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Why isn't How Star Trek Should Have Ended on this page? They make a deliberate reference to the Red Shirt Curse when Kirk orders every single crew member wearing a red shirt jettisoned in order to try to escape the black hole.
Because nobody has added it, yet?
In Kung Fu Panda 2, Master Thundering Rhino is killed in the first minutes by Lord Shen's weapon. Even though he wasn't a minor unnamed character, should he be listed as a Redshirt since he was pretty much only used to show the power of the cannon?
Wouldn't this make an excellent Page image?
Not really, no, IMO.
In the Austin Powers example, isn't the redshirt actually a mook?
Moved here pending someone figuring out which of the many arguing people is right:
Well, Memory Alpha ( http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Leslie ) has a link to a quote saying the scene was supposed to be filmed ( http://www.eddiepaskey.com/Star%20Trek%20Cast.htm ).
When I recently watched through TOS, I noticed a few recurring Red Shirts that avoided death. Leslie, even if he wasn't named and perhaps wasn't intended to be the same character, was notable enough that his 'death' was actually shocking to me. A handful of characters are remembered from the show, but a lot more were regulars.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RedShirt Just thought I'd bring it up.
While in the novelization they're Blue Squadron, in the movie, the X-Wing Squadron that Luke is in is Red Squadron... and if I remember, the only X-Wing Pilot to survive that Squadron is Luke. For those who mention Wedge escapes death, note, he is a Gold Squadron Member, not a Red.
So shouldn't Red Squadron be mentioned in the Live Action Movie Section for Red Shirts?
I don't know whether or not it has been discussed elsewhere,but . . .
Montgomery Scott DOES wear red,so . . .
Wouldn't that make Scotty a redshirt?
You're thinking in literal terms. The term redshirt is a misnomer, actually. I'm not implying that we should change the trope name (since we're not the only ones to use the term to mean what it does), but a redshirt is a (usually) nameless minor character who serves as cannon/phaser/Monster of the Week/whatever fodder. Mr. Scott was a member of the main cast, had a name, and, to my knowledge, did not die at any point in the Star Trek canon.
The reason for that is redshirt's start trek meaning changed.The shirt color indicates what part they are in. The Main is Blue=science, Yellow=Command, Red=Security Staff + Engineering + Support Staff. The 2nd most main is same thing but with yellow and red switched around. What it really is is death for support staff and security (engineering doesn't normally die)
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How well does it match the trope?