Firefly: Season 1, Episode 1

The Train Job (27 Sep. 2002)

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Mal and his crew pull a train robbery.

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Captain Mal Reynolds and his motley crew of space traders get a job that seems to be right up their alley. Gangster Adelai Niska wants them to rob a train and deliver the goods to them. Mal and Zoey have little trouble getting the job done and even convincing the local authorities that are just a married couple who have come looking for work. When the overhear that the stolen cargo was urgently needed medical supplies, Mal reconsiders whether he wants to do Nishka's dirty work. Back on the ship, Dr. Simon Tam continues to worry about his sister River who is still having nightmares about her institutionalization. Written by garykmcd

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When Serenity approaches to dock with Niska's space station, you can see what looks like a US Space shuttle docked in much the way it would be at the International Space Station. See more »

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When Serenity has landed and Wash is riding a Quad bike out the cargo hold, a member of the crew is seen departing to the right after pushing the quad bike down the ramp. Later in the same scene, a pair of hands is seen holding the bikes bull bars, which is then used to pull the bike off screen. See more »

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Lund: [drunk] Hey, you gonna drink t'the Alliance with me? Six years today, the Alliance sent the Browcoats runnin', pissin' their pants. You know, your coat is kind of a brownish color.
Mal: It was on sale.
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Lund: You didn't toast. Y'know, I'm thinkin' you're one o' them In'apendants.
Mal: And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling. So why don't we just ignore each other till we go away?
Lund: The Independents were a bunch o' cowardly inbred piss pots. Should'a been killed off o' every...
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30 December 2006 | by (Albuquerque New Mexico USA) – See all my reviews

OK, this show Firefly was a great show that got screwed over by fox. Premiting show times, moving show times, and most important not showing the pilot first. Train job was the first aired. This is out of sequence. Serenity pilot should have been the first aired. So fox who didn't like the pilot wanted a more A team approach so this was written in literally in a weekend. Its still a quality job done by the firefly boys. A western railroad train heist in the spirit of Ole Jesse James Gang except ya have a space ship coming down on a hyper train riding on air in arid type planet of the future. The crew of Serenity on the wrong side of the law perform a heist on a train in military fashion. With a sheriff who is fair and extremely upset that what is stolen is medicine for his small mining town. The crew of the firefly transport working for a gangster are remorseful and give it back. But now the motley crew has to deal with the gangster's hench men.


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