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10 Best Sci-Fi Movies Starring Star Trek Actors (That Aren't Star Trek)

Those strange new worlds aren't going to explore themselves.

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As science moves forward in continuing leaps and bounds, so does the world of science fiction. In its original run, Star Trek was not exactly the rampant success story it is revered as today, but its repeat syndication throughout the 1970s led to a surge of interest in both the Original Series and the sci-fi genre as a whole.

Today, the franchise is a household name, launching the careers of many of Hollywood's most beloved icons. But for some of these actors, their time with the United Federation of Planets wasn't their only foray into the final frontier.

Since the '70s, sci-fi has proven to be increasingly popular among audiences, and with this popularity came a wealth of TV and film seeking to tap into the genre's boundless potential. The Star Trek empire has seen a host of talented and enthusiastic actors across its numerous iterations, so perhaps it's no wonder that a lot have capitalised on their knack for interstellar swashbuckling and concepts to boggle the mind.

Here are 10 such Star Trek actors who branched out into the ever-expanding realm of science fiction in film.

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