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Star Trek statistics: just how likely are

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 10, 2008

Star Trek statistics: just how likely are you to die if you beam down to the planet’s surface wearing a red shirt?

You don’t know about the Red Shirt Phenomenon? Well, as any die-hard Trekkie knows, if you are wearing a red shirt and beam to the planet with Captain Kirk, you’re gonna die. That’s the common thinking, but I decided to put this to the test. After all, I hadn’t seen any definitive proof; it’s just what people said.

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