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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1
3,515 1,077
Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Patrick Stewart

2
3,536 1,050
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Brent Spiner

3
3,099 570
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard Nimoy

4
2,881 1,157
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Shatner

5
3,015 1,250
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jeri Ryan

6
2,375 942
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DeForest Kelley

7
2,408 1,138
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Michael Dorn

8
2,352 1,385
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

9
1,827 664
Montgomery Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James Doohan, James Doohan, Simon Pegg

10
1,769 956
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Terry Farrell

11
1,744 1,103
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Frakes

12
1,691 995
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
LeVar Burton

13
1,702 1,119
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kate Mulgrew

14
2,009 999
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Picardo

15
1,435 990
Odo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Rene Auberjonois

16
1,459 786
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Colm Meaney, Graham Houston

17
1,620 792
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Andrew Robinson

18
1,468 716
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,617 1,115
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Marina Sirtis

20
1,386 907
Quark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Armin Shimerman

21
1,140 692
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

22
1,033 530
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
1,181 1,075
Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Duncan McNeill

24
880 865
Janice Rand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Grace Lee Whitney

25
1,097 614
Pavel Chekov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Walter Koenig, Walter Koenig, Anton Yelchin

26
1,200 892
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Scott Bakula

27
921 699
Reginald Barclay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
ZbyněkHovorka added Dwight Schultz

28
694 435
Spot is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q047 added

29
1,145 910
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jolene Blalock

30
1,315 924
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Gates McFadden

31
1,026 691
Andorian Commander Shran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
scott12 added Andorian Commander Shran Star Trek

32
1,071 1,080
Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Denise Crosby

33
1,245 1,020
Benjamin Sisko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Avery Brooks

34
891 585
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)

35
840 741
Christine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Majel Barrett

36
1,386 985
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Whoopi Goldberg

37
1,044 722
Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

38
1,006 807
Borg Queen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Alice Krige

39
943 756
Julian Bashir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Alexander Siddig

40
637 356
Sarek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Ben Cross, Mark Lenard

41
850 713
Trip Tucker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Connor Trinneer

42
1,201 1,002
B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Roxann Dawson

43
1,032 954
Tuvok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tim Russ

44
690 693
The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

45
500 389
Zefram Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Zefram Cochrane

46
873 796
Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Michelle Forbes

47
920 989
Kira Nerys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Nana Visitor

48
794 1,006
Wesley Crusher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Wil Wheaton

49
611 484
General Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Philip Kwok

50
431 374
Carol Marcus (Alternate Realit... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Vinze added Carol Marcus (Alternate Reality)