managed to record a bunch of episodes of Firefly (since i never did watch it, and i still have yet to get the series on dvd) and i just noticed this particular episode's credits listing Ben Edlund as Producer. Ben Edlund is of course better known as the creator of the comic book The Tick. I remember reading how horrible an experience he had bringing that Comic into cartoon form - there was lots of burned bridges since he ended up loosing license rights to many of his characters. Then he did the live action Tick show... i just had no idea he worked on Firefly. thats cool.
oh, and i am really enjoying Firefly. i gots to add it to my 'zon wishlist.