|Nathan Fillion wants to be Indiana Jones - and meets the Mummy's Curse|
Castle is a tv show about the author Richard Castle (played by Nathan Fillion) "helping" out the NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (played by Stana Katic) solving cases. In the episode Wrapped up in Death, a museum curator gets crushed by a falling gargoyle. He isn't the first member of a recent archeological expedition to die. It turns out there was a legend inscribed over the burial chamber the team unearthed warning that "all who gaze upon the face of the mummy are doomed." Was the curator just the latest victim of "The Mummy's Curse"? And if so, what does that mean for Castle, who snuck a peek at the mummy when no one was looking?
Watch the fedora scene starting from 05:22
The whole setup here is very funny because several times the name "Nathan Fillion" has been brought up by Indy fans as a potential new actor to play Indiana Jones. Most seems to have seen the SciFi movie Serenity in which Fillion plays a very Han Solo-ish captain of a small space-freighter with a crew of rogues. To really understand that film one should have seen the short-living tv series Firefly by Joss Whedon that tells the story of the same spaceship and crew in 14 episodes. The show was canceled at that point and the movie followed later to please the growing fan-base that loved that little SciFi gem ever since. Fillion can also be very funny as can be seen in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, a free internet show also produced by Whedon. Natan Fillion is very active on the web and recently he started a campaign to get him the role of Nathan Drake in Uncharted, the upcoming film version of a very successful game series. These adventure games feature a modern Indiana Jones-ish guy related to Francis Drake as the main character, who travels the world chasing after lost treasures and battling lots of baddies on the way.
See how all this fits together? I would even bet that Fillion explicitly asked for the Indiana Jones scene in Castle just to show that he can do the adventurous archaeologist. Not to long ago in the Halloween episode of Castle he did put on his old "space pirate" costume (his outfit from Firefly and Serenity) just to treat his fans. He is a geek and fan himself and for that he deserves to wear a fedora c|:)