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Star Trek/Doctor Who Crossover Coming this May from IDW

David Vandervliet 02/13/2012 Reviews

It was only a matter of time.

Two of the most popular science fiction franchises ever will finally official crossover this May as the crew of the Enterprise-D and the TARDIS will meet courtesy of IDW Publishing in Star Trek: the Next Generation/Doctor Who : Assimilation2.  IDW is the current license holder for both properties

Doctor Who Star Trek Assimilation2Officially announced today by, the series will feature the Doctor (in his 11th regeneration) and Captain Picard and his crew against the Borg, and the Cybermen.

The series will be written by Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: Infestation) , in collaboration with long time Doctor Who comics writer Tony Lee, with art by J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel). The covers will be provided by Woodward and David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown) Variant covers will include a rare wrap-around photo cover and one by Joe Corroney, featuring the TARDIS crew aboard the Enterprise.

For Star Trek fans not familiar with the Doctor Who universe, Cybermen were created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis. Their first appeared was in  the 1966 episode “The Tenth Planet” part 1. They were once human from Earth’s twin, the Solar System’s lost 10th planet, Mondas.  The humans there had to evolve to survive on a planet without a star. They upgraded their physical bodies with technology and removed all emotion. To propagate, they seek out others to convert into Cybermen. Believing themselves to be the superior lifeform, they want to dominate the galaxy.

For Doctor Who fans not familiar with the Borg, they first appeared in the Star Trek: the Next Generation episode, “Q-Who” in 1989. The Borg are a collective of cybernetically enhanced lifeforms from the Delta Quadrant. Little is known about their origin other than they were once “flawed and weak” like humanity, but they evolved to include the synthetic, on their way to their goal of perfection. Believing that they are the superior lifeform, they seek to expand and conquer the galaxy by assimilating the worlds they conquer, turning all into Borg.

It will be very interesting to see how these two adversaries with such similar goals and methods work together, and how the Doctor and the Enterprise will find a way to defeat them. On a personal level, I do wonder if they will acknowegde the fact that Star Trek has been referenced as a television show, most recently in “The Impossible Astronaut” when a woman saw a member of the Silence, and asked “is that a mask? Is that Star Trek thing?”

Fans of both series will have to wait until May to find out, and they will have to buy it, because “resistance is futile.” Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1 will have 32 pages and sell for $3.99

The above image will NOT be in the series…. but how cool would it be if was?

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David "The Exile" Vandervliet, I write about what ever has me Geeking out at the moment. Among my areas of expertise: DC Comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Musical Theatre, M Theory, Chess, Stellar Cartography, and Gardening. If you like what you read here, you can check out more about me at Exiled in Geeksville

  1. James Victor Von Hal 02/14/2012 at 7:14 am

    I do love me some Star Trek, never watched Dr. Who though, so not sure.

    • N Harty 02/14/2012 at 10:48 am

      I wholeheartedly recommend it! Start with the episode "Blink" then maybe "Smith and Jones" cool aliens and story lines. If you like those, then watch some more new episodes, if you still like it/love it, watch em all old and recent! 700+ episodes! :)

    • David "The Exil 02/14/2012 at 6:41 pm

      Definitely recommend Doctor Who, especially if you liked shows like Farscape or Firefly.

  2. N Harty 02/14/2012 at 10:40 am

    Actually it's been done. Wish I could upload the comic and show ya.. It was with the 4th Doctor and ALL ST Captains. Funny little Comic. New one looks fun also!

    • David "The Exil 02/14/2012 at 6:40 pm

      I don't think that was an official licensed story. At least not here in the US. There have been many comic parodies over the years. I had a great one with Tom Baker's Doctor on Kirk's Enterprise. A great image of Spock trying a mind meld on the Doctor.

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