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I had some petty technical issues with Firefly's background, but it was so dang good that I couldn't help but become a huge fan. Great ensemble cast, and great writing.
The show had two pilots: the train robbery was a second pilot, because the Fox execs 'didn't get it'. Also, at least one episode was never aired by the network. It was put on a bad night and the episodes were shown out of order, it was interrupted by baseball, etc.
But when it went to DVD, it was an instant #1 on Amazon.
".... I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." - Dwight D Eisenhower