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Star Trek Character Names and Roles Chart

You can find all of your favorite regular characters from six different series/versions of Star Trek in this awesome chart!

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  • Published 12/27/12

Comments (13)

  1. Zerodash


    Voyager technically had a counselor in the form of Neelix.

  2. Bandit

    Technically, Data was Operations Officer. Wesley Crusher was Next Generation’s most common helmsman

  3. Harry Friedman

    Fun chart. Does anyone know what the colors signify?

  4. Harry Friedman

    I kept looking, and saw that the colors represent uniform color.

  5. r


  6. DaveS

    The colors of the uniforms generally refer to the officer’s department.

    Red = Command (Helm/Navigation)
    Blue = Science/Medical
    Yellow = Operations(Security/Engineering)

    Though it does seem to change a little from series to series.

  7. nt0xik8ed

    You know, before I answer any more questions there’s something I wanted to say. Having received all your letters over the years, and I’ve spoken to many of you, and some of you have traveled… y’know… hundreds of miles to be here, I’d just like to say… get a life, will you people? I mean, for crying out loud, it’s just a TV show! I mean, look at you, look at the way you’re dressed! You’ve turned an enjoyable little job, that I did as a lark for a few years, into a colossal waste of time! I – I mean, how old are you people? What have you done with yourselves?

    William Shatner, SNL

  8. AngryK9

    Seriously “r”? You know, my 4 year old would tell you “It takes one to know one!” :)

    Harry, in the Original Series, the Reboot and Enterprise, the colors were:
    Gold (or yellow, as some folks see it): Command/Administration
    Blue: Medical & Sciences
    Red: Engineering & Security

    In TNG era and beyond, red and gold traded roles. The gray colors indicate characters who were not actual Starfleet personnel but served a specific function aboard ship.

  9. Dave Lowe

    Jadzia Dax may have been helmsman when deployed on the Defiant, but she was Science Officer of Deep Space Nine. She was also assigned as Captain of the Defiant during the Dominion War while Sisko was stationed as Admiral Ross’ adjutant at Starbase 374.

  10. Dark Reality

    Neelix was indeed the counselor on Voyager, but Harry Kim was the communications officer, so they could have put either of them there.

    Also, Bashir being genetically enhanced is a minor spoiler from the last or second to last season (that really didn’t matter anyway).

    Lastly, that is a really old picture of O’Brien. Did he ever look like that on DS9? That looks like year one TNG (or whenever he first appeared in his no-name role as “Transporter chief”).

  11. Mark S.

    I grew up in the same town as Kate Mulgrew. My grandparents home was across the street from her parents home and as a kid, she would come over and babysit me and my brothers and sisters. Later, I ended up attending H.S. with her younger sister. Strange small world.

  12. Robert EDWARDS

    If you want to know about the uniforms and meanings the check the AVATARS on each is listed and more great stuff to explore.

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