In the cult television Valhalla, viewers have encountered several lost or wayward space travelers: human men and women isolated in the void of outer space, and seeking a new home (Space: 1999, Lost in Space), a way back to Earth (Star Trek: Voyager, SGU) or even a mere respite from pursuit (Battlestar Galactica).
5. Dr. Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlyle) on SGU (2009 – 2011). Admittedly, Dr. Rush is not flat-out evil, like at least a few of the names you’ll note on this list, but he’s certainly…difficult.
4. Seska (Martha Hackett) on Star Trek: Voyager (1995 – 2001). Seska is a member of Commander Chakotay’s (Robert Beltran) Maquis crew when she joins Voyager in the Delta Quadrant in the series pilot “Caretaker.” Introduced in the second episode, “Parallax,” Seska quickly proves that she isn’t exactly Starfleet timbre. She constantly second-guesses attempts to integrate the two disparate crews, and deliberately goes against Captain Janeway’s orders of non-interference in the episode “Prime Factors,” opting to steal alien technology that could provide a short-cut home.
3. Commissioner Simmonds (Roy Dotrice) on Space: 1999 (1975 – 1977). When the moon is blasted out of Earth’s orbit, Moonbase Alpha is manned by 311 dedicated scientists and astronauts.
2. Count Baltar (John Colicos) on Battlestar Galactica (1978 – 1979). In the first episode of the original Glen Larson series, Baltar betrays the entire human race to the genocidal Cylons. He does it with a smile, which makes it worse.
1. Dr. Zachary Smith (Jonathan Harris) on Lost in Space (1965 – 1968). If Dr. Smith is near, you have plenty to fear, to turn around a popular character catchphrase.