Best Star Trek: The Next Generation Characters


The Top Ten

1 Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner)

The android who knows everything, sometimes annoying with his explaining s but overall a great and funny character - MatrixGuy

Data and Picard are legendary. Best two. Worf is awesome as well and reaches third in my opinion. - EvilAngel

The android is more human then what he gives himself credit for.

He has the most adorable smile it just...argh

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2 Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart)

Data's fun, but when you watch more than a handful of episodes you realise this is really The Picard Show and not the ensemble you were led to believe. Consider how many of your favourite episodes are all about this man (Darmok, The Inner Light, Tapestry, All Good Things...)

An explorer's brain but a poet's heart, he was one of the best characters of Star Trek.

Such a good leader, and a fantastic actor

The wise captain of the ship - MatrixGuy

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3 Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes)

He was my favourite as a kid. A real hero type.

He is an underatted character who deserves more credit

He's a creep.

4 Lieutenant Worf (Michael Dorn)

"I am not a merry Man! ", "Assimilate this", "Kehlar was my mate! ". Then death by Batlith. Seriously, he's awesome

How is Troi above Worf and Geordi? Seriously Worf is the best, especially when he is in a bad mood.

The first Klingon to ever enter and graduate from the Starfleet Academy and being part of the USS Enterprise! And klingons are awesome. So, double awesomeness.

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5 Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton)

Geordie is a great character. Not quite as good as Data or Picard but he definitely belongs in the top 3.

Geordi can be pretty funny sometimes

Coolest gadget ever!

Geordi is awesome

6 Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis)

I love Marina, so of course Troi is my favorite pick! I just wish the writers would have done more to develop her character over the years. I was happy to see the Troi/Riker relationship FINALLY be a part of the final 2 movies!

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7 Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton)

Wesley's not bad. In fact, as a kid myself, he's actually one of my favourite characters.

He gets a lot of undeserved hate.

8 Doctor Beverly Crusher (Gates McFadden)

Doctor Beverly Crusher isn't a bad character at all, but I just wish her character got more to do. I mean, she did turn up occasionally whenever a medical crisis turned up, but apart from that she just stood in the background. Her characterisations should have developed more, and definitely be more included in plots, but I think she's quite a cool character.

9 Lieutenant Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby)

Why does everyone hate her? She's one of my favourite characters! It's not the character's fault she died so lamely! Blame that on the writers.

10 Q (John de Lancie)

How is Q on the bottom? I guess he's not the best character, but he's a hilarious villain and a great response to the overdose of omnipotence in the original series.

Q's not the best character, but it's always funny to have suck a stuck-up, aristocratic character and watch him fail. He's good comic relief.

The Contenders

11 Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg)

One of the best characters on Star Trek.

12 Lt. Commander Dexter Remmick (Robert Schenkkan)
13 Captain Archer (Scott Bakula)
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