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(C|Net)   Star Trek uniforms have changed dozens of times in the last 50 years, but there's an underlying truth, solid as bedrock, that never changes: Red shirt = dead man walking   (cnet.com) divider line
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2019-10-11 2:07:13 PM  
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2019-10-11 2:35:59 PM  
Done in one
 
2019-10-11 2:57:01 PM  

freakay: Done in one


Worf would also like to have a word....
 
2019-10-11 2:57:16 PM  
Just a quick warning, 1 of 91 isn't a Borg.
 
2019-10-11 3:03:10 PM  
He's undead, Jim.
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2019-10-11 3:04:58 PM  
you just have to know how to work the system...
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2019-10-11 3:05:33 PM  
ok..wow..that was much larger than i thought it was.  should have previewed that.
 
2019-10-11 3:15:02 PM  
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Does that apply to the red mini-dress?
 
2019-10-11 3:15:32 PM  

oopsboom: ok..wow..that was much larger than i thought it was.  should have previewed that.


Excellent username-to-comment ratio in these two posts.
 
2019-10-11 3:16:11 PM  
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2019-10-11 3:24:54 PM  
Where do you think I got my username?
 
2019-10-11 4:00:41 PM  

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Does that apply to the red mini-dress?


And how often did you see that skant?  That poor fellow died in it on Farstation to giant squids, wishing he had a decent kilt instead of an obscure British copy-clothing.
 
2019-10-11 4:01:02 PM  
*space jellyfish, sorry.  Not a giant squid.
 
2019-10-11 4:30:58 PM  
Didn't someone actually do the math and determine that proportionally officers were more likely to die in TOS? There are a lot more redshirts on board so they are the most likely to go, but when you actually look at the numbers it isn't the redshirts that have the highest probability of dying.
 
2019-10-11 5:38:06 PM  
Not actually True.
Some people did a study and found that a greater percentage of people wearing command gold died as compared with red shirts.

It was just that red shirts were more common.  I.E.  10% of red shirts (Engineering + Security) died, 5% of blue (science + medical) while a whopping 13% of gold shirts (command) died .  If you were in Engineering, you were actually pretty safe.  It was only the Security portion of Red shirts that kept dieing.https://www.startrek.com/artic​le/did-r​edshirts-really-die-more-often-on-tos
 
2019-10-11 5:53:53 PM  
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2019-10-11 5:56:29 PM  
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2019-10-11 5:58:19 PM  
As long as they still enable ass smacking.

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2019-10-11 6:57:46 PM  

tarkin1: Not actually True.
Some people did a study and found that a greater percentage of people wearing command gold died as compared with red shirts.

It was just that red shirts were more common.  I.E.  10% of red shirts (Engineering + Security) died, 5% of blue (science + medical) while a whopping 13% of gold shirts (command) died .  If you were in Engineering, you were actually pretty safe.  It was only the Security portion of Red shirts that kept dieing.https://www.startrek.com/articl​e/did-redshirts-really-die-more-often-​on-tos


I bet you're tons of fun at parties.
 
2019-10-11 7:23:39 PM  
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2019-10-11 7:55:04 PM  
The Wrath of Khsn uniforms were the only ones that looked like uniforms.
 
2019-10-11 8:07:29 PM  

Mugato: The Wrath of Khsn uniforms were the only ones that looked like uniforms.


That, and Enterprise.
 
2019-10-11 8:23:50 PM  

rebelyell2006: Mugato: The Wrath of Khsn uniforms were the only ones that looked like uniforms.

That, and Enterprise.


I remember reading a thing about other Star Trek actors being jealous that the Enterprise cast got to have pockets.
 
2019-10-11 9:08:53 PM  
And yet the first 10 pictures in TFA show red shirts that were never killed.
 
2019-10-11 9:38:36 PM  

HereNorThere: rebelyell2006: Mugato: The Wrath of Khsn uniforms were the only ones that looked like uniforms.

That, and Enterprise.

I remember reading a thing about other Star Trek actors being jealous that the Enterprise cast got to have pockets.


What gets me is the pockets and useful utility outfits, but also the naval infantry.  It seems odd that Starfleet would fight wars on planets and against foes with teleporters, but abandoned combat troops.  A group of armed sailors does have its use, but perhaps the wars against the Cardassians and the Klingons would have been less brutal if they had actual infantry, instead of rounding up technicians and researchers and giving them phasers.  That would have eliminated story arcs like the ones revolving around Chief O'brien's PTSD from the earlier Cardassian war.
 
2019-10-12 5:30:51 PM  
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