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Old February 22 2011, 04:33 PM   #181
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Re: Castle: Season 3 (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) - Discussion & Spoi

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^Well, it's not like Castle hasn't gone serious before. Their 2-parters tend to be pretty intense stuff. Remember Beckett's apartment blowing up?
Well, yeah, but that wasnt a nuclear dirty bomb, and Castle and Beckett werent nearly as close as dropping all the pretext and getting it on.
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Old February 22 2011, 10:25 PM   #182
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A..buh...wuh....this show is my fluff. I watch it because its all smiley happy and silly.

Now its gone all "sum of all fears" on me. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
"Tonight on a very special Castle..."*

I've experienced the same disconnect in the past, but I'm getting accustomed to the occasional "serious" episode.

(Of course, every week deals with someone's death, which is, you know, kind of serious.)


*Has any show used an intro like this in the last oh, 20 years? Or am I showing my age?
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Old February 22 2011, 11:16 PM   #183
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^You mean a "Very Special Episode" intro? Or generally "Tonight, on [Show Title]" announcements before the show? No, I don't think that's really done anymore, except as voiceovers on the end credits of the immediately preceding show. Everyone wants to get into the story as soon as possible, which is why Castle always puts its main title card off until a quarter of the way into the episode.
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Old February 22 2011, 11:43 PM   #184
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^You mean a "Very Special Episode" intro? Or generally "Tonight, on [Show Title]" announcements before the show? No, I don't think that's really done anymore, except as voiceovers on the end credits of the immediately preceding show. Everyone wants to get into the story as soon as possible, which is why Castle always puts its main title card off until a quarter of the way into the episode.
The "very special" thing. "Tonight, on a very special Cosby Show, Dr. Huxtable gets cancer!"

To your other point, yes, the cold open is nearly ubiquitous these days. Networks now do their "tonight on..." promos over the credits of the prior ending show. Highly serialized shows still do "previously, on..." though.
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Old February 22 2011, 11:57 PM   #185
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Yeah, it's so weird to watch shows from the '70s or early '80s and see them beginning with a 30- or 60-second preview of the episode that's coming up immediately. That would never fly in these spoiler-phobic times. But the principle was the same as doing a proper teaser/cold open: grab the audience's attention right off the bat so they won't change the channel.
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Old February 28 2011, 08:13 PM   #186
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Old February 28 2011, 09:09 PM   #187
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Re: Castle: Season 3 (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) - Discussion & Spoi

I did not see references to this posted in here, but my apologies if it's been noted before. Below is a link I found this past weekend, from SDCC.

Nathan reading a passage from "Naked Heat". Watch it for Stana's reactions if for nothing else.
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Old February 28 2011, 09:20 PM   #188
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Old February 28 2011, 10:20 PM   #189
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Re: Castle: Season 3 (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) - Discussion & Spoi

Stana Katic is gorgeous! and she's into Falconry... That's right! She hunts with birds-of-prey.

*Crush*
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Old February 28 2011, 10:25 PM   #190
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I did not see references to this posted in here, but my apologies if it's been noted before. Below is a link I found this past weekend, from SDCC.

Nathan reading a passage from "Naked Heat". Watch it for Stana's reactions if for nothing else.


I have TEARS from laughing! LOVE them!
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Old March 1 2011, 01:44 AM   #191
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Re: Castle: Season 3 (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) - Discussion & Spoi

I am seriously on tenterhooks for this ep. Cannot wait.
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Old March 1 2011, 02:26 AM   #192
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Stana Katic is gorgeous! and she's into Falconry... That's right! She hunts with birds-of-prey.

*Crush*
Hunts with? Looks to me that she IS a bird-of-prey!
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Old March 1 2011, 05:36 AM   #193
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Surprising they'd do a big event episode like this, bring Castle and Beckett to the brink of confessing their feelings, and then just jam the reset button again. It feels like a copout.

I loved Castle's "take that, bomb!" pointing gesture after he disarmed it. Although I do think it's going a little overboard to have him personally be the one to save the city.

And really? It's that hard to figure out that someone hoping to wreak havoc in New York City would target Times Square? Wouldn't that be automatically protected/monitored as a likely target?

I should've known this was going to be one of those stories about "patriots" staging an enemy attack to fire up passions against the enemy or bring the country together or whatever. How many times has that been the basis for a story? There's probably a TV Tropes entry for it. (Yup, kind of -- it appears to be a subset of False Flag Operation.)
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Old March 1 2011, 06:44 AM   #194
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Was not at all surprised by the true terrorists, though did appreciate the curve that McCann himself was dead and his unit buddies assumed his identity. Classic plotline, and well executed.

If I hadn't read the TV Guide article in which the creator specifically says the answer to "Will They/Won't They" is "They Will, and before the very end" I'd be frustrated by the semi-reset too. But there did seem to be a bit of movement... What's His Face is back in the picture, but Beckett seemed a bit... distracted there even when he showed up.

Liked the quiet blue title screen after Beckett and Castle pass out in the freezer; obviously they'd be rescued, but it was nice and somber nonetheless.

Wonder if we'll see Fallon again? Obviously they wouldn't want to considering the stakes, but Pasdar did a real nice job.
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Re: Castle: Season 3 (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) - Discussion & Spoi

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I did not see references to this posted in here, but my apologies if it's been noted before. Below is a link I found this past weekend, from SDCC.

Nathan reading a passage from "Naked Heat". Watch it for Stana's reactions if for nothing else.
Thanks for the link, I didn't know they would visit ComicCon. But what "bothers" me in some inexplicable way, is that Nathan Fillion is the only one of the cast without a name card, though it might have just fallen over.

And to tonight's episode: what does it take for them to confess their feelings for each other? I know, the "will they, won't they" game is not over yet, and Moonlighting got canned after they did the deeds (after another season), but they could be and will be some clever way to "will them together" I suppose.
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