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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3,444 1,045
Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jean-Luc Picard Patrick Stewart

2
3,469 1,014
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Data Brent Spiner

3
2,999 560
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Spock Leonard Nimoy

4
2,971 1,227
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan

5
2,826 1,133
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James T. Kirk William Shatner

6
2,330 924
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard McCoy DeForest Kelley

7
2,364 1,114
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Worf Michael Dorn

8
2,303 1,366
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q

9
1,785 649
Montgomery Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Montgomery Scott James Doohan, James Doohan, Simon Pegg

10
1,710 1,073
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Riker Jonathan Frakes

11
1,733 932
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jadzia Dax Terry Farrell

12
1,665 975
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton

13
1,668 1,098
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kathryn Janeway Kate Mulgrew

14
1,970 977
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Doctor Robert Picardo

15
1,398 968
Odo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Odo Rene Auberjonois

16
1,426 767
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Miles O'Brien Colm Meaney, Graham Houston

17
1,574 775
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Elim Garak Andrew Robinson

18
1,435 699
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Uhura Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,350 888
Quark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Quark Armin Shimerman

20
1,110 679
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

21
1,590 1,093
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Deanna Troi Marina Sirtis

22
1,012 510
Hikaru Sulu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
physcod added Hikaru Sulu George Takei, George Takei, John Cho

23
1,160 1,050
Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tom Paris Robert Duncan McNeill

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871 841
Janice Rand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Janice Rand Grace Lee Whitney

25
1,074 599
Pavel Chekov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Pavel Chekov Walter Koenig, Walter Koenig, Anton Yelchin

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1,180 871
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Archer Scott Bakula

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674 419
Spot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q047 added Spot

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896 685
Reginald Barclay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
ZbyněkHovorka added Reginald Barclay Dwight Schultz

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1,294 907
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Beverly Crusher Gates McFadden

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1,114 899
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
T'Pol Jolene Blalock

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1,006 675
Andorian Commander Shran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
scott12 added Andorian Commander Shran Star Trek

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1,058 1,054
Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tasha Yar Denise Crosby

33
828 725
Christine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Christine Chapel Majel Barrett

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870 569
James T. Kirk (alternate reali... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Valley Forge added James T. Kirk (alternate reality)

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1,200 1,008
Benjamin Sisko is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Benjamin Sisko Avery Brooks

36
1,358 968
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Guinan Whoopi Goldberg

37
1,030 709
Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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991 794
Borg Queen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Borg Queen Alice Krige

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919 745
Julian Bashir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Julian Bashir Alexander Siddig

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832 697
Trip Tucker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Trip Tucker Connor Trinneer

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612 349
Sarek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Sarek Ben Cross, Mark Lenard

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1,010 942
Tuvok is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tuvok Tim Russ

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1,173 992
B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
B'Elanna Torres Roxann Dawson

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681 677
The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

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488 375
Zefram Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Zefram Cochrane

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857 784
Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Ro Laren Michelle Forbes

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894 976
Kira Nerys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kira Nerys Nana Visitor

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782 979
Wesley Crusher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Wesley Crusher Wil Wheaton

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424 358
Carol Marcus (Alternate Realit... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Vinze added Carol Marcus (Alternate Reality)

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601 473
General Chang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
General Chang Philip Kwok