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"Firefly" Serenity (2002)

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Firefly: Season 1: Episode 11 -- In desperate times, the crew of Serenity is transporting passengers to another planet, only to discover that one of them has smuggled something strange in their cargo.

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Original Air Date:
20 December 2002 (Season 1, Episode 11)
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Plot:
In the first half of the original pilot episode, the crew of Serenity takes on several passengers and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Joss Whedon (part 1 & 2)
 
Writing credits
Joss Whedon (created by)

Joss Whedon (written by)

Produced by
Gareth Davies .... line producer
Lisa Lassek .... associate producer
Tim Minear .... executive producer
Brian Wankum .... associate producer
Joss Whedon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Greg Edmonson 
 
Cinematography by
David Boyd (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lisa Lassek 
 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Jennifer Fishman  (as Jennifer Fishman Pate)
Amy McIntyre Britt 
 
Production Design by
Carey Meyer 
 
Set Decoration by
David A. Koneff  (as David Koneff)
 
Costume Design by
Jill M. Ohanneson  (as Jill Ohanneson)
 
Makeup Department
Camille Calvet .... makeup artist
Ketty Gonzalez .... hair stylist
Tina Hoffman .... makeup artist
Ron Pipes .... makeup artist
Colette Slattery .... key hair stylist
Allan B. Holt .... makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)
Kerry Mendenhall .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michael Cedar .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Athena Alexander .... second assistant director
Brenda Kalosh .... first assistant director
Jana Ludwigova .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mark Blumenthal .... paint gang boss
Tammy DeRuiter .... painter
Randy Eriksen .... property master
Franco Esile .... lead person
Steven Fidler .... construction coordinator (as Steve Fidler)
Stella Starlight .... art department coordinator
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer
Dylan J. Hay Chapman .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Graham Robertson .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Deb Adair .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Guastini .... dialogue editor
Bill Jackson .... re-recording mixer
Tom Perry .... re-recording mixer
Cindy Rabideau .... supervising sound editor
David Yaffe .... production sound mixer (as David Barr Yaffe)
Devendra Damon Cleary .... boom operator (uncredited)
Mark Cleary .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mike Marchain .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Marten .... special effects technician
Bruce Minkus .... special effects coordinator
Nathan Franson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Loni Peristere .... visual effects supervisor
Lee Stringer .... digital artist
Bryan Whitaker .... digital artist
Justin Ball .... senior systems engineer: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Kristen Branan .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Jarrod Davis .... animator (uncredited)
Chris John Jones .... compositing supervisor (uncredited)
Terry Naas .... animator (uncredited)
Rocco Passionino .... digital effects supervisor (uncredited)
Emile Edwin Smith .... digital effects supervisor (uncredited)
Lee Stringer .... CGI supervisor (uncredited)
Kyle Toucher .... animator (uncredited)
Kyle Toucher .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunt coordinator
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Adams .... key grip
Bill Brummond .... camera operator
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator: "a" camera
Tom Hutchinson .... second assistant camera
Dennis L. Peterson .... chief lighting technician (as Dennis Peterson)
Jonas Steadman .... first assistant camera: a
Andre Ramirez .... grip (uncredited)
Bubba Sheffield .... key rigger (uncredited)
Chris Stanman .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lonnie Hamerman .... casting associate
Michael V. Nicolo .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julia Gombert .... head ager/dyer
 
Editorial Department
John Peter Bernardo .... assistant editor (as J.P. Berdnardo)
Nathan Draper .... post-production assistant
Aaron Miller .... post-production coordinator
Marilyn Moore .... assistant editor (as Marilyn R. Moore)
 
Music Department
Tim Isle .... music editor
Sonny Rhodes .... performer: main title theme
Joss Whedon .... composer: main title theme song
 
Transportation Department
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator (as Robert Ellis)
 
Other crew
Mark Bakunas .... production auditor
Sam Greenmun .... spacesuit design/fabrication/set technician
Neil Levin .... script coordinator
Jenny Lynn .... translator: Chinese
Brett Matthews .... assistant: Joss Whedon
Elyse Allyn Ramsdell .... production coordinator (as Elyse Ramsdell)
Peter M. Robarts .... location manager
Jain Sekuler .... script supervisor
Kelly Wheeler .... assistant: Gareth Davies
John J. Gray .... assistant: Tim Minear (uncredited)
Stacey Levin .... head publicist (uncredited)
Tony Rudenko .... programming: computer graphics (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joss Whedon  created by

Makeup Department
Christopher Burdett .... special makeup designer
Jason Collins .... supervisor: Almost Human, Inc.
Jake Garber .... makeup artist
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist
Roxane Griffin .... hair stylist
Margie Kaklamanos .... makeup artist (as Margie Latinopoulos)
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human Inc
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician
Leo Corey Castellano .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John P. Aguirre .... second second assistant director
Lisa Chu .... dga trainee (as Lisa Chu Dietze)
Ellen Rosentreter .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Banner Agundez .... assistant property master
Will Batts .... set designer
Ron Cobb .... conceptual artist
Skip Crank .... property master
Rick Heyer .... assistant property master
Happy Nakamura .... property assistant
David Saltzman .... assistant property master
Val Wilt .... general foreman
 
Sound Department
Susan Cahill .... assistant sound editor
Kevin Hyde .... boom operator
Brian D. Lucas .... sound recordist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer: second unit
 
Visual Effects by
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects coordinator
Brent Burpee .... systems engineer
Aram Granger .... digital artist
Jon-Marc Kortsch .... digital artist
Errol Lanier .... digital artist
Michael D. Leone .... digital artist
Mark Lipsmeyer .... digital artist: Zoic Studios
John McGinley .... visual effects modeler
Jose Perez .... visual effects
Kevin Quattro .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Cheryl Bermeo .... stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Ken Clark .... utility stunts
John Dixon .... stunts
Brian Duffy .... stunts
Roel Failma .... stunt performer
Bryan Friday .... stunts
James Giaquinto .... stunt double
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Jes Hellwege .... stunts
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunt double: Jewel Staite
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... utility stunts
Mark Kubr .... stunts
Cheryl Lawson .... stunts
Larry A. Lee .... stunts
Will Leong .... utility stunts
Christopher Leps .... stunts
Michael Li .... stunts
Sam Maloof .... stunt performer
Mike Massa .... stunt performer
Caryn Mower .... stunts
Gloria O'Brien .... stunts
J.J. Perry .... stunts
Marcus Salgado .... stunt double
Christie Sanders .... utility stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunts (multiple episodes)
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Tim Sitarz .... stunt double
Clark Tucker .... utility stunts
Jim Vickers .... stunts
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer
Lee Whittaker .... stunts (multiple episodes)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory Beard .... best boy grip
Brian Cantrell .... best boy electric
Keith Davis .... electrician
Ron Eisenberg .... still photographer
Samuel Fischer .... best boy electric
Chris Lewis .... rigging gaffer
Dan Ming .... additional first assistant camera
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (1 episode)
James Stiritz .... best boy grip
Troy White .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Lee A. Miles .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jayme Bohn .... assistant costume designer
Susi Campos .... set costumer
Philip Maldonado .... costumer
Lawrence Quon .... costumer
 
Music Department
David Klotz .... music editor (multiple episodes)
 
Transportation Department
John Magoo McGivern .... transportation captain
Beau Reed .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Ted Bayard .... assistant location manager
Tami Fernholz .... payroll accountant
Ryan Ford .... assistant accountant
Steve Karnes .... weapons armorer
Shaun McNally .... production assistant
Jim Roberts .... medic
Caroline Vandenberg .... assistant production coordinator
 
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Runtime:
86 min
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Trivia:
For some reason, Jayne can be seen wearing an old-style German police jacket from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: During the Crazy Ivan maneuver, the shots of the engine pod flipping over and back have been switched. It shows the left engine pod switching from reversed to normal, the ship turns around, then the pod switches from normal to reversed.See more »
Quotes:
Badger: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.
Mal:Well, maybe I'm not a fancy gentleman like you, with your... very fine hat. But I do business. We're here for business.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Serenity (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Ballad of SerenitySee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
aka Joss Whedon's Space Cowboys, 21 June 2008
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

This is a bad-ass science-fiction/fantasy show that combines riveting melodrama, gritty action, surprisingly good visual effects (for TV at any rate), excellently drawn-out characters and story lines layers with apropos complexity without contrivance, and a quasi-Western theme. The music, not to mention the theme song, is explicitly Western in genre homage, and right off the bat in the pilot one sees that this will be something like a Western story. If one could make a comparison, the Sgt. Reynolds character played by Nathan Fillion becomes a rogue Captain of the ship Firefly after losing in war (i.e. Civil War, turned gunslinger, pirate, whatever). And, as the episode goes on, that a motif of scavengers having to deal with total scum business people- first the shyster in the Mos Eisley-esquire space port, then later with the old-lady gunslinger- one sees it beefed up more-so.

It should be kinda strange, but the 'different' attitude doesn't feel at all out of place. On the contrary, as Whedon probably knows from the lineage of Star Wars, a Western backdrop out in space is just what's needed to keep the drama fresh. Whedon also has a strong knack at getting humorous moments, if not any real comedy, out of scenes and situations that could in other hands be total trash (i.e. mixing together a hooker character and a Shepherd character). On top of this, as just evidenced in the pilot episode that came first in chronology if not in original release date, Whedon is a really spot-on storyteller in getting the intended audience ready for more and more servings. Aside from the obvious- what will happen with that doctor and her fragile sister brought out of near hibernation (if you haven't seen the movie I won't say anything more)- all the characters, put on by actors like Alan Tudyk and Adam Baldwin and Gina Torres with brilliant ease- are perfectly relatable and interesting.

Can't wait to see more! That's the bottom line, folks.

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