7. Lieutenant Peter Durst
Episode: ‘Faces’ (Star Trek Voyager, Season One)
Actor: Brian Markinson
Death by: Facelift.
Captain’s log: Peter Durst is one of the few redshirts (actually gold, since he was an operations office on Voyager) to have both a first name and appear more than once.
Despite these seemingly life-giving qualities, he met his end at the hands of a Vidian surgeon named Sulan. The Vidians were a race infected with the Phage, a deadly, DNA-noshing virus.
But Sulan had even nastier ambitions – aiming to sex up his captive, Chief Engineer B’Elanna Torres, Sulan killed Durst and grafted his face on to his own. The result? Not exactly romantic.
Sample from death note to family: “Dear Mrs Durst. Your husband died honourably while on duty with the USS Voyager.
However, while he was killed and his body stripped for organs (he stupidly had his organ donor card on him at the time), we feel that since the surgeon who carried out the deed stole his face, he’s not technically dead. At least as long as we remember him.
Therefore you won’t receive his pension. Yours, Kathryn Janeway, Captain.”