We have here an in-depth analysis of the Star Trek red shirt phenomenon, i.e. how a crew member wearing a red shirt is basically like wearing a sign that says “Kill Me, Yahweh! Kill Me Good and Dead!” Here’s a snippet, and it truly is a snippet, because when we say in-depth we mean it:
As the data shows, Captain Kirk “making contact” with alien women has an impact on the crew’s survival. The red-shirt death rate is higher when a fight breaks out than when Kirk meets a woman and a fight breaks out. Yet the analysis shows that meeting Kirk meeting women only happens in 30% of the missions.
We can reliably improve the survivability of the red-shirted crewmen by only exploring peaceful, female-only planets (android and alien females included).
Now what’s curious is that WordPress has announced new red t-shirts. Does this increase your chances of dying while blogging if you wear these?