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Published on May 2nd, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

What Motivates the Borg/Cyberman Alliance?

Doctor Who and Star Trek crossover comic series from IDW

The ultimate crossover?

Awesome comic review and commentary mag Comic Heroes has a heavy dose of Doctor Who in its current twelfth issue.

Importantly, you’ll find a preview of the upcoming Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover, in which writer Scott Tipton explains why the Next Generation crew was used as oppose to the classic Kirk/Spock/McCoy team (“Tonally the two shows feel very similar… a cerebral vibe”) while speculating on the motivation of the Borg and Cybermen.

“They both have some interesting similarities and differences. They seem like a compelling point of connection between the two universes… you have to wonder what might inspire and motivate them to work together.”

Meanwhile, it seems development of the idea has been something that IDW have been pushing for a lot over the years. IDW chief Chris Ryall reveals:

“I reached out to the BBC years ago and they’ve always been resistant but we’ve recently been talking about Doctor Who/Star Trek and it somehow made sense to everybody so they signed it off.”

Time will tell just how fandom regards the series, however…

Assimilation2 commences this month, available from Forbidden Planet and other good stockists!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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