I Don't Have A Favorite...

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Jetfire, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Jetfire

    Jetfire Guest

    I was thinking about my favorite characters from each series...Hoshi/ENT, 7 Of 9/VOY, Jadzia Dax/DS9 & Data/TNG...and I really don't have a favorite from TOS...I liked TOS and all...but I feel I may like all the characters equally enough where I don't have a favorite.

    Do you have a favorite TOS character...I would like to hear who & why...this may help me a little.
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Spock. He was the coolest character on TV when I was a kid.
  3. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 5, 2005
    I'll submit that EVERYONE likes Scotty.

    I can see where people would not care for some aspects of Kirk or McCoy or Spock or others. But Scotty?? Come on! Who doesn't like Scotty? Who could possibly have any gripes about him?

    Montgomery Scott, beloved by all :)
  4. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    McCoy. He's like a member of the family.
  5. Admiral Shran

    Admiral Shran Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 2009
    In the Before Time - the Long, Long Ago
    I'll submit that I'm another Scotty fan. Who can't like that old Aberdeen pub crawler?

    Kirk - He always seemed a little too arrogant for my tastes.
    Spock - Easily my second favorite, his wise cracking remarks were fun, but at times somewhat irritating.
    McCoy - He was enjoyable, but often struck me as less-than-vaguely racist towards any non-Humans.
    Sulu, Chevok, Uhura - None of them had enough screentime for me to either like or dislike them.

    1.) Scotty
    2.) Spock
    3.) McCoy
    4.) Kirk
    5.) Chevok
    6.) Uhura
    7.) Sulu
  6. Brutal Strudel

    Brutal Strudel Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    I could never decide between Kirk and Spock, which is probably a good thing.
  7. The Lensman

    The Lensman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 27, 2001
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Agreed about Scotty. If you don't like Scotty, you're probably dead inside. I prolly appreciate Spock more as an adult, but as a kid, Kirk squeaked by as my fave. He was the man who got the job done, won the fight and got the girl....and usually let her go. Plus he was the captain of the most awesome spaceship ever..so there's that too.
  8. Orcus

    Orcus Captain Captain

    Jul 12, 2009
    New Zealand
    Same here. Closely followed by Scotty...
  9. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 22, 2006
    Scotty was the man, but I guess my favourite was McCoy.
  10. Yeoman Randi

    Yeoman Randi Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 22, 2009
    In a handbasket
    Kirk. I still love him as much as i did when i was a kid. The character will always be with me.
  11. Sky

    Sky Captain Captain

    Feb 9, 2009
    Same here.
  12. DevilEyes

    DevilEyes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 9, 2009
    basking in the warmth of the Fire Caves
    If I have a clear favorite in a show, it's definitely Spock in TOS.

    In TNG it's Data or Picard, in DS9 I like most of the characters and I have several favorites (though Kira is #1), in VOY... I like The Doctor and Tuvok and occasionally Seven, in ENT it's quite even as most of the crew grew on me, except for poor Travis who was never fleshed out.
  13. Brutal Strudel

    Brutal Strudel Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    I love all of the big four, of course: Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty. But kirk and Spock are just so... Kirk and Spock.
  14. Kegg

    Kegg Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 24, 2009
    I have a very soft spot for McCoy; and the triad in general. I wouldn't be much interested in ranking the guys, but they're my picks.
  15. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I think I related to Spock the most. You know the way he had sex only once every seven years.....
  16. Captain Pike

    Captain Pike Rear Admiral Rear Admiral


    I think Spock for me as well, as has been mentioned above he is one of the coolest characters ever created. I think a big part of that appeal was Nimoy's great interpretation and portrayal of the character.

    Mind you, Kirk & McCoy are great characters as well. The dynamic between those 3 is, imo, the distilled essence of the show.
  17. Tan Ru

    Tan Ru Captain Captain

    Aug 22, 2005
    Michigan; under the bridge...

    I like Scotty; except for his rampant alcoholism...

    Kirk is The King however. :p
  18. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Agreed, whenever he'd go off on a tear about something he'd remind me of my grandma. She was exactly like that.

    Ironically, she couldn't see it.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2010
  19. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    With me he's a lot like my Dad. His family was from Georgia and I was actually born there on De Kelley's birthday.
  20. Balok's Head

    Balok's Head Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 18, 2009
    whoops wrong thread