Firefly

Jaynestown - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Simon poses as a buyer and gets a muddy hand print on the back of his suit, he and the gang are given a tour of the mud complex. In the first shot, the shadow of a camera can be seen on the ground in the very bottom left corner of the screen.

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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.

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Ariel - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When the fake ambulance that the crew made to infiltrate St. Mary's hospital lands at the main entrance, it lands on flat foot pads. But in the following shots the casters that were used to move the prop around the set are visible beneath the landing feet.

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Objects in Space - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: As the camera goes down through the ship to River standing on the catwalks in the cargo bay (eavesdropping on the crew as Kaylee tells them about how she killed the 3 guards on Niska's ship in War Stories), look at the kitchen table on the far right of the screen. There is a man with white hair bent over the table reading a book. He isn't part of the ship's crew, more likely part of the film crew.

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Serenity (1) - S1-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Wash tells Zoë to be careful as they touch down on the Eavesdown Docks on Persephone, a hand can been seen pulling the Mule down Serenity's ramp in the bottom right corner of the shot as Wash leaves.

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Shindig - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: Right after Kaylee tells Mal that she's not speaking to him there is a wideshot of the ballroom dancers. In the archway at the back of the room Joss Whedon, the director/creator, walks into shot wearing a Hawaiian shirt, shorts and a baseball cap with headphones around his neck. Just as he raises his hands to speak to the dancers the shot cuts to Inara and Atherton.

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Our Mrs. Reynolds - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: In the celebration at the beginning, the shot where Jayne receives the rain stick, a camera crew is briefly visible just to the right of Jayne's head right before he says "I will treasure this."

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Trash - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When Mal and Saffron go into the apartment to steal the Lassiter, a figure is reflected in the door of the phone booth behind them. It has pale trousers like Mal, but the movements don't match his and I believe it's a camera man.

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Our Mrs. Reynolds - S1-E3

Mal: Now, you can luxuriate in a nice jail cell... But if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you.

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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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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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