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