(Portrayed by Malcolm McDowell)

Male El-Aurian scientist over 300 years old who was among refugees from the Borg assimilation of his world, and who encountered the Nexus effect during a rescue by the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B in 2293. Dr. Soran's obsession with the Nexus, as an escapist portal for returning his dead family to virtual life with him, was responsible for the death of James T. Kirk and the destruction of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D in 2371.