6. Lieutenant Hawk
Movie: Star Trek: First Contact
Actor: Neal McDonough
Death by: Borg.
Captain’s log: The highest profile actor (which isn’t saying much) to feature as a short-lived character, McDonough played Hawk in the Borg-infested pic.
He survives a decent amount of time given the red nature of his shirt, and even gets to accompany Captain Picard and Lt. Commander Worf on to the surface of the Enterprise as they attempt to stop the Borg from turning the ship’s deflector dish into a communications unit.
Naturally, he gets stopped by the techno-aliens and assimilated. Shortly after, he crops up as a Borg and tries to smash Picard’s spacesuit faceplate, before being shot by Worf and drifting off into space, never to be seen again.
McDonough just starred in the latest Mortal Kombat movie, which has likely had the same fatal effect on his career.
Sample from death note to family: “Dear Mr and Mrs Hawk, You son – Liam, Neal, Ren or whatever the hell his name is (stupid multiple sources) was killed by the Borg.
All of us on the Enterprise want you to know how valued he was as a crewmember, even if he did give in far too easily and nearly kill me.
If you wish to sue someone for his untimely passing, please see The Borg, C/O The Delta Quadrant, Space. Yours, Jean-Luc Picard, Captain.”