No, they're not, and like I said, it seems almost as bad — but there are worse things.
(Actually I thought I picked up that point from you. Have you posted in the past about the incongruity of humorous endings?)
I'm not saying it can't be criticized. I'm saying, criticize it for what it actually is. The claim I was challenging was that they were joking about
the redshirt deaths, which is simply untrue.