Castle gets Nathan Fillion to dress up like Captain Mal from Firefly

In case you missed it, Nathan Fillion’s new(ish) show Castle just did a massive Firefly shout-out by getting him to dress up like Captain Mal for Halloween. “Didn’t you wear that five years ago?”

It’s probably the best thing the show’s done, which tells you something about it. Still, at least it’s on the air, which is more than you can say about most things Nathan Fillion’s been in…


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.