3. Lieutenant Leslie
Episode: ‘Obsession’ (Star Trek, Season Two)
Actor: Eddie Paskey
Death by: Extreme blood loss.
Captain’s log: Quite possibly the most accident-prone red shirt in Trek history, Leslie was, during his time on the Enterprise, knocked unconscious through psychic power, infected with more than one nasty virus and, um, turned into a solid block of matter.
If that wasn’t enough, his encounter with the dikironium cloud creature saw him sucked dry of red corpuscles. Not a good way to go.
There’s a happy ending, though – while he was presumed dead, he recovered and managed to appear in a few more episodes. Lucky git.
Sample from death note to family: “Dear Mr and Mrs Leslie, I regret to inform you of the death of your son.
He has been an adaptable member of my crew for years now, seemingly turning his hand to every part of ship life, including, I’m sorry to say, death. Hang on – there’s someone at my door.
Oh. I’m now informed that he’s alive again. Sorry for the inconvenience, hope this message didn’t cause undue worry. Yours, James T. Kirk, Captain.”