In Star Trek, as in any franchise, there has to be a threat for the heroes to overcome. As much as we do enjoy those speeches of Picard's, if the audience were simply watching fine monologues in every episode, things would certainly start to get a little dull.
Thankfully, Star Trek is the franchise that keeps on giving. From the early days of the Original Series to the latter days of Deep Space Nine, there have been great villains for the audience to hate, even if they do tend to love them a little bit.
Cardassians, Romulans, Bajorans, Humans and even a Thasian or two, the villains on this list all had very major victories along the way. Their final fates may be in the grave, yet who says victory has to end with the villain jetting off into the sunset?
What else is there but to bow down to the greatness that is these smarmy, proficient people - except to possibly hate them just a little bit more than is healthy to do?
Writer. Reader. Podcast Host. I'm Seán, I live in Ireland and I'm the poster child for dangerous obsessions with Star Trek. Check out my weekly podcast on all things....well all things film! Check me out on Twitter @seanferrick or at the website https://seanferrick.wordpress.com/