“He’s dead, Jim”.
A doctor’s final diagnosis.
A catch-phrase of sorts.
Another reminder not to
Wear red in space.
Death is much easier on TV
Than in real life.
On TV, “He’s dead, Jim”
Then, a commercial.
Or the next scene.
In real life, it’s more complex.
Funerals, wills, codicils.
You find out who your friends are.
You spend inordinate amounts of time
I think it was much easier on TV.
It certainly was cleaner.
Also, the Enterprise only had a five-year mission.
If they went through probate every time
Bones said “He’s dead, Jim”,
It would have been a much longer series.