Star Trek: Voyager had some pretty haunting villains.
There are many villains in the Star Trek sphere of storytelling that sends shivers down one’s spine. They can be as grotesque as any psycho-horror villain in any slasher film, but that may be why they’re even worse. See, you expect to see some hulking freak in Friday the 13th film.
You don’t expect real terror in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, however. This is the first part of a look back across the first few series in Star Trek history where we look at the most horrifying monsters the shows have ever created.
Voyager, to me anyway, is more of a horror show than any other series. Deep Space Nine is your war drama, The Next Generation is your political drama, The Original Series is more of your adventure show and Enterprise is your origin story.
For Voyager, it’s about horror. They probably dove deeper into the concept more than any other show, so it’s fitting we start here. So who are the scariest villains Voyager gave fans?
Three Star Trek: Voyager villains to give you the creeps this Halloween
There’s always the old urban legend about the person who woke up in a tub of ice missing a kidney. Well, the Vidiians brought that urban legend to life far too often. The organ harvesters didn’t care about the damage they inflicted, as long as they could extend their own life and live long enough to cure themselves of the phage that afflicted them. Nobody wants to lose a kidney to an organ harvester, let alone every organ you have. That’s what makes the Vidiians so horrifying, beyond their appearance. The fact that this thing can happen in the real world.
She may not seem it, but Seska is maybe the most monstrous of all the villains Voyager has faced, at least for Chakotay. The abuse she forced Chakotay to endure is sick. First, she augmented how she looked and tricked him into falling for her. Then she slept with him under false pretenses, all while planning to betray him. In some states, those are felonies. Then she did the most dastardly thing a woman could do to a man she claimed to love, she told him he was the father to her child when in reality it was another man’s. Paternity fraud is real and it destroys lives. The fact Chakotay didn’t develop a complex because of Seska is remarkable. She’s a sociopath and that’s damn scary.
Do I have to spell out why clowns are creepy?