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Old August 31 2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt Wired Poll

Wired's Geek Dad blog is doing a poll to determine who would "win" a fight to the death, a red shirt or a stormtrooper The problem is that both seem so hapless and hellbent on dying that they'd both lose. The blog gives it to the the redshirt, but the poll has stormtroopers in the lead. Go vote for the redshirts!

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/08...r-vs-redshirt/
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Old August 31 2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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Wired's Geek Dad blog is doing a poll to determine who would "win" a fight to the death, a red shirt or a stormtrooper The problem is that both seem so hapless and hellbent on dying that they'd both lose. The blog gives it to the the redshirt, but the poll has stormtroopers in the lead. Go vote for the redshirts!

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/08...r-vs-redshirt/
A most stimulating line of thought!

That cheered me up. Thanks for the link.
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Old August 31 2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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Re: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt Wired Poll

That made me laugh.

I voted for the redshirt out of loyalty to ST, but I suspect it would actually be the opposite ... redshirts are just too good at finding ways to die. I was surprised the writer gave the edge to the redshirt.
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Old August 31 2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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Re: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt Wired Poll

This is a good thread.

And me, sorry gang, but I voted Stormtrooper. Not that they seem all that competent, but my god, Redshirts made a profession out of finding new and unique ways to die.
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Old September 1 2009, 05:09 AM   #5
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Re: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt Wired Poll

Technically, I'd have to go with the Redshirts.

We'd distract the Stormtroopers just long enough for the heroes to beam in and cut them to ribbons.
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Old September 1 2009, 05:19 AM   #6
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Re: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt Wired Poll

EnsignRicky wrote: View Post
Technically, I'd have to go with the Redshirts.

We'd distract the Stormtroopers just long enough for the heroes to beam in and cut them to ribbons.
Hm...I hadn't thought of that.
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Old September 1 2009, 06:04 AM   #7
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Re: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt Wired Poll

Is the redshirt Mister Leslie? Because he can not be killed.
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Old September 1 2009, 08:23 AM   #8
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Easy win for the Stormtrooper
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Old September 1 2009, 12:28 PM   #9
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Is the redshirt Mister Leslie? Because he can not be killed.
True - that guy just will. not. die...
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Old September 1 2009, 01:26 PM   #10
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Re: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt Wired Poll

It would be a draw. The stormtroopers never hit anyone, and the redshirts are always getting hit by the baddies weapons. So you have guys who can't shoot shooting and missing the guys who die from weaponsfire, and to my knowledge can't hit anything themselves. So, my guess is that what would happen is that both sides would stand around shooting at each other, destory everything around them, but never hit their targets. So unless the planet blows up from a misplaced shot, the battle will rage forever.

So I guess my vote is "teh wimenz"
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Old September 1 2009, 01:50 PM   #11
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^ So, basically like a battle from the GIJoe cartoon?
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Old September 1 2009, 01:57 PM   #12
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^ So, basically like a battle from the GIJoe cartoon?
Except that the guys fighting are cooler.
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Old September 1 2009, 03:52 PM   #13
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Re: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt Wired Poll

I'd go with the red shirts. At least they can shoot something once in a bloody while.
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Old September 1 2009, 03:58 PM   #14
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Re: Stormtrooper vs. Redshirt Wired Poll

Ah no, the problem for the redshirts is that their survivability versus Stormtroopers depends entirely on whether or not the target is important to the plot (note the very first appearance of Stormtroopers quite effectively taking down the crew of the Tantive IV).

The best guess as to how important a character is that the Stormies are after could be determined by whether or not the character is named (even the Jedi the clones kill don't get onscreen names), so if the redshirt is named, the chances of survival increase.

If it's a group of redshirts versus a group of Stormies, at least one redshirt will die or at least hit, just to demonstrate the threat (the reason why redshirts always suffer, to demonstrate said threat, in this case the Stormtroopers). Now, if the redshirts are named, after this point, they'll probably win, cause they're the good guys. If they're not named, it's not likely they will, but it's either a stalemate or a loooong protracted battle.
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Old September 1 2009, 03:58 PM   #15
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I'd go with the red shirts. At least they can shoot something once in a bloody while.
plus Stormtroopers do tend to die more often then Redshirts do.
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