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Play the show (literally): Trekkers wielding an iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod) will appreciate the very old-school adventure “Star Trek: Trexels” ($2.99, YesGnome LLC). Offering characters and locations from the original series as well as “The Next Generation,” the action requires building rooms on a Constitution-class starship, resource management and sending crews to boldly go where no pixelated man has gone before.

Expect trouble from the Borg, Klingons and the relentless in-app purchase marketing messages with plenty of screen-tapping and time-wasting required.

Besides the genuine sound effects and interior ship detail, fans will recognize a voice in the game, the legendary George Takei (Sulu from the original “Star Trek” show) as he reads the famed opening lines.

Read all about it: IDG Publishing keeps the “Star Trek” sequential-art universe alive with not only a monthly comic book ($3.99 each) but also plenty of collected editions. For “Next Generation” fans, I suggest the trade paperback “Star Trek: Countdown ($17.99)” compiling the four-issue miniseries from 2009. Although it’s a prequel to the J.J. Abrams movie reboot of the franchise, its storyline continues to explore the lives of such “Next Generation” stalwarts as Jean Luc Picard, Worf and Data.