Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2

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Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Publication information
Publisher IDW Publishing
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Genre
Publication date May 2012 - December 2012
Number of issues 8
Main character(s) The Doctor
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Amy Pond
Commander William Riker
Rory Williams
Data
Worf
The Cybermen
The Borg
Creative team
Writer(s) Scott Tipton
David Tipton
Tony Lee
Artist(s) J.K. Woodward

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 is an eight-issue limited series comic book written by Scott and David Tipton, assisted by Tony Lee on issues 1 to 4, with art by J.K. Woodward. The series is published by IDW Publishing with the first issue released in May 2012. These were collected in two graphic novels published on 9 October 2012 and 26 February 2013. It is a cross-over featuring the science-fiction series Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation.[1]

Assimilation2 sees the Eleventh Doctor and his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams encounter the crew of the USS Enterprise-D, joining together to stop an alliance between the Borg and the Cybermen.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

On stardate 45635.2 (falling between the stardates of Next Generation episodes "The Outcast" and "Cause and Effect"), the Federation planet Delta IV comes under attack from a combined force of Borg and Cybermen, prompting a planetary evacuation.[4]

Meanwhile, the TARDIS, with the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, and Rory Williams inside, somehow crosses between universes and lands on the holodeck of the Enterprise-D.[4][5] Though confused at having new memories from this universe, the Doctor meets with the ship's captain, Jean-Luc Picard, and they soon discover the Borg/Cybermen alliance.[5] However, the Cybermen quickly turn on the Borg, prompting the Borg to ask Picard for assistance, who reluctantly agrees.[6][7]

The Enterprise crew begins work on adding gold to its weapons, since it is effective against Cybermen, while the TARDIS goes back in time to retrieve a vital piece of Borg technology that had been lost to the Cybermen.[8][9] A strike force led by the Doctor and Picard then infiltrates the Cybermen's main vessel and, with the help of the Enterprise's gold-enhanced weapons, defeats the Cybermen. The Doctor and his companions return to their own universe aboard the TARDIS; meanwhile the Borg, intrigued by the Doctor, decide to investigate time travel.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Ever Star Trek®/Doctor Who Comic Book Crossover Coming in May". IDW Publishing. 2012-02-13. 
  2. ^ Patrick, Seb (2012-02-14). "Doctor Who and Star Trek Meet in Comics Crossover". Wired. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Maureen (2012-02-14). "'Star Trek' And 'Doctor Who' Come Together In Crossover Comic". The Huffington Post. 
  4. ^ a b Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1
  5. ^ a b Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #2
  6. ^ Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #4
  7. ^ Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #5
  8. ^ Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #6
  9. ^ Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #7
  10. ^ Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #8

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