In this funny and intriguing article the beans are finally spilled. The red shirts were not the most common cannon fodder on the original Star Trek TV Series. Sure could have fooled me. Check out this hilarity below, then make the JUMP to the Serpentorslair forum’s for the full article and discussion.
The idea of red-shirted characters being frequently killed in Star Trek: The Original Series has become a pop culture cliché. But is wearing a redshirt in Star Trek as hazardous as it is thought to be? To find out, casualty figures for the Starship Enterprise were compiled using the casualty list provided by Memory Alpha.