Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover announced

IDW Publishing, in conjunction with BBC Worldwide and CBS Consumer Product have announced that a new comic book series will be published later this year featuring the first ever crossover between Doctor Who and Star Trek.

The comic book, titled STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 will be launched in May and sees the Cybermen and the Borg forge an unholy alliance which poses a huge threat to humanity. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise join forces with the Doctor and his companions to save the galaxy.

“By joining these two sci-fi powerhouses, fans will be taken on the ultimate adventure through time and space,” said Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products.

“We are excited about this new adventure for the Doctor and the fact that he will be travelling with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his iconic crew. This is a perfect partnership for not only Doctor Who’s incredible fans, but also for the brand. We have just celebrated our most successful year yet. Doctor Who’s latest season delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and it was most downloaded full TV seasons of 2011 in the U.S. on the iTunes Store,” says Soumya Sriraman, executive vice president Home Entertainment and Licensing.

The series consists of eight issues and is written by Scott and David Tipton, the authors of Star Trek: Infestation along with Doctor Who writer Tony Lee. The comic is painted by J.K Woodward.

The first 32-page full colour edition will be published in May 2012.

(Source: IDW Publishing)


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