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Star Trek is an American space opera media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The first television series, simply called Star Trek and now referred to as "The Original Series", debuted in 1966 and aired for three seasons on the television network NBC. It followed the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel, built by the United Federation of Planets in the twenty-third century. The Star Trek canon of the franchise includes The Original Series, an animated series, five spin-off television series, the film franchise, and further adaptations in several media.

In creating Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by the Horatio Hornblower novels, the satirical book Gulliver's Travels, and by works of western genre such as the television series Wagon Train. These adventures continued in the 22-episode Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films. Four spin-off television series were eventually produced: Star Trek: The Next Generation followed the crew of a new starship Enterprise set a century after the original series; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager set contemporaneously with The Next Generation; and Star Trek: Enterprise set before the original series in the early days of human interstellar travel. The most recent Star Trek TV series, entitled Star Trek: Discovery, premiered on CBS and later made available exclusively on the digital platform CBS All Access. The adventures of The Next Generation crew continued in four additional feature films. In 2009, the film franchise underwent a "reboot" set in an alternate timeline, or "Kelvin Timeline," entitled simply Star Trek. This film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the original show; their adventures were continued in the sequel film, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). The thirteenth film feature and sequel, Star Trek Beyond (2016), was released to coincide with the franchise's 50th anniversary.

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Brent Spiner portrayed both Data and Lore in Datalore
"Datalore" is the thirteenth episode of the first season of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The episode first aired in broadcast syndication on January 18, 1988. In the plot, the crew of the Enterprise-D discover Data's "brother" Lore at the site of a disappeared colony. He is brought on board and re-assembled, where he incapacitates Data and attempts to take his place in order to sacrifice the crew to the same Crystalline Entity which destroyed the colony. The original story for the episode would have introduced a love story for Data, but an evil twin story was instead suggested by Brent Spiner, who portrayed the character. "Datalore" introduced the character of Lore, who returned to the series twice more in later seasons. The script continued to be edited during the filming of the episode, and the subsequent characterisations were criticised by the cast although the look of the episode was praised. It was watched by 10.3 million viewers on first broadcast, and the response by reviewers was mixed with criticism directed at the quality of the script but with praise reserved for Spiner. To celebrate the Blu-ray release of the first season, the episode received a theatrical release alongside "Where No One Has Gone Before".

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Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Miramanee (Sabrina Scharf) from the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Paradise Syndrome".

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Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force is a first-person shooter video game developed by Raven Software and published by Activision. The game was initially released on September 20, 2000 for Windows and Mac OS personal computers. Elite Force was later ported to the PlayStation 2 console. The game is set in the Star Trek universe, specifically relating to the fourth television series, Star Trek: Voyager. The player assumes the role of Ensign Alex Munro, a member of the Hazard Team, a new elite security section created to deal with particularly dangerous and hostile away missions. The game's plot focuses on Voyager being trapped in a starship graveyard, heavily damaged and under attack from a variety of hostile factions. Elite Force was announced after Activision secured the license to Star Trek video games in 1998. The game was one of the first to license id Tech 3, a game engine by id Software used by a number of video games during the early 2000s. Elite Force was a critical success, and is often praised as the first truly successful Star Trek video game. An expansion pack was released in May 2001, and a sequel developed by Ritual Entertainment, Star Trek: Elite Force II, was published in 2003.

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Television series: The Original Series (episodes) • The Animated Series (episodes) • The Next Generation (episodes) • Deep Space Nine (episodes) • Voyager (episodes) • Enterprise (episodes) • Star Trek: Discovery (Season 1, 2)

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Production staff: J. J. AbramsIra Steven BehrRick BermanBrannon BragaManny CotoDamon LindelofRonald D. MooreMichael OkudaMichael PillerGene RoddenberryJeri Taylor

Major Characters: James T. KirkJean-Luc PicardBenjamin SiskoKathryn JanewayJonathan ArcherMichael Burnham

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