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
Jean-Luc Picard Patrick Stewart

2
3,346 972
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Data Brent Spiner

3
2,857 534
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Spock Leonard Nimoy

4
2,895 1,162
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan

5
2,716 1,089
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James T. Kirk William Shatner

6
2,245 889
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard McCoy DeForest Kelley

7
2,275 1,079
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Worf Michael Dorn

8
2,215 1,306
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q

9
1,729 623
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
1,638 1,032
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Riker Jonathan Frakes

11
1,605 941
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton

12
1,673 892
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jadzia Dax Terry Farrell

13
1,604 1,057
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kathryn Janeway Kate Mulgrew

14
1,897 952
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Doctor Robert Picardo

The Best Doctors of Doctor Who

15
1,368 734
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Miles O'Brien Colm Meaney, Graham Houston

16
1,350 934
Odo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Odo Rene Auberjonois

17
1,503 741
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Elim Garak Andrew Robinson

18
1,381 672
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Uhura Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,543 1,048
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Deanna Troi Marina Sirtis

20
1,294 855
Quark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Quark Armin Shimerman

21
1,058 647
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

The Best Black Panther Storylines in Comics

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1,133 1,005
Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tom Paris Robert Duncan McNeill

23
964 490
Hikaru Sulu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
physcod added Hikaru Sulu George Takei, George Takei, John Cho

24
848 802
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
1,140 832
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Archer Scott Bakula

26
637 377
Spot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q047 added Spot

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1,033 575
Pavel Chekov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Pavel Chekov Walter Koenig, Walter Koenig, Anton Yelchin

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869 650
Reginald Barclay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
ZbyněkHovorka added Reginald Barclay Dwight Schultz

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

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1,252 879
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Beverly Crusher Gates McFadden

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1,077 867
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
T'Pol Jolene Blalock

31
1,038 1,005
Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tasha Yar Denise Crosby

32
975 643
Andorian Commander Shran is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
scott12 added Andorian Commander Shran Star Trek

33
820 540
James T. Kirk (alternate reali... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Valley Forge added James T. Kirk (alternate reality)

34
808 689
Christine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Christine Chapel Majel Barrett

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1,298 937
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Guinan Whoopi Goldberg

The 7 Greatest (True) Johnny Depp Stories Ever Told

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1,136 988
Benjamin Sisko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Benjamin Sisko Avery Brooks

37
993 687
Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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957 762
Borg Queen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Borg Queen Alice Krige

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875 717
Julian Bashir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Julian Bashir Alexander Siddig

40
806 663
Trip Tucker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Trip Tucker Connor Trinneer

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665 640
The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

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1,144 959
B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
B'Elanna Torres Roxann Dawson

The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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965 914
Tuvok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tuvok Tim Russ

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576 325
Sarek is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Sarek Ben Cross, Mark Lenard

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465 345
Zefram Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Zefram Cochrane

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827 754
Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Ro Laren Michelle Forbes

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584 439
General Chang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
General Chang Philip Kwok

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398 329
Carol Marcus (Alternate Realit... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Vinze added Carol Marcus (Alternate Reality)

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759 932
Wesley Crusher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Wesley Crusher Wil Wheaton

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852 948
Kira Nerys is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kira Nerys Nana Visitor