Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #39 Malcolm Reed
Malcolm Reed was the tactical officer on Archer’s Enterprise, and one of the more interesting characters the show had to offer.
Often keeping to himself and extremely procedure-driven, he was actually the one to “invent” a state of Red Alert during emergencies. “Reed Alert” had been suggested, after the man himself, but it was altered slightly after originally being called Tactical Alert. Reed could often get under Commander Tucker’s skin rather quickly, even though they were pretty close friends.