Posts Tagged Castle
The passing of Stephen J. Cannell surprised me, because it seemed like only yesterday that he had a cameo on an episode of ABC’s Castle. Cannell has entertained me for several years, particularly given his role in the 1970s as co-creator of The Rockford Files.
Tributes to him have been heard from a variety of celebrities. But the voice that really caught my attention was in the LA Times comments section, by a former employee of Cannell’s, Sylvia de la Sancha:
“…not only was I proud to be the first editor of the company’s newsletter, the ‘Cannell Channel,’ he came to my defense when the TV writer I was working directly for didn’t like the fact that I wouldn’t hold his hand 24/7 and wanted to let me go. Stephen emphatically told him that the name of the company was ‘Stephen Cannell’ and that Sylvia wasn’t going anywhere. As a single mom in my mid-20s, I will never ever forget that.”
I’ll always appreciate the myriad hours of entertainment that Cannell developed, but to also realize the guy was a fair boss is something I equally appreciate.
I love the “Inside Baseball” moments to this show, where they nod to that implied fourth wall, without talking to it. (Last year, when Susan Sullivan’s character watched an episode of herself starring in an episode of the 1970s Incredible Hulk show is a prime example.)
My pals over at Robot6‘s sister site, Spinoff Online, did a great job of covering the movie and TV aspects of last week’s Comic-Con International 2010. In fact there was so much coverage, I am still catching up on some of the panel coverage. The cast of one of my current favorite drama/comedies, Castle, had fun (and made it fun for the fans), judging from this post. It is no surprise that a panel with Nathan Fillion would be a blast, but bonus points to young Molly C. Quinn, “who embraced the spirit of the convention so completely that she dressed as an Enterprise crew member from ‘Star Trek’.”
Here’s the Castle video that Spinoff references in the coverage.