2. Security Officer Matthews
Episode: ‘What Are Little Girls Made Of’ (Star Trek, Season One)
Actor: Vince Deadrick (good name!)
Death by: Sudden deceleration.
Captain’s log: Matthews accompanies the captain and nurse Christine Chapel down to the surface of the planet Exo III.
Unfortunately for Matthews, his time on the barren rock doesn’t last very long as he’s shoved (offscreen - the indignity!) into a bottomless pit by an android who looks a lot like Lurch from the Addams Family TV show. Which might be because he’s played by Ted Cassidy, who had that role.
Sample from death note to family: “Dear Mrs Matthews, I am writing to inform you of the tragic loss of your son.
He was an exemplary officer who was sadly killed when he fell into an endless cavern.
I was going to ask that you instruct any surviving children to stay away from the edge of bottomless holes, but it turns out he was murderlised by an android.
Still, safety is important, so think about it. Yours, James T. Kirk, Captain.”