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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3,250 961
Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jean-Luc Picard Patrick Stewart

2
3,277 946
Data is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Data Brent Spiner

3
2,758 527
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Spock Leonard Nimoy

4
2,842 1,122
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan

5
2,645 1,067
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
James T. Kirk William Shatner

6
2,196 871
Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Leonard McCoy DeForest Kelley

7
2,216 1,061
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Worf Michael Dorn

8
2,173 1,279
Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q

9
1,690 607
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
1,597 1,005
William Riker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
William Riker Jonathan Frakes

11
1,583 914
Geordi La Forge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Geordi La Forge LeVar Burton

12
1,637 875
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jadzia Dax Terry Farrell

13
1,559 1,032
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kathryn Janeway Kate Mulgrew

14
1,339 718
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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1,847 937
Doctor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Doctor Robert Picardo

16
1,304 918
Odo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Odo Rene Auberjonois

17
1,467 726
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Elim Garak Andrew Robinson

18
1,338 660
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Uhura Nichelle Nichols, Nichelle Nichols, Zoe Saldana

19
1,508 1,021
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Deanna Troi Marina Sirtis

20
1,034 631
Gul Dukat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
willprot added Gul Dukat

21
1,248 842
Quark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Quark Armin Shimerman

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1,114 980
Tom Paris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tom Paris Robert Duncan McNeill

23
841 779
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
932 476
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
615 357
Spot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Q047 added Spot

26
1,107 815
Jonathan Archer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Jonathan Archer Scott Bakula

27
1,003 566
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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845 630
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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1,221 858
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Beverly Crusher Gates McFadden

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953 629
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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1,017 983
Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tasha Yar Denise Crosby

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1,035 855
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
T'Pol Jolene Blalock

33
798 525
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
785 675
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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1,270 918
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Guinan Whoopi Goldberg

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971 674
Khan Noonien Singh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters

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1,096 978
Benjamin Sisko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Benjamin Sisko Avery Brooks

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932 750
Borg Queen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Borg Queen Alice Krige

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844 706
Julian Bashir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Julian Bashir Alexander Siddig

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787 652
Trip Tucker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Trip Tucker Connor Trinneer

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656 624
The Gorn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
The Gorn

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1,112 946
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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947 897
Tuvok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Tuvok Tim Russ

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453 330
Zefram Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
DanielLahaie added Zefram Cochrane

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548 315
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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796 742
Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Ro Laren Michelle Forbes

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383 314
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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568 428
General Chang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
General Chang Philip Kwok

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734 905
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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824 936
Kira Nerys is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Interesting Star Trek Characters
Kira Nerys Nana Visitor