In the first half of the original pilot episode, the crew of Serenity takes on several passengers and make their way to another planet to try and sell goods they salvaged from a wrecked ship. Their efforts are impeded, though, when Wash and Mal realize that there is an undercover alliance fed on board. In the second half of the original pilot, Simon struggles to save Kaylee, and in turn River and himself while Mal, Zoe, and Jayne attempt to unload the cargo from the salvage to a trigger-happy mayor of a border moon. Written by
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In the battle for Serenity Valley, the Browncoats can be seen carrying G36k assault rifles by Heckler & Koch, a variant of the service rifle of the German Army since 1997. See more
Early on in the episode, when Mal, Zoë and Jayne are breaking into the vault of a derelict carrier in space, we see Mal floating upside down looking at the spaceship's vault. The 'sticky' explosive that Mal asks Jayne for seconds later can already be seen on and around the vault lock. See more
What were you in the war? That big war you failed to win? You were a Sergeant, yeah? Sergeant Malcolm Reynolds... balls and bayonets brigade. Big, tough veteran. Now you got yourself a ship and you're a Captain. Only I think, you're still a Sergeant, see? Still a soldier. A man of honor in a den of thieves. Well this is my gorramn den, and I don't like the way you look down on me. I'm above you, better than! Businessman see? Roots in the community. You're just a scavenger.
Well, maybe I'm not a...
Referenced in Serenity
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more