The Tardis, that sexy old girl, has a mind of her own. When she lands in the holodeck of the Enterprise-D, though, you know this isn’t your average Doctor Who episode! Doctor, Ponds, meet Picard, Word and Data. Whoo-hoo!
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
Written by Scott and David Tipton
(Assisted by Tony Lee on issues 1 to 4)
Art by J.K. Woodward and the Sharp Brothers
February 2013 (collected from 5/2012 to 12/12)
In this miniseries, bringing together two of the longest running and best science fiction universes together, we find the Cybermen have joined forces with the Borg and attacked Delta IV in the Star Trek universe. The Doctor, with Amy Pond and Rory Williams, team up with the crew of The Next Generation to figure out what’s going on.
([SPOILER] I loved and have to mention the back story started in issue 3 where the original Star Trek crew, Kirk, Spock, Scotty and McCoy, meet the Fourth Doctor to fight against the Cybermen!)
Slow moving at first – as if to make we fans salivate even more over the coming deliciousness – the miniseries picks up after the first 3 issues and concludes with a satisfactory resolution – read: no last second rerouting of power solutions here. The characters are written very well and the story makes sense from either prospective universe.
I love the water colored artwork of the earlier episodes, which I think added to the realism of the story, but the changing art over the course of the series was a distraction. The cartoonier artwork, in episode 3 for instance, wasn’t as interesting. In fact, I found it jarring to read through all of these in order and it hit issue. If all the art were the same, even the cartoony art from issue 3, this would have been a much more cohesive work.
Overall a strong miniseries that fans of both universes will enjoy!
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