The Final Frontier

Season 5, Ep 6, Aired 11/5/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Drama, celebrities with big egos and diehard fans dressed in costume are all part of Castle and Beckett's investigation when a body is found at a sci-fi convention.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nathan Fillion

    Richard Castle

  • Stana Katic

    Det. Kate Beckett

  • Susan Sullivan

    Martha Rodgers

  • Molly Quinn

    Alexis Castle

  • Penny Johnson Jerald

    Captain Victoria Gates

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  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • what fun:)

    By Karone4824, Oct 30, 2013

  • The Final Frontier

    By thefanof, Jan 27, 2013

  • Finally!

    By JohnMangan, Nov 08, 2012

  • 5x06 - Epic!

    By JDML23, Nov 08, 2012

  • This was a total delight to any sci-fi geek

    By yoyo, Nov 08, 2012

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Beckett: So I was a Nebula-9 fan. Big deal.
      Castle: Oh, you were beyond a fan. You dressed up in costume. You.
      : Okay, yes. I was a sci-fi loving, costume wearing geek. And you know what? Not ashamed of it or of Nebula-9. Despite what you think, it was an awesome show.
      Castle: Hmm. I'll tell you what. I'll forgive you your terrible taste, if you (Castle eyes Beckett) try on that Nebula-9 costume for me.
      Beckett: In your dreams.
      Castle: Look at my life. My dreams come true.

    • Beckett: Are you saying...
      Castle: She was killed by a phaser?
      Perlmutter: Well, as much as it pains me, Mr. Castle is marginally correct. She was killed by a high-intensity laser beam.
      Castle: A real sci-fi murder, at a Sci-Fi convention. Just keeps getting better.

    • Castle: Tell me, you guys, do you think my hair is thinning?
      Beckett: You're not losing your hair, Castle.
      Castle: Okay, so if I wake up bald tomorrow, you'll still be attracted to me? (Beckett pauses) Oh, my God. You wouldn't.
      Beckett: I didn't say that.
      Castle: No, but you were thinking it. I can see it in your ...
      Esposito: With that pumpkin head? Dude.

    • Beckett: Just goes to show you, sometimes people aren't what they appear to be.
      Castle: For Alexis' sake, I hope you're right, given what she was wearing.
      Beckett: Castle, she is a full-grown woman.
      Castle: Who, as we speak, is being ogled by thousands of sweaty, lecherous fan boys. It's just so ... wrong.
      Beckett: Can I just point out the fact that the costume that she was wearing is not so different from the one that you are asking me to wear?
      Castle: Don't say that! That ... it's confusing and disturbing.

    • Castle: Let's go back to the e-mails of the crazed Nebula-9 fans. And when I say crazed fans, I'm, I'm not referring to you. You ... are a mega fan.
      Beckett: Nice one coming from the guy with a life-size Boba Fett in his bathroom.
      Castle: Point taken.

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    Notes (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "Tesla Girls" by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
      "So Sexy" by Radio Free America
      "Ideal Woman" by William Shatner (end scene)

    • Although credited, Susan Sullivan (Martha Rodgers), Tamala Jones (Lanie Parish) and Penny Johnson Jerald (Captain Victoria Gates) do not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 5, 2012 on CTV
      Germany: March 8, 2013 on Kabel 1

    Allusions (2)

    • Castle: Let's make sure that history never forgets the name Enterprise.
      This exact line was spoken by Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Gene Roddenberry's television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), episode Yesterday's Enterprise (1990).

    • Castle: I'm a fan of good sci-fi. StarTrek, Battlestar, that Joss Whedon show, but Nebula 9, nah, nah. It's all phony melodrama and lifeless acting.

      That Joss Whedon show alludes to the television series Firefly (2002-2003) by writer and creator Joss Whedon in which Castle actor Nathan Fillion portrayed the main protagonist, Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds.

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    • Kyojin Nov 06, 2012

      The Lassiter
      Even the "million square job" gun had a cameo appearance on the work bench of the man who made the phaser gun murder weapon.

    • nilla_chelle01 Nov 02, 2012

    • JarradLaursen Oct 29, 2012

      Castle at a Sci Fi convention??? Talk about being in his element.