It looks like Joss Whedon managed to work an easter egg from the Alien universe into Firefly. Marc Bernardin at Blastr noticed that the Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo pops up in the pilot episode of the series.
In the opening sequence of Firefly‘s pilot episode, “Serenity,” Nathan Fillion’s Malcolm Reynolds is fighting the Battle of Serenity Valley. And losing. But before he’s forced to lay down his guns, he hops behind a giant anti-aircraft cannon to shoot down an Alliance fighter. And when he powers up the gun, the heads-up-display reveals a very familiar logo in the top part of the screen
It’s right in the top center. As Mal would say, “Huh.”
I’d also like to point out the Weyland-Yutani motto is “Building Better Worlds.” Sounds a mite like the Alliance, dontcha think?
See the Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo after the break.
And while we’re talking about Firefly easter eggs, don’t forget about keeping an eye out for Han Solo in Carbonite.