‘Star Trek’ & ‘Doctor Who’ Crossover Comic Coming This May

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2012 at 2:09 pm,

star trek doctor who comic assimilation2 Star Trek & Doctor Who Crossover Comic Coming This May

Nearly five decades and 1,500 episodes in the making, the ultimate sci-fi crossover of Doctor Who and Star Trek is finally happening, as IDW recently announced that they will be premiering Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 this May.

Centered around the unholy alliance of the Borg and the Cybermen, Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 will force the Doctor to team up with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to prevent the destruction of all humanity.

The eight-issue series will be written by Star Trek: Infestation writers Scott and David Tipton, with New York Times Best-Selling graphic novelist and longtime Doctor Who comic scribe Tony Lee serving as consultant. J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel) will provide fully-painted artwork for the series.

Here’s what Soumya Sriraman of BBC Worldwide had to say about sci-fi’s long-awaited partnership:

 We are excited about this new adventure for the Doctor and the fact that he will be travelling with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his iconic crew. This is a perfect partnership for not only Doctor Who’s incredible fans, but also for the brand. We have just celebrated our most successful year yet. Doctor Who’s latest season delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and it was most downloaded full TV seasons of 2011 in the U.S. on the iTunes Store.

Even though IDW has been publishing comics for both Star Trek and Doctor Who for many years, this is the first time that these two sci-fi goliaths will be sharing the same space. No doubt a triumph in licensing negations on behalf of IDW, fans of both series should be intrigued to see what comes out of this.

Using the likenesses of everyone involved in Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation, this sci-fi coupling is certainly something that could only happen in the comic book medium. And while the Cybermen aren’t exactly the fan-favorite villains that they once were (thanks to Doctor Who rejuvenator Russell T. Davies), the partnership between the Cybermen and the Borgs will certainly create a wonderful platform for sci-fi’s most beloved heroes to shine.

Now the only question is: Will the Borgs or the Cybermen be the first to beytray the other?

You can take a look at the cover of the first issue below: (click for larger version)

star trek tng doctor who assimilation2 570x865 Star Trek & Doctor Who Crossover Comic Coming This May

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilationpremieres May 2012 in a comic book shop near you.

Doctor Who season 7 will premiere Fall 2012
Star Trek 2 will be released May 17, 2013

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Source: IDW Publishing

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  1. this will be awesome!

  2. I am so excited for this I am dangerously close to being stoked.

  3. to bad this couldnt happen on tv

  4. Well they sell this in england? It’s just that it’s an american company (sounds like it) and I still haven’t been able to find Beyond The Fringe.

    • With it being a Star Trek and Doctor Who license, it’s hard to say. Digital comic sites like Comixology should have it available once it’s released.

  5. I don’t think the Borg will betray the Cybermen, because they live only to assimilate and expand their presence. Unless of course we’re talking about renegade Borgs who have disconnected themselves from the collective.

    If the Enterprise had those Borg-busting gear that the time-traveling Captain Janeway brought back, the comic would only be a two-issue special – issue one to link up Dr. Who and the Enterprise, issue two to wipe our the Borg and Cybermen

  6. It makes no sense that either the Cybermen or Borg would be willing to create an alliance with each other since both have the goal of total take over of every living intelligence. It just seems that it would make more wense if one group or the other made a presence into either Dr. Who’s or Start Trek’s world so that those two created an alliance.

    • I would normally agree with that except for the events that happened near the end of Voyager and TNG. The Borg have seen that humans have become more of a nuisance than they had calculated, and could come to the conclusion that an alliance with another cybernetic race could be extremely beneficial.

  7. Excellent! I do hope they manage to capture all of the character’s Traits and nuances and maybe give a nod to The Doctor And The Enterprise story by Jean Airey!

  8. Ok, Geordi, explain that screwdriver to me? 8)

    The exchanges between the Doctor and Data (or Spock) would be priceless.

  9. Almost a year ago my wife and I started (unfortunately, never finished or got anyone else to take interest) a thread on a board we are members at where the David Tennant version of the Doctor showed up on the bridge of our ship. We found it ironic to find out this comic is being done now. Wonder if the creator got the idea from us. LOL

  10. Now we need Darth Vader to fight Captain Kirk! Kirk would win, even with no Force. Darth’s dark side is powerless to Kirk’s fisticuffs! lol

    But Dr. Who + Trek = pure awesomeness.

  11. Will Data be featured? I hope so and at not B4. The Exchanges between Data and 12th Doctor have a lot of potential. great idea and hope it’s executed well

  12. I imagine that Picard and his crew will initially mistake Doctor #11 for Q. Hijinks will ensue. Then, they’ll realize the truth in time to come together with him and fight the cybenetic monsters.

  13. woop woop
    hope i find em in the uk
    im gonna die

  14. Dude… my panties are wrecked. This is going to be AMAZING!!

  15. Rick Kelvington’s Doctor Who/Star Trek Mashup “Trek Through Time” started it all for me. A comic book adaptation is the next big step for a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover and will hopefully inspire other sci-fi crossover comics. I look forward to it.

  16. couldn’t they make an TV series of this?

    • …probably too many licensing/contractural complications.

  17. I’m really excited about this! Especially happy to see Data back up and running! <3

  18. My only regret is that this isn’t the Tennant era Doctor just because I always wanted to see Picard and Ten together (it was awesome seeing them together in Hamlet). My only hope now is that this series could do a two Doctor story with 11 and 10 hanging with the crew of the Enterprise!

  19. Doctor Who is too cartoony to share the same universe with Trek.

    • It’s been sharing just fine with ST so far.

  20. Wow…as both an old school Dr.Who fan who is rediscovering the series (I was into it in the early to mid 80’s, when I watched it as a kid) and a long time fan of all things Trek, it makes me feel so good to see everyone here all for this. You’d almost never see that if it were Star Wars and Star Trek. It’s like Who and Trek fans grew up watching the same thing, and most (not all, I realize..just all the ones i’ve met) Star Wars fans grew up with just that :/

    They’re ALL good, and i’m all for mixing things up! Damn…Trek/Who/SW mixup would be amazing!

  21. Borg is plural. Thanks!

    • Actually, Borg is both singular AND plural. You’re welcome.

  22. hello