Cybermen and Borg to feature in Doctor Who and Star Trek crossover?

Further details of the forthcoming team-up suggest an influx of cybernetic adversaries


Last week, we reported that comics publisher IDW is set to release a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover this May.


Now further details on suggest that the series will be called Assimilation2 and – as the title implies – will feature the Borg and the Cybermen.

The comic-book news site also states that the team-up will be written by Scott and David Tipton, who have written a number of Star Trek comics for IDW, while JK Woodward will be responsible for the art.

Fan reaction to the project has so far been cautious, with some suggesting 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).

Then there is the case of the Star Trek: the Next Generation first season episode The Neutral Zone in which an on-screen graphic clearly displays the first six actors to play the Time Lord on television, namely William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Colin Baker. Don’t believe us? Check out the screengrab.


So what do you think of the idea – sci-fi heaven or sacrilege? Comment and let us know.