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
Did You Know?
The two-hour Firefly: Serenity
(2002) was originally intended as the pilot for the show. The network (FOX) however, decided not to air it, citing that they wanted a pilot with a more action-packed feel to it. With exactly one weekend to write a new pilot, executive producers Joss Whedon
and Tim Minear
wrote Firefly: The Train Job
(2002), which appeared first on the show. A slightly retooled version of "Serenity" was later showed as an 'origins' story after Firefly
(2002) had been canceled. See more
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
Well, what about you, Shepherd? How come you're flying about with us brigands? I mean, shouldn't you be off bringing religiosity to the fuzzy-wuzzies or some such?
Oh, I got heathens aplenty right here.
If I'm your mission, Shepherd, best give it up. You're welcome on my boat. God ain't.
References Starship Troopers
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more