Firefly

Firefly (2002)

79 mistakes

Out of Gas - S1-E5

New this month Continuity mistake: In the first flashback in the episode, Malcolm is showing Zoe Serenity after buying it. You can see on his left arm the stitched-up bullet hole that was from the very first episode when Mal gets shot. This episode would have taken place much later than the flashback.

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Our Mrs. Reynolds - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Shepherd Book tells everyone about the electrical nets, Jayne says, "One day you're gonna tell us all how a preacher knows so damn much about crime." Shepherd then turns to leave. But in the immediate close up of him and Mal, he turns to leave again.

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Out of Gas - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In the flashback where Mal and Zoë meet Jayne for the first time, every close-up of Mal and the one close-up of Zoë shows their hair blowing in the wind. But in the shots of them together, their hair is completely still.

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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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Trash - S1-E14

Visible crew/equipment: When the police arrive at the front door to arrest Mal and Saffron, there is a camera and a crew member reflected in the glass.

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Trash - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Simon gives Jayne an injection towards the end of the episode, you can see the fake needle retract into the syringe.

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Heart of Gold - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Mal and Nandi are talking and drinking on the couch, the position of Mal's left arm keeps changing between shots. In both the closeup shots of Mal and Nandi, his arm is resting next to her on the couch, but in the shot of them both, his arm is behind her.

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War Stories - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: As Zoë is walking through the halls of Niska's ship to give him the money, her hands keep switching from raised to down by her sides.

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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

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.

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Trash - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jayne is telling Simon and River to keep clear of Saffron, he is holding some things wrapped in tin foil (possibly food). He places them on a table next to him. River then calls Saffron a liar. In the following shot of Jayne, one of the food packets has been torn open. River later says that "Jayne" is a girl's name. The food packet that was torn open is now intact.

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War Stories - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: During the torture scene, Wash has quite a large stomach. But after he is saved by Zoë, his stomach is considerably smaller.

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Objects in Space - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Early drops an unconscious Mal down the hatch to his room, in the shot from above Mal falls with his arms by his side, but in the next shot when he lands, his arms are above his head and fall to his sides when he hits the ground.

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Safe - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: After River brings Simon the hodgeberries, the hair on her left shoulder constantly moves between shots.

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Safe - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Kaylee asks Inara whether or not the Jiangyin Prairie Paradise plate would make a nice gift for Simon, the position of the plate rotates approximately 45 degrees to the right between shots in Kaylee's hands.

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Safe - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene where Simon is talking to his father about his dedicated source box, a newspaper on the table in front of his father keeps moving between shots.

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Safe - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When the crew land on Jiangyin to sell their cattle, Jayne gets off the ship without a hat. But shortly afterwards he suddenly has one. He, nor anyone else was carrying one when they stepped off the ship.

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Safe - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: As the crew leave Simon and River behind on Jiangyin, Simon's fringe changes between shots. In some there are 3 curled strands of hair, in others there are 2.

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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.

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Shindig - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Mal, Jayne and the slavers are playing holographic snooker. One of the slavers gets ready to hit the white ball and leans over the table with his snooker cue. The holographic balls then start to malfunction. In the shot of them malfunctioning the snooker cue that the slaver was holding has disappeared from the table only to return in the following shot.

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[About Jayne's statue.]
Wash: I think they captured him. Captured his esscence, you know?
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Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, and Alan Tudyk all later played villains on Joss Whedon's other Mutant Enemy productions: Fillion appeared as Caleb in the final five episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," while Torres played Jasmine in season four of "Angel" and Baldwin played Marcus Hamilton in season five. Tudyk played Alpha in "Dollhouse".

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