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The Most Underrated Star Trek Characters Ever

These are the unsung heroes -- and villains -- across the Star Trek franchise.
Posted on Mar 18, 2019 | 10:30am
When it comes to the Star Trek franchise, a few key characters stand out: Captain Kirk, Spock, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Data, Leonard McCoy and Michael Burnham make the cut. But there are so many other characters spanning the franchise — Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Discovery, all of which are available to stream on CBS All Access — that don't get the credit they deserve. 

Below, we've compiled a list of 18 of the most underrated Star Trek characters, featuring the likes of Lwaxana Troi, Rom, Joann Owosekun and Reginald Barclay. Read on to see who else deserves the spotlight. 



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