Star Trek's 'Redshirts' finally get their due in new TV series


According to /Film the 2013 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel Redshirts is being adapted into a limited TV series for FX. So, it's not really about the ill fated red shirts of the original Enterprise. That would involve copyright and other such things. At the same time though, it is about those poor doomed men who went down to the planet along with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov and Uhura.

Here is the description from Amazon:
"Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, with the chance to serve on "Away Missions" alongside the starship’s famous senior officers.

Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to realize that 1) every Away Mission involves a lethal confrontation with alien forces, 2) the ship’s senior officers always survive these confrontations, and 3) sadly, at least one low-ranking crew member is invariably killed. Unsurprisingly, the savvier crew members belowdecks avoid Away Missions at all costs. 

Then Andrew stumbles on information that transforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives."

So, sorta like the original series except based on pop culture references instead of being based on the series itself. The show is being developed by producer Jon Shestack and Ken Kwapis who most recently directed the finale of the Office.

No air date for the pilot has been set so far. Stay tuned.

Also, while we're sort of on the subject. Here is this thing from CineFix:

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