Redshirts is existentialist comic space opera from John Scalzi. Or existentialist space comic opera. Does that sound like something you'd like to read? If it does, it is.
More fun than a barrel of Borgovian Land Worms, each with their own "rather evolutionarily suspect rotating jaw."
But wait: there's a theme song. And a tribute video. And a ukulele cover version by John Scalzi.
They said this air would be breathable.