Star Trek Beyond is out in theaters today! Captain Kirk and Spock are back to save the galaxy from evil. But what if the greatest sci-fi baddies of all time faced off against the Star Trek Enterprise crew?
Peter Wiggin // Ender's Game
Most people would agree that Peter Wiggin is the true villain in Ender's Game. He's manipulative, sociopathic, and just downright terrifying. Add that to the fact that Peter is a genius with world domination in his sights. It's no wonder Ender chooses to go to Battle School in order to avoid his elder brother. Not even Spock would stand a chance against this master of mind games.
The Master // Doctor Who
Doctor Who has a slew of famous villains, but none of them hold a candle to The Master. Archenemy to the Doctor, The Master is a renegade Time Lord who is insane. And utterly evil. The Doctor has defeated The Master numerous times in the past 45 years, since the character’s creation. It would be interesting to see Kirk battle this regenerative enemy who can also time travel.
Baron Vladimir Harkonnen // Dune
Considered one of the greatest sci-fi books of all time, Dune introduced one of the most iconic villains, Baron Harkonnen. This disgusting ruler of the Harkonnens is depicted as a fat and blood thirsty tyrant. Known for his cruelty and hatred for the House Atreides, the Baron will do everything in his power to destroy them. Nothing would be sweeter than this villain getting his comeuppance by the Enterprise crew.
HAL 9000 // 2001: A Space Odyssey
HAL 9000 is short for Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer. HAL is a sentient computer with a killer agenda. While controlling the spaceship Discovery One on its mission to Jupiter, HAL battles the astronauts for control of the ship. This deviant robot is much more clever than the average AI and is willing to break the laws of robotics. Imagine if he commandeered the USS Enterprise!
Emperor Palpatine // Star Wars
You can't talk about sci-fi without mentioning Star Wars. Fans might be torn between these two space loving series, but they can't argue that Emperor Palpatine is the absolute epitome of evil. This Dark Lord of the Sith makes even Khan look feeble. After nearly destroying the Jedi, the Emperor is defeated by his own evil pupil, Darth Vader. How meta-evil is that? This lighting-throwing baddie is number one on our list of villains who should be in Star Trek.