This week, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series. To do so, we thought it might be a good time to rank all of the Star Trek crew members. Before we do, a few stipulations:

1: Only Starfleet personnel and related enlisted crews have been considered for placement on this list. (Which means that characters such as Quark, Morn, or, let’s be honest, half of Deep Space Nine are absent.) Placement on the list is the result of long consideration of characters’ service to Starfleet and/or Starfleet-related causes as shown or implied during their appearances, with one exception that shall not be discussed further. (Good luck figuring out which one is placed specifically due to personal bias.)

2: Only original on-screen media was considered during deliberation. If spin-off material such as novels and comic books had been included, both Captain Clark Terrell and Commander Elizabeth Shelby would be considerably higher up in the ranking. (Star Trek: Vanguard and Star Trek: New Frontier FTW, as the famous 24th century saying goes.)

3: Your argument is invalid.

TOS: The Original Series, aka Star Trek (1966-1969)
TAS: Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-1974)
TMP: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
TWK: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
TUC: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
STG: Star Trek: Generations (1994)
TNG: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)
DS9: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)
VOY: Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001)
ENT: Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005)
KTL: The Kelvin Timeline, aka Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Star Trek Beyond (2016)

100. Crewman Lon Suder (VOY)
99. Admiral Alexander Marcus (KTL)
98. Lieutenant Marla McGivers (TOS)
97. Lt. Commander Gary Mitchell (TOS)
96. Dr. Elizabeth Dehner (TOS)
95. Commodore Matthew Decker (TOS)
94. Captain Ben Maxwell (TNG)
93. Kes (VOY)
92. Fleet Admiral Cartwright (TUC)
91. Lieutenant Valeris (TUC)
90. Luther Sloan (DS9)
89. Commander Bruce Maddox (TNG)
88. Captain Phillipa Louvois (TNG)
87. Ensign Taurik (TNG)
86. Ensign Sito Jaxa (TNG)
85. Lieutenant José Tyler (TOS)
84. Crewman Michael Rostov (ENT)
83. Crewman Elizabeth Cutler (ENT)
82. Ensign Walsh (ENT)
81. Ensign Tanner (ENT)
80. Lieutenant Sam Lavelle (TNG)
79. Ensign Samantha Wildman (VOY)
78. Commander Kyle (TOS)
77. Lt. Commander Michael Eddington (DS9)
76. Vice Admiral Nakamura (TNG)
75. Captain Rudy Ransom (VOY)
74. Dr. Mark Piper (TOS)
73. Chef (ENT)
72. Ensign Melora Pazlar (DS9)
71. Ensign Robin Lefler (TNG)
70. Yeoman Janice Rand (TOS)
69. Rear Admiral Gregory Quinn (TNG)
68. Captain Edward Jellico (TNG)
67. Lt. Commander Jack Crusher (TNG)
66. Dr. Philip Boyce (TOS)
65. Lieutenant M’Ress (TAS)
64. Dr. Selar (TNG)
63. Nurse Alyssa Ogawa (TNG)
62. Neelix (VOY)
61. Lieutenant Arex (TAS)
60. Nurse Christine Chapel (TOS)
59. Captain Clark Terrell (TWK)
58. Captain Robert April (TOS)
57. Number One (TOS)
56. Commander Elizabeth Shelby (TNG)
55. Lieutenant Reginald Barclay (TNG)
54. Ensign Ro Laren (TNG)
53. Cadet Tim Watters (DS9)
52. Captain Erika Hernandez (ENT)
51. Lieutenant Nog (DS9)
50. Captain Willard Decker (TMP)
49. Lieutenant Ilia (TMP)
48. Lieutenant Saavik (TWK)
47. Captain Richard Robau (KTL)
46. Captain John Harriman (STG)
45. Captain Rachel Garrett (TNG)
44. Lieutenant Demora Sulu (STG)
43. Admiral Owen Paris (VOY)
42. Admiral Maxwell Forrest (ENT)
41. Admiral William Ross (DS9)
40. Chief Medical Officer Phlox (ENT)
39. Dr. Katherine Pulaski (TNG)
38. Lt. Commander George Kirk (KTL)
37. Seven of Nine (VOY)
36. Lt. Commander Tasha Yar (TNG)
35. Captain Christopher Pike (TOS)
34. Ensign Harry Kim (VOY)
33. Ensign Travis Mayweather (ENT)
32. Lieutenant Ezri Dax (DS9)
31. Ensign Wesley Crusher (TNG)
30. Commander Pavel Chekov (TOS)
29. Lieutenant Malcolm Reed (ENT)
28. Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres (VOY)
27. Lt. Commander Hoshi Sato (ENT)
26. Lieutenant Tom Paris (VOY)
25. Dr. Julian Bashir (DS9)
24. Counsellor Deanna Troi (TNG)
23. Commander Charles Tucker III (ENT)
22. Lt. Commander Jadzia Dax (DS9)
21. Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge (TNG)
20. Dr. Beverly Crusher (TNG)
19. Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott (TOS)
18. Captain Hikaru Sulu (TOS)
17. Chief Miles O’Brien (DS9)
16. Emergency Medical Hologram Joe (VOY)
15. Constable Odo (DS9)
14. Commander Nyota Uhura (TOS)
13. Lt. Commander Worf (TNG)
12. Lt. Commander Data (TNG)
11. Commander Chakotay (VOY)
10. Commander T’Pol (ENT)
9. Captain Jonathan Archer (ENT)
8. Captain Kathryn Janeway (VOY)
7. Colonel Kira Nerys (DS9)
6. Commander William Riker (TNG)
5. Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (TOS)
4. Captain Spock (TOS)
3. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (TNG)
2. Captain Benjamin Sisko (DS9)
1. Captain James T. Kirk (TOS)

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