Total Nerd The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters  

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List Rules Most be a character from the Star Trek Universe. (Shows, movies or books.)

Favorite Star Trek characters from throughout the history of the Star Trek franchise of the sci-fi show. This list gathers the best, most interesting characters from Star Trek, including all the Star Trek TV series, Star Trek films and associated media. The list order is determined by fielding suggestions from Ranker users for Star Trek characters, and then open voting for which characters are the absolute best.

Widely regarded as the greatest sci-fi TV series of all time, the original Star Trek debuted on September 8, 1966 (after an initial pilot which didn't feature series regular William Shatner.) The show initially performed well in the ratings, but dropped off strongly in the first season. It was eventually cancelled during its third season. However, the show's cult status and passionate fanbase transformed it into one of the most famous and iconic TV and film series of all time. There have since been numerous spin-off shows (including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager.) Star Trek characters also spawned multiple film franchises. In addition to the films starring the original cast, and the group of films featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation characters, J.J. Abrams's 2009 reboot introduced a parallel Star Trek universe populated by new actors playing the classic heroes.

If your favorite Star Trek characters names aren't listed, be sure to add them and rerank the list. Also remember to vote for the overall best characters from Star Trek so they rise up the list. Oh, yeah, and live long and prosper. 

What are the best Star Trek characters? Take a look at this list of Star Trek characters (with pictures) and see for yourself.
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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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2,943 722
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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2,260 449
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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2,565 924
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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2,345 938
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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1,931 760
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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2,012 851
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q

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1,464 821
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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1,501 530
Montgomery Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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1,377 924
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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1,200 618
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Odo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Odo

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Doctor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Janice Rand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Spot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Quark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Hikaru Sulu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Reginald Barclay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Pavel Chekov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Andorian Commander Shran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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James T. Kirk (alternate reali... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Christine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Guinan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

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Borg Queen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Benjamin Sisko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Zefram Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Carol Marcus (Alternate Realit... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Julian Bashir is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Trip Tucker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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General Chang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Wesley Crusher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Carol Marcus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Tuvok is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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Damar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Kes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kes