After the show's network, Fox, insisted on a one hour pilot which was more action orientated than the original two hour pilot, 'Serenity' (parts one
), Joss Whedon and Tim Minear wrote 'The Train Job
' in two days, which became the new pilot and aired as such. Consequently, the order in which the episodes were then aired differed from the order intended by series creator, Joss Whedon. 'Serenity', the original pilot, ended up airing last, before the show was cancelled. Many argue that the show would have had a better chance and lasted longer on air if not for the bold change in the episode airing order.
The order of the episodes in the episode list
here on TvRage are from the actual airing order. However, the order of the episodes on the Firefly DVD release is the order originally intended by Joss. Having said, I thought it would be a good idea to list the alternative episode order - the one on the DVD release:
The Train Job
Our Mrs. Reynolds
Out of Gas
Heart of Gold
Objects in Space
Enjoy! ...in the way it was intended!