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Redshirt Blues [Video]

One of the truths from the original Star Trek is that the red-shirted security officers on away missions are always doomed. If someone's getting disintegrated by an energy cloud or eaten by a giant green alien monster, there's a sure bet he's wearing a red shirt. Redshirt Blues imagines a conversation between two redshirts - a rookie and a veteran - who happen to notice the trend.



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[Source: YouTube]

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4 comments:

  1. Alex J. CavanaughJuly 18, 2012 at 3:40 AM

    "Get a life" - hilarious!

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  2. jeremy [retro-zombie]July 18, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    I appreciate the time put into all things Star Trek... wasn't Scotty a red shirt?

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  3. People have written whole books on this topic. I recently read a short story from the POV of a redshirt waiting for his number to come up. He's fortunately saved by his wife, who concocts an ingenious scheme to save the day.

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  4. John Scalzi recently released Redshirts, which is a novel that explores this very topic.

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