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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For some reason, Jayne can be seen wearing an old-style German police jacket from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. See more
When the camera follows a man through a curtain to reveal the town of Persephone, an extra in white shirt, black vest and straw hat can be seen standing still to the left, likely waiting for the director to tell him to start walking. Several seconds later, the same extra is seen again behind Mal and Kaylee walking in the opposite direction he was just going. See more
You never heard of Reavers?
Uh, campfire stories - men gone savage on the edge of space, killing...
They're not stories.
What happens if they board us?
If they take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh and sew our skins into their clothing. And if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order.
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more