Planet X (Star Trek)

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X-Men Planet X
Planet X Star Trek.jpg
Author Michael Jan Friedman
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
May 1998
Pages 265
ISBN 0-671-01916-3
OCLC 39043569
LC Class CPB Box no. 1920 vol. 8

The 1998 Star Trek novel Planet X (ISBN 0671019163) by Michael Jan Friedman is a crossover between the X-Men comic book series and the characters of Star Trek: The Next Generation.[1] A New York Times bestseller,[1] it was a sequel to an earlier crossover, detailed in the Marvel Comics one-shot Second Contact (which was itself similar to an earlier Star Trek/X-Men crossover comic, where a slightly different team of X-Men encountered the characters of the original Star Trek series). The novel is noteworthy for hinting at an attraction between Jean-Luc Picard and Ororo Munroe (Storm), and made a forward-looking reference to the (then uncast) X-Men feature film by remarking on the uncanny resemblance between Picard and Xavier, as the two converse via the holodeck after a reasonable facsimile of Xavier is programmed into it; (both characters were played by Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men film series).

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  1. ^ a b "Best Sellers Plus". New York Times. May 17, 1998. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 

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