Uhura (Nichelle Nichols)
Oh Uhura… We sure did have a crush on her back in the day. Former model Nichols played communications officer Lieutenant Uhrura in both the '60s and '70s Star Trek series. Uhura's interracial kiss with Captain Kirk was considered ground-breaking in 1968.
Where’s Nichelle now?
After Star Trek, Nichols became involved with recruiting minorities for NASA. She later played herself in Futurama and The Simpsons, and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including season two of Heroes as Nana Dawson.
Seven-of-Nine (Jeri Ryan)
Miss America runner-up Jeri got Trekkies swooning with her icy performance as ex-Borg Seven-of-Nine in Star Trek: Voyager. The German-born actress stayed with the series until it ended in 2001. We’re certainly glad that she did!
Where’s Jeri now?
Jeri has appeared in TV shows such as Boston Public and The OC, but hit the headlines in 2004 after accusing her politician husband Jack of asking her to perform unpleasant acts in clubs. Bleurgh. His withdrawal from the Republican candidacy paved the way for Barack Obama. So in a way, Seven-of-Nine is responsible for the USA’s coolest president! We’d never have guessed…
Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis)
London-born Greek Marina nearly got the plane home after what she thought was her unsuccessful audition for The Next Generation. But the call came just in time. She'd landed the part of half-Human, half-Betazoid Counsellor Deanna Troi.
Where’s Marina now?
Marina is happily married to rock guitarist Michael Lamper, whom she married during the show (cast members Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn were groomsmen). She's appeared in many sci-fi shows and TV movies and recently recorded a Family Guy voice-over as herself.
T’Pol (Jolene Blalock)
The foxy model donned an Enterprise uniform as Vulcan Sub-Commander T'Pol in 2001. T'Pol was later made a Commander, and commanded viewer's hearts until the show's finale in 2005. But the real question is, is she better than Spock?
Where’s Jolene now?
Our favourite female Vulcan had a few film and TV roles after Enterprise. Unfortunately her part in an episode of Lost – as a flashback love interest of Sawyer – was cruelly cut from the finished show. But hey! At least she got a chance to shoot some bugs in Starship Troopers 3.
William Riker (Jonathan Frakes)
We think Commander William T. Riker should be given a medal, simply for being so gosh darn cool. Riker taught us that even the act of sitting on a chair could be incredibly awesome (seriously, pay attention next time he sits down, it’s amazing).
Where’s Jonathan now?
Jonathan appeared in Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, and even guested on Roswell and 3rd Rock from the Sun. He also fronted the show Paranormal Borderline and wrote a book called The Abductors: Conspiracy. There's a theme emerging here…
Chekov (Walter Koenig)
Did you know that Koenig donned a hairpiece to play Russian navigator Chekov in the original Star Trek series? We’d never have guessed! And we can’t help but think that our Chekov looks a little bit like Davy Jones from the Monkees…
Where’s Walter now?
After Star Trek, a role in Babylon 5 came calling, along with writing gigs for stage, TV and film. Koenig also taught acting and directing at UCLA. His son Josh went on to star in ABC sitcom Growing Pains and also appeared in Deep Space Nine. We guess space runs in the family!
Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew)
After roles in Ryan's Hope and Dallas, Mulgrew landed the prized part of Voyager's Kathryn Janeway, the first female captain in a major Star Trek role. She took the part after Canadian actress Geneviève Bujold dropped out, and has been a role model for Star Trek fans ever since.
Where’s Kate now?
Fairly obscure film and TV roles followed for Mulgrew, who's been more active on the stage and voicing Star Trek video games. She's married to politician Tim Hagan and has run a number of campaigns.
B’Elanna Torres (Roxann Dawson)
Dawson played feisty half human/half-Klingon engineer B'Elanna Torres in all seven seasons of Voyager. Her fiery relationship with Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) made us huge fans. We might even like her better than Worf…
Where’s Roxann now?
She's had a few bit parts but you'll mostly find her behind the camera these days. After directing two episodes of Voyager, Dawson was bitten by the directing bug and went on to helm episodes of TV shows including Charmed, The OC, Lost and Heroes.
Geordi La Forge (LeVar Burton)
Equally as suave as Riker, Burton’s Lieutenant Junior Grade Geordi La Forge made us into massive Star Trek: The Next Generation fans. And we know he has that visor because of sight issues… But we kind of want one for ourselves. It’s just so cool!
Where’s LeVar now?
Just like Roxann, Burton directed episodes of Charmed, not to mention JAG and Las Vegas. We were sad to hear that he was recently involved in a five-car pile-up in Los Angeles. But the Star Trek gods were smiling - he escaped with little more than mild neck pain. Phew!
Worf (Michael Dorn)
Dorn played the Klingon Starfleet officer Worf in both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has the distinction of having appeared in more Star Trek episodes and movies than any other actor – as the same character.
Where’s Michael now?
Dorn was so devoted to his craft, his voice actually grew deeper after his role as Worf, and he also developed a skin condition after years of wearing the costume! He seems happy, though. His pride and joy is an old Air Force trainer jet, and he appeared as the US President in two episodes of Heroes. That’s pretty good going!
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