling from location to location trying to see as many events and panels as possible. Though we aimed to give you the best possible recaps of everything that happened during the private panels for 'The Walking Dead,' 'Game of Thrones,' Marvel Studios and the like, it sure would have made our jobs a lot easier to watch them streaming live from our laptops. That's something New York Comic-Con is trying to do better this year.
'Castle' season 5 certainly started with a bang (or depending on your point of view, started after the bang), but things are just getting started for the fifth season of ABC's hit literary procedural. For weeks now we've been hearing about what could be 'Castle's most meta episode to date, where Castle and Beckett investigate a murder at a Comic-Con-like convention, involving a 'Firefly' analogue series. There's more sci-fi fun to be had however, as one (nigh unrecognizable) 'Star Trek' star has joined the mix!
Captain Malcolm Reynolds, meet Captain Max Richards! For the past few weeks we'd been hearing about an upcoming episode of 'Castle' season 5 that would likely see the show's most extensive 'Firefly' referencing to date, albeit in a meta way that involves a sort of stand-in for the classic sci-fi show. We'd also heard that the show's Captain bears more than a passing similarity to the real-life Nathan Fillion, so who's ready to meet 'Eureka's Ed Quinn as Captain Reynolds Richards?
Fans of ABC's 'Castle' and Nathan Fillion alike know that the actor loves to indulge his 'Firefly' fanbase by including nods toward the legendary cancelled sci-fi series, everything from costumes to characters, but might season 5 see the biggest 'Firefly' reference to date? Earlier we'd heard that a famous sci-fi director would helm an episode featuring a murder at a comic convention, but what about the murder is secretly a tremendous nod to Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion's FOX past?
Almost a full decade after Joss Whedon's cult hit 'Firefly' took off (and shortly thereafter crashed in the ratings) the Serenity will fly once again. Comic-Con 2012 will play host to a huge panel for the cancelled fan-favorite, reuniting its cast and creator! So where and when can all the shiny 'Firefly' fans catch the panel at Comic-Con 2012?
For the past few years Marvel has been exposing us to a series of movie crossovers which culminated into the mega box office hit 'The Avengers.' Move out of the way Marvel, Joss Whedon's already beat you years ago in the crossover sector with his television show 'Firefly.'