If this strip were in color the dead guy would be wearing a red shirt
and he would be assigned to the Security Detail. As anyone knows
who watched the original series, if there were to be a death
before the opening credits the victim was usually a security officer.
Nicknamed "red shirts" they never lasted more
than a few minutes, if that long, The running joke was if there was a
red shirted security officer in the opening sequence that
actor must have pissed off Gene Roddenberry.