Why do red shirts always die

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Redshirts by John Scalzi

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory.

Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that:
(1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces
(2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations
(3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives.
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Star Trek's 'redshirts' REALLY do die more often, graph reveals

Log in or Sign up. The Trek BBS. Red Shirts Always Die? Joined: Nov 30, Location: Pennsylvania. I think not! People always say that when beaming down to a planet, the red shirts are bound to die. But actually running the numbers tells a different story.

By Yuan Ren For Mailonline. A graph mapping the deaths of different characters on Star Trek according to the colour of their shirt has revealed that 'redshirts' are more likely to die. A longstanding theory among fans argues that officers in red die more often than those in any other colour and the pie chart has shown this to be true. The chart shows that while red coloured shirts do lead in the number of fatalities, they does so by a small degree of only three per cent compared to yellow shirts. Yellow shirts were originally worn by command staff, like Captain Kirk, but this was later swapped to red in series from The Next Generation onward. A graph mapping the death rate of the different characters on Star Trek according to the colour of their shirt. It shows that while red coloured shirts does lead in the number of fatalities, it does so by a small degree of only 3 per cent compared to yellow shirts.

Red shirt deaths, however, only lead by a small margin: red-shirted officers may claim The close race between red and yellow shirt deaths may be explained by a uniform color change that occurred between series.
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A " redshirt " is a stock character in fiction who dies soon after being introduced. The term originates from the original Star Trek NBC , —69 television series in which the red-shirted security personnel frequently die during episodes. In Star Trek , red-uniformed security officers and engineers who accompany the main characters on landing parties often suffer quick deaths. In other media, the term "redshirt" and images of characters wearing red shirts has come to represent disposable characters destined for suffering or death. Galaxy Quest , a comedy about actors from a defunct science-fiction television series serving on a real starship, includes an actor who is terrified that he's going to die on an away mission because his only appearance in the show was as an unnamed character who was killed early in the episode. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The New York Times.

Well, guess what? French and many, many red shirts like her, particularly those of the fictional kind, as seen within the original Star Trek show, are safe. A simple pie chart reveals 55 total deaths and, yes, red shirts perished in frightening numbers. There were crewmen aboard the Enterprise, of them in engineering, security or operations, and all wore red. This is less than the

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  1. Tribbles, inevitable aliens and computer-breaking paradoxes all made appearances at the talk — along with the fate of those evidently not-so-ill-fated red-shirted crew.

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