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Red Shirts


Star Trek week rolls on with oh dear red shirts. Not you, Mr. Scott you are an engineer and safe. It’s those security people. Go down to the planet wearing one of those and you may very well not be coming back. Maybe it’ll be like in the Devil in the dark and you’ll just get a whack on the head. However shooting at an alien or a mechanical being…


You are dead.

Make it past the first half hour of the show and you may survive except for that last guy in the village attack in the Apple, but that episode was a bloodbath for guys wearing red shirts.


Vaal hated red shirts.

If you are a woman wearing red you have a better chance of surviving.


However there are exceptions to every rule as in By any other name. The dude in the solid cube lives and the woman gets turned into soap powder.

Wait, not all red shirts die. Lt. Leslie was in lots of episodes.


Oh, wait he did die in Obsession, but he came back in the third season just like nothing ever happened.

FarSideRedShirtCurtDanhauser 1996

So if you are ever in a landing party wearing a red shirt you need to keep your wits about you.



About markmc2012

I have watched far too many horror and sc-fi shows in my life. Now I feel the need to share this wealth of knowledge and make others suffer.

4 responses to “Red Shirts

  1. Marko Jezernik ⋅

    Redshirts: It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

  2. Sure only most of them won’t last for long.

  3. There’s a great scene in into darkness that’ll involve this, haha made me laugh 😀

  4. Say no more, say no more. Yes, scenes with red shirts can be funny.

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