Nathan Fillion wasn't just awarded the most entertaining tweeter of the year award for nothing, folks. The man can spin a yarn. For example: Have you ever heard of the first time Nathan Fillion and Jonathan "Commander Riker" Frakes ever met? Well, you're about to.
Backdrop: Nathan Fillion is the star of his own ABC procedural, Castle. It's kind of a big deal—you may have heard of it. Recently, Jonathan Frakes directed an episode of the show. It was a sci-fi-convention-themed episode wherein Frakes also makes a cameo as himself and has the line "I'm your number one fan." (Get it? Number one? Brilliant!)
But that's not the first time the two starship captains met. Oh, no. In fact it was 15 years earlier at the up-fronts for, you guessed it, Firefly.
Take it away, Nathan. The good stuff begins around the 2:30 mark.
The best of that story may have to be that Frakes doesn't even remember this happening. Gotta love Fillion, though. He is a nerd of the highest order.