Wednesday, April 16, 2008

You Have to Admire the Depths of Geekdom

Someone has quantified the frequency of "Red Shirt" deaths in Star Trek. Particularly interesting is how the death rate goes down if Kirk gets his freak on with some alien woman.

I salute you, sir.

Although, in fairness, the guy says he did it as a fun way to make analytics more easily grasped by the general, non-analytical public. Or something like that.



Tripp said...

Hee, I love the Internet just for stuff like this! Where else can I download a layout of Serenity or find a breakdown of how and how many times Reva died on Guiding Light.

Megan Reilly said...

That is so awesome!

Marianne Arkins said...

I'm reminded of Guy in Galaxy Quest who was sure he was going to die because he didn't have a name, just Crewman # (something), the equivalent of a "red shirt".