Re: The Redshirt Myth?
Since it's never referenced that we saw the entire 5 year mission, it doesn't count.
I never thought being a redshirt was an automatic death sentence (beyond as a source of amusement), but realistically, being in security is all about being able and willing to take the risks to defend your crewmates. It would be bizarre if they did not have a disproportionately high mortality rate assuming the ship's engaging in missions with any appreciable dangers.
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