Make it so!
No, we haven’t been at the Romulan ale again – Bleeding Cool are reporting that IDW, the comic book company that specialise in licensed products, are to meld together both worlds in a crossover series due to be published in May – with more details expected to be announced next week at the Gallifrey One convention.
Doctor Who isn’t one to ‘engage’ in any such crossovers unless you count the God awful Dimensions in Time where the show melded with the multi-faceted world of EastEnders like bone china melds with machine gun fire.
The only other incident of universe hopping crossovers is the Doctor’s appearance in the Marvel UK series Death’s Head, itself related to that of… The Transformers!
However this isn’t the first time the Doctor has been mentioned in the Federation’s universe. In the episode “The Neutral Zone” an onscreen graphic of the resurrected Clare Raymond’s family tree revealed her descendants to be none other than the first six Doctors – while in “I, Borg” there’s a reference to the Argolis Cluster, named after the planet seen in The Leisure Hive.
There was also a reference to the Sonic Screwdriver in “The Naked Now” as well as a brace of references across the whole Star Trek universe in various novels such as “My Enemy, My Ally” and “Ishmael“.
Potential mash ups? Could we be about to see the Borg and the Cyberman face off or will we discover Data is in fact a later model of Kamelion? All is to be revealed soon…