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Why does Firefly include a scene with a missing yoke?

This is covered in the Firefly DVD commentary track. To get the wide shot they had to pull Alan Tudyk's chair back from the console/yoke and Alan Tudyk mimed as though he was still holding the yoke. ...
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Why does Firefly include a scene with a missing yoke?

Late edit: While I was figuring this out the hard way, Paulie_D got the same info from the DVD commentary... I'll call it parallel thinking ;-) Between the first and second pic the camera has moved ...
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Language used in Firefly

It's primarily a mix of English and Mandarin Chinese with allowances for language drift and substitutions for TV purposes. From this answer on Science Fiction & Fantasy The United States and ...
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Why did the Reavers attack other planets instead of each other?

Sadly, there's no explicit explanation in canon. What Reavers do The Reavers are shown to cooperate from the first time they are observed in-universe: 0.1% of the population of Miranda [...] ...
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Filming order for Firefly episodes?

TV shows don't really film episode by episode, other than for such as a pilot, which will probably have been made months ahead of the main series. They film in blocks, where one Director, 1st AD etc ...
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Why the did the Alliance destroy the scuttled settler ship in Episode 3 of Firefly?

That was the ship that was hit by Reavers right? I think they blew it up because a) superstition and b) fear (maybe there was another survivor on there). The Reavers edge on a source of mythological ...
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What was Shepherd Book's monastery joke about?

We never know. The point of the scene (according to the DVD commentary) was to introduce the characters to the audience who had not seen the pilot. Consequently, the writers thought it a good idea to ...
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Why does Firefly include a scene with a missing yoke?

As far as I remember, this was done because Whedon wanted to film the series in anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio), but the Fox insisted on broadcasting the episodes in 4:3. Whedon shoot ...
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Will there ever be a second season of Firefly even after such a long hiatus?

Apparently Fox are keen on the idea, and have expressed their interest; but only as long as the original creator agrees to be involved. According to Fox President Of Entertainment David Madden, the ...
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How do the Reavers reproduce?

There is no evidence that Reavers reproduce or grow their numbers at all. There is nothing in canon to indicate that the Reavers' numbers are growing at all. The recording on Miranda (linked below) ...
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