In what should have been titled “The Best of Both Wibblies”, the comic crossover of the two sci-fi behemoths, Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be warp speeding to your fanboy and girl loins in May. Because, you know, when you’re kicking back on the couch and reading a comic, it’s sort of held at arms length and it’s down… oh, never mind.
Running for eight issues, the series Assimilation2 will see the Doctor, Amy and Rory somehow team up with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise D to take on both the Cybermen and the Borg.
Is this impending collision of the giants of sci-fi and TV a portent of doom? Is there a lost ancient Mayan tablet, stolen by guinea pigs, that heralds this pairing as the first sign of the apocalypse? Will River turn up and stroke Riker’s beard? Will Tasha Yar be resurrected once more only to die again because this surely would be a non-canonical universe for which there will be some reset? Right? RIGHT?!
All I know is that as cautious as I am – and am sure the majority of the Internet fandom as well – this is one crossover I’m willing to lower my shields for and allow to dock in my shuttlebay. My shuttlebay being my comic box, of course. Quite. I mean, just look at it. Again. Because I’ve not been able to think of another comic since its reveal.