Dave Berges as the tragic Dave Becket,
a crewman who was only
two days from retirement when he was subjected to a space
worst nightmare: an alien probe.
Bobstay and Becket on the bridge.
The script makes much of the Star Trek myth that
anyone in a red shirt
who beams down to the planet with the captain is done for,
as Corcoran warns
Josephine "a man in that station may be brave and worthy,
but the red shirt
he wears guarantees a violent death at the hand of an alien
first planet he beams down upon."