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Star Trek - We are explorers by caycowa Star Trek - We are explorers by caycowa
"Cave... mouth... same thing. Let's go!"


The weird thing, dear reader, about the red shirts isn't even that they keep dying, it's that Bones only occasionally remembers how to preform CRP.

Now of course it's entirely possible that in the future they just have better death-determining scanning technology. Even if they haven't worked out how to get their mobile communicators to work while they're on the Enterprise yet.

When a red shirt gets shot it's no big deal, they drop dead all the time, Starfleet probably orders them in bulk. But if Kirk or Spock die there's going to be in inquest. Bones can't have that, so he pulls out all the stops and actually tries some heroic measures.

Why would this possible be; is he just lazy, does he want to snog Spock, does he secretly hate the colour red? I figure he's not the real McCoy at all. Why else is he always telling people he's not a <insert-thing-here> but in fact a doctor?
Who does that anyway? :iconpinkieshrugplz:



Believe me always affectionately and sincerely yours,
Stephan (i.e) Black

P.S I'm not a doctor, I'm a cartoonist.



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:icon93neo39:
93Neo39 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha this is the usual scenario isn't it? Typical Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the red shirts dying as usual:XD:  
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:iconprimal-theory:
Primal-Theory Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh poor red shirts, always classified as dead even if they could be saved. 

Frankly I find red shirt deaths amusing. 
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
They make a great drinking game. 
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:iconjetvigem:
jetvigem Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Kirk reminds me so much of Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes! The face, his attitude, it's so CUTE!!! And I love your red shirt theory, "Starfleet probably orders them in bulk," lol!
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
That doesn't surprise me, I love Calvin and Hobbes. :D 
Thank you. 
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:iconbf5kid:
bf5kid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
What about Scotty? He wears a red shirt but he's a major character in TOS and in the new movies.
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:iconspidertrekfan616:
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He as killed by Nomad only to be resurrected shortly afterward.
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:iconbf5kid:
bf5kid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
cool
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
He's protected by the undying love of millions. 
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:iconbf5kid:
bf5kid Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
yep I'd be mad if he got hurt. When Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness knocked Scotty out, I became very ticked off and I was thinking of bad things happening to Khan.
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Bad things have already happened to Khan so there's that. 
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voldemort325 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I was playing Star Trek in gym and this other girl asked what the ( bad word) we were doing so just to annoy her I said " Live long and prosper." and she freaked, swore, and threatened me in several ways... It was awesome
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
*clap clap clap* 
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:iconvoldemort325:
voldemort325 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yesssss... today i actually had to dodge her as she tried to hit me. I asked her where the "nuclear vessels" were. over and over again
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SapphireShelle91 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
'Snort' So true.
Dear Bones, some times I true wonder if you actually care at all about anyone besides from the Captain and Spock. Same goes for Kirk. Spock just goes without saying, lol.
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
So true. They're always like "he's dead, moving on with the plot". Guess the bed-side manner stop when they're dead.
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SapphireShelle91 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Sounds about right, lol.
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knk2910 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
My friend and I went to see star trek and he wore a red shirt. I asked if he was trying to die......and he didn't get it ._/) I love the picture its very well done
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Sigh kids these days, eh?
Thank you. :)
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:iconknk2910:
knk2910 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
ikr. I mean I'm only 14 but the first TV I remember is Star Trek the Next Generation
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Good Trekkie memories.
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:icongingerbookworm:
gingerbookworm Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
now is it me or do all the bad things happen to the people who where red uniforms???? ....
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
It's not you. Redshirts are doomed.
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:icongingerbookworm:
gingerbookworm Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I thought so.... so i'm not going slightly crazy.... ;D
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:icongadzooks187:
gadzooks187 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My biology teacher's name is Dr. McCoy :D
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
He's the real McCoy.
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:icongadzooks187:
gadzooks187 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder if he answers to "Dr. Bones"...
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Hmmmm...only one way to find out.
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:icongadzooks187:
gadzooks187 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He said he does if you call him that.
Excuse me for a moment.
:icondwcar1plz::icondwcar2plz::icondwcar3plz:
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
That so goes with your icon.
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:icongadzooks187:
gadzooks187 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...wow, I hadn't even realized that O_o
That just adds to the effect.
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:icongadzooks187:
gadzooks187 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll try that, come Monday.
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DirtScraps Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The real Mccoy! Bwahahahahaha!!!! :lmao:
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I couldn't resist.
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:iconsimengt:
simengt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
AHAHAHA Red shirt's still alive! and doctor said he's dead jim, captain doesn't give a shit LOL XDDDD
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconthetakoshei:
ThetaKoshei Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lulz, poor ickle redshirt. He reminds me of the black knight from Monty Python actually. xD
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:iconnekoai-kun:
Nekoai-kun Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Same here ^^

Ensign Morty: It's but a scratch.
McCoy: A scratch? Your arm's off!
Ensign Morty: No, it isn't.
McCoy: Well, what's that then?
Ensign Morty: I've had worse.

(And of course the "I'm not Dead" scene too )
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Oh? Hmmmm...
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:iconthetakoshei:
ThetaKoshei Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;) look it up.
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:iconkilra03:
kilra03 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Red shirt on action
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
:nod:
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:iconlardbars3:
lardbars3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
...not the real McCoy?

I don't even know if you meant to make that joke, but it was excellent all the same.
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Yes, it's even possible that everything I wrote was working towards that one joke.
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:iconlardbars3:
lardbars3 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Well it was extraordinarily well executed. I salute you o/
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Yay \o/
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Siriusly-Remused Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
How does one go about ordering disposable people in bulk? Is there a catalogue? A show room? Hmm...
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:iconcaycowa:
caycowa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
In freeze-dried perfectly per-portioned packets...
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:iconnekoai-kun:
Nekoai-kun Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I always thought field rations had a bit of a Sweeney Todd taste to them...
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animaillady32 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Sorry about the faces.
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