Today is International Women's Day so, as with all occasions, what better way to celebrate than with a Star Trek listicle?
Forget the Picard vs Kirk argument - Janeway was obviously Starfleet's greatest captain.
Nyota Uhura, the original and best. I mean, the reboot movies are a thing that exists, but I don't like to dwell on it...
T'Pol had that whole Vulcan 'we are not amused' thing down pat. A special shout out too to her great grandma T'Mir - Carbon Creek was my favourite episode of Enterprise.
Every hero needs a villain, and they don't come more nightmare inducing than the Borg Queen!
Bartender at the Enterprise-D's Ten-Forward lounge, Guinan could always be relied upon to steal the show. And have the coolest headwear.
Deanna Troi was ship's counsellor aboard Picard's Enterprise, and was plenty awesome in her own right, but the real title has to go to her mother, Ambassador Lwaxana Troi. Diplomacy might be many things, but with Ambassador Troi around it was never boring!
Seven of Nine, everyone's favourite cyborg, was assimilated by the Borg at a young age - her struggles with individualism and humanity became one of the best things about Voyager.
The Ferengi were the best part of DS9, no question. But they had plenty of skeletons in the closet, not least their abysmal treatment of women - forbidden from wearing clothes or making money, their position was summed up by the common usage of the 31st Rule of Acquisition:
"Never make fun of a Ferengi's mother... insult something he cares about instead."
Quark and Rom's mother, Ishka, was determined to see all that change, becoming an outspoken women's rights activists and paving the way for Grand Negus Zek to amend the Ferengi Bill of Opportunities.
Jadzia Dax was the coolest - she held degrees in exobiology, zoology, astrophysics and exoarchaeology before she even joined with her symbiont. Afterwards her combined experience made her some 350 years old, and she had all the comebacks to prove it.
I make no apology for the amount of VOY representation going on. Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres was simply badass.