Trivia: Executives at Fox took issue with nearly every aspect of the series during production, and caused a great deal of trouble for the creators. For example, Fox attempted to meddle with the story and characters, including attempting to force creator Joss Whedon to rewrite the characters Wash and Zoe so they wouldn't be married. Fox also disliked several of the episodes and aired them completely out of order (including airing the pilot last), making the plot extremely difficult to follow. Episodes were also frequently delayed for sporting events and shifted around, making it hard for fans to watch the series. Finally, Fox attempted to deceptively market the series as a "wacky" and "twisted" sci-fi comedy as opposed to marketing it as the sci-fi drama with comedic elements that it actually was. These are often cited among the many factors that contributed to its early cancellation. However, despite these factors, the series ended up becoming a massive cult hit among sci-fi fans.
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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