The 8-issue crossover is called Star Trek:The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2. This is the fist time the two sci-fi juggernauts have officially crossed paths, and fans of both camps should be more than pleased. The story will be written by Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek comics) and Tony Lee (Doctor Who comics) and will feature full painted art by J.K. Woodward. There will, of course, be variant covers as well as a rare wraparound photo cover for the first issue.
Comicbookresources.com spoke with writers Scott and David Tipton about the upcoming 8-issue event. For the full interview you can click here. They were very vague, trying not to reveal too much about the highly anticipated event, but they did spill a few interesting tidbits. Below are just a few snippets of interest.
When asked how they decided to go with the Next Gen fleet as opposed to the classic, or J.J. Abrahams version:
It was mutually agreed by all concerned, including us, that the best fit for this particular story was Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D. I think “Next Generation” is tonally a better match for “Doctor Who” in a lot of ways. Plus, with the success of the “TNG” broadcasts on BBC America and the fact that this year is the 25th anniversary of “TNG,” the stars seemed to be in alignment. There was never any discussion of using the new re-imagined Kirk and Spock movie crew. Honestly, I think it’d be too soon. They deserve the opportunity to find their own identity.
The Assimilation2 should be read Assimilation Squared. Much to my, and probably most fans, pleasure, The Doctor and Data will have at least one scene of interaction. There will
probably be some cameos/Easter eggs but they have been very careful not to go overboard. And finally, and most importantly, if it is the hit it is surely going to be there will more than likely be some sort of follow-up in the near future.
I think this is lining up to be a great event and can’t wait to turn to the first page and see how the two worlds collide. It’s great to see Patrick Steward appearing in Doctor Who in some form as well.
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