Redshirts

Yeah, okay. So at this point, it’s a running theme, which may later become somewhat annoying (to all involved, really), but at this time suits me just fine. And hey, themes can change, right? So… eventually, I may just go and change up on you all, and you shall all be surprised.

It’ll be great.

So here’s the thing. In TOS, there were three colors of uniforms: gold, blue, and red. The represented the different sections of Starfleet personnel: Command Gold, Science Blue (which included medical personnel), and red was sub sectioned into Security and Engineering.

Who do you think, if you had to guess, was most likely to die?

Yup, you guessed it — the guys in red. Not only because they represent half the population, but because both engineering and security jobs are fairly dangerous — one gets sparked at, or things fall down, and the other gets shot pretty often. This isn’t to say that they are the only ones to die, it’s just, job-wise, it’s more likely.

Plus, most of the episodes took place in the form of going to a planet (which necessitates some security personnel), and the team that went down was generally composed of Main Characters (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, etc.), so they kind of had to kill off security.

In any case, “redshirts” are most likely to die. That’s all  you really needed to know to find this image amusing, pretty sure.

The image! It is not mine. I have no idea who uploaded it (I can’t figure it out, and it bothers me greatly, so if anyone knows how to use imgur, I would seriously appreciate some help), but I saw it and now I can’t stop laughing.

Again, this isn’t mine. Here’s the link back to where I found it.

For those of you who have never seen an episode of TOS, the guy at the bottom is Captain Kirk. Well, the original one, not the one played by Chris Pine. This is, instead, William Shatner.

You understand, I’m sure, why this is so entertaining. They are saying “redshirt treatment” like it’s a good thing, but it’s possibly the worst thing they could do.

Well, at least they have an apple. An apple a day keeps the doctor away — and in this case, that’s not only good, it’s vital to survival.

Have a great day!

~Ekhlami

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