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
3,496 1,070
Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Patrick Stewart

2
3,519 1,043
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Brent Spiner

3
3,073 566
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard Nimoy

4
2,865 1,148
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Shatner

5
3,004 1,242
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jeri Ryan

6
2,363 933
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DeForest Kelley

7
2,395 1,130
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Michael Dorn

8
2,338 1,380
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

9
1,814 657
Montgomery Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James Doohan, James Doohan, Simon Pegg

10
1,761 946
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Terry Farrell

11
1,735 1,093
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Frakes

12
1,682 988
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
LeVar Burton

13
1,693 1,111
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kate Mulgrew

14
2,000 989
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Picardo

15
1,423 984
Odo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Rene Auberjonois

16
1,447 781
Miles O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Colm Meaney, Graham Houston

17
1,606 788
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Andrew Robinson

18
1,460 708
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,613 1,106
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Marina Sirtis

20
1,379 902
Quark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Armin Shimerman

21
1,133 688
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

22
1,027 523
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
1,178 1,065
Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Robert Duncan McNeill

24
877 857
Janice Rand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Grace Lee Whitney

25
1,093 607
Pavel Chekov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Walter Koenig, Walter Koenig, Anton Yelchin

26
1,196 886
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Scott Bakula

27
689 430
Spot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q047 added

28
912 696
Reginald Barclay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
ZbyněkHovorka added Dwight Schultz

29
1,311 919
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Gates McFadden

30
1,138 908
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jolene Blalock

31
1,022 685
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
1,069 1,071
Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Denise Crosby

33
1,229 1,019
Benjamin Sisko is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Avery Brooks

34
887 580
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)

35
835 737
Christine Chapel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Majel Barrett

36
1,377 978
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Whoopi Goldberg

37
1,039 718
Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

38
1,001 803
Borg Queen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Alice Krige

39
937 755
Julian Bashir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Alexander Siddig

40
630 355
Sarek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Ben Cross, Mark Lenard

41
844 710
Trip Tucker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Connor Trinneer

42
1,193 999
B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Roxann Dawson

43
1,024 952
Tuvok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tim Russ

44
686 689
The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

45
495 386
Zefram Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Zefram Cochrane

46
868 793
Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Michelle Forbes

47
912 985
Kira Nerys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Nana Visitor

48
789 1,000
Wesley Crusher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
JohnEmmanuelC.Ramos added Wil Wheaton

49
608 481
General Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Philip Kwok

50
430 369
Carol Marcus (Alternate Realit... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Vinze added Carol Marcus (Alternate Reality)