Star Trek has a long and torrid love affair with bringing wonderful characters and protagonists to life, presenting a fantastic array of challenging situations, pitting themselves against insurmountable odds and, sometimes, some really cracking villains.
Who can forget the golden moments of Gul Dukat in Deep Space Nine as he evolves into a character some of us actually care about? Or the ripping emotional tension we get from Khan Noonian-Singh? We cheered the intelligence and the guile of the Klingon General Chang, sporting his eye-patch of doom (bolted to the face for full metal), and some of the worst enemies the Federation has ever seen came as the Jem’Hadar, the brutal troper force for the Dominion ready to commit unspeakable acts for the glory of the soldiering life.
However, let’s face it — some Star Trek villains are just… bad.
While we had Khan, we also had the Son’a — who, if remembered for anything, it’s the facelift. In the late nineties, it seemed everyone wanted to get young again and have their skin pulled back until a display of any emotion would literally crack the face open in ways a dubious plastic surgeon would be proud of. The Son’a were riddled with toxins they had to expunge, and instead of throwing themselves into a New Year Resolution of kale smoothies and yoga on Thursdays, they did… this. And then killed an Admiral no one cares about with a facelift. Take that, beauty standards!
But for a series spanning six decades now, not every villain is going to be perfect, and for some, they are a product of their time.
So, this week, we want to know…
In your opinion, who is the least interesting villain in Star Trek?