Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Doctor Meets Data

cover of the Doctor Who Star Trek TNG comic book
I am a huge comic book fan, especially of ArchieScooby DooStar Trek, and Doctor Who. Imagine my happiness a few months ago when I heard that IDW would be releasing a crossover between Star Trek: The Next Generationand Doctor Who in an eight part series titled Assimilation². The first issue starts with an attack on a planet by a combination of the Borg (ST:TNG) and the Cybermen (Doctor Who). That’s going to be a killer combination, and of course, will require the intervention of both the folks from the Enterprise and the Doctor and the Ponds. The Doctor captures an alien criminal, and the issue has a cliffhanger ending with the Tardis landing on the holodeck of the Enterprise, with Data and Commander Riker in 1940s San Francisco.

The series has an interesting look with the characters having a very realistic, almost photographic look in places. Of course, the main characters haven’t had a chance yet to realize that they are going to be on the trail of the Borg and Cybermen. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the series plays out.

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