The light on their faces: Mal is cragged, often shadowed, but strong, sad-eyed and kind. Kaylee is round, warm, and open. Sexuality and honesty. River is planed, underlit, eyes hooded. She’s a question. Simon works in angles as well, coolly handsome and hard to connect with - but ultimately he’s a romantic. Jayne doesn’t give a good goddamn how he’s lit. Zoe glows. She cannot help it. Wash is light, playful - often amongst his screens or slightly blown out by the sun of high atmosphere… Inara’s light is complex, like Mal’s. Hiding and beckoning.
-Joss Whedon (Serenity: The Official Visual Companion)
Serenity - Planet Miranda [3/3]
“— just a few of the images we’ve recorded, and you can see it isn’t… it isn’t what we thought. There’s been no war here, and no terraforming event. The environment is stable. It’s the Pax, the G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate that we added to the air processors. It was suppose to calm the population, weed out aggression. Well it works.”