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Report: Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who Comics Crossover Coming In May [UPDATED] February 10, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Comics,TNG , trackback

In the last year we have seen Star Trek comics mashup with zombies and DC’s Legion of Superheroes. Now according to a new report, Trek is going to cross over with another icon sci-fi franchise…Doctor Who. If true, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Doctor Who will be teaming up starting in May. [UPDATED]

 

Report: Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who Comics Crossover Coming In May

[UPDATED] The new report comes from Bleeding Cool, who reveal that Trek comic publishers IDW are working on a Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who Mashup comic book to premiere in May. No other details are available, but they did nab a cover for this (potential) series.

IDW makes Star Trek comics and Doctor Who comics and they have been on a bit of a cross-over binge lately, but for now they are not officially confirming this news. However, TrekMovie and other outlets have confirmed the BleedingCool Report. Next week IDW is attending a Doctor Who convention where more details may may be revealed.

TrekMovie will keep tabs on this potentially exciting new project.

Comments

1. siphunclekaiju54 - February 10, 2012

Awesome! This is probably as close as we’ll get to a real crossover episode on the show.

2. James Cannon - Runcorn Trekkie UK - February 10, 2012

Not a ‘Who’ fan …

3. rm10019 - February 10, 2012

Timey-Wimey this is fun!

4. walshcaitlin - February 10, 2012

I haven’t read many of the comics (unless you count Countdown) but I will be looking into this definitely.

5. Snugglepuff - February 10, 2012

If they really want to shake things up they should make a wars/trek crossover to really infuriate fans of both sides!! =D

6. Harry Seldom - February 10, 2012

My first thought was a bunch of cliche’s: Picard annoyed at the Doctor. Worf: “Bow ties are NOT cool!” Riker trying to pick up Amy. Rory befriending Barklay…

But what if the Doctor had to deal with Q?

- Harry

7. Phil - February 10, 2012

Somehow I suspect the SW fans might be a bit more forgiving….

8. SOTG - February 10, 2012

HOLY CRAP I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE

9. sunfell - February 10, 2012

Who knows- this might make me interested in Doctor Who, finally.

10. pilotfred - February 10, 2012

please make this so

if done right this will be amazing cool

11. NoSeth - February 10, 2012

Would rather see a crossover with Kirk. Yet that said, Trek is fiction in the DW reality, so that may be interesting.

12. sean - February 10, 2012

I imagine the crossover with TNG makes more sense than TOS, simply because TNG was always a bigger deal in the UK than TOS.

13. David Brown - February 10, 2012

IDW confirmed the report for a story I wrote for Radio Times in the UK. They say they’ll issue further information next week. More deatils here:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-02-10/doctor-who-and-star-trek-to-meet-in-crossover-special

14. Rob T - February 10, 2012

Yeah wondering how they will deal with the fact that in the latest series especially they have referenced Trek as a fictional show that exists like it does in the real word. Should be fun though.

15. Randy H. - February 10, 2012

This is almost as exciting as the upcoming Trek/He-Man crossover! And I’m sure it will be every bit as clever!!

16. SFC3 - February 10, 2012

#15
Did you just say “He-man”……

17. chrisfawkes.com - February 10, 2012

Personally i see it as all very silly and not doing anything for Treks credibility.

Dr WHo not as bad as the legion of super heroes but altogether makes trek seem farcical.

18. captain_neill - February 10, 2012

My fav two shows together. This could be a load of fun.

19. Tony - February 10, 2012

I just giggled maniacally.

THIS MUST HAPPEN.

20. Desstruxion - February 10, 2012

FINALLY!!!!!

21. Gary S. - February 10, 2012

Sounds like a great idea.
I would buy it !

22. Tony - February 10, 2012

One thing though, if Q is in it, they can’t have the Doctor be more powerful than he is. I for one would love to see the Doctor be put in his place as it were.

23. captain_neill - February 10, 2012

Be cool to see the Doctor meet Q.

24. the_doctor - February 10, 2012

The Doctor, The Legs, The Nose and Mrs Robinson on board the Enterprise?

Sounds like fun.

Can´t wait for the Doctor to realize, that a holodeck does appear to be bigger on the inside. ;)

Perhaps there is a Team-Up between the Cybermen and the Borg along with it.

25. N - February 10, 2012

Too bad it’s the crap doctor, another missed opportunity because they cancelled Enterprise.

26. Embarrassed to be a Trek fan - February 10, 2012

This was done years ago, in “The Doctor and the Enterprise.” That was stupid, and I’m sure this will be as well. NO MORE CROSSOVERS.

27. Nuallain - February 10, 2012

Can’t wait for this. I have always thought they ought to do them in the spirit of each era… as if the shows really had crossovered at those points in their histories.

So, like-

1964: When Susan and Barbara are kidnapped by Orion slavers, Ian and the Doctor join forces with Captain Pike of the USS Enterprise to track them and the other victims down.

1968: When the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arrive on the Enterprise it’s already enroute to aid a Starbase besieged by mysterious disappearances and power drains. But while Captain Kirk struggles with orders from the Starbase’s increasingly unstable commodore, the Doctor knows the nature of the real threat all too well… the Cybermen.

1971: It’s a border world of little importance so, why, the Klingon Captain wonders are the orders delivered by his new Political Officer so adamant they risk conflict with James T. Kirk and the Enterprise to claim it? The newly arrived Doctor and Jo could tell him… for they recognize the mysterious new officer as the Master.

1979: Tiring of her disdain for humanity, the Doctor brings Romana to visit Earth at its brightest time: as the heart of the Federation. But with his TARDIS impounded and held to ransom by Admiral Kirk, he’s pressganged into solving the type of weird mystery Kirk knows he excels at. For mysterious deaths plague the refit of the USS Enterprise and the Doctor quickly realizes that while Starfleet engineers gut the great ship to rebuild her from the ground up, the ship IS FIGHTING BACK.

1984: Captain Spock’s unease when a cadet training cruise is interrupted by urgent orders from Admiral Restam to save the universe only grows when they involve the destruction of an inhabited planet. On which, in fact, the Doctor and Turlough are struggling to prevent the rousing of an ancient doomsday weapon. But who is Restam really, and what’s his true agenda?

1985: Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise-A have enough on their plate trying to negotiate peace between two neighbouring systems and unravelling the mystery of how they’ve gained such advanced weapons. The last thing they need is the Doctor showing up in his most unstable guise yet and trying to strangle Sil, the ‘professional mediation mentor’ agreed by both sides, in the middle of negotiations…

1989: When a mysterious little man known as ‘the Doctor’ and his teenage assistant Ace materialize their little blue box aboard the Enterprise-D and claim the Borg are on the track of the Ultimate Weapon, Captain Jean-Luc Picard has little choice but to join forces to stop them. But Picard begins to feel like a chess piece in somebody else’s game, and as he realizes they’re on a course to genocide he determines to prove to the Doctor that he’s nobody’s fool…

1996: The Doctor feels a visit to the fabled Celestial Temple of Bajor is long overdue. But he and Destrii have no sooner arrived on Deep Space Nine than he becomes embroiled in an ancient Bajoran prophecy claiming that Bajor itself will crumble and burn unless the Lord of Time dies by the hand of the Emmissary. With nobody eager to play their role, the Doctor and Captain Ben Sisko must delve deep into the wormhole for answers…

2005: Rose Tyler is thrilled to be on a proper, proper human spaceship boldly going into the unknown. But Captain Jack Harkness is troubled for his history says the NX01 never flew. And when the Doctor realizes one last campaign of the Time War is still playing out his rage is terrible to behold. Now, with the Last of the Time Lords by his side, Captain Jonathan Archer is ready to uncover those behind the Temporal Cold War and end it once and for all.

2009: A collision with a unique form of black hole propels the TARDIS into an alternate timeline where the meets Captain James T. Kirk for the first time… again. But this Doctor, damaged by events and running from his own death, recklessly decides to undo Nero’s destruction of the Kelvin and save Vulcan. But with the timeline stretched to breaking point already he risks destroying this whole universe. Now Kirk faces an impossible choice: stop the Doctor and save the world, or help him and save the father he never knew…

2012: The Doctor brings Amy and Rory for a return visit to this nice little universe he knows… But immediately they and the crew of the Enterprise black out and when they recover it’s clear someone has been aboard and stolen something important of the Doctor’s. Now it’s a race against time as Kirk and his crew must track down… the Doctor’s Brain.

28. Mike W. - February 10, 2012

This is so stupid….

why can’t we get new Next Generation stories that take place in the movie era? Or better yet that lead up to Countdown or just after Countdown

29. DS9 Forever - February 10, 2012

I wonder if people might confuse Matt Smith with a Cardassian though…

30. Craiger - February 10, 2012

While a neat idea, how can the crossover Doctor Who with TNG or Trek in general when TOS was mentioned on a Doctor Who episode?

31. Captain Hash - February 10, 2012

NOOOOOOOOO. oh this sucks bad. Star Trek should never allow this.

32. Guest - February 10, 2012

As a bit of uncanonical fun, I’m cool with that. It might be great fun. I wouldn’t want to see anything of that onscreen, but that’s not gonna happen anyway.

I don’t see why everyone jumps at the Trek references in Who. If we’re pointing out incompability, the very different visions of the future should be a bigger problem. But as I said: for just a bit of fun outside the canon, I don’t mind that at all.

33. Keachick - rose pinenut - February 10, 2012

I made one or two jokes about Kirk meeting Dr Who and his blue police box nearly two years ago when I first started posting here. I also joked about showing an all-out war between the Daleks and the Borg, with lots of lens flares of course, where neither survive, not even the smallest atom/molecule. I saw David Tennant playing the Doctor, but it could be Matt Smith. Both would be great.

I really do need to find out about this copyright business…

Anyway, this is the wrong generation.

Sorry, the laptop I am using now is CRAP. I am housesitting. So if you see weirdness (or greater weirdness, depending on how you view my posts), this is why…will try to double/triple check but can’t promise always.

34. trekologist - February 10, 2012

oh
wow

Too
Cool

This will be a fun ride. Can’t wait.

35. jr - February 10, 2012

Dr. Crusher vs. The Doctor!

36. Capes - February 10, 2012

@27
Good stuff!

37. sean - February 10, 2012

Just an FYI, there was an unofficial Trek/Who crossover back in the 80s: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Doctor_and_the_Enterprise

38. Christopher Roberts - February 10, 2012

Funny really. I always imagine McCoy’s Doctor visiting TNG. He was late 80′s/early 90′s. I guess one-time only McGann would’ve been DS9.

Eccleston on ENT was seriously considered by Russell T. Davies apparently…

39. Guest - February 10, 2012

Oh, and by the way there is a quite trekky (trekesk? whatever…) scene from Doctor Who on BBC Worldwide’s official youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuLmwRp8lRI&t=25s&hd=1

40. Tanner Waterbury - February 10, 2012

ABOUT F’N TIME I SAY! Ever since that fan video of the Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover, I’ve been hoping that there would really be some sort of crossover between the ST Universe and DW one, and now it has finally come to fruition. I am stoked.

41. Tanner Waterbury - February 10, 2012

Oh yeah, here’s the link to the crossover video in case anyone hasn’t seen it yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JhAPkkLgtI

42. dmduncan - February 10, 2012

Hahaha. And some of you guys think a Jonas Bros Star Trek is absurd.

43. TreK_Fan - February 10, 2012

^^ Thanks enjoyed it.

44. dmduncan - February 10, 2012

Did we ever get a Star Trek/STAR WARS crossover?

Yeah, baby. Now we’re talkin!

45. NuFan - February 10, 2012

44. That’s what I want!

46. Craiger - February 10, 2012

I like crossovers.

The Empire tries to take over the Federation and Earth.

New BSG arrives at Star Trek Earth

New BSG arrives at SG1 Earth

47. Gray Ghost - February 10, 2012

#44

We did… in 2009.

48. pock smeared - February 10, 2012

oh very good, this. the mega humor of who would be well served against technobabble.

also, i would crawl on my hands and knees across broken glass just to use billie piper’s sweat as moisturizer, but perhaps that is off topic.

49. Gray Ghost - February 10, 2012

And Jonas Bros. Trek is just as absurd as Dr. Who Trek. What’s next? Fred Flintstone meets Captain Kirk?

50. J.A.G.T. - February 10, 2012

I’m actually not a huge fan of comic crossovers – for example I don’t really like any Batman comic which has even the slightest mention of Superman in it whatsoever. I also thought that those recent Trek crossovers were pretty laughable but pairing Star Trek and Doctor Who has a whole new quality to it. I seriously have no idea how this could actually work – blending a lighthearted, in many cases outright comedic and might I say “very british” franchise and the quite serious and undoubetly very sophisticated tone of Trek TNG but well… what the hell — this might actually be a whole lot of fun! Can’t wait for it!

51. MJ - February 10, 2012

WTF

?????

52. Herkimer Jitty - February 10, 2012

Let’s not delude ourselves. Trek isn’t any more sophisticated than Doctor Who’s present incarnation is.

53. Robert Paulson - February 10, 2012

Should be a bit of fun. Might make Trek interesting again after what JJ Abrhams did to the franchise.

54. Randy H. - February 10, 2012

I wonder about this place sometimes. In what universe is ANY kind of cross-over with Trek a good thing? I like pizza and ice cream just fine separately, but I never want to see them together! Same thing here – this is demeaning to Trek and insulting to Who.

55. Keachick - rose pinenut - February 10, 2012

Dr Who is like Q so it is not totally unfeasible that Kirk and the Enterprise could come across one of Dr Who’s incarnations. And who says that Q should put Dr Who in his place? For what?

I think it could be quite interesting and a lot of fun as well, if done right.

56. Herkimer Jitty - February 10, 2012

They’re both about intellectualism and humanism being better than cynicism and violence, #54. I’d think they’d fit together like peanut butter and chocolate.

57. Gray Ghost - February 10, 2012

Infinite Dollars in Infinite Crossovers.

58. Tarrax - February 10, 2012

Silly Science Fiction meets hard Science Fiction. I suppose I’ve seen worse.

59. ken1w - February 10, 2012

@ 58 Tarrax

As sci-fi goes, neither one is very “hard.” :)

60. dmduncan - February 10, 2012

54: “I like pizza and ice cream just fine separately, but I never want to see them together!”

I was actually EATING a pizza with vanilla and chocolate topping, and now you made me feel like I’m doing something wrong.

Thanks man. Thanks a lot.

61. Red Dead Ryan - February 10, 2012

#51.

At least this makes a lot more sense than the “Legion Of Superheroes/Star Trek” crossover.

Not a Dr.Who fan myself, but I’m considering getting these comics just for something different.

62. New Horizon - February 10, 2012

I think this should be a lot of fun. The Doctor is a pretty good fit for a TNG comic crossover. Love both series. I hope they can do them both justice.

63. Drake1701 - February 10, 2012

CAN’T stand this version of the Doctor!!

64. Wastedbeerz - February 10, 2012

I still say Deep Space Nine makes more sense for a Who crossover… but maybe they’ll visit DS9 in the comics, and have it all work out? Maybe The Doctor has one of his “I’ll be right back” moments sometime during season 3-7 of TNG and the tardis rematerializes sometime between “First Contact” and “Insurrection”? Maybe he’ll get punched out by Sisko. The possibilities are endless…

65. sean - February 10, 2012

#58

Uh, which one are you pretending is ‘hard’ SciFi? Because neither qualifies.

66. Sebastian S. - February 10, 2012

I’m a fan of both franchises, but together? I don’t think it’ll mesh well. Sounds like peanut butter and salmon. Two unique tastes that don’t combine well.

I’m also reminded of the early ’90s X-Men/TNG crossover (what a mess!)….

67. Martin J. Pollard - February 10, 2012

I see that some of the Very Serious Trek and Who Fans have unpacked their flamethrowers and are busy torching everything in sight. People, this is just a bit of fun. Nothing more, nothing less. If you think that these franchises are so fragile that they can’t stand to be subjected to a little non-canon fun every now and then, well, perhaps you’d better pack it in and move on ’cause you don’t seem to be “fans” at all.

Then again, condemning things sight unseen, based solely on a description (or just the wisp of an idea), is pretty much the staple behavior of the “hardcore fan”… especially in long-standing franchises like Trek and Who (and Star Wars and…).

68. Phil the Gooner - February 10, 2012

Just thnking out of the box here…How about Benedict Cumberbatch as “The Doctor” Alice Eve as “Rose Tyler” Noel Clark as “Mickey Smith”.

Maybe there’s more to this crossover thing than meets the eye! I don’t want to start a rumour, just thinking!!

69. CarlG - February 10, 2012

I need to be reading this. NOW.

70. Buzz Cagney - February 11, 2012

As long as it stays within the pages of a comic then i suppose it can’t hurt. It is the perfect platform for such stuff.

71. psyscience - February 11, 2012

This would be better if the story featured one of the classic Doctors. However, the image of a Doctor Who commanding the first Next Generation Enterprise makes me want to get this (as long as this ACTUALLY happens in the story, otherwise I will pass).

72. Tarrax - February 11, 2012

59. ken1w – February 10, 2012

@ 58 Tarrax

As sci-fi goes, neither one is very “hard.” :)

Alright, I’ll give you that, but after seeing the Tardis chasing a car down a Freeway with the Dr hanging out the doorway, I gave up on Dr Who in disgust. I just couldn’t take any more. :(

73. Neumann - February 11, 2012

Okay, the artwork had BETTER look as good as that cover. I’ve been unimpressed with the IDW art I’ve seen.

74. On Vacation With Landru - February 11, 2012

LAME. If there has to be a crossover, it’d be nice to see it with a better doctor. Matt Smith’s is the worst since Sylvester McCoy. No fault of the actor, just the writers.

I’d like to see Kirk dealing with the Vervoids.

75. Spockchick - February 11, 2012

Oh no, is it April 1st already? I must have been for a trip in the TARDIS.

76. Mr Lirpa - February 11, 2012

Can’t wait to see Amy face off Mr Worf, you know it will have to happen!

77. StephenH - February 11, 2012

Guys, it’s a comic, it’s not canon.

Relax, sci-fi is often at it;s best when it’s just mucking around having a laugh.

Nothing wrong with fanfic, this is just the logical extension of that (pardon the pun).

78. Diacanu - February 11, 2012

#5.

Trek/Wars wouldn’t be hard to swing after all, cuz they already co-exist.
Yeah.
Lemme walk y’all through it…

Vader and Yoda crossover into Soul Calibur 4.

Kratos from “God of War”, is in both “Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny”, and “Mortal Kombat”.

Mortal Kombat fights the DC heroes in “Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe”.

And The Legion Of Superheroes met Kirk.

Bam, 5 degrees.

79. Diacanu - February 11, 2012

#77

Dude, “canon”, is nonsense, it’s ALL make-believe.

80. Mr. EPCOT - February 11, 2012

I suspect that this will go together as well as fish sticks and custard! Klingons and prune juice! CAN’T WAIT!

81. Keachick - rose pinenut - February 11, 2012

“Alright, I’ll give you that, but after seeing the Tardis chasing a car down a Freeway with the Dr hanging out the doorway, I gave up on Dr Who in disgust. I just couldn’t take any more. :(”

I love that kind of eccentricity and only Dr Who can actually get away with it. It is about using imagination and having fun…Given the reality of space travel as it is today, ie VERY limited, I think that all is up for grabs as it were. Some of the so-called serious sci-fi is not necessarily all that interesting or fun to watch anyway, so – what if we have a bit of David Tennant or Matt Smith Dr Who discussing and doing stuff with a captain of the Enterprise?

I don’t have a problem with either David Tennant or Matt Smith being Dr Who. I can actually relate to them more.

(Gosh, some of the classic Dr Who’s were a little on the older and stodgy side and yet they always seemed to have a young girl, often in a short skirt, hanging around.)

82. Ben Adams - February 11, 2012

Post #27 is genius and deserves recognition.

83. Bucky - February 11, 2012

Ack! get Peter David to write it and I’m there.

Also, I agree. If it’s Star Trek, it’s canon. I mean, why not? Picard rolled with Wolverine, yo. (Unless something is directly contradicted in the movies/TV series) These are fictional characters who lead extremely busy and interesting lives.

84. CarlG - February 11, 2012

@27: You magnificent SOB. I would read that. Every damn word. SOMEBODY WRITE IT!

85. CarlG - February 11, 2012

@83: Peter David did write a fanfic called “The TARDIS at Pooh Corner”. You should check it out, it’s exactly what it sounds like and it’s hilarious.

86. Ned Kelly - February 11, 2012

@68 – OMG very well spotted! There have been rumors of a new Dr Who movie recently too AND Karen Gillan is suposedly leaving as companion in the upcoming series too, maybe the Doctor also regenerates into Ben C? Maybe Alice Eve is the new companion … No wait, BBC and Paramount could/would never risk their franchises like that would they? Shame really, would be very entertaining, but it would spoil Trek (and Who for that matter) forever more.

I love all things Trek and I also like modern Who very much too, I think a crossover COMIC would be very entertaining. I didn’t like the X-Men crossover and I can’t even read the Legion one (I know nothing about the Legion and just cannot relate), but Who and Trek in a comic, I am looking forward too.

87. Hat Rick - February 12, 2012

I wonder whose (pun intended) technology is more advanced: TNG’s, or the Doctor’s? :-)

88. Chris H - February 12, 2012

Too fan-wanky by far, and the two Universes don’t really gel well together. And yes, if it’s any Trek incarnation it should be Kirk and Spock.

89. Caesar - February 12, 2012

Jesus H. Christ.

How about a Blues Brothers cameo? And they can all hang out with the Serenity, and then Han Solo can come in! Then they’d all take on the transformers.

90. Romulus - February 12, 2012

@ 87. Hat Rick
Has a starship ever towed an entire planet across the galaxy?

91. Nuallain - February 12, 2012

#89- there has already been a couple of Doctor Who/Transformers crossovers actually! And with a couple of characters called the Sleaze Brothers that were basically SF parodies of the Blues Brothers.

And that’s not even going into the Doctor’s forays into the Marvel universe (all of the above back when Marvel owned the comics rights to DW and TF)

92. Winnie The Poo stain - February 12, 2012

Star Trek TV show has been mentioned in Doctor Who, this comic will violate canon.

93. Barb - February 12, 2012

A fan film series out of Southern England, “Star Trek: Unity” and “The Further Adventures of Star Trek Unity.”… are set after the dominion war, in which a Time Lord is also the captain of a Star Trek Star ship. (In the series the Time Lords are the Iconians, which ST already had). Star Trek Unity can be read about here: http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/90.html or, you can try to find your way through the over 40 episodes at their You Tube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GatewayProductions . I recommend starting with the first few episodes of the second series, starting with “Road to Raputure,” which were made by the creator/writer/director/lead actor Luke Sutton after he entered film school. In the earliest episodes he is roughly 14, but they are remarkably good for the work of a young person with no budget… but not nearly as good as the work of a film school student!

94. Desstruxion - February 13, 2012

The lack of imagination among “fans” here is a bit disturbing. I think this will be a fun and interesting crossover. It makes much more sense than a crossover with X-men and such. As a lifelong fan of both series (my ST action figures mingled in with my Who ones) I’m quite excited.

95. Hat Rick - February 13, 2012

90, maybe a very tiny planet.

;-)

96. Ziro - February 14, 2012

hope the star wars crossover is next

97. Niall Johnson - February 15, 2012

Pity Amy Pond seems to be involved, Boo!!!!!

98. RYAN HENDRICK - April 10, 2012

HI wondering if you’d be interesting is running a feature on my dr who fan film ‘Besieged’ coming out online later this year as a 2 part 90minute film, it’s a crossover with Alien.

check out the facebook and video clips.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doctor-Who-Besieged/139319319420285?bookmark_t=page

cheers

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