Starlog 5: Favorite Character

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Who’s your favorite Star Trek character?

Somehow, this is a much harder question to answer than musing the societal impact of Trek or debating the canon of the show. My poor husband has to listen to me scream with joy every time I spot a Trek actor on another show.

Just like we don’t have only one Star Trek series, I can’t say that I have one favorite. Instead I’ll do one from each.

The Original Series – Spock, hands down. Who doesn’t love Spock?

The Next Generation – Data. In his efforts to be human, we really get to explore what that means. Geordi LaForge is a really, really close second, though.

Deep Space 9 – I love Odo, and for very similar reason that I have for loving Data.

Voyager – The Doctor, and I’m sensing a trend here since he’s a hologram who becomes more and more human as the series goes along. Honorable mention goes to Tuvok.

Enterprise – Dr. Phlox, because he’s just so sweet, practical, and smart.

Who’s your favorite character? I’d love to know!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside Detective.  Her short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.



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8 responses to “Starlog 5: Favorite Character

  1. Obviously first Spock. But then it was Data, and Counselor Troy, mostly because they were both enigmatic, and Troy because I am a therapist. I miss Star Trek.

  2. Louise Brady, Author

    Spock and Data are awesome 🙂
    I’ve not seen the TV show in years, but I’m going to check it out on Netflix!

    • Have you watched any of the other series before?

      • Louise Brady, Author

        My dad used to have the TV show on at home, but all I remember is Spock and Data 🙂 I saw both of the newer movies and intended to watch more of the TV show but hadn’t gotten around to it

      • There’s a lot to watch! I love streaming TV for that, but I’ve only seen the first season of Discovery because I don’t have CBS All Access right now.

      • Louise Brady, Author

        I love long series’ as I can spend more time with the characters 🙂 UK Netflix has two seasons of Discovery, but I think there are differences between the content on US and UK Netflix.

      • Agreed! I love getting to “know” the characters! And yes, I gotta there are differences. Not fair, lol!

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