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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1
3,561 1,107
Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Patrick Stewart

2
3,581 1,079
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Brent Spiner

3
3,187 576
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard Nimoy

4
2,930 1,173
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Shatner

5
3,046 1,276
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jeri Ryan

6
2,412 954
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DeForest Kelley

7
2,434 1,159
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Michael Dorn

8
2,384 1,406
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

9
1,850 676
Montgomery Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James Doohan, James Doohan, Simon Pegg

10
1,770 1,119
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Frakes

11
1,721 1,010
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
LeVar Burton

12
1,789 974
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Terry Farrell

13
1,724 1,138
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kate Mulgrew

14
2,042 1,006
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Picardo

15
1,456 1,004
Odo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Rene Auberjonois

16
1,487 792
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Colm Meaney, Graham Houston

17
1,649 798
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Andrew Robinson

18
1,493 728
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,418 915
Quark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Armin Shimerman

20
1,159 704
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

21
1,631 1,136
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Marina Sirtis

22
1,049 542
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
1,118 624
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
1,192 1,093
Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Duncan McNeill

25
1,213 904
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Scott Bakula

26
889 883
Janice Rand is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Grace Lee Whitney

27
938 709
Reginald Barclay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
ZbyněkHovorka added Dwight Schultz

28
710 446
Spot is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q047 added

29
1,164 918
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jolene Blalock

30
1,330 937
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Gates McFadden

31
1,044 697
Andorian Commander Shran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
scott12 added Andorian Commander Shran Star Trek

32
1,266 1,031
Benjamin Sisko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Avery Brooks

33
1,080 1,097
Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Denise Crosby

34
851 750
Christine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Majel Barrett

35
905 602
James T. Kirk (alternate reali... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Valley Forge added James T. Kirk (alternate reality)

36
1,404 1,001
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Whoopi Goldberg

37
1,058 729
Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

38
961 763
Julian Bashir is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Alexander Siddig

39
1,022 815
Borg Queen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Alice Krige

40
656 361
Sarek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Ben Cross, Mark Lenard

41
1,215 1,010
B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Roxann Dawson

42
866 719
Trip Tucker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Connor Trinneer

43
1,044 965
Tuvok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tim Russ

44
704 701
The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

45
884 808
Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Michelle Forbes

46
510 400
Zefram Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Zefram Cochrane

47
937 996
Kira Nerys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Nana Visitor

48
806 1,023
Wesley Crusher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Wil Wheaton

49
624 492
General Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Philip Kwok

50
873 869
Lwaxana Troi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Majel Barrett