A running gag, and not just those of us who are Star Trek fans, but that of those also who are Star Trek observers for entertainment sake, is that of the dangers of wearing a red shirt in the Star Trek universe from the old series. To break it down, there were 59 deaths of crewmembers during the 79 episodes of the original series. 16 of these deaths were off-screen, so the color of their shirts were unknown. So that leaves us with a visible 43 on-screen deaths that we witnessed. Of those 43 on-screen deaths, 25 wore red shirts. Therefore that leaves us with 18 crew members who were fated to death who wore uniforms of colors either blue or gold.
So that brings us to this week’s poll of the week. If you were a Starfleet officer of that era, what do you think would be the safest color to wear? Would you rather wear command gold or science blue to save your skin on an away mission? Head on down to the polls and let us know what you think and I will have the answer for you next week.