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

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

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2,895 540
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Spock Leonard Nimoy

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2,916 1,182
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan

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

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2,268 904
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard McCoy DeForest Kelley

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2,306 1,089
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Worf Michael Dorn

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2,243 1,324
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q

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

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1,661 1,048
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Riker Jonathan Frakes

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

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1,627 1,068
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kathryn Janeway Kate Mulgrew

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

Famous People Who Have Been Reported Missing

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

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1,387 744
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Miles O'Brien Colm Meaney, Graham Houston

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1,527 751
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Elim Garak Andrew Robinson

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1,396 678
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Uhura Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

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

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Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Deanna Troi Marina Sirtis

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

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

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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

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

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

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Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Archer Scott Bakula

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

The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

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

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

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

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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)

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

The Best Anime Series of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
B'Elanna Torres Roxann Dawson

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The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

The Greatest Shows & Movies About Vampires

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

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

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

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

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Kira Nerys is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kira Nerys Nana Visitor

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