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10 Tips & Tricks for Starting Star Trek: Legends

Star Trek: Legends is the first Star Trek game to come out in nearly three years. The game itself plays similarly to games like Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes and DC Legends —only with one major difference. As this game is part of Apple Arcade, you won’t find any energy meters limiting how much you can play or microtransactions hoping to drain every last dollar out of your wallet. Sound interesting? Well, here some things to know before you get started.

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Don’t Roll the Gatcha Until You Finish the Story

Like many similar mobile titles there is a gatcha system in Star Trek: Legends where you are able to summon Star Trek ’s greatest heroes and villains (and a fair amount of no-name nobodies) to join your crew thanks to the Nexus (as seen in Star Trek: Generations ). You may be tempted to summon a character every time you have enough “orbs” to do so. However, this would be a huge mistake.

When the game begins, there is almost no one to summon in the gatcha other than random useless crew members and the three officers you get as part of the tutorial—Burnham, Bones, and Worf. As you play through the story, more and more characters will be unlocked in the gatcha—with the full spread available once you finish the sixth chapter. Simply put, save your orbs until the character(s) you want are available. And don’t worry about filling out your roster, there are more than a few ways to get characters that don’t involve the gatcha.

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Your Best Team for Completing the Story

When it comes to completing the story, the trick is building the best team you can from the crewmembers you A) unlock naturally as part of the plot, B) unlock from completing achievements, and C) unlock from completing limited-time “Operation” events that you can only try five times per day. Here’s the team that got me through the game at launch (the first six episodes).

Leonard McCoy – Healer

The game really throws you a bone (pun intended) by giving you McCoy right out of the gate. While he may be the second most common when it comes to rarity, he’s the best doctor in the game. Period. He can heal one character for most of their HP and give a massive defense boost to the entire party. But the best item in his kit is the “Tri-Ox Hypospray” which can be used first turn and boosts both attack and morale—which is ungodly powerful when paired with…

William Riker – DPS

Riker is a character you get early on (in the first episode or two) just by going through the story. Now, I don’t know if he is the best DPS in the game but until I find someone else who can attack all enemies turn one, he’s not leaving my party. And as he is a bit slower in the turn order than McCoy he can be buffed before his first turn so that he wipes out the entire enemy side in one shot. Even after that his normal attack can one-shot any individual target that isn’t a boss. And with the McCoy morale boost, he will often attack alongside the other characters when they attack.

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Worf – Tank

Like McCoy, you get Worf within your first few minutes of the game. And while there are better tanks you can get in the gatcha—Captain Pike and Odo are arguably better and the Borg Queen certainly is—he got me through the whole story mode no trouble. He has a taunt skill which is incredibly useful given that McCoy can only heal one person at a time. He also has a counterattack skill (though I never unlocked it due to the fact I felt he was more useful spending his turns attacking). His ultimate skill (which can only be used from the third turn on), “Klingon Fury,” is a boss-killer of epic proportions—though you’d be surprised how few times battle lasted long enough for me to use it.

Geordi La Forge – Support

While you don’t get him in the story, Geordi can be unlocked by completing the “Event: Welcome Event” Operation series. (If the welcome event no longer exists by the time you pick up the game, then it might be time to break the “don’t use the gatcha” rule once Geordi appears in it. The good news is that the odds are you’ll get him within the first 10 pulls from the Engineer gatcha.)

Geordi is a beast. He can create cover for party members to hide behind—like, say, a taunting Worf. More than that, on the second turn he can create a shield that doubles or triples the entire party’s HP while also increasing morale (which in turn increases the likelihood of random team-up attacks occurring).

Of the four character’s I’ve recommended here, Geordi will likely be the last you unlock. While you’re working to unlock him, any other character can take his slot—the McCoy, Worf, Riker, trinity is solid all on its own. I personally kept Burnham and Data in that slot till I got Geordi—though feel free to experiment with any of the dozens of other characters you’ll get for free.

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Equip Your Main Team with Gear

Each character can equip a phaser, padd, tricorder, and communicator—along with two nexus particles. These boost the characters’ various stats. They can be bought from the in-game shop (for a nominal fee). Make sure your main party has them equipped.

Level Up the Gear That Boosts the Abilities of Each Person

The equipment and nexus particles you obtain can be leveled up with items you gather from story missions and shuttle missions. However, don’t just upgrade at random. Each boosts different stats and not all characters use the same stats. For example, Riker attacks with the attack stat. Thus, leveling up his phaser is the most important as it boosts attack. Geordi, on the other hand, attacks with the tech stat. So for him, leveling up the tricorder is most important. The same basic rule of thumb holds true for Nexus particles—but hold off on upgrading these until epic or legendary ones appear in Quark’s shop.

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Assign Your Bridge Crew

As you progress through the game, you will be able to assign people to various stations on the bridge. Each person on the bridge has some skill that buffs the entire away team when you do missions. Some of these will only work on certain types of characters (Klingons or Borg) while others work on all away team members. Mix and match to find the best support for your party. (Oh and don’t worry. Even if a character has a job on the bridge, they can still go on away missions without any loss in the overall stat bonuses.)

Send People on Shuttle Missions Whenever You Can

Not only does this level them up, it gets you rare items to level up skills and equipment.

Save Your Bio-gels For New Characters

Bio-gels are largely useless on your main party—they will level up quickly on their own. Save the gels for when you want to quickly level up a new character to put into your main party.

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Character Rarity Doesn’t Matter, Skills Do

Kahn is the highest level of rarity. Riker is two levels of rarity lower. Can Kahn wipe out an entire opposing force on the first turn? Nope. I rest my case.

Getting Morale Up is Better than Giving Morale Down

While giving four morale downs causes and enemy to retreat from battle, it’s faster to just kill them. And as giving your landing party morale makes it so that they randomly do team up attacks, enemies drop even faster.

There Are Glitches, Tons of Glitches

While fun, this game is a buggy one—at least on the iPad I bought brand new last year. Sometimes I haven’t been able to select locations on the landing party map (I needed to sync a controller to select my next location). Other times, some of the graphics didn’t show up leaving me with white boxes instead of icons. My daily PVP rewards haven’t been awarded to me for the past several days—with the game acting like I’ve already gotten them. More than once, two menus have opened at once requiring me to restart the game to make them go away. And I can’t count the number of times I’ve wanted to equip an item and the game simply won’t bring up the menu to let me do so. The good news is that in battle, things have been glitch free. But I won’t pretend I haven’t been getting more and more frustrated with the bugs.

Star Trek: Legends was released for Apple Arcade on April 2, 2021.

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Richard Eisenbeis

Nice guide, thanks! I am obsessed with this game. I completely agree about Riker, I don’t see how I could ever leave him outside of my team. A scan from Spock and the bullet spray from Riker. Thats’s normally a game over for the opponent! 🙂

Try playing with Janeway, Seven, Uhura & Sela. By leveling up their abilities and equipment early in the game I was able to defeat enemies 20 and 30 levels higher easily. I’ve unlocked and played with almost every character and I seem to keep coming back to that team being the most effective.

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In a bit of an update, when it cames to hitting max level and finishing very hard mode, my team was Riker, Bones, The Borg Queen, and Geordi.

Solid insight and well written.

Your Away Team recommendations helped a lot.

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Thanks for the article! Question: Where do you get mission materials from (the ones that allow you to choose different mission paths). Thanks!

What allows you to choose the different paths is the composition of your away team. You need medical officers for med checks and command officers for command checks. It’s a way for the game to encourage you to level up different teams for different challanges.

Is their a website that tells you everything about he game. Maybe a game legend with all the icons?

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Star Trek Legends Beginner’s Guide and Tips

At the time of writing this, Star Trek: Legends is still in Early Development and will likely be updated. When these changes are made I will test the and fixes/changes and upgrade this guide accordingly.

Star Trek: Legends is a turned based video game, where players build a team of four a complete variety of different combat challenges. This guide will be an overview for the gamplay mechanics, basics, list of bugs, and some recommendations.

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Combat is turned based in an initiative order, where you can chose a number of attacks, buffs, enemy debuffs, until the renaming enemies number is reduced to 0.

The initiative order is displayed at the top middle of the screen. Initiative is based on a crew speed. Clicking on a character will let you see their abilities.

Speed, Autoplay, and Pause are listed at the top right of the screen.

Speed : Chose between x0, x2, x4 times normal speed

Autoplay : AI automated combat if you don’t want to chose what your abilities or targets

Pause : Pauses combat where you can abandon the mission.

Cover : Two spots on each team will have cover which will have some health of their own and must be destroyed before that character can be targeted. Some abilities ignore or do more damage against against cover.

Bridge – HUB

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Daily : Daily orbs bonus (freebies), available each day on a seven day rotation

Bridge : Where you select your bridge crew, giving you in-game bonuses

Goals : In-game achievements, their requirements, and rewards

News : Updates regarding new Operations

Shuttle : Away missions, where you send crew away for a time in exchange for rewards

Operations : Weekly events to unlock characters and gain rewards in a level system

Shop : Where you can spend your latinum, crystals, and survival tickets

PVP : Where you can combat other players’s teams

Alliance : Combat where you gain crystals once meeting requirements

Events : Updates for Operations and where you can view your progress

Survival : Survival mode where you can semi-select a team with progressive difficulty

Summon : Where you use orbs to summon new crew from the Nexus

Collections : Unlocked crew, and where you gain some rewards for completing sets

Crew : View and upgrade your unlocked crews

Missions : Story missions

At the time right of the screen in most features of the game is your latinum collection, one of the main currencies in the game.

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This feather lets you log in once a day and collect a various amount of orbs on a seven-day rotations. These freebies allow you to summon new characters to your crew.

Bridge – Feature

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From here you can select certain crew to fulfill the role of a bridge team. slected crew meembers have bonuses to your team from:

  • 10% Resistance to Scan, Wound, or Stun
  • +3% stat such as Attack, Health, Defense, Tech, etc
  • +5% stat for a certain group such as Klingon, Starfleet, etc

Only one crew member can be selected for each role

Goals/Achievements

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Goals : Goals are minor achievements for learning gameplay basics and completing early story missions. At the time of writing this, mine is bugged an although I’ve completed the last goal I cannot collect my reward.

Achievements : As listed on your Steam profile, these are the same Achievements and they do offer a latinum bonus once completed. You can see your progress for each achievement.

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News displays some brief details about new operations, and what characters is the reward for completion.

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Upon completing a story-based mission, you can send away team of up to 4 to go collect XP, latimum, and a number of other listed awards. You can send this team away fro up to 12 hours and can recall them at any time, but the longer they are away the better the rewards. You can send up to 3 away teams at a time.

Crew sent away will be unavailable for story-based Missions and Operations.

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Operations are a progressing difficulty for higher rewards. Doing so will reward you with Events Points. You can use these to collect rewards (from the Events tab) and eventually you’ll unlock a character if you play enough. These are on a rotation and remaining time tables are listed in many places.

Crew sent on Shuttle Missions are not available for Operations.

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This is where you spend many of your currencies to gain the materials needed to update your crew

Front : Rotates daily, sale price for a listed material and characters tokens for rank increases

Crew: Bio-mimetic gel for crew XP, and protomatter for skills increases. Daily limits apply

Particles : Crew can have up to 2 at a time, and these give bonuses in combat and can be upgrades

Gear : Communicators, Tri-corder, phasers, and PADDS, used to increase certain stats

Alliance : Where you spend crystals from alliance battles. I have not used this feature yet

Survival : Where you spend your survival points for orbs, Bio-mimetic gel, particles, and power cells for particle increases

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This is where you get to battle another players, although you get some choice you don’t get to just fight newbies til you unlock the achievements.

Hub : Main PVP menu

Logs : Your PVP history of victories and defeats

Seasons : Lists rewards for winning a rank tier from from high 100 to 10,001+

Ranking : Bank page, not used?

My Rank : Your rank from 1 and up. There is an achievement for getting Rank 5

Daily Replicator : Points gained from PVP fights will let you unlock materials. Rotates daily

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This is the selection screen when you’re about to face another player. When you select your crew you will see who gets the Cover spots. You will also see the enemy team, the enemy player rank, and their particles used.

New Enemy : Lets you randomly select a new enemy and they could have a higher or lower rank than you. You can do this up to 3 times before you must win a PVP fight.

Battle : Engages the fight. If this is grey you cannot begin combat. Try unselecting and reselecting your crew again.

BUG : If you get an error saying ONLINE CONNECTION FAILED during PVP you will be prompted to restart the game and you’ll be sent back to the main menu. This is not an error on your part or your connection, but it means you’ve hit your limit for PVP fights for a short time. According to a post in the discussion section where this limit is lifted after 2.5 hours or so.

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A PVP fight will player very much like any other fight, only you’ll be fighting a crew put together by another player. The enemy is not present playing against you. Typically, if the enemy team has a crew member you are also using, that enemy will have the initiative on you crew member.

TIP : Do not use Auto-play if you’re trying to win. Your team will use all their buffs but not choosing your targets or abilities hinders you.

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Alliance battles are fights with a progressive difficulty. Once you select an alliance and complete a number of missions you can gain a replicator reward. Raids run on the same cooldown as PVP so you can’t just play to your hearts’ content.

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This is where you view your progress during certain Operations. The duration of the Operation will also be listed here. Once you’ve received a number of points you can also collect your reward in the form of replicated materials.

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Survival is progressive diffuclty. Although you get some chance to pick from a pre-selected team. There’s no guarantee you will get to pick your dream team. For 100 survival points you can reshuffle the pre-slected crew.

Survival will play like story missions since there will be a number of fights before you end the level and progress to the next. Instead of Explore or Intel, Survival will let you choose one of two paths, one likely giving a type or reward and the other path offering another or even a Boss fight for greater rewards. Some parts will let you select a team upgrade or enemy debuff for a listed number of fights. There will also be Resource sections where you will gain freebies.

Once you have the resources (latinum and survival points) you can upgrade some some team stats for Survival mode only.

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This is where you will randomly summon new crew members to complete your collections. Duplicate crew summoned will generate tokens you can use to upgrade their ranks. Crew have a set rarity so some characters appear more frequently than others.

You can choose to summon crew, or select a bridge type such as Command, Medical, Security, and Engineering to summon a crew from that group. This is great if you want finish a collection for a certain group or increases you chance to certain favorite character.

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Once your ready to summon you can choose how many orbs you want to use. 50 – 75 are required depending on what group you want to summon. You can summon multiple crew if you have the orbs and this will summon an appropriate amount of new crew or duplicate tokens.

Collections

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This is where you can view your summoned crew grouped in the series they appeared and types such as aliens, Captains, Crew Types, etc. Once you’ve filled a group, you can click the relicator icon to get some freebies.

Collections only lets you view your summoned crew, not look at their states, gear, or particles.

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This is where you can view your crew, organizing them bu Role, Rarity, Power, and Tone Count. Characters can be viewed even if they are not summoned. Upgrading gears require a number of latimum and materials. Gaining and upgrading skills require latinum and protomatter of that crew type.

Selecting a character will let you view their skills and stats, select and upgrade available particles and great, and rank up with character tokens. The icon (i) next to rarity will show your their in-game stats. Enhance will allow you to gain xp from Bio-mimetic gels.

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Missions are the story of Star Trek: Legends, with a plot revolving the Nexus where the game takes place. Iconic characters will appear in an 8 Chapter story.

You will choose your team and engage in a number of combats till you complete the section. There are six sections per chapter and the difficulty increases as with the story.

Intel : Gives you some flavor to the story but not in-game effect

Explore : Gives you a series of options that affect your game play. This is where you can Negotiate your way out of a fight, explore a different path, use Science or Engineering to make something happen, etc. This will branch you away from the path to another. You can go back to these sections once you have the required crew member and their skill cost to choose the road not taken

Power-Ups : Gives your team a buff for a few rounds, or the enemy a debuff

Once all your crew are defeated the mission is a failure. You can abandon the story and return at a later time but must star the section of a chapter over.

After completion, a region around the story can be explored by a Shuttle.

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Memory Alpha

Star Trek: Legends

Summary [ ].

The game allows players to assume command of the USS Artemis and warp into the Nexus . It features 95 characters from the various Star Trek television series and allows players to choose from them to form a team to battle enemies. [2]

Appearances [ ]

The game features many characters, collected through a randomized "summoning" system. Characters are given a rarity; "common" characters are generic, but characters ranked "uncommon" or rarer are unique characters from the various television series.

Notable Characters:

  • Julian Bashir
  • Michael Burnham
  • General Chang
  • Pavel Chekov
  • Beverly Crusher
  • Hugh Culber
  • Geordi La Forge
  • Philippa Georgiou
  • Gowron (Son of M’Rel)
  • Major J. Hayes
  • Captain Janeway (Kathryn Janeway)
  • Khan (Khan Noonien Singh)
  • Captain Kirk (James T. Kirk)
  • Leonard McCoy
  • Seven of Nine (Annika Hansen)
  • Miles O'Brien
  • Thadiun Okona
  • Number One (Una Chin-Riley)
  • Phlox (Phloxx-tunnai-oortann)
  • Locutus of Borg
  • Picard (Jean-Luc Picard)
  • Captain Pike (Christopher Pike)
  • William Riker (William T. Riker)
  • Montgomery Scott
  • Thy'lek Shran
  • Captain Sisko (Benjamin Sisko)
  • Tolian Soran
  • Spock (AOS)
  • Paul Stamets
  • Hikaru Sulu
  • Sylvia Tilly
  • Torchbearer
  • B'Elanna Torres
  • Deanna Troi
  • Charles "Trip" Tucker III
  • Nyota Uhura

External links [ ]

  • Star Trek: Legends at the Internet Movie Database
  • Legends at Memory Beta , the wiki for licensed Star Trek works
  • 1 Daniels (Crewman)

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Star Trek: Legends – The New Trek RPG

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Legendary characters from across the Star Trek Universe feature in the new RPG Star Trek: Legends , beaming down today on Apple Arcade.

The past, present and future collide in Star Trek: Legends , a new RPG developed by Emerald City Games and now available exclusively on Apple Arcade. Published by Tilting Point in partnership with ViacomCBS, Star Trek: Legends features a brand-new storyline from comic book author and Star Trek writer Mike Johnson.

Star Trek: Legends lets players command the Starfleet ship U.S.S. Artemis and warp into the mysterious Nexus (the energy ribbon seen in Star Trek: Generations ). It’s a dimension where they will discover new worlds and characters from across the Star Trek Universe. When things go awry inside the Nexus, players and their crews must investigate and prevent a crisis.

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Additional features include:

  • Assembling The Away Team : Players can recruit from more than 40 legendary Star Trek characters at launch. These include Kirk, Spock, Picard, Janeway, Data, Burnham, Pike and more, and send them on critical missions. Additional characters will join the game on a regular basis.
  • Command The Bridge : Players can assign their crew to post at the bridge of the U.S.S. Artemis in order to support the Away Team – creating a difference between mission success and failure.
  • Be A Master Tactician : Using their character’s unique skills and abilities – such as Spock’s Vulcan Nerve Pinch or Worf’s deadly Bat’leth – players can outwit and overpower enemies in cinematic combat sequences. 
  • Stunning Graphics : With a dynamic graphics system that provides a console-level experience, players can explore beautifully rendered 3D worlds and fully realized animated characters right from their Apple devices.
  • Unique Events : Star Trek: Legends will feature regular episodic updates and special challenges, as well as daily, weekly and limited-time events, to further expand the game’s story and the player’s journey.

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Available on Apple Arcade

Star Trek : Legends is now available on Apple Arcade via iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. If you’re new to Apple Arcade, there is a 1 month trail offer on sign up, followed by a £4.99 (UK) /$4.99 (US) monthly charge, or annual plans are available for £49.99/$49.99 plus one month free trail. You’ll also need the latest OS update on your devices.

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Star Trek: Legends is a fun RPG caught between two worlds

Neelix Down.

Star Trek: Legends is one of those games I didn't know I needed in my life until I saw it; captains and crew from every generation of the show coming together in a turn-based role-playing game. Dr. Phlox does Final Fantasy, Dukat's Dragon Quest - you get the picture - essentially, an idea I'm astonished I didn't dream up sooner.

It's not exactly that, obviously, but to my surprise, placing Star Trek characters into an RPG like this works. Character quirks translate into abilities pretty well, as combat sees you trade blows with Romulans, Klingons and other notable factions during a series of away missions.

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Battles are simple but snappy affairs - each encounter takes 30 seconds to a minute to complete - and though you can brute force your way through a fair amount of them, things get interesting when you explore its range of buffs and status effects. My favourite is morale, where not only can foes flee from battle if demoralised enough, but can see you follow up with a bonus attack if yours is particularly high.

For example, I've engineered my party so McCoy gives Riker a stim at the start of battle, so after he sprays the field with bullets to clear away most adversaries in one go, Worf or Torres will likely then wade in to pick off any stragglers - a set up which is carrying me through most battles so far.

That's not to say you can rest on your laurels; you can't revive fallen crew between missions, so keeping an eye on health bars and having your doctor on standby is essential. If things do go awry, the five to 10 minute length of each run means it's little bother to try again - and simple branching paths, which can open up new routes based on your team composition, means you can do things a little different next time.

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Meanwhile, the overarching story is pretty light - there's some woolly premise of the Nexus returning and timelines coming together - but when the end result is Worf having to explain who the Cardassians and the Borg are to a confused Burnham, you're more than happy to go along for the ride.

The away missions are good fun, but where I'm butting heads with Star Trek: Legends is the systems around them. This is a game that was seemingly designed to be free-to-play at some point - whether things changed when it came to Apple Arcade, which forbids microtransactions, or whether there's still a release planned with them in I don't know - but it still means jumping through hoops and waiting on timers to unlock certain characters and abilities.

Some of these things I don't mind. I enjoy lining up crew members to go on shuttle missions while I'm not playing for bonus rewards and resources, but others, such as cooldowns on store purchases which can help level your party, can feel like artificial ways to slow down progress.

There's also a gacha system for unlocking new crew members, which I'm torn on. Though the game doles out enough decent characters through story missions, achievements and seasonal events without needing to rely on it, a select few - at least early in the game - appear to be locked behind it, which is frustrating when you're looking to amass your fantasy away team.

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At the very least, the resource it requires (which is, again, earned entirely in-game) flows in steadily so you can try your luck regularly, and the system takes place in the transporter room, with each character taking a few moments to materialise each time - admittedly, a pretty nice touch.

As it stands, a handful of hours in, I'm getting along with Star Trek: Legends's freemium-but-not systems well enough - so much that they only occasionally get in the way of a game that's otherwise phaser targeted to my interests. With more events and missions on the way, I'm interested to see how expansive the roster can get - but at the very least I won't stop until Janeway (who is, for the record, the best captain) beats the odds and finally beams into my ship.

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Enter the Nexus With Star Trek: Legends

Going behind the scenes in the development of this brand new game.

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When we first kicked off conceiving Star Trek: Legends , we knew we wanted to follow the series’ focus on characters. There are so many spectacular Star Trek heroes and villains that have kept us captivated through the years, and we really did not want to leave anyone out. But how do you gather all these individuals from different timelines, quadrants and even worlds into one setting? With the help of our friends at CBS, we started scouring the history of Star Trek for technologies, phenomena, and powers that could serve as a  playground for bringing the likes of Kirk, Janeway and Odo shoulder-to-shoulder.

Perhaps our answers lay with the Talosians? Introduced in the original pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series , the Talosians possess incredible mental powers that allow them to create a manner of illusion so powerful, that it borders on reality. Our players could potentially find themselves as part of an elaborate illusion where they interact with their favorite characters. We toyed with the idea for a while but struggled with the fact that everything the Talosians create will be just an illusion. We wanted the encounters characters faced to have real gravity and for their quest to uphold the principles and values of the Federation and Starfleet to result in actual stakes. An illusionary world just would not do.

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Along similar lines, we ruled out the Holodeck as our major plot device. Although Daniel Davis’s Moriarty had proven it is possible for Holodeck programs to cross into reality, he was the exception rather than the rule, and we didn’t want to give players the sense that everything they’re doing is just part of a holo novel and has no real implications.

The final bullet on our list was Q – the deus ex machina for every event and occasion across the four quadrants and beyond. It is well within Q’s powers to bring all Star Trek characters together for a  thrilling adventure. But Q had been exhausted in creating these reality-bending scenarios, and he deserved a break. We decided to let him be.

So where does a game development team go from here? We didn’t want to give up our vision of letting fans go hands-on with their favorite characters through epic adventures!

That’s when we remembered the Nexus. First introduced and last touched on in Star Trek Generations , the Nexus is an extra-dimensional realm providing a utopian world to any who enters it. To cross into the Nexus, though, one must go through a destructive energy ribbon which decimates anything in its path. The dichotomy between the ruin the Nexus brings and the comfort entering it provides was compelling to us, as was the fact that within the Nexus anything can happen.

The Nexus has not been revisited on the screen since Star Trek Generations , so we didn’t learn much about it. Is it just a natural phenomenon? What is the reason for its destructive rifts? Why does every person who enters it find themselves in their own heaven? The effect of the Nexus – this utopic world it creates for you – seemed like a good place to start our deep-dive into the nature of this realm. It seemed to us like a phenomenon created by design. Isn’t that something everyone wishes they had – a place to escape death and live in eternal bliss? It definitely seemed any mortal civilization would eagerly create a machine of this variety if they possessed the right technology.

So let’s say an alien race did create the Nexus as a way to provide an “afterlife” for those who are ill or dying. They created this realm outside of our time and space, where there’s infinite room for each individual to have their own utopian reality. Picture a universe full of planet-sized “Spheres,” each of them housing an entire universe that revolves around a single person. They’re all connected to enormous “Engines,” powering the individual Spheres and keeping the realities running smoothly.

This direction led to some interesting moral and ethical questions. For example: do members of this society have a choice in entering the Nexus when their end is near? Is it a basic right afforded to everyone, or a luxury reserved for individuals of a certain status? We also wondered about the realities created in each of the Spheres, and if they’re illusions or a fully fleshed-out existence with actual people.  These questions marked the great potential for storytelling the concept had, and the variety of scenarios we could create for players and their characters to tackle.

The next step in bringing the Nexus into our game was to figure out the conflict we seed to involve players. The obvious threat was the rifts: where did they come from? Why would they be integrated into the design? Well, like any elaborate technological construct, there’s room for error, degradation over time and… potential sabotage. Something is happening within the Nexus that is causing its walls to break down. It would have started long before the events of Star Trek Generations , where the Nexus rifts were a known phenomenon, and it’s becoming more and more of a threat.

That’s how we went about establishing the true nature of the Nexus and the reason behind its rifts, as well as seeding the conflict that will be at the heart of our players’ mission. Obviously, all those details are unknown to the Federation and the players, but as the rifts become more frequent, the Federation cannot sit idly by. They must investigate and understand the rifts and put a stop to the destruction. Star Trek Generations established that travel into the Nexus isn’t a simple matter, but it would stand to reason the Federation has been hard at work understanding more about it. When the events of Star  Trek: Legends begin, the Federation is finally successful in constructing a starship – t he U.S.S. Artemis - capable of withstanding the power of the rift and traversing the Nexus. At least, theoretically.

And that is where we are bringing the player in. The maiden voyage of the U.S.S. Artemis is a perilous one. No one knows what awaits on the other side of the rift and how the ship and its crew will be able to come back from the Nexus. If there ever was a mission you would “boldly go” on, this is it. As captain of the U.S.S. Artemis , we are immediately casting the player as a true model of a Starfleet officer: stalwart in the face of danger and committed to the greater good in the face of immense risk.

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It won’t be long before the player learns of other Starfleet officers that have been pulled into the Nexus from other eras of Star Trek history. The Nexus is not bound by our principles of time and space, and you start the journey ignorant of the circumstances that have led to this time-spanning union. It’s a  considerable part of the overall mystery as you and your crew delve deeper into the origins of the extradimensional realm.

That’s not to say everything about your adventure in the Nexus will be alien and shrouded in mystery.  We’re using the liberty it affords us as a realm consisting of multitudes of realities to tell self-contained stories and even follow up on old plots that have become iconic to Star Trek fans. The Gorn captain wants a rematch, Kirk!

We can’t wait for you to visit our interpretation of the Nexus and unite with old and new friends. The best part of it is that through your feedback, we can continue to shape it into an experience that will spark your imagination and leave a lasting impression on fans.

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Star Trek: Legends allows you to receive updates and content while playing the game. You'll be asked to consent to this before any download is made. You may reject in-game downloads and continue to play offline.Engage in an epic storyline for control of the mysterious Nexus and the fate of the universe as players step into the role of their favorite Star Trek heroes and villains in the hit franchise's official team-based RPG. Players will embark on missions, experience epic turn-based combat and make choices that influence the entire story as they take command of the U.S.S. Artemis. They’ll warp into the Nexus, where they’ll discover new worlds and recruit over 40 of their favorite characters from the entire Star Trek franchise - Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Star Trek: Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Discovery, and Star Trek: Picard. Their crew’s skills and ingenuity will prove critical as players choose the right team members from their collection for the task at hand. Each legend has their own unique set of skills, abilities and weapons, from Spock’s Vulcan Nerve Pinch to Worf’s deadly Bat’leth. Explore beautifully rendered 3D worlds, fully realized and lovingly animated characters, and a dynamic graphics system that provides a console-level experience on your Apple device. Star Trek: Legends allows you to receive updates and content while playing the game. You'll be asked to consent to this before any download is made. You may reject in-game downloads and continue to play offline. Privacy Policy & Terms of Service: Please read our privacy policy at https://www.tiltingpoint.com/privacy-policy-aa/ By playing Star Trek: Legends, you agree to our terms of service: https://www.tiltingpoint.com/terms-of-service/ © 2021 Tilting Point, Ltd. All rights reserved. TM & © 2021 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Captain - The fate of the universe is in your hands! Step into the role of your favorite heroes and villains from across the history of Star Trek and embark on an epic adventure to control the mysterious Nexus. Battle to save all of existence in the hit franchise's official team - based RPG! Prepare for Adventure Dive into the action with characters spanning the entire Star Trek universe, including Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Discovery, and Star Trek: Picard! Take command of the U.S.S. Artemis and recruit a team of legendary characters as you embark on daring missions, experience epic turn-based combat, and make choices that influence the game’s entire story. Assemble Your Team Ever wanted to master Spock’s Vulcan nerve pinch or battle with Worf’s deadly bat’leth? Now is your chance! Recruit and command over 90 iconic characters from the Star Trek universe including Kirk, Spock, Picard, Janeway, Data, Burnham, Pike, and many more! Send your team on critical missions that will test your crew’s skills and ingenuity. Earn special rewards by completing collections of characters based on the shows they appeared in or the traits they possess.Plus, you can earn combat bonuses by using multiple characters from the same collection in battle. Take Command of the U.S.S Artemis Captain the U.S.S. Artemis and shape the fate of the cosmos! Choose your crew strategically., Each character has their own specific skills and abilities to help you outwit, overpower and overcome your enemies. Every decision you make could be the difference between triumph and defeat. Take command, Captain – the galaxy awaits your leadership! Navigate an Immersive Universe Dive into the exquisitely crafted 3D world of Star Trek: Legends! Explore beautifully rendered 3D worlds and interact with fully realized animated characters in this epic Star Trek RPG. Play Your Way The campaign mode features an all-new storyline from Mike Johnson, the New York Times-bestselling author of beloved Star Trek comics including Star Trek: Countdown,Star Trek: Boldly Go and , Star Trek: Picard. Battle teams of fellow players in unlimited daily battles to advance through PVP leagues and in PVP mode. Or play in Survival mode, an endless challenge, that lets you play new missions with increasing difficulty for amazing rewards.

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Parents need to know that Star Trek: Legends is a role-playing game exclusively for Apple Arcade. The game is based on the massive Star Trek universe, which has spanned movies, TV shows, and related products for almost 60 years. The game takes place in a new area of space, where players discover an anomaly that brings…

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Embraces message of exploration, helping people in distress, even working with your enemies to save others. But while much of this teamwork and camaraderie occurs on missions, there's still a hefty focus on combat and eliminating opponents rather than avoiding conflict.

Positive Role Models

Characters from across vast series of Star Trek shows are featured as playable characters. Regardless of characters that you select to fill your away team, the plot follows specific characters as they try to understand and escape an anomaly in space. Otherwise, virtually nothing about characters is key to the story, so you can play as villains and it doesn't affect or change the story at all.

Ease of Play

Understanding the controls is easy, but selecting the right character to perform a skill on, or targeting a certain opponent if they're grouped together, can be hit or miss. Difficulty of some missions also spikes significantly, requiring a large investment of time to make characters strong enough to meet the challenge. Three difficulty levels.

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Players use hand-to-hand combat and phasers against a variety of enemies, both human and alien. While combat is main focus, no blood or gore is shown in battle. Enemies and allies disappear once defeated.

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Parents need to know that Star Trek: Legends is a role-playing game exclusively for Apple Arcade. The game is based on the massive Star Trek universe, which has spanned movies, TV shows, and related products for almost 60 years. The game takes place in a new area of space, where players discover an anomaly that brings characters from all of the shows together in one place. That means that both villainous characters and Starfleet officers can fight side by side together as they attempt to escape the dangerous section of the galaxy they're in. Very little of the characters' backstories are mentioned or referenced, nor is there significant character development or motivation that occurs over the course of the game's missions. While there's exploration and aid given to survivors of attacks, the main focus of the game is combat, where players and enemies will use melee combat and phasers, as well as special abilities, to eliminate each other. No blood or gore is shown as part of the combat, and defeated characters vanish when eliminated. While it's easy to learn how to play, some of the controls for the game aren't entirely precise, although using a controller solves this issue. While there's no inappropriate content, the game may get players interested in watching Star Trek or playing games based on the shows and films.

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What’s It About?

STAR TREK: LEGENDS is a new chapter in the long-running Star Trek universe, and takes the journey to "boldly go where no one has gone before" in a new direction. The story is based around a portion of the universe known as the Nexus, a strange section of space that messes with the space-time continuum. In other words, this anomaly opens the door to alternate timelines, strange collaborations between characters that would normally be enemies, and other odd events that would seem to be impossible. Players take charge of the USS Artemis , a ship specifically designed to voyage into the Nexus and counteract its time-bending effects, but they soon discover that things are stranger than they would initially seem. More than 40 characters from the various Star Trek TV shows and movies, such as Discovery, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and others, are mysteriously trapped in this anomaly, and can be recruited to work on board the ship. But you're not just going to be fighting battles on board the vessel. Instead, Legends focuses on "away team" adventures, where you'll send down a squad of four to a planet. On these missions, you'll take on enemies, gather supplies, and save other characters. Cleared missions will allow you to resend shuttles to those locations for additional gear and latinum (Legend's form of cash). You'll also have the option to take on other players in four-on-four matches, and can join alliances to boost the elements that your team can earn. Will you be able to help the Artemis escape the Nexus, or will you and your team be trapped in this strange part of space for all time?

Is It Any Good?

This role-playing game lets Star Trek fans live out their dream scenarios of sending out the perfect away team, completing missions, and saving the universe. Star Trek: Legends puts players in the captain's chair, letting them direct missions to planets and destroyed colonies in an attempt to figure out what's happening inside the mysterious portion of space known as the Nexus. But instead of sending faceless characters or redshirts on missions to possibly be captured or killed, you can send some of your favorites from the seven TV shows and the franchise movies. That means that you could put Picard on a team with a Borg maintenance drone, or Captain Kirk with The Gorn, letting players establish their own dream team squad scenarios. Each character has unique abilities, so you can make a fight easier or harder based on the strengths and weaknesses of your squad. While combat is a large focus, there are occasional branching paths in missions where you'll need to make a decision about how you want your team to proceed, using their individual skills. Successful completion of missions provides extra shards of characters that you can collect to eventually recruit them to your ship, and gives you the option to send shuttle teams back to these areas to mine additional resources and experience. Players can also take these teams and pit them against other players' squads, although this is a limited "multiplayer" experience without any player interaction.

It's great that a lot of attention is paid to the combat, and that it's so solid, because the story is largely forgettable. It's more of a way to introduce new characters and scenarios to fight through, although the difficulty will spike sharply at moments, forcing you to grind past previously defeated levels to earn enough items and experience to strengthen your squad. This would be where a free-to-play game's microtransactions would force players to spend money to bypass these hurdles, but since Legends is part of Apple Arcade, you're spared this headache. The result is that you actually enjoy replaying missions, collecting characters, and testing new squads. By keeping the focus on gameplay instead of microtransactions, Star Trek: Legends provides an entertaining adventure with beloved characters that should keep new fans and dedicated Trekkers entertained for a while.

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  • Platform : Apple Arcade
  • Pricing structure : Free
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  • Publisher : Tilting Point
  • Release date : April 8, 2021
  • Genre : Role-Playing
  • Topics : Adventures , Space and Aliens
  • ESRB rating : NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated : May 12, 2021

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30 Best Star Trek Characters, Ranked

Space, the final frontier…

Incredibly, Star Trek has been part of our lives for nearly 60 years, ever since the original series (or TOS in Trek lingo) premiered on CBS on Sept. 8, 1966. And in the nearly six decades since, 12 series and 13 films — not to mention untold numbers of books, video games and merch galore! — have expanded upon Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a better future for mankind and all species capable of interstellar travel. 

So, who are the “best” Star Trek characters from across that plethora of media? So glad you asked as, from the hundreds of individual characters that have boldly gone the distance to be established in the pop culture firmament, we’ve chosen the top 30 for your enjoyment. And for our purposes, we’re keeping it to humanoid characters, hence why V’Ger, the sentient machine from “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” won’t be making an appearance. 

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30. Borg Queen

No. of appearances: 8 (7 episodes and 1 film)

Known for: Trying to take over Picard’s ship in two different timelines

Note: Film counts are inclusive of J.J. Abrams’s alternate “Kelvin timeline” that commenced with the 2009 “Star Trek” film. 

Why Borg Queen Is One of the Best

The Borg was set up in several “Next Generation” episodes as a hive mind collective organism — an uber-unified symbiotic being that engulfed the consciousness and intelligence of all species it conquered. However, screenwriters Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore altered the discussion somewhat for 1996’s “Star Trek: First Contact,” in which the Borg goes back in time to prevent mankind from developing warp capabilities. When Picard and Co. go through the time portal, too, the new Enterprise-E is gradually taken over by the Borg, and Picard soon comes face to face with the Borg Queen, the personification of the techno-villains.

The Queen was played by Australian actress Alice Krige in “First Contact” and in several episodes of “Voyager,” but the late Annie Wersching, who sadly succumbed to cancer, portrayed a new queen on Season 2 of “Picard.” 

29. Wesley Crusher

No. of appearances: 70 (69 episodes and 1 film)

Known for: Coming of age on the Enterprise-D and going off with the Traveler

Why Wesley Crusher Is One of the Best

Depending on who you ask, Wesley Crusher was either the worst part of “The Next Generation” or a sadly overly bullied punching bag of Trek angst. Actor Wil Wheaton, known for “Stand By Me,” was all of 15 when he came aboard the Enterprise-D in 1987 as Dr. Beverly Crusher’s fatherless son.

Over the course of the show, Wes grew and changed from awkward teen into a confident young man at the helm of the starship. Wesley eventually went off on a journey beyond time and space with the being known as the Traveler; though, somehow, he still showed up in “Star Trek: Nemesis” at Riker and Troi’s wedding … though he had no speaking lines. 

In the ultimate cultural revenge, nerds are cool now, and Wheaton not only embraces the legacy of Wesley Crusher, but he’s also shown up on “The Big Bang Theory” and even brews his own beer . Nerds rule!

No. of episodes: 21

Known for: Annoying Picard, changing shape, making the TNG cast play “games”

Why Q Is One of the Best

The puckish Q is a powerful being of seemingly unlimited abilities, which he put to use several times against Picard and his crew. However, Q’s games typically weren’t malicious, and often his little tricks proved illuminating — such as when he allowed Picard to see himself in an alternate universe where he never captained the Enterprise. Every time Q magically appeared on the bridge of the Enterprise, you knew you were in for some fun.

While Qs don’t age, human actors do, and thus when John de Lancie showed up for Season 2 of “Picard” in 2022, there was “that moment” when he gazes upon an aging Picard, then clicks his fingers to “catch up” to Picard’s age at the dawn of the 25th century. (De Lancie was de-aged to his TNG-era physicality for the “before” effect.) 

27. Seven of Nine

No. of episodes: 115

Known for: Trying to find her human roots after being separated from the Borg

Why Seven of Nine Is One of the Best

Let’s face it, “Voyager” was a bit stale in those middle seasons. Enter Seven of Nine, a human female Janeway and crew rescued from the Borg who became part of the Voyager crew’s decades-long quest to return to Earth. Seven of Nine’s appearances on both “Voyager” and “Picard” have allowed the writers to explore the anguish of what happens when a human is unplugged from the warm embrace of the Borg collective.

Jeri Ryan has brought gravitas to Seven since her introduction in 1997 … and, because Star Trek is typically targeted at boys and men, there's no shortage of sex appeal either. 

No. of episodes: 173

Known for: Running the best damn pub in space; hoarding gold-pressed latinum

Why Quark Is One of the Best

“Deep Space Nine” dealt with heavy subjects like interspecies war, xenophobia and the trauma of losing one’s spouse to the Borg, so some comic relief was definitely in order. The barkeep Quark was always there with a dry quip as he poured a cocktail, but don’t turn your back on him for too long, as the Ferengi was usually figuring out how to fleece his customers out of their money.

Actor Armin Shimerman was always hilarious as the scheming publican, which may be why the good folks at Paramount set up “Quark’s Bar” at the “Star Trek: The Experience” at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1998. But don’t go boldly in search of that Sin City attraction, as the entire “Experience” closed for good in 2008. Bah!

25. Miles O’Brien

No. of episodes: 67

Known for: Being the Enterprise-D’s and DS9’s transporter chief

Why Miles O’Brien Is One of the Best

For proof positive that a “hey, it’s that guy!” actor can make the jump to the main stage, we present Colm Meaney, whose Chief O’Brien was in charge of the transporter room on the Enterprise-D before beaming down to Deep Space Nine in 1993 as chief of operations.

O’Brien was notable for being more than a stock character, and Meaney truly brought this brainiac to life on both TNG and DS9 over his dozen years appearing within the Trek universe.

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24. Ro Laren

No. of episodes: 8

Known for: Being a Bajoran Federation member before defecting to the Maquis

Why Ro Laren Is One of the Best

It’s a difficult path to navigate a character with dual loyalties, but actress Michelle Forbes imbued the Bajoran Ro Laren with nuance and sympathy. She was heroic in her work aboard the Enterprise-D, which included acting as a spy to infiltrate the Maquis, a Bajoran underground movement whose campaign aimed at removing the Cardassian occupation of their homeland.

However, Picard’s plan to use Ro as a spy was too clever by half, as she decided to join the insurgency in her final TNG appearance. Goes to show that, even in the 24th century, people still wrestle with their consciousness.

23. Elim Garak

No. of episodes: 33

Known for: Living in exile aboard Deep Space Nine

Why Elim Garak Is One of the Best

One of the joys of DS9 was the ongoing relationship between Garak and Dr. Julian Bashir — kind of like an outer space version of “can’t we all just get along?” However, as the only Cardassian still living aboard the space station, Garak raised many a Federation eyebrow as to what he was really up to. Though he’d been exiled from Cardassia, several people on the station still believed he was up to no good.

Actor Andrew Robinson created a truly fascinating, multilayered character in Garak, and you were never quite sure whether to love him or hate him. But he kept you watching!

No. of appearances: 18 (14 episodes and 4 films)

Known for: Being Vulcan’s ambassador to Earth and Spock’s dad

Why Sarek Is One of the Best

Mark Lenard was great in his various appearances as Sarek, from the original show (TOS) to TNG and three films. (Ben Cross played a younger Sarek in the “alternative” J.J. Abrams movie timeline in 2009’s “Star Trek.”) Not only was Sarek an intelligent and canny diplomat, but marrying Amanda Grayson, a human, allowed Sarek to be more informed about human affairs during his many years as Vulcan’s ambassador to Earth. Oh, and of course, he helped his half-human son, Spock, learn the ways of his father’s world while navigating the strangeness of human emotions. 

Fun fact: Mark Lenard also showed up in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” as the commander of the Klingon ship that gets vaporized by V’ger. 

Known for: Being chief of security aboard Deep Space Nine

Why Odo Is One of the Best

Because Odo was a changeling, he could shapeshift into nearly anything, which gave him a rather convenient way of keeping tabs on what was going on aboard DS9 for all those years. However, Odo had the unfortunate necessity of reverting to a liquid form to “recharge” on a daily basis, which made life for this character rather interesting.

Actor René Auberjonois personified icy coolness in portraying Odo, and it’s hard to imagine the space station without this Star Trek character around.

No. of appearances: 36 (34 episodes and 2 films)

Known for: Tending bar at Ten Forward, always with a kind word

Why Guinan Is One of the Best

What do you mean you forgot that Whoopi Goldberg was on TNG and “Picard”? Thankfully, we’re here with a reminder that long before she co-hosted “The View” in New York, Goldberg was working Los Angeles sound stages portraying the El-Aurian bartender Guinan in the Ten Forward lounge.

The TNG writers cleverly keep Guinan’s backstory mysterious, gradually unveiling that her homeworld had been conquered by the Borg, and most of her people were murdered. Guinan also had extra-sensory perceptions that helped out in such situations as realizing that the Enterprise-D had fallen into an alternate timeline in the classic episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise.” Empathetic yet remote, Guinan was a key part of the TNG success formula.

19. Dr. Beverly Crusher

No. of appearances: 166 (162 episodes and 4 films)

Known for: Being the Enterprise-D’s chief medical officer

Why Beverly Crusher Is One of the Best

Dr. Crusher had a complicated history with Captain Picard, considering that her husband Jack was killed during a mission Picard led while serving aboard the Stargazer years before the events of TNG. This always imbued their relationship with awkwardness and guilt, particularly as Picard slowly became a surrogate father figure to Crusher’s son, Wesley.

Gates McFadden lent Dr. Crusher a rather unique mix of gravitas, professionalism and vulnerability — and was so likable that her exit from the show during the second season was short-lived due to fan outcry. (Remember her replacement, Dr. Pulaski? Yeah, neither do we.)

18. Deanna Troi

No. of appearances: 188 (185 episodes and 4 films)

Known for: Being the Enterprise-D’s onboard counselor

Why Deanna Troi Is One of the Best

TNG introduced us to several new species beyond the Klingons, Vulcans and Romulans of TOS, including the Betazed, a race of psychic telepaths. This made them empathetic and nurturing, which may be why, in a bid to get away from the cowboy mythos of TOS, Gene Roddenberry included Deanna Troi as the ship’s counselor for the Enterprise-D.

It sounds like a thankless role, but Marina Sirtis truly made Troi a fully realized character, and her anguished acting in the episode where she temporarily loses her psychic abilities is masterful. 

17. Jadzia Dax

No. of episodes: 148

Known for: Hosting her Trill symbiont 

Why Jadzia Dax Is One of the Best

Trills are an interplanetary species of little wormlike creatures who must “host” inside another being in order to function. Thus, when Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell) stepped aboard Deep Space Nine during the pilot episode, she was actually the eighth host for the Trill Dax. Jadzia Dax was the first female host body the Trill had used in some time, which led to a bit of a learning curve on the show … and later tragedy.

Jadzia Dax married Worf following his tour of duty on the Enterprise-D, but her host body was killed during DS9’s Dominion War storyline (Farrell claimed she left the show due to clashes with producer Rick Berman). Thus, the moral quandaries posed by Star Trek continue, and nobody was more caught up in them than this character.

16. Kira Nerys

No. of episodes: 174

Known for: Acting as Bajoran liaison officer on Deep Space Nine before later assuming command 

Why Kira Nerys Is One of the Best

Things got off to a rocky start for Kira and Benjamin Sisco on the DS9 pilot, as the Bajoran wasn’t precisely keen on a human Starfleet bureaucrat becoming her new boss. However, over the course of the show, Kira and Sisco developed a mutual respect, particularly when the Dominion War threatened the entire galaxy. Kira provided no quarter for nonsense, and her no-guff style of leadership and warrior mentality made her both feared and respected among the denizens of Deep Space Nine. 

In case you are missing seeing her, you can actually catch Kira in a single episode of “Lower Decks” from fall 2022.

15. Kathryn Janeway

No. of appearances: 188 episodes and 1 film 

Known for: Commanding the USS Voyager on its journey from the Delta Quadrant back toward Earth

Why Kathryn Janeway Is One of the Best

When the Voyager found itself stranded on the far side of the galaxy, Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) had a difficult choice to make: commission Maquis rebels into her Starfleet-led crew, or almost certainly never make it back to Earth without their help.

As quality leaders do, she made the best decision, and thus the Voyager commenced its 35,000-light-year trip back to Federation space in Alpha Quadrant (spoiler alert: thanks to some help in the finale, they made it home about 60 years ahead of schedule). It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Voyager, but Janeway was always a steady hand at the helm. 

14. Pavel Chekov

No. of appearances: 45 (36 episodes and 9 films)

Known for: Navigating the Enterprise under Captain Kirk

Why Pavel Chekhov Is One of the Best

Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek at the height of the Cold War when relations between Washington and Moscow were rather frosty. Thus, adding Russian navigator Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig) to the cast in Season 2 lent faith to his vision of a brighter world of tomorrow, in which humans had finally conquered all war and famine back on Earth.

That was rather forward-thinking for the mid-1960s, with the Vietnam War raging, but fans immediately warmed to Chekov, who has been a part of Kirk’s crew over the decades. 

13. Nyota Uhura

No. of appearances: 104 (95 episodes and 9 films)

Known for: Making sure everyone on the Enterprise stays connected 

Why Nyota Uhura Is One of the Best

Isn’t it annoying when your cell phone signal drops? Try mastering communications from deep space, which was part of Uhura’s job description on the Enterprise. Think of her as an outer space operator among the stars. 

Beyond the character’s attributes, it’s undeniable that representation has always been one of the most amazing things about the Star Trek universe. It wasn’t typical to have an ethnically mixed cast at the time of TOS, so Roddenberry again used outer space of the future to address racism on contemporary Earth. The late Nichelle Nichols was actually planning to leave the show when she received an unexpected visit from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who encouraged her to stay aboard the Enterprise to be “seen” by the American public at large. (Perhaps it’s no coincidence that “Uhuru” translates to “freedom” in the Swahili language.) 

12. Geordi La Forge

No. of appearances: 194 (191 episodes and 4 films)

Known for: Somehow seeing more than those of us with “real” human eyes

Why Geordi La Forge Is One of the Best

Any organization is only as good as its IT and engineering department. For the Enterprise-D, the big cheese of problem-solving was none other than Geordi La Forge, for whom no problem where an interspace-blaster-reverse-proton-thingamagig needed a quick fix was too big to handle. In addition to his technical know-how, Geordi was calm under pressure and kindly, which may be why he was so popular with other senior staff of the Enterprise. 

And showing what a pro he was, LeVar Burton did double duty on “Reading Rainbow” during his entire run on TNG. The beloved actor and host is widely credited with encouraging kids of all ages — especially those of color — to learn to love reading.

11. Hikaru Sulu

No. of appearances: 81 (72 episodes and 9 films)

Known for: Getting drunk and running around with a saber … and other things, too

Why Hikaru Sulu Is One of the Best

Sulu might not have gotten as much backstory as the other members of the original Enterprise crew, but thankfully George Takei was able to turn on the charm (“oh my!”) in the big-screen films — especially by “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” when he’d made it all the way to the captain’s chair of the Excelsior.

However, everyone probably remembers Sulu for that time on TOS when he went crazy and ran around shirtless with a saber because, you know, reasons. It was such a Trek-ism that it even became the reason behind Kelvin-timeline Sulu (John Cho) being absolutely ninja-level with a sword in the 2009 “Star Trek” movie. 

10. Benjamin Sisko

Known for: Keeping the peace aboard Deep Space Nine

Why Benjamin Sisko Is One of the Best

Talk about a dark backstory! Sisko’s wife was killed at the Battle of Wolf 359, where the Borg destroyed an entire fleet of Federation starships. The Borg was able to claim such a victory due to assimilating Captain Picard, who as Locutus effectively got behind Starfleet security protocols. Thus, when Sisko was tapped to command Deep Space Nine, whom should he run into but none other than Picard! Understandably, even though he had long since been removed from the Borg collective, Sisko was nowhere close to trusting Picard. And that was just in the DS9 pilot!

Over the seven seasons of the show, Sisko evolved as both commander and diplomat — and made a valiant, selfless choice in the finale episode for the greater good. Here’s to you, Sisko!

No. of appearances: 98 (88 episodes and 10 films)

Known for: Fixing just about everything

Why Scotty Is One of the Best

Being Scottish, Montgomery Scott was fond of dropping many an “aye” into his conversations with Kirk and the gang. And it’s a good thing he always answered in the affirmative, as the good captain tossed all sorts of problems Scotty’s way to solve. Remember when they went back in time to 20th-century San Francisco to fetch whales? Guess who was tasked with building a whale tank to warehouse the beasts on their time travel back to the 23rd century! 

In one of the most fascinating TNG episodes, “Relics,” Scotty was rescued from a transporter loop by Captain Picard, which led to some both hilarious and sad moments as the engineer tried to tackle 24th-century gadgets and gizmos. It was a really cool way to bridge the worlds of classic Trek and TNG.

No. of appearances: 287 (283 episodes and 4 films)

Known for: Being the first Klingon to graduate Starfleet Academy

Why Worf Is One of the Best

Worf broke many a barrier — and quite a lot of other things along the way, being a Klingon warrior and all. He became the first member of his species to serve aboard a Federation starship and quickly rose to chief of security on the Enterprise-D following the death of Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby).

Worf’s having been adopted by humans led to many intriguing storylines over the years, as he connected with his Klingon heritage, and his arc was expanded when he joined the cast of “Deep Space Nine” in 1995 for the last four seasons. 

No. of appearances: 187 (183 episodes and 4 films)

Known for: Having no emotions at all … until he did

Why Data Is One of the Best

Like Worf, Data cracked through more than a few barriers on his ascent to operations officer aboard the Enterprise-D. Having an android on the crew was super handy, as Data could perform insanely complex computations at lightning speed and outthink most any carbon-based lifeform. The one thing he couldn’t do, however, was laugh or cry or be scared. That is, until an emotion chip was introduced into the TNG storyline, which allowed Data to be more like his human colleagues than ever before … and he even dropped a swear word or two for comic measure.

Brent Spiner also portrayed Data’s evil alter-ego Lore and the creator of both, Dr. Soong, throughout the Trek world. Data and Lore also returned for various storylines on “Picard.”

6. Dr. McCoy

No. of appearances: 105 (96 episodes and 9 films)

Known for: Dispensing cranky Southern wit while patching up wounds

Why Dr. McCoy Is One of the Best

Was there ever a more crabby Trek character than Leonard McCoy? Bones always seemed like he wanted to be anywhere but tending the Enterprise’s walking and not-walking wounded, which led to much of the humor on TOS and the Trek movies.

His relationship with emotionless Spock, whom he called a “green-blooded hobgoblin,” added awesome laughter to the series and films — much of that credit due to the late DeForest Kelley. And mad kudos to Australian actor Karl Urban, who has done more than a yeoman’s job taking over the role in the Kelvin timeline. 

5. Will Riker

No. of appearances: 192 (188 episodes and 4 films)

Known for: Acting as the steady second-in-command of the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E

Why Will Riker Is One of the Best

Riker had that magical combination of intelligence, moxy, toughness and attractiveness that made him an incredibly effective senior member of the Enterprise crew. Oh, and don’t forget his many, many love affairs over the years, most notably with Counselor Troi, with whom he reconnected romantically in the film series and finally married in “Star Trek: Nemesis.”

That last film in the TNG canon finally finally finally (did we say finally yet?) saw Riker promoted to the rank of captain and getting his own ship at long last. But that didn’t stop him from showing up to help out his old buddy Jean-Luc in Season 1 of “Picard” and boards that final voyage with the admiral for Season 3. 

No. of appearances: 3 (1 episode and 2 films)

Known for: Getting his hands on as many doomsday weapons as possible

Why Khan Is One of the Best

Khan Noonien Singh was awakened from hypersleep by Kirk in the classic TOS episode “Space Seed,” where the supercriminal promptly tried to take over the Enterprise. His plans foiled, Khan and his genetically engineered acolytes were banished to Ceti Alpha V, which turned into a nightmare when nearby Ceti Alpha VI exploded and made their own planet all but uninhabitable … making Khan rather thirsty for some “wrath,” as it were.

While there have been a great many villains over the years of Trek, none has been as extreme, as deliciously awful or as memorable as Khan. 

No. of appearances: 91 (82 episodes plus 9 movies)

Known for: Acting in a highly logical fashion most of the time

Why Spock Is One of the Best

He started out as science officer of the Enterprise, then retired to Vulcan, then un-retired when V’Ger came around, then was promoted to captain, then died, then was resurrected, then retired from Starfleet again, then became Vulcan’s ambassador to Earth, then got sucked into a black hole that sent him into the alternate Kelvin timeline. (There will be a test.)

Spock did it all, and he was ever unflappable — even when wrestling with his human emotions on more than one occasion. The genius of Spock was how he was, as his father Sarek observed in the 2009 film, “a child of two worlds,” never quite feeling at home as either human or Vulcan. Leonard Nimoy truly brought Spock to wondrous life in the four decades he played the character, who will always be one of the true miracles of the Trek universe.

1. James Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard (Tie)

Kirk No. of appearances: 114 (104 episodes and 10 films)

Picard No. of appearances: 208 (204 episodes and 4 films)

Known for: Being the best two captains to ever take the helm of a starship

Why Kirk and Picard Are the Best

Some things are just not worth arguing over. Coke or Pepsi. Burger King or McDonald’s. Dick Sargent’s or Dick York’s Darrin on “Bewitched.” Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip. Dan or Dave . 

Kirk or Picard.

The two most famous captains from the Star Trek universe are so different that it’s pretty much impossible to describe one as “better” than the other … though that hasn’t stopped Trekkies, Trekkers and even casual fans from fighting over it for more than 35 years now. James T. Kirk was brash, shoot-from-the-hip, fond of bending the rules when it suited him, yet unfailingly loyal — the classic cowboy of outer space. Meanwhile, Jean-Luc Picard was a by-the-books kind of leader, intelligent and introspective, but never failing at a moment of crisis when true authority was needed. They both had their flaws and their benefits, and we cheered them on no matter the adventure. The two met only once in “Star Trek Generations,” which required them to put their heads together to defeat a common enemy. 

Kirk and Picard have been Trek's most important, most consistent characters over more than half a century. It was so cool to see a younger Kirk in the Kelvin timeline played by Chris Pine, but to us, Kirk and William Shatner will always be synonymous. And thanks to the third and final season of “Picard,” we got to ride with Patrick Stewart as the old admiral for one final voyage.

No matter which was your favorite captain, both Kirk and Picard have taken us boldly to the final frontier on so many adventures. 

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