‘Star Trek’ and ‘Doctor Who’: Picard and Time Lord vs. CyberBorg

May 16, 2012 | 12:32 p.m.

"Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2" #4, the first Trek-Who crossover comic, features both Borg and Cybermen. (Scott & David Tipton, Tony Lee, J.K. Woodward and Francesco Francavilla / IDW)

Francesco Francavilla's variant cover for "Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2" #4. (IDW)

Francesco Francavilla's black-and-white variant cover for "Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2" #4. (IDW)

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are striking an alliance with The Doctor and his TARDIS-traveling companions in a comic series from IDW –”Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2.”

In the eight-part comic, the two transatlantic titans of television are teaming up against a villain pairing that threatens to destroy the galaxy: Cybermen and the Borg.

The series is co-written by Scott and David Tipton (who helmed “Star Trek: Infestation,” which follows a zombie epidemic in a Star Fleet colony) and Tony Lee, the longtime “Doctor Who” writer.

Here’s an exclusive first look at J.K. Woodward’s (“Fallen Angel“) cover for issue #4, which hits comic-book shops in August. Also, take a peek at the variant covers by Francesco Francavilla, the Italian artist who was nominated for an Eisner Award for his work on “Black Panther” and “Lone Ranger.” Francavilla is self-professed Whovian who creates a poster for each new “Doctor Who” episode.

Check out the art in the gallery above, or see larger versions using the links below.

Cover | Variant cover | Black-and-white variant cover

– Noelene Clark


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6 Responses to ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Doctor Who’: Picard and Time Lord vs. CyberBorg

  1. alan passingham says:

    Is this available in UK please?????

  2. dregstudios says:

    The long-enduring debate of which Enterprise Captain would win in every fan’s epic showdown has spilled over with guts and gore. See the battle of the Zombie Captains as Kirk and Picard go head to head on the Zombie Walk of Fame at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/star-t

  3. Brett says:

    I wish they hadn't felt compelled to use the Eleventh Doctor and company for this crossover. I would much rather have seen almost any of the previous incarnations of the Time Lord.

  4. Borgduck says:

    Funny, but as a kid I had a fantasy about a Star Trek TNG episode featuring a "Timelord" like character, with all the British eccentricity.

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