Ariel - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: Look at the pilot in the cockpit of the fake ambulance (that the crew made to infiltrate St. Mary's hospital) as it lands at the main entrance. It looks nothing like Wash, not even lifelike.


Shindig - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: During the bar fight at the beginning of the episode, Mal gets knocked over and then hits one of the slavers with a chair. The chair barely touches him yet he still falls to the floor.


War Stories - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: During the firefight on Niska's ship, when Simon sees a guard coming and says to Sheppherd Book, "Book, we, uh-", a dead guard on the floor moves his legs as the guard that Simon saw fires his weapon. (00:37:10)


Shindig - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: At a number of points during the duel, the 'mist' in the field can be seen being pumped out from behind the tree, not drifting as it should. (00:35:25)

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The Train Job - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Mal and Zoë exit the train, look closely at the woman in the yellow veil to the left of the screen holding a baby - she walks into a passing vehicle knocking her baby on its head (revealing it is really a doll).


Safe - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Simon's dad bails him out of prison, there is one shot showing a very long corridor. It is only seen in this one shot, doesn't appear to have any depth to it and there are no people walking in it. That's pretty unlikely for an Alliance prison. I'm thinking that it is a backdrop.


Serenity (1) - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: When the camera follows a man through a curtain to reveal the Eavesdown Docks on Persephone, an extra in a white shirt, black vest and straw hat can be seen standing still on the left looking straight into the camera. He then looks away and starts walking. He was waiting for his cue from the director. Several seconds later, the same extra is seen again behind Mal and Kaylee walking in the opposite direction he was just going, giving the impression that the scene wasn't filmed on a location but in fact a small set and they could only afford so many extras.



Trash - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Simon prepares an injection for Jayne, you can see him insert it and draw back a considerable amount of fluid from the medicine vial, but the level of liquid in the vial does not drop.


Serenity (1) - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: In a travelling shot, you can see an extra in the middle of the street, looking at the camera and waiting for his cue to start walking. (00:17:26)

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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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Chosen answer: One of the premises of the show is that the two major Earth societies that survived, and ultimately merged, were the Chinese and Americans. As a result the common language includes much Chinese. Clothing, signage, and building designs also have a heavy Chinese influence.

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