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Serenity 

Malcolm Reynolds is a veteran and the captain of Serenity. He and his crew are smuggling goods, but they need to pick up some passengers for extra money. However, not all the passengers are what they seem.

Director:

Joss Whedon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds
Gina Torres ... Zoë Washburne
Alan Tudyk ... Hoban 'Wash' Washburne
Morena Baccarin ... Inara Serra
Adam Baldwin ... Jayne Cobb
Jewel Staite ... Kaylee Frye
Sean Maher ... Dr. Simon Tam
Summer Glau ... River Tam
Ron Glass ... Shepherd Derrial Book
Carlos Jacott ... Lawrence Dobson
Mark Sheppard ... Badger (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Andy Umberger ... Dortmunder Captain
Philip Sternberg ... Inara's Client
Eddie Adams Eddie Adams ... Bendis
Colin Patrick Lynch ... Radio Operator
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Storyline

After scavenging the remains of a cargo spaceship, Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds and his crew are found by the Alliance but they escape. They go to Persephone to sell the stolen cargo to the criminal Badger, but he is no longer interested in the wanted goods. Malcom decides to sell the cargo to the outlaw Patience in the planet Whitefall and pick up passenger to raise money. But soon they discover and Alliance's mole on board that is chasing one of the passengers. Who is who? When they arrive on Whitefall, Patience betrays Malcolm and the infamous Reavers have followed them and will attack Serenity. What will Malcolm and his crew do? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Certificate:

TV-14

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Summer Glau's first nude scene. In addition, she is also barefoot the entirety of the pilot. See more »

Goofs

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

Wash: What if we just told Mal we need a couple of days 'stead of asking him?
Zoë: He's the Captain, Wash.
Wash: Right; and I'm just the Husband.
Zoë: Look, I'll ask him.
Wash: Don't forget to call him "sir". He likes that.
Mal: [walking in] Who likes what?
Zoë: It's nothing, sir.
[Wash smiles sarcastically and gives her a thumbs up]
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Connections

References Outlaw Star: Outlaw World (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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I'm with rhoberta, this show rocks!!!
29 June 2008 | by linefreakSee all my reviews

I, like about 99.9% of everyone else who's a fan of this series, didn't get to see the episodes when they were original aired. Which in my opinion was a good thing cause when I learned the original order each one was aired in, I thought "No wonder this show didn't do well on TV! The time-line's so outta wack it's a wonder you can even follow it." Maybe the guys at Fox who decided on that order had the same mentality as theluckdog; & couldn't appreciate this series for what it really was. Firefly is a breakthrough in entertainment, refreshingly different, downright hilarious, & still has a storyline you can get hooked on! Joss Whedon combined the Old American West, Chinese language/culture, and a futuristic setting in a way that you can totally believe is not only realistic, but entirely possible. I love all the characters, & I especially like that none of them take center stage anymore than the others do. I'm not gonna get into details about this particular episode, cause I believe it's already been pretty well covered. But I will say that it was worth 80 minutes of your time. Of course, you shouldn't just take my word for it. Go & see it for yourself. Then you'll find out what everyone's been raving about :).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

20 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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