To commemorate the release of John Scalzi's new book Redshirts, Jonathan Coulton wrote a song about the plight of the expendable characters.
Redshirts came out last week, and it's amazing. Seriously, go pick it up if you haven't already.
(Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Star Trek)
(William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Deforest Kelley, James Doohan, Star Trek)
(William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, Star Trek)