Even if you were lucky enough to attend the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, you probably wouldn't have gotten into the Castle panel. The line was going strong a full 10 hours before the actual panel, and literally thousands were turned away at the door (myself included).
Fortunately, some enterprising soul filmed pretty much the entire panel.
Before we get to the panel videos, however, here's a brief snippet of video shot by BuddyTV in the Castle
press room right after the panel itself:
Granted, not very much happens (they're posing for photos, after all). But the cuteness of the Castle
cast is fully in evidence. Plus, you get to hear random comments from the press in attendance. I would advise ignoring this and enjoying the cast cuteness.
Early in the panel, the audience saw a video snippet of the first scene of season 4 of Castle
. That didn't make it into the panel videos, mostly because the studios really, really frown upon pirated footage at Comic-Con. But never fear, ABC released the clip shortly afterward: Click here to watch the opening of Castle season 4
Now to the panel itself.
I didn't hear about a ticket riot at the panel, so perhaps the "special" tickets weren't too hot a commodity.
The panelists were:
- Jon Huertas (Esposito)
- Tamala Jones (Lanie)
- Seamus Dever (Ryan)
- Molly Quinn (Alexis) -- Yes, she is totally dressed up as Captain Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly
- Nathan Fillion (Castle) -- Hiding under the table...
- Captain Montgomery's mysterious evidence envelope went to Comic-Con? Or to Castle?
- Nathan Fillion is very unobservant.
- Halloween/Ghostbusters episode!
- Y2K, 3XK... Same thing.
- What superhero is Castle likely to play in episode 2?
- Esposito might not be Ryan's best man? Say it ain't so!
- Underoos were cool.
- Ryan's gun and badge should come back with the return of 3XK.
- Lyle Lovett is apparently super-nice.
- Castle's dad? He exists?
- Nathan Fillion's hair is very distinctive.
- Ashton Kutcher to play Beckett in season 4? I guess that's the thing to do these days.
- Why exactly does Nathan Fillion have a University of Alberta coffee mug at Comic-Con?
- It's very worth it to watch to the end of the panel.
They're really a bunch of children on that show, aren't they?
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.(Image courtesy of ABC, videos courtesy of ABC and nowknow411 on YouTube)