The 10 Greatest Star Trek Characters Of All-Time
There are a lot of hot issues right now like the State of the Union Speech, Social Security Reform, and whether CNN’s Eason Jordan scandalously claimed the US soldiers are targeting journalists. But instead of talking about any of those things, I decided to put together a list of the top 10 greatest Star Trek characters in order! Enjoy!
1) James T. Kirk (Star Trek): If America had a national “fictional character,” it would be James Tiberius Kirk. An adventurous captain who was ready to fight at the drop of a hat if he had to and spent his nights “teaching alien women how to love” as Frye from Futurama would say!
2) Spock (Star Trek): Brilliant, tough, and always logical, Spock was the perfect #2 for Kirk and such a great character that he’d have been captain on any other series.
3) Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: Next Generation): Picard is no Kirk, but who is? It’s like comparing an American President to George Washington, it’s not really fair. Picard is a great captain, but he’s just a little too old to be “whooping people” in hand to hand combat.
4) Data (Star Trek: Next Generation): If any captain had ever had Spock & his mechanical doppleganger Data both on his crew, he could feel good going into the holodeck even if a rogue Klingon war cruiser was approaching at Warp 5.
5) Johnathan Archer (Star Trek: Enterprise): STE never really hit its stride and since it has been canceled now, it never will. But Archer was still a great character, it’s just too bad the writers couldn’t do more with him.
6) Worf (Star Trek: Next Generation): Who can dislike a character who tosses off quotes like “Today is a good day to die” & “Humans damage so easily?” If they could distill a marine down into a Star Trek character, it would be Warf…
7) 7 of 9 (Star Trek: Voyager): It’s as if a character right out of Ayn Rand’s novels were reborn in the Star Trek world. Love her!
8) T’Pol (Star Trek: Enterprise): Soo hot, so Vulcan…she’s totally irresistible even though she’s the grouchiest Vulcan character ever on the show.
9) Odo (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine): A great character wasted on a weak show. Odo would have been a real asset as a crusty head of security at a better Trek show.
10) Deanna Troi (Star Trek: Next Generation): A bit too touchy feely (and coming from a psychology major, that’s saying something), but still a compelling character who could read your mind well enough to tell if she’s making you happy or unhappy, but not well enough to know if you’re actually thinking about 7 of 9 while Troi is giving you her special “Betazoid backrub”.
Bonus: The Three Best Star Trek Enemies!
1) The Borg (Star Trek: Next Generation): Relentless, merciless, nearly unstoppable foes…who somehow seemed to always get stopped!
2) Kahn (Star Trek): The genetically engineered, 20th century superman was Kirk’s legendary nemesis.
3) Q (Various): The Norse God Loki + Leprechaun 4: In Space w/ much better writers = Q
Bonus: The Three Most Annoying Star Trek Characters!
1) Wesley Crusher (Star Trek: Next Generation): Only Jar-Jar blinks tops him on the Sci-Fi “Most Annoying List”.
2) Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager): Worst. Captain. Ever. EVER!
3) Guinan (Star Trek: Next Generation): Oh look, it’s Whoopi Goldberg — the “wise” bartender who always has to get her folksy two cents in on every subject.