As a rule, ''Franchise/StarTrek'' makes no effort to maintain continuity outside of its LiveActionTelevision series and films -- in fact, for a while, there was a directive that tie-ins couldn't reference anything except the [[Franchise/TrekVerse live-action canon]]. Novels, comics, video games, roleplaying games, technical manuals etc. draw from their common origins, but exist largely independent of each other save for occasional {{Shout Out}}s or borrowed elements.

There is a modern line of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels from Pocket Books which make an effort to be consistent in regards to continuity. Most novels from the year 2000 on are ''generally'' set within the same reality. This continuity is discussed on the StarTrekNovelVerse page.

Some of the older books have been retroactively absorbed into the "Novel Verse" continuity, most have not.

There are (naturally) many ''Franchise/StarTrek'' comic books, including:

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* ''Star Trek'' (Gold Key series, 1967-1978) - set during the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]]
* ''Star Trek'' (Marvel series, 1979-1981) - set after ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''
* ''Star Trek'' (DC series, 1984-1996)
** Volume 1 (56 issues, 1984-1988: set after ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]'' and around the next two films, with a few issues set during the Original Series or [=ST:TMP=] era)
** Volume 2 (80 issues, 1989-1996: set after ''[[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier The Final Frontier]]'', with several issues set during the Original Series)
* ''Star Trek The Next Generation'' (DC series, 1988-1996)
* ''Star Trek Deep Space Nine''(Malibu series, 1993-1996)
* ''Star Trek Deep Space Nine''(Marvel series, 1996-1998)
* ''ComicBook/StarTrekStarfleetAcademy'' (Marvel series, 1996-1998)
* ''Star Trek: Early Voyages''(Marvel series, 1996-1998: set during Christopher Pike's command of the ''Enterprise'')
* ''Star Trek: Voyager'' (Marvel series, 1996-1998)
* ''Star Trek: Untold Voyages'' (Marvel mini-series, 1998: set after ''Star Trek: The Motion Picture'')
* ''Star Trek Deep Space Nine: N-Vector'' (Wildstorm miniseries, 2000)
* ''Star Trek The Next Generation: The Gorn Crisis'' (Wildstorm hardcover, 2000)
* ''Star Trek Divided We Fall'' (Wildstorm miniseries, 2001)
* ''Star Trek Countdown'' (IDW miniseries, 2009: Billed as the "official prequel" to ''Film/StarTrek'' and written by the screenwriters, it initially wasn't clear whether this is merely a part of the ExpandedUniverse, or canon in its own right. After being questioned on certain (minor) inconsistencies between the comic and the final version of the movie, the screenwriters declared it non-Canon.
* ''Star Trek'' (IDW series 2010-date: A retelling of Original Series episodes based on the alternate timeline started off by the 2009 film.)
* ''Comicbook/StarTrekTheNextGenerationDoctorWhoAssimilation2'' (IDW miniseries, 2012): Crossover miniseries with ''Series/DoctorWho''; also part of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse
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There's also a number of novels prior to the Novelverse. Some of these are:
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* ''Literature/SpockMustDie'' (1970)
* ''Literature/TheFinalReflection'' by Creator/JohnMFord (1984)
* The Literature/{{Rihannsu}} series by Diane Duane, starting with ''My Enemy, My Ally'' (1984)[[note]] The first two books are of this era, while the last three were written much later but do not fit into the Novelverse continuity.[[/note]]
* ''Literature/HowMuchForJustThePlanet'' by Creator/JohnMFord (1987)
* ''Literature/SpocksWorld,'' by Creator/DianeDuane (1988)
* ''Literature/StarTrekFederation'' by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (1994)
* ''Imzadi'' by [[/index]]Creator/PeterDavid[[index]]
* ''Literature/StarTrekShatnerverse''
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There are also many video games, including:
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* An [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] game which is essentially an unofficial sequel to the original series episode, "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E17APieceOfTheAction A Piece of the Action]]".
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekEliteForce'': a FirstPersonShooter set on ''Voyager'' (for the first game) and the ''Enterprise''-E (for the second).
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'', which presents a different vision of the post-''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' Trek galaxy than the StarTrekNovelVerse.
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekTheVideoGame'', an interquel between the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 rebooted film]] and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', which follows Kirk and Spock as they investigate a terrifying new alien threat.
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