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The following is a list of various documentaries and television specials related to Star Trek. One distinction that can be made between the two is that "documentaries" tend to be of a purely informative nature, mostly providing (behind-the-scenes) background information on the live-action productions, whereas "television specials" often tend to be of a celebratory nature with emphasis on entertainment (habitually featuring guests and entertainers who have no formal affiliation with the Star Trek-franchise), even if background information is incorporated.

This list generally encompasses "stand-alone" productions (when franchise produced, predominantly of a promotional nature), "unofficial" productions, and many broadcasts made by third parties outside Paramount Pictures/CBS' usual franchise home media/video format framework. Most "official" documentaries and specials that were created for inclusion on the individual home media/video format releases, otherwise known as "special/bonus features" or "Value Added Material" ("VAM"), are not listed here and are detailed with their originating products and/or their own individual entries.

Some "official" productions that were first broadcast on television before receiving a home media release (either in full or in part) are also listed here.

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