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Out of all the Star Trek franchises (TOS (and movies), TNG (and movies), DS9, Voyager, Enterprise and Reboot) what character is your favorite?

Mine would be Quark. He's funny, devious, always looking to make a profit, but willing to do the right thing no matter how grudgingly he might do it. Thanks to him we learn the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition: http://www.sjtrek.com/trek/rules/ And in the image below we see even Tribbles like him.
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EDIT: I guess I should have included Star Trek: The Animated Series since it did include some memorable characters such as M'ress (voiced by Majel Barrett-Rodenberry.

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Lol I didn't even know they had done an animated series back then.


It's difficult to pick a character since I find most characters in the Star Trek world have at least some cool/interesting aspect to them.

I think my favourite would probably be Data.



I've always liked those analytical/Vulcan characters. It was really fun and sometimes touching watching Data discovering what it meant to be human. There's also something quite appealing to a character that's so pure and "innocent" but can actually kick some serious ass. Data saved those guys on more than a few occasions.

But it was tough.

If I was a little kid from way back in the day I would have said Q




I used to practically pray that each episode was going to be a Q episode


Also a big Riker fan.

Also loved Sulu. Can't really remember why since I was like 5. I do remember completely flipping out when he was given command of the USS Excelsior. That's probably my favourite starship too.


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Without doubt, Scotty.

I'm an engineer, so of course I'm biased.


And the real life Canadian actor, James Doohan was a boss too. He was shot multiple times and lost a finger during D-Day.
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I really enjoyed TNG, and it seems my favorite characters are from there as well.

Picard
Tasha Yar. Even though she wasn't on the show all that long she made a strong enough impact that I've never forgotten her.
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Sentinel_Owl wrote:

Lol I didn't even know they had done an animated series back then.


It's difficult to pick a character since I find most characters in the Star Trek world have at least some cool/interesting aspect to them.

I think my favourite would probably be Data



If you can get Hulu+ down under they have the Star Trek Animated Series last I checked. And Data is a great choice. And Q was a great character and a fun scene chewer with the perfect casting of John de Lancie! He's one of my favorite non-regular characters from Star Trek.


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Without doubt, Scotty.

And the real life Canadian actor, James Doohan was a boss too. He was shot multiple times and lost a finger during D-Day.


Scotty and McCoy were my favorites in TOS. I liked Spock a lot too. But I got to listen to James Doohan talk about slaloomed his observation plane around the telephone poles. But I have to point out that Scotty was killed at least once in the series and resurrected.


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I really enjoyed TNG, and it seems my favorite characters are from there as well.

Picard
Tasha Yar. Even though she wasn't on the show all that long she made a strong enough impact that I've never forgotten her.
Data


All good choices. I agree that Yar wasn't used as well as she could have been. The big problem was that Roddenberry wanted a pie-in-the-sky the Federation is perfect series that all the bad guys wanted to capture the Enterprise so Picard's default action was to threaten to blow the ship up. So Yar was allowed to talk a good game, but never show it. I am glad Denise Crosby got to show her stuff as the half Romulan daughter of Tasha Yar.

Then we look at the various characters and see certain archtypes.

Picard: The person we strive to be (after he got fleshed out a lot more and the series went on).Kirk to a lesser degree, but was stigmatized by what the networks wanted at the time. Both take the analytical and the heart to reach a decision.

Data/Spock: What does it mean to be human? The analytical side of humanity.

McCoy/Troi (to a lesser extent): The heart of humanity. The emotive, feeling and suffering side of humanity.

Unfortunately TNG did not seem to get the triumvirate down as well as the old show. Data/Picard was always an excellent pairing, but they never had it so Troi could speak up other than 'I feel happy!'.

It is well that all the shows had secondary characters who could also inspire. But except for TOS and TNG they did not have the triumvirate down to a good degree.
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I'll blasphemy a little and say a Voyager character: Seven of Nine. Besides her obvious appeal, I've always liked the Borg and think that a character who's been one since childhood and is now part of a Star Fleet crew is interesting.
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Oh I LOVE this


Gafennec wrote:

If you can get Hulu+ down under they have the Star Trek Animated Series last I checked. And Data is a great choice. And Q was a great character and a fun scene chewer with the perfect casting of John de Lancie! He's one of my favorite non-regular characters from Star Trek.


Yes John de Lancie was great in that role!

I would say "charismatic" but there are more than a few performances or characters in Star Trek history I could use that to describe


imphic wrote:

I'll blasphemy a little and say a Voyager character: Seven of Nine. Besides her obvious appeal, I've always liked the Borg and think that a character who's been one since childhood and is now part of a Star Fleet crew is interesting.


It's not blasphemy man! Hell I'd probably claim that I was a Jonathan Archer fan... except that I think the reason is I am more of a Quantum Leap fan

But back to Voyager. Some good characters in that show, but for me 7/9 was the best/most interesting.

Hmmm. Maybe "The Borg" is my favourite ST character. It's generally a collective afterall
Posted 2/24/15 , edited 2/24/15
Not a character as such, but these things are just too cute.

Tribbles rule.

Aside from them, i'll be cliché and say Spock. Or Data. They both make me laugh and they have their badass moments x3
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Just in jest:
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Wow, toughest decision ever.

I'm a big fan of both Captain Picard and Captain Janeway. I love pretty much every Q episode, and Data never fails to make me feel the feels in his search for humanity. I've also always thought Seven of Nine was a very interesting and unique character.

I'm going to stop while I'm ahead, I was born and raised as a Trekkie (my crunchyroll status may give that away)! Ultimately, what makes ST franchises so good is the overall chemistry between all the characters, in my humble (biased) opinion.
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I like data and picard. I would pick data as number 1 I think. I am a tng fan for sure.
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I did not know they had a The Animated Series. Dam you now I have to find it. So ill not be picking for now I may like one of them more.
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horriblis wrote:

I did not know they had a The Animated Series. Dam you now I have to find it. So ill not be picking for now I may like one of them more.


ST:TAS had some very, very good shows and some very, very cringe worthy episodes. Part of it was the S&P for 'children's' television shows at the time.
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There are good choices and, really, no wrong answers except Apples. Unless you mean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apple_%28Star_Trek:_The_Original_Series%29 But for Voyager most of the characters were truly forgettable to me. Only Seven of Nine was truly unique, but I wished they'd played up the psychological problems from going from the human child to Borg to human woman. I do respect Kate Mullgrew a lot for her willingness to wear prosthetic makeup in the show. I can't remember anybody who went through such a variety of prosthetics in a show that was not part of the regular character makeup. Also Janeway's struggle to achieve command should have been put into the story. But all the other character seems so derivative to me in Voyager. But for Voyager and Enterprise most of the shows were hit or miss with more misses than hits. Which is a pity since both could have been great!

I hate a wall of text so my favorite starship of them all.
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