Set Harth wrote:
For the life of me, I'll never understand why Fox chose to show "The Train Job" first instead of the Pilot.
Because it's a better episode?
No, no that's not it.
TJ is a ham-handed rush job that Minear and Whedon whacked together in a 3-day weekend because the Fox Execs didn't think "Serenity" had enough joe-six-pack action.