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  2. Star Trek's Redshirt: What Does It Mean & Why Have There Been so Many

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  3. Redshirts Aren't Likeliest to Die

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  4. Here's Why No One Cared When the Red Shirts Died on 'Star Trek'

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  5. Star Trek's 'redshirts' REALLY do die more often, graph reveals

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  1. Redshirt (stock character)

    Kirk and Spock discover dead redshirts in the Star Trek episode "Obsession" (1967).. A "redshirt" is a stock character in fiction who dies soon after being introduced.The term originates from the original Star Trek (NBC, 1966-69) television series in which the red-shirted security personnel frequently die during episodes. Redshirt deaths are often used to dramatize the potential peril the ...

  2. Star Trek's Redshirt: What Does It Mean & Why Have There Been so Many

    A redshirt is a stock character in fictional works that has the function of dying dramatically immediately after being introduced. The term originates from the classic Star Trek series (1966-1969), in which characters wearing a red jersey uniform frequently died. The death of such characters is often used to express the potential danger faced by the protagonists (who are destined to survive).

  3. Redshirt

    Redshirt is a term used by fans and staff of Star Trek to refer partially to the characters who wear red Starfleet uniforms, and mainly to refer to those characters who are expendable, and quite often killed, sometimes in great numbers, often security guards. They are the unlucky victims of attacks and sicknesses. Some redshirts could have referred to a lucky set of crew members with ...

  4. Star Trek's Redshirt Has A Real World Meaning

    Star Trek fans may only associate the term redshirt with the unluckiest officers of the Starship Enterprise, but the word also has a real-world meaning that has nothing to do with Star Trek.The term redshirt became associated with Star Trek thanks to the tendency of Star Trek: The Original Series to kill off unnamed security officers.These unfortunate souls were always wearing red Starfleet ...

  5. Star Trek's Redshirt Death Trope Explained

    However, when it comes to the 55 goldshirts that appear on the series, 10 never make it through an episode, which equates to 18%. By Grime's calculations, then, redshirts, while high in casualties ...

  6. Star Trek: Who Was the First Redshirt (& How Did He Die)

    Only four literal red shirts were killed in Season 1, compared to four blue shirts and seven yellow shirts. The other 22 died in Seasons 2 and 3, meaning that the trope didn't really get started until later in Star Trek's run. All of this leads to four distinct answers to who the first Star Trek redshirt was and, thus, how they died. The ...

  7. What Do The Star Trek Uniform Colors Mean & Why Are They So ...

    A change was promptly made for the next film, and the red Navy-style uniforms stuck with the whole movie franchise until "Star Trek: The Next Generation" was launched. Golden shirts denote power ...

  8. Star Trek Red Shirt Meaning Debunked

    Published Aug 23, 2023. The infamous redshirts -- doomed to die solely because of their uniform color -- have long been an indescribably essential part of Star Trek culture. What started as a joke turned into a celebration to the point where an entire series -- Star Trek: Lower Decks -- centers around them. The concept isn't going anywhere, and ...

  9. The Real Math Behind Star Trek's Redshirts Theory

    Being a "Red Shirt" on the USS Enterprise has long been considered a kiss of death in the Star Trek universe. Security personnel and engineer characters seemingly died so frequently in the ...

  10. Star Trek "Red Shirts": the Harsh, Statistical Truth

    Star Trek "Red Shirts": the Harsh, Statistical Truth It's a tragic tale that plays out countless times every day on re-runs of classic Star Trek. Captain Kirk & Co. beam down to an alien planet.

  11. Who Was Star Trek's First 'Redshirt'

    By this metric, Michael Zaslow's Darnell is the first on-screen crew member to fit the redshirt mold, getting killed early in the episode by an iconic "Star Trek" alien: the salt vampire. Of ...

  12. Star Trek Changes What 'Red Shirts' Means (But It's Still A Joke)

    In Star Trek: Lower Decks season 2, episode 6, "The Spy Humongous," Ensign Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), who also has a transporter clone like Captain Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes), is recruited by the Red Shirts, a club of Ensigns aboard the USS Cerritos focused on career advancement. 'Red Shirts' is derived from the crimson uniforms worn by ...

  13. Trek Analysis: The Red-Shirt Phenomenon

    Here's one for the old-school Star Trek fans. Matt Bailey of SiteLogic has posted data and an in-depth analysis of red-shirt deaths on the original series. Bailey comes from a web analytics ...

  14. Notable Red Shirts of 'Star Trek'

    Or so says the joke as they fill out the roles of security, engineering, and miscellaneous. But a good number of those who donned red played key roles in the Star Trek franchise and here are some notable red shirts in Star Trek in no particular order. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott: Perhaps the most popular Star Trek character to put on a red shirt.

  15. Star Trek's Red Shirts Are a Dark Franchise Joke

    Star Trek's red shirts know they are cannon fodder—and this makes their deaths even darker. On board the Enterprise, the red shirts are security personnel, putting themselves repeatedly on the front lines. This leads to a higher than average death rate among the red shirts, and over the years this has become a popular joke among fans. Yet as seen in Star Trek: Mission's End #3, it is far ...

  16. What Do the Different Color Shirts Mean in 'Star Trek ...

    For the original Star Trek series and the Enterprise prequel that came later, the uniform color breakdowns are: Red - Engineering, Security, and Communications. Blue - Science and Medical ...

  17. Redshirts

    The "Redshirts" was a club of ensign-ranked command division officers aboard the USS Cerritos, active in 2381, who practiced helping one another get promotions to ultimately achieve their own captaincy.Their mentality was that "we work in Starfleet", and that everyone else "work[s] for Starfleet".They spent much of their days "playing captain", by practicing the recital of inspirational ...

  18. When did the red shirt careers change to yellow shirts in Star Trek and

    In the pilot original series episodes (The Cage and The Man Trap), the science and security personnel wore blue; once the series went into production, engineering and security wore (as you said) red.(Enterprise also used this division colour scheme, but in a subtle line on the otherwise uniform uniforms).In The Motion Picture, the security guards wore white uniforms with brown helmets and ...

  19. Star Trek: Debunking The Red Shirt Myth

    While 25 redshirts sounds like a lot, the crew of the USS Enterprise comprised, at least to begin with, 239 redshirts on active duty. This means that approximately 10% of the redshirts perished ...

  20. Did Redshirts REALLY Die More Often on TOS??

    A simple pie chart reveals 55 total deaths and, yes, red shirts perished in frightening numbers. A whopping 24 died, compared to 9 in yellow/gold command and 7 in blue, with 15 crossing into the final frontier in unidentified colors. However, it's all a matter of perspective and percentages. There were 430 crewmen aboard the Enterprise, 239 ...

  21. STAR TREK "Red Shirts" Weren't Statistically the Most Likely ...

    According to Grimes, who referred to the handy old Star Trek Technical Manual, over the course of three seasons, out of 239 red shirts, 25 died, which is 10 percent.Out of 55 goldshirts, 10 died ...

  22. Red Shirts Are the Safest

    Wearing a red shirt is not a death sentence in Star Trek!Support me on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/echenryMatthew Barsalou's Article: https://www.statsl...

  23. Every 'Star Trek' Uniform, Ranked

    The Starfleet uniforms are an enduring icon of pop culture.This is the definitive ranking of uniforms from Star Trek movies and TV shows. ... With the t-shirt style ... ever wore were the red ...

  24. Redshirt

    Redshirt was a colloquialism among Starfleet personnel referring to expendable individuals who died in the line of duty. The term was derived from the mid-23rd century Starfleet uniform, which featured bold red shirts for members of Starfleet ground forces and/or security personnel. Despite 24th century Starfleet security personnel wearing mustard-yellow uniforms, the term stuck. The men and ...

  25. Star Trek TNG Unkillable Redshirts Are The Original Lower Decks

    In Star Trek: The Next Generation, the redshirt thing was less prominent and also less accurate: in this spinoff, security officers now wore gold uniforms instead of red. Still, there are some ...