Star Trek „Red Shirt“-Statistics

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Matt Bailey nimmt hier unter anderem das Phänomen des „Red Shirts“ auseinander.

What? You don’t know about the Red Shirt Phenomenon? Well, as any die-hard Trekkie knows, if you are wearing a red shirt and beam to the planet with Captain Kirk, you’re gonna die. That’s the common thinking, but I decided to put this to the test. After all, I hadn’t seen any definitive proof; it’s just what people said. (Remind you of your current web analytics strategy?) So, let’s set our phasers on ‘stun’ and see what we find…

The basic stats:
The Enterprise has a crew of 430 (startrek.com) in its five-year mission. (Now, I know that the show was only on the air for 3 years, but bear with me. 80 episodes were produced, which gives us the data to build from.) 59 crewmembers were killed during the mission, which comes out to 13.7% of the crew. So, that will be our overall conversion rate, 13.7%.

Data Segmentation:
However, we need to segment the overall mortality (conversion) rate in order to gain the specific information that we need:

* Yellow-shirt crewperson deaths: 6 (10%)
* Blue-Shirt crewperson deaths: 5 (8 %)
* Engineering smock crewperson deaths: 4
* Red-Shirt crewperson deaths: 43 (73%)

So, the basic segmentation of factors allows us to confirm that red-shirted crewmembers died more than any other crewmembers on the original Star Trek series.

However, that’s only just simple stats reporting – ready for some analysis?

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  • Nex

    So schön aufgebaut und dabei die wichtigste Frage vergessen. Wie viele Prozent der Manschaft tragen ein rotes Shirt?

  • http://blog.stefano-picco.de stefano picco

    ahhhhhhhhhhh ich seh nur diese std. excel grafik hiiiiilfe :( … da übersehe ich glatt den content :P

  • ElCativo

    Waren die Rot-Shirt-Träger nicht die vom Sicherheitspersonal? Is ja klar, dass die gefährlicher leben als zB der Koch oder der Holodeckreiniger.

  • http://pyrael.de Pyrael

    Naja kommt drauf an in welchem Jahrhunder wir uns befinden.

    Im 23. Jahrhundert tragen die Sicherheitsoffiziere noch rote Uniformen. Ab dem 24. Jahrhundert tragen sie gelbe Uniformen. (memory alpha)

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