Firefly: Season 1, Episode 1

The Train Job (20 Sep. 2002)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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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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The big fight scene with Niska's men was actually written and choreographed for Angel (1999), but Tim Minear changed the names in the script and handed it to Joss Whedon to use on Firefly. Angel was still in this scene in a sense, however: the guy that Wash hits with the ATV, was played by Angel's stunt double. See more »

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The position of the rolling tray, the objects knocked off it, and the sheet on the medical bed changes between shots after River awakes from her dream. See more »

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Blue Glove Man #1: We didn't fly 86 million miles to track down a box of Band-Aids, Colonel.
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The Ballad of Serenity
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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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