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The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters 

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Updated May 4, 2020 294.3k votes 11.9k voters 189.1k views 475 items

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 (and they even made a Star Trek video game series). 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. Then, check out our list of the luckiest characters in Star Trek, as well as the best Star Trek movies, our roundup of actors you didn't expect to find on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and casting choices to be made if Star Trek The Next Generation were produced today.

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Data is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Brent Spiner
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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Patrick Stewart
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Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard Nimoy
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James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Shatner
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Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jeri Ryan
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Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DeForest Kelley
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Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Michael Dorn
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Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
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Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Terry Farrell
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Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Andrew Robinson
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Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton
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Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Colm Meaney, Graham Houston
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Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kate Mulgrew
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Odo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Rene Auberjonois
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Montgomery Scott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Montgomery Scott James Doohan, James Doohan, Simon Pegg
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Doctor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Picardo
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William Riker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Frakes
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Spot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q047 added
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Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat
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Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Scott Bakula
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Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Marina Sirtis
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James T. Kirk (alternate... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Valley Forge added James T. Kirk (alternate reality)
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Quark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Quark Armin Shimerman
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Uhura is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana
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Hikaru Sulu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
physcod added George Takei, George Takei, John Cho