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
3,687 1,223
Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Patrick Stewart

2
3,708 1,203
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Brent Spiner

3
3,417 591
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard Nimoy

4
3,064 1,225
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Shatner

5
3,124 1,396
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jeri Ryan

6
2,530 986
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DeForest Kelley

7
2,511 1,254
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Michael Dorn

8
2,462 1,508
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

9
1,953 700
Montgomery Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James Doohan, James Doohan, Simon Pegg

10
1,854 1,038
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Terry Farrell

11
1,782 1,085
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
LeVar Burton

12
1,821 1,228
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Frakes

13
1,792 1,211
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kate Mulgrew

14
2,144 1,067
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Picardo

15
1,510 1,083
Odo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Rene Auberjonois

16
1,548 867
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Colm Meaney, Graham Houston

17
1,712 867
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Andrew Robinson

18
1,567 753
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,479 978
Quark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Armin Shimerman

20
1,212 772
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

21
1,685 1,217
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Marina Sirtis

22
1,127 572
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
1,201 646
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
1,300 936
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Scott Bakula

25
1,258 941
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jolene Blalock