Bleeding Cool has reported that an upcoming crossover that will probably send a number of geek minds spinning. They are reporting that in May, IDW are going to publish a Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover sci-fi series. Featuring The Doctor, Rory, Amy, Captain Picard, Worf, Data, Geordie LaForge, Deanna Troy, Will Riker and all of the rest. Artwork, showcasing the Doctor, Rory and Amy on the bridge of the Star Ship Enterprise will be a cover that is going to be used in the series.
Doctor Who has never been involved in any officially sanctioned crossovers outside of the Doctor Who universe prior to this. The closest was Dimensions In Time, a heavily criticized charity telethon show which included characters from the BBC soap opera Eastenders. There was also Death’s Head who sort of popped in and out. Star Trek has also seen comic book crossovers with X-Men and the Legion Of Superheroes. But this is basically the first where two such major competing TV sci-fi franchises have been permitted to be integrated in this way.
Of course this type of genre integrating has been the subject of fan fiction thousands of times. It is something very exciting having an official group of the two.
IDW is attending the Gallifrey One convention in a week’s time. I’d expect this to be announced there.
As to the details… CyBorgmen? The Klingoon? The Time Lord Continuum? Dorian of the Ferenghi?
DanielW the IDW forum summed it up best, “If it were a Doctor Who story, the Doctor would run rings around the Enterprise crew because of their compartmentalised thinking and so on. If it were a Trek episode the Doctor homage would be a random and dangerous element that only led to trouble and needed to be locked up.”
IDW is attending the Gallifrey One convention in a week’s time. Bleeding Cool expects confirmation of the series to be announced there.