With that being said, I thought I would take the time over the next few days to reflect on the villains of the Star Trek film franchise. Over the course of the franchise's 11 films, there have been 10 villains and some of been excellent and some not-so-much. We'll begin with a look at the villains who just didn't measure up.
10. Ru'afo / F. Murray Abraham / Star Trek: Insurrection
Severely underwritten and badly overacted, Ru'afo is one of Star Trek's most one-dimensional villains. Provided with no real backstory, no other motive than vengeance and a thirst for eternal youth, F. Murray Abraham's talents are badly wasted in a very un-engaging and not very interesting character.
9. Sybok / Laurence Luckinbill / Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
8. V'Ger / Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Momentum builds (sort of) throughout The Motion Picture towards the big revelation of V'Ger's identity at the heart of the cloud spaceship. Is it an alien? What are their intentions? One can't help but be disappointed to discover that V'Ger is nothing more than a self-aware probe from 20th century Earth that's trying to return home to deliver its research to its creator, mankind. The premise isn't actually all that bad and fairly original and very much in the mold of Star Trek's exploring strange, new worlds. Unfortunately, the payoff isn't executed well enough after two-and-a-half hours to really benefit the concept. If the movie itself had been better, V'Ger could possibly have ranked higher on this list.
7. Dr. Soran / Malcolm McDowell / Star Trek: Generations
Tolian Soran will forever be remembered as the man who killed James T. Kirk. Unfortunately, that's about all he'll be remembered for. Though Malcolm McDowell gives a solid performance, the part is underwritten and, for the most part, pretty forgettable.