So this is where we’re at, huh? I have mixed feelings. It’s hard not to feel at least a little excited about the upcoming release of IDW’s Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover comic book series (available in May). I like the idea of seeing The Doctor trade barbs with Captain Picard or Riker hitting on Amy Pond (or on Rory, because you know that Riker will bang anything vaguely humanoid looking), but I’m having trouble mustering much enthusiasm for this thing. It feels less like a celebration of the franchises or a gift to the fans and more like another example of convenient corporate synergy. IDW owns the comic rights to both of these giant properties, so why the hell wouldn’t they want to maximize their profit potential and nab some of that sweet norm (non comic book nerd) cash with a lazy fan-baiting crossover?
OK, maybe it won’t be that bad. Scott and David Tipton, the scribes behind IDW’s monthly Trek series, and Who comic writer Tony Lee are penning the eight-issue series. That’s good news, right? Right? OK, I’ll stop being so McCoy about this. It could be fun. It could even be good if the writers play to the strengths of both series and somehow manage to merge their different tones into something unique and clever. But if Shinzon shows up I’m fucking out!
Check out a description of the plot after the jump.
Launching in May, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 will feature fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen as they create an unholy alliance resulting in potential disaster for all humanity. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance.