For my final post commemorating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek I decided to focus on the best aspect of the franchise – the characters! And I’m sure most Trekkies have imagined being a part of a Federation crew and having adventures through the stars and on strange alien worlds.
The following is my dream team crew of 10, with two from each of the five live action television series (sorry short lived animated series). Engage!
#10 Communications Officer – Nyota Uhura, The Original Series (TOS)
Yes they phased out the role of communications officer but have you seen that outfit? Hubba hubba. Uhura definitely makes the list.
#9 Chef/ Morale officer – Neelix, Voyager (VOY)
Spending all that time in space you may get a bit sick of replicated food. Neelix will be great to whip up some actual food even if it may get a bit weird. I have an adventurous palate. And he is also great at organising parties.
#8 Helmsman – Hikaru Sulu, TOS
I would want a steady hand on my voyages. They don’t get more steady than Sulu’s.
#7 Astrometrics – Seven of Nine, VOY
It’s Jeri Ryan in catsuits all day. That will make any voyage better.
#6 Chief Medical Officer – Phlox, Enterprise (ENT)
While the curmudgeonly Bones has an old world charm Phlox was a whole lot of fun and is quite the capable doctor. And it would be cool to check out his collection of live specimens.
#5 Tactical/ security officer – Worf, DS9
No this is not a cheat. Worf was on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. And I would want no one else keeping the crew safe and blasting the crap out of an enemy vessel than the son of Mogh.
#4 Science officer – Data, TNG
That brilliant positronic mind will come in handy and Data is also a great source of unintentional humour.
#3 Chief Engineer – Charles “Trip” Tucker III, ENT
Oh Trip. They did not end your story well at all, now did they? While Scotty is the miracle worker and would join you in a stiff drink, Trip’s Southern charm and technical skills gets him on the list.
#2 First Officer – Kira Nerys, DS9
Sure Mr Spock and Riker are fantastic but if you want someone to stir things up a little and break the rules a bit Kira is your best bet and would be Number One on my ship.
#1 Captain – Jean-Luc Picard, TNG
The eternal debate of Kirk versus Picard. Now admittedly Kirk would be a whole lot more fun but he is also the more likely of the two captains to get you killed. Give me the wisdom and strategy of Picard any day so I can actually make it back to Earth in one piece.
So what characters would make up your dream team? I’m sure I missed out some of your choices. Feel free to share them below.
For part 4 of “50 years of Trek, 50 things to love” on Top 10 humorous episodes you can click here and for part 3 of this series where we looked at Top 10 Trek tech you can click here. And for more TV posts that go where no post has gone before you can subscribe via email or follow me on Twitter @suprememango012.
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