In the first episode of Firefly (Serenity), there's a scene where Serenity escapes from a pursuing Reaver ship. After they get away, there's a brief shot of Wash and Zoey while the other crew members express relief at their escape.
In this shot, the yoke (steering wheel) is completely missing.
It's particularly odd because there's another shot only moments later where they yoke appears as it should.
Why was this shot included in the official release?
Did they run out of time to reshoot the scene?
Did an actor have a reaction that was difficult to reproduce?
(I welcome speculation, but I'm hoping for an answer that can be attributed to someone in the Firefly production staff.)