Star Trek at 50 Years – Week Twenty-Nine: Perils of Red Shirts Overstated?

Star Trek Celebrates 50 Years

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To commemorate 50 years of boldly going where no one has gone before, And There Came A Day presents a weekly countdown to September 8, 2016 – 50 years to the day of the premiere of Star Trek.


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It has been long accepted in Star Trek lore that to wear a red shirt means to court death. It is commonly believed that those wearing red shirts on the original series died with greater regularity than those who wore gold or blue.

But, is this belief true? The website spinoff.comicbookresources.com did a complete statistical analysis of the theory. First, did you know that roughly 56 crew members died during the three seasons of the original show? I didn’t either!

Delve deep into the stats and, if you laugh at this image, you’re a true geek!

Red Shirt Storm Trooper

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