Firefly (2002)

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The Message - S1-E15

Visible crew/equipment: Tracey threatens the crew with a gun on the bridge when he hears that they're about to call the cops. He says that he'll blow a hole right through Wash if they do. There is a shot of Mal saying "You mailed your ugly business to Zoë and me, Tracey." As he says this, a crew member's hand can be seen above them (through Serenity's windshield on the left of the screen) grabbing one of the pieces of fallen ice.


The Message - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, when Jayne reads in the note from his mother that she enclosed something in the box for him, there is a shot of Zoë reaching for a crowbar to open Tracey's coffin. Jayne's left hand is visible on the far right of this shot, holding the hat that his mother knitted for him. In the following shot he takes the hat out of the box despite already having it in his left hand in the previous shot.


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The Message - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Jayne receives a hat from his mother in the post, and when he takes it out of the package it is covered in wood shavings or some similar packing material. He puts it on his head like that, but for the remainder of the scene, the hat alternates from being covered in shavings to clean and back again.

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The Message - S1-E15

Other mistake: The characters in this show often use the made-up curse words 'goram' and 'gorammit.' Toward the end of this episode, just as Tracey grabs Kaylee as a hostage, he shouts, "Gorammit, Mal." The subtitles read: "You're a rabbit, Mal." (00:35:50)

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The Message - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: In the first scene in which the crew is back on Serenity, they are discussing Mal and Zoe's recent "delivery." Jayne is shown taking his hat off. Two shots later Jayne is shown in the background with the hat still on his head. Six shots later Jayne is shown with his hat in his hand again.

Jaynestown - S1-E4

[About Jayne's statue.]
Wash: I think they captured him. Captured his esscence, you know?
Kaylee: He looks kinda angry.
Wash: That's kinda what I meant.

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Out of Gas - S1-E5

Trivia: Wash sets up a big red button for Mal to push to call back the shuttles if help arrives. He tells him "When your miracle gets here, just hit this button". After the show got cancelled, Alan Tudyk sent the button to Joss Whedon with the same message enclosed.

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Question: I've never seen the show myself, but I was wondering what kind of a name "Inara Serra" is. I'm assuming Inara is of Portuguese origin, but mostly because the actress was born in Brazil. Can someone please help me with this?

Answer: Inara is actually Arabic in origin; it means "ray of light" or alternatively "heaven sent". Serra, on the other hand, is Portuguese and means "mountain range" - derived from the same word in Latin, where it means 'saw' (as in the cutting implement, which a mountain range might resemble, rather than the act of seeing).

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