The Three Iconic Star Trek Characters Played By
David Warner
By WITNEY SEIBOLD
Movies - TV
St. John Talbot
In the 1989 film "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," Warner played a supporting role as St. John Talbot, a human Federation ambassador to Nimbus III. This planet served as a “galactic neutral zone” where warring governments could come together for peaceful diplomatic negotiations, but had long ago failed, leaving Talbot without a purpose.
Chancellor Gorkon
In the 1991 film "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," Warner returned as a diplomat, but as a much more hopeful one. In "Country," Warner plays Chancellor Gorkon, a high-ranking Klingon official who meets with Kirk face-to-face in order to attempt friendly relations.
Gul Madred
In 1992, Warner appeared in the episode "Chain of Command" on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," as the villain, Gul Madred. Here, Warner plays a Cardassian officer that is in charge of torturing Jean-Luc Picard for information, and Madred is often ranked among the best “Trek” villains, thanks to Warner’s strong and layered performance.