Beckett: So I was a Nebula-9 fan. Big deal.
Castle: Oh, you were beyond a fan. You dressed up in costume. You.
Beckett: 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.
Perlmutter: Detective Beckett.
Perlmutter: And non-detective Castle.
Castle: Perlmutter, good to see you.
Perlmutter: Ah, if only the feeling were mutual.
"Tesla Girls" by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
"So Sexy" by Radio Free America
"Ideal Woman" by William Shatner (end scene)
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: November 5, 2012 on CTV
Germany: March 8, 2013 on Kabel 1
Castle: Here at SuperNova Con? Shiny.
Allusion to the western science fiction series Firefly where characters use the word "shiny" when they are excited about something. The series aired on FOX from 2002 to 2003. It was written and directed by Joss Whedon and starred Nathan Fillion.
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.