Trek has lots of characters, be they one hit wonders or series long characters. The women are no exception. Whether they use brain power to overcome an obstacle or have some physical means or darn it if they just look good. Here are some of my favorites from the series and the movies
Whether it is in fact her name she is one of the reasons the"The Enterprise Incident" is one of my favorites with it's cool Battle Cruisers and undercover story. Rocking her mini skirt and gogo boots of the 60's and later a slinky dress to have spend time with Spock. She commanded the three battle cruisers with the cloaking device, she comes close to capturing the Enterprise oh and that voice. Damn shes cool.
Two actresses played the part, I liked them both and it would have been great to see the character make a return in ST VI to have a real character arc throughout the movies that she appears in. If I had to make a second pick, Saavik-whether it's Kirstie Alley or Robin Curtis is a winner for me.
Valeris is the character of Saavik, but since neither of the original actresses could come back and Kim Cattrall didn't want to play the character two other actreeses had already played, a re-write made Saavik Valeris. She gets a lot of screen time and if you just imagine her character as the Saavik, then it really helps make the movie better, even though Star Trek VI is pretty awesome on it's own.
Another one episode wonder from the original series who not only had the distinction for being in a cool episode, but being a damn sexy beast. Played by Batgirl Yvonne Craig, Marta cavorted and hung off of Kirk and Spock while trapped in an insane asylum. Getting some great lines and being a cool character besides, Marta was awesome.
I really loved how Kira hated Starfleet's presanse on Deep Space Nine and did grow to appreciate their participation in Bajoran politics. She had plenty of episodes for her character and being linked (so to speak) with Odo, one of my favorite characters on Deep Space Nine made her a great character.
The first true lady of Trek gets on the list for breaking down some major racial and sex barriers of the 60s. Whats sad is that she ended up being an extra in some episodes with the same lines in almost every episode she did appear in. She did occasionally sing and thankfully she did get a little more to do in the movies.
I'd really like to have put Dax higher on the list but after Worf joined the show, she turned into a Trill who would be Klingon who would but her nose into anything Klingon related since a previous host was involved with the Klingons. You have a sexy young actress playing a character with an already interesting history who was a fan favorite and they have to throw her into Klingon stories. Please. Shes still a nice character.
I really wanted to put this fair maiden on the list a little higher but when you have maybe 4 episodes devoted to your character and have nothing of note to do in any of the four TNG movies, it does go to show how little your character mattered. She did get a lot of screen time in episodes and had a backstory but rarely did they do anything with her character.
Sorry, I must put a character on here for pure reasons of attraction. Chase Masterson always looked good on the show and had some good comedic skills to work her ditz character to the limit. The fact that she dug Rom, no matter if it was before he was smart or not does show her taste in men.
A controversial choice to be sure, picking the character who some people dub "Ms Buttinski" and having a role on the ship that dates TNG for it's 80's therapy days Troi did get some of my favorite episodes and one of TNG's best episodes "Face of the Enemy".
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