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
3,264 940
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Data Brent Spiner

3
2,745 526
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Spock Leonard Nimoy

4
2,837 1,117
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan

5
2,639 1,065
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James T. Kirk William Shatner

6
2,189 871
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard McCoy DeForest Kelley

7
2,212 1,057
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Worf Michael Dorn

8
2,167 1,273
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q

9
1,685 606
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
1,593 1,002
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Riker Jonathan Frakes

11
1,579 911
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton

12
1,635 872
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jadzia Dax Terry Farrell

13
1,553 1,030
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kathryn Janeway Kate Mulgrew

14
1,335 715
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Miles O'Brien Colm Meaney, Graham Houston

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1,842 934
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Doctor Robert Picardo

16
1,303 915
Odo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Odo Rene Auberjonois

17
1,460 724
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Elim Garak Andrew Robinson

18
1,336 659
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Uhura Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,504 1,016
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Deanna Troi Marina Sirtis

20
1,030 629
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

21
1,243 839
Quark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Quark Armin Shimerman

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1,113 976
Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tom Paris Robert Duncan McNeill

23
840 777
Janice Rand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Janice Rand Grace Lee Whitney

24
930 474
Hikaru Sulu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
physcod added Hikaru Sulu George Takei, George Takei, John Cho

25
610 357
Spot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q047 added Spot

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1,103 815
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Archer Scott Bakula

27
845 627
Reginald Barclay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
ZbyněkHovorka added Reginald Barclay Dwight Schultz

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999 565
Pavel Chekov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Pavel Chekov Walter Koenig, Walter Koenig, Anton Yelchin

The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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1,219 855
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Beverly Crusher Gates McFadden

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952 627
Andorian Commander Shran is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
scott12 added Andorian Commander Shran Star Trek

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1,015 981
Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tasha Yar Denise Crosby

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1,030 855
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
T'Pol Jolene Blalock

33
794 524
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
784 674
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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1,268 911
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Guinan Whoopi Goldberg

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967 671
Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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1,092 975
Benjamin Sisko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Benjamin Sisko Avery Brooks

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930 748
Borg Queen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Borg Queen Alice Krige

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842 704
Julian Bashir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Julian Bashir Alexander Siddig

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783 652
Trip Tucker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Trip Tucker Connor Trinneer

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652 623
The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

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1,109 945
B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
B'Elanna Torres Roxann Dawson

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943 897
Tuvok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tuvok Tim Russ

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451 328
Zefram Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Zefram Cochrane

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545 315
Sarek is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Sarek Ben Cross, Mark Lenard

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792 740
Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Ro Laren Michelle Forbes

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382 314
Carol Marcus (Alternate Realit... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Vinze added Carol Marcus (Alternate Reality)

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567 428
General Chang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
General Chang Philip Kwok

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732 902
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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821 935
Kira Nerys is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kira Nerys Nana Visitor