fictional character in the Star Trek universe
Reginald Barclay (i.e. Lieutenant Reginald Endicott "Reg" Barclay III or 'Broccili'), portrayed by Dwight Schultz, is a fictional character from both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager, in the latter of which he plays a vital role in re-establishing regular contact between the starship and Starfleet. The character also appears in the 1996 feature film Star Trek: First Contact. The character is portrayed as coming up with innovative solutions to technical problems, but struggles with holodeck addiction and some social issues. A common plot theme is that others overlook his brilliance because they evaluate his abilities based on his conversational and emotional demeanor.
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