Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #48 Phlox
Ah yes – Enterprise’s version of Neelix.
At least this character had a more important function as part of the crew, being the ship’s doctor. Along with the Vulcan T’Pol, the Denobulan character of Phlox was part of the show to offer an outsiders view of humanity. It may have seemed odd that we never saw another example of Phlox’s species again in Star Trek, but therein lies the dangers of making a prequel series. Having an affinity for various creatures and pets, Phlox wasn’t without some sensitive moments throughout the series and in the end was an interesting character.