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If there's one thing that resonates in the "Firefly" 10th anniversary special that aired on Science Channel Sunday night (Nov. 11), it's a wistfulness for what might have been.

In talking-head interviews and a roundtable with several cast members, executive producer Tim Minear and writer Jose Molina, everyone talks about the feeling they had during the show's lone season that they could be canceled at any time, and how it affected their work.

"We were on the chopping block from the get-go," recalls Adam Baldwin, "so we all knew we had o make the best show we could because we didn't know how long we were going to be around."

That feeling ended up informing some the writers too. Minear notes that the episode "Out of Gas" -- considered one of the show's best -- sprung from the ax hanging over their heads.

"[Creator Joss Whedon] said, 'Can we start the episode with Mal being shot in the gut? »

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