Sorry for a hijack:
I think many Star Trek themed games are far better than the ST movies and TV series, simply because the latter suck so much.
They have been airing the ST: The Next Generation episodes here now for many months, five episodes per week. I've been watching them all in order to get into the lore at last (previously my knowledge of ST was seeing the "Wrath of Khan" movie as a kid, and seeing an odd ST episode from the TV; and some PC games on it), but so far it has been underwhelming. I think I've seen so far maybe 1-2 episodes that I could say I enjoyed (maybe some Borg episode, and also some other episode where they were on the brink of a war, I don't recall exactly).
I usually watch the episodes from my recording hard drive TV box afterwards so that I can watch the episodes with 2x speed, being able to watch one 1hour episode in less than 30 minutes (minus TV ads). :)
The last I saw was where that irritating Q demigod sent Picard and his merry men to some alternate university to act as Robin Hood characters, and Q played the eeevil Sheriff of Nottingham. Meh.
I guess I always waited too much of an space opera, while in fact it is some kind of artsy fartsy TV show dealing with important issues of today translated to easily understandable format for common people, like racism, pigotry, democracy etc. And of course the overall worldview in the show is very US centric, as in the Federation (at least the participants from Earth) = US who is the good power of the universe while the other cultures are more or less broken with their odd local customs and unfair policies. The Federation is the good power which invad... contacts new civilizations, bringing peace and prosperity to them.
But I'd let the political connotations fly, if only there were interesting space combat scenes too! Phweee, phwee! That's why I always liked Babylon 5 so much.
Have you watched DS9? It's got a less clean-cut view of the Federation, and it's more story arc-based than any other Trek show. And it''s got more space battles.