Go to thinkgeek to buy this as a t shirt. Awesome!
The scent of Redshirt... Even available in New Zealand!
This is my favourite Redshirt reference*.
*Also note Kirk's pose/expression - doesn't he just say "Oh man, I am so cool"?
John Scalzi’s Redshirts
What would you do if you discovered you were expendable, an extra in a story that is simply using you for dramatic effect? Dahl and his crewmates decide to take action, to find out why their fellow ensigns aboard the Intrepid keep dying in ridiculous situations, and why, at times, the Captain makes decisions that take them directly into the path of danger and drama. Scalzi’s knack for presenting heavy ideas (in this case predestination, taking action against insurmountable odds, and being the protagonist in one's own story) in a light, often humourous, and enjoyable read is why I think I will carry on reading his back catalogue. If you enjoy this book, you might also like Scalzi's 'Old Man's War', and Connie Willis' 'To Say Nothing of the Dog' for more big ideas wrapped in a humourous, seemingly light read.