Armin Shimerman, Christina Moore
When Castle tackles a Comic-Con-inspired episode later this season, the show will have the sci-fi bona fides to back it up.
Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning showsStar Trek: Deep Space Nine
alum Armin Shimerman
will guest-star as Benjamin Donnely, a tech geek who manufactures authentic props for people's costumes at sci-fi conventions, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. We hear he'll be a little too
eager to show Beckett (Stana Katic
) how all his guns work.
As we previously reported
, Castle (Nathan Fillion
) and Beckett end up at the convention to investigate the murder of a fan. While there, the duo will encounter former sci-fi star Gabriel Winters (Eureka
's Ed Quinn
), whose career fell apart after his cult-favorite show was canceled. Now, he spends his days at fan conventions and nights having drunken one-night stands.
will have a little fun with Fillion's past on the short-lived Firefly.
In fact, Winters used to play Capt. Max Richards, a clear play on Fillion's Capt. Mal Reynolds on Firefly
. Additionally, the show has cast Christina Moore
(That '70s Show
) to play Stephanie Stern, the actress who played "Lt. Chloe." Unlike Winters, Stern has gone on to a successful movie career.Castle's Beckett made our list of sexiest TV eye candy!
Besides his best-known role as Ferengi bartender Quark on Deep Space Nine
, Shimerman has also done lots of voiceover work for video games and cartoons. He also had a recurring role on Boston Legal
and most recently appeared in an episode of TNT's Perception
The episode, which will be directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation
vet Jonathan Frakes
, will air later this fall. Castle
airs Mondays at 10/9c on ABC.