Red Shirts, was this obvious or what?

jedion357's picture
July 2, 2013 - 6:31pm
This idea was so obvious I cant believe I didn't come up with it.

And it just made the Locus Science Fiction awards.
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

Malcadon's picture
July 2, 2013 - 8:34pm
Yeah, a parody I have seen a lot of - from Venture Bros. (that plays with it at all angels) to Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys (who had a pair of nameless crewmen... err... monkeys based on Beavis and Butt-Head, who only appeared in any given episode just to die outright for comedic effect).

All this from a trope that was needed to highlight a deadly, unforeseen danger that builds the suspense, without having to kill-off main cast safe - unless the actor/actress whats to leave the show on sourer terms.

rattraveller's picture
July 3, 2013 - 2:57am
Part of Night of the Living Trekkies covers a group of fans at the convention who are in a Redshirt Club. They dress the part and in the book all die in the most interesting ways.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?

Putraack's picture
July 12, 2013 - 9:22am
That was an Awesome book!