One of the challenges facing any would-be "Star Trek" fan without an existing foothold in the franchise is the sheer volume of material out there. Even discounting the countless tie-in novels, comic books and video games, there are still hundreds of hours of "canon" Trek, split between six television series and 12 feature films. If J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness is one of your first experiences with Gene Roddenberry's fictional universe, this guide is designed to point you in the right direction to either continue the experience or, at the very least, help you appreciate some of the inside jokes that pop up in the new blockbuster. Please be aware, however, that the below information contains spoilers for both the new film and for several series storylines as well. Please proceed at your own discretion.