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Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by TheFrogger, May 29, 2018.

  1. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    And?
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I guess I don't understand your statement 'when did facts matter in Star Trek.'
    It isn't a fact in Star Trek.
     
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  5. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    And doesn't matter.
     
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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't say anything about red shirts. I said the new guy.

    I had it pointed out to me in 1966. A friend of mine had missed an episode so he asked me about it. He said, "Nobody got killed, did they?" I said, "As a matter of fact, somebody did." He was shocked and said, "Not one of the hero crew?" I said, "No, a new guy." He agreed that there was nothing unusual about that.

    Captain Kirk survived the series. Spock survived the series. Scotty survived the series. Bones survived the series. Lieutenant Uhura survived the series. Mr. Sulu survived the series. Mr. Checkhov survived the series.

    The new guy did not. The ones who got killed were, kinda by definition, the new guys. They never got a chance to get old.

    I can't watch your video but I stand by what I said.
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I'm still not sure what you're getting at.

    There is a real-world widely-held belief that red shirts on the TV show Star Trek are cannon fodder.
    That real-world myth turns out not to be true. This guy did the math.

    OK, you don't care. Why are you responding? Lots of Trekkers do care - else it would not be a widely-held belief.

    Can we drop this now?
     
  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, in fact, the guy who did the math disqualified the main characters, reasoning that they are effectively immortal.

    But a significantly larger ratio of blue shirts and gold shirts died on away missions than red shirts.
    Gold shirts: a whopping 40%
    Blue shirts: 33%
    Red shirts: a mere 27%.

    Granted.
     
  10. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    This entire post is worthless rubbish. Please don't post crap like this again.
     
  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Shall we drop this after you've had your say? Why? Star Trek was just a TV show.
     
  12. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Hooww daaarrree you?! Star-Trek is God!

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  13. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I watched a few first time around. I went to the first movie expecting nothing. I was right. The Kelvin Timeline is promising, but I'll reserve judgment for now.
     
  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I feel like I should say 'who cares?', but that would be trollish.

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  15. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I don't ask you to care.
     

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