IGN is covering the 5 stages of Spore every week up until Spore’s release.  This week, they discuss the Space Stage.  You can watch this video over at IGN or check it out on YouTube below:

Space Stage is a bit like Star Trek, in that you hop aboard a spacecraft and your mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where none of your creature has gone before. It’s a wide-open galaxy out there, and you can romp around in it and do all sorts of things, from playing god with primitive species, pursuing missions for neighboring empires, or getting in some good old fashioned space combat.

Spore Space Stage Video Preview