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.
list ordered by

1
3,602 1,137
Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Patrick Stewart

2
3,622 1,109
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Brent Spiner

3
3,250 580
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard Nimoy

4
2,959 1,191
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Shatner

5
3,076 1,307
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jeri Ryan

6
2,437 964
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DeForest Kelley

7
2,462 1,176
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Michael Dorn

8
2,409 1,427
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

9
1,870 686
Montgomery Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James Doohan, James Doohan, Simon Pegg

10
1,786 1,151
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Frakes

11
1,812 989
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Terry Farrell

12
1,744 1,030
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
LeVar Burton

13
1,746 1,148
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kate Mulgrew

14
2,079 1,008
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Picardo

15
1,478 1,010
Odo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Rene Auberjonois

16
1,505 803
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Colm Meaney, Graham Houston

17
1,668 801
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Andrew Robinson

18
1,518 733
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,435 923
Quark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Armin Shimerman

20
1,178 709
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

21
1,648 1,151
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Marina Sirtis

22
1,061 555
Hikaru Sulu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
physcod added George Takei, George Takei, John Cho

23
1,133 632
Pavel Chekov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Walter Koenig, Walter Koenig, Anton Yelchin

24
1,201 1,108
Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Duncan McNeill

25
1,229 913
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Scott Bakula