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
3,320 960
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Data Brent Spiner

3
2,811 533
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Spock Leonard Nimoy

4
2,875 1,139
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan

5
2,689 1,082
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James T. Kirk William Shatner

6
2,225 881
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard McCoy DeForest Kelley

7
2,252 1,070
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Worf Michael Dorn

8
2,194 1,291
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q

9
1,713 617
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
1,627 1,019
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Riker Jonathan Frakes

11
1,594 932
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton

12
1,660 885
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jadzia Dax Terry Farrell

13
1,588 1,046
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kathryn Janeway Kate Mulgrew

14
1,877 945
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Doctor Robert Picardo

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

15
1,354 726
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
1,334 926
Odo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Odo Rene Auberjonois

17
1,488 734
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Elim Garak Andrew Robinson

18
1,366 666
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Uhura Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,529 1,039
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Deanna Troi Marina Sirtis

20
1,047 639
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

21
1,277 848
Quark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Quark Armin Shimerman

The Greatest Female Villains

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1,123 994
Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tom Paris Robert Duncan McNeill

23
844 794
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
954 486
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
1,128 825
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Archer Scott Bakula

26
626 368
Spot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q047 added Spot

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1,020 572
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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861 641
Reginald Barclay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
ZbyněkHovorka added Reginald Barclay Dwight Schultz

The Best Doctors of Doctor Who

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1,241 871
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Beverly Crusher Gates McFadden

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968 634
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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1,032 994
Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tasha Yar Denise Crosby

32
1,063 860
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
T'Pol Jolene Blalock

33
802 684
Christine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Christine Chapel Majel Barrett

34
808 537
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)

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1,286 927
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Guinan Whoopi Goldberg

18 Things You Won't Be Able to See if You are Color-Blind

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1,121 983
Benjamin Sisko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Benjamin Sisko Avery Brooks

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985 682
Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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943 757
Borg Queen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Borg Queen Alice Krige

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864 711
Julian Bashir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Julian Bashir Alexander Siddig

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797 658
Trip Tucker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Trip Tucker Connor Trinneer

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660 634
The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

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1,134 954
B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
B'Elanna Torres Roxann Dawson

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

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957 907
Tuvok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tuvok Tim Russ

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563 322
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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460 338
Zefram Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Zefram Cochrane

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818 748
Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Ro Laren Michelle Forbes

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577 435
General Chang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
General Chang Philip Kwok

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753 920
Wesley Crusher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Wesley Crusher Wil Wheaton

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389 325
Carol Marcus (Alternate Realit... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Vinze added Carol Marcus (Alternate Reality)

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845 940
Kira Nerys is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kira Nerys Nana Visitor