Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)

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, "unofficial" productions, and many broadcasts made outside Paramount Pictures/CBS' usual franchise framework. Most "official" documentaries and specials that were created for inclusion on the individual home media format releases, otherwise known as "Special 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.

French productions