Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover: official cover image released

The 11th Doctor and Captain Jean-Luc Picard join forces in issue one of an eight-part series

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As we’ve been reporting, May sees the release of a comics crossover featuring two venerable sci-fi franchises – Doctor Who and Star Trek.

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And now, IDW publishing have issued the cover shot for issue one of Assimilation2 – a team-up between the 11th Doctor and the crew of Star Trek: the Next Generation.

It’s also been confirmed that this will be an eight-part series and that the galaxy will be threatened by an unholy alliance between the Borg and the Cybermen.

Scott and David Tipton, in collaboration with Tony Lee, wrote Assimilation2, while JK Woodward provided the art and Woodward and David Messina realized the cover.

As previously stated, fan reaction to the project has so far been cautious.

Some have even suggested that the crossover violates continuity because characters in Doctor Who have previously referenced Star Trek (most notably when Rose referred to the ninth Doctor as Spock).

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But what do you make of what you’ve seen so far? Enthused or non-plussed? Comment and let us know.