Doctor Who, Star Trek crossover comic revealed

February 14th, 2012
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IDW Publishing and BBC Worldwide have confirmed they’ll be launching the first ever official Doctor Who and Star Trek comic book crossover series in May!

In Assimilation2 the iconic franchises will collide as the Borg and the Cybermen create an unholy alliance which results in potential disaster for humanity. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise join forces with the Doctor and his trusted companions with the fate of the whole of the galaxy hanging loosely in the balance.

“We’re excited by this new adventure for the Doctor and the fact he will be travelling with Jean-Luc Picard and his iconic crew,” said the Executive Vice President of Home Entertainment and Licensing, Soumya Sriraman. “This makes the perfect partnership for not only for Doctor Who’s incredible fans, but also for the brand, as we have just celebrated our most successful year yet. Doctor Who’s latest series delivered record ratings on BBC America, and the most downloaded TV season in the US on iTunes.”

The eight-issue series is written by Scott and David Tipton and Tony Lee, featuring fully painted artwork by JK Woodward. A rare wraparound photo cover will also be available.

General manager of CBS Consumer Products, Liz Kalodner, added: “Joining these two sci-fi powerhouses will take the fans on the ultimate adventure through time and space.”

What do you think? Will you boldly go where no Whovian has gone before? Let us know…

11 comments on this article
  1. Damien McCormack
    February 14th, 2012 at 5.04pm | #1

    This will be Bow tie cool can’t wait.

  2. Steve
    February 14th, 2012 at 9.21pm | #2

    What a great idea until you realise you have to put up with Amy flaming Pond! What a bore!

  3. David Spence
    February 15th, 2012 at 1.24am | #3

    I wonder if we’re talking cross-universe interaction or if they’re going to be portrayed as the same timeline?
    Either way, this kind of team-up can be nothing BUT cool!

  4. JC2006
    February 15th, 2012 at 1.31am | #4

    I liked the idea at first, since I was a TNG fan before I was a Doctor Who fan. After thinking about it though, I wasn’t that enthused.

    It would have been great if it had been Picard and the Doctor working together against the Borg, but they’ve created an alliance between the Borg and the Cybermen too. I don’t like that idea, it just feels like the Cybermen are there because the Doctor is there.

    I’d have preferred it if Picard and the Doctor had just gone against the Borg.

    Still, I don’t even know where you’d buy this in the UK, and if you can, likely at inflated prices. Considering the subject matter, it should really be easily available in the US and the UK.

  5. Jack
    February 15th, 2012 at 6.42am | #5

    My favourite Doctor and my favourite Star Trek captain, this will be nothing short of amazing. I almost never get comics, because I’m just not into that sort of thing, but this I will get.

    Now all we need if for Sir Patrick Stewart to be in Doctor Who.

  6. Professor Zed
    February 16th, 2012 at 4.18am | #6

    @Jack I would love to see Sir Patrick Stewart AS Doctor Who!

    I couldn’t tell you the last time I’ve bought a comic book. But this one I’ll definitely be buying! This sounds absolutely fantastic.

  7. Grace
    February 16th, 2012 at 7.24am | #7

    Excuse me? Maybe I need a few hours to process…

  8. RoseyM
    February 16th, 2012 at 1.06pm | #8

    I nearly fainted when I read this two of my favourtie Si-Fi shows of all time coming together. The Doctor and Picard oh I am in my ULTIMATE heaven. I wish my dad was still with us he would of fainted with me lol x x x

  9. Grace
    February 17th, 2012 at 5.10am | #9

    Hmmm I think I’ve assimalated the concept! So will the Borg run around yelling Delete? Or will the Cybermen think Deletion is futile?

    Ah, I don’t care! I’m buying the book no matter what’s in it!

  10. whereissg1
    May 29th, 2012 at 8.51pm | #10

    How did SG-1 get left out of this action?

  11. The Doctor
    July 9th, 2012 at 12.24pm | #11

    @whereissg1

    agree with you there, seeing some sort of goa’uld,borg,cyberman hybrid thing……….do want

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