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"He's dead, Jim" is a famous catch phrase and snowclone used in Star Trek. It is mostly used by Dr. Leonard McCoy in Star Trek: The Original Series, typically after using his medical tricorder to confirm and report the death to Captain Kirk. It is frequently said of redshirts.

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Kelley refused to say the line after Spock's sacrifice in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He and Doohan swapped lines, with McCoy warning Kirk against opening the doors, and Scotty grimly saying "He's dead already." (citation needededit)

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