Jona ch'Ranni Posted September 30, 2020 Share Posted September 30, 2020 Star Trek is full of men and women of principal and moral character. It is this focus on the good people crewing our favorite ships and installations that makes the universe such an appealing place. But many of the storylines found in our favorite episodes reveal villains that give the good guys something to fight. It's this conflict that makes Star Trek such great entertainment. Who makes the best villain across the franchise? Is it the cunning and deadly intellect displayed by Khan in Space Seed(TOS), Star Trek II and Star Trek: Into Darkness? He's human and yet more than that. The ruthless way in which he goes after his enemies would give anyone pause. Do you feel that the familiar yet completely opposite counterparts from the mirror universe send chills down your spine? We see familiar faces that act in ways we wouldn't expect or condone. They are our favorite characters - and yet not. Perhaps the soulless, ever advancing Borg with their declaration "resistance is futile" make the best enemy. How do you even reason with them? Q is another example of a recurring villain that causes havoc for our heroes. Pairing nigh-unlimited power with arrogance creates a deadly mixture which may be why Q has shown up repeatedly since his introduction in TNG. No matter who you choose, we can all agree that without the bad, the good would not stand in such stark relief. Here's to the good guys! But raise a glass to the baddies too! 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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