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Old January 11 2010, 04:14 PM   #11
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Re: Dr Who/Star Trek Crossover WAS planned by RTD

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Why the hell would you guys want a Doctor Who crossover with Enterprise?

That just sounds awful.
Are you kidding? It would probably have been one of the most delightful ENT stories ever! Why, RTD might even have found a way to give Reed, Travis, and Hoshi personalities!
ENT is one of the worst shows I've ever seen. I just can't imagine why you'd want to taint Doctor Who with that garbage.
Well, for one, I don't think it's pure garbage. Amongst other things, it had a strong premise, and I quite enjoyed Season Four, and suspect that had Season Five been produced, it would have been very good.

For another thing -- it's Doctor Who and Star Trek! The TARDIS aboard the Enterprise! Doctor Who talking to Vulcans! Wonderful fun.

Thirdly, I don't accept the idea that Doctor Who would be tainted by crossing over with a bad show. I think it would just elevate the show by virtue of its presence.

Not to mention that it's completely random for a Trek crossover.
Umm, no, because that was the Star Trek series that was actually in production at the time.

You want to bring Trek into Who, find a way to use TOS (kind of like DS9 did with "Trials and Tribble-ations")
The reason that worked in "Trials" was that the DS9 characters were avoiding interacting with the TOS characters. For a proper crossover, though, you're gonna want to do an original plot with full character interaction -- so you wouldn't be able to use pre-existing footage. Hence the need to use the actual show that's in production at the time.

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Honestly, I think this was just a joke on RTD's part, cos they'd just never have been able to pull it off.
I think RTD honestly wanted to do it. It's a common criticism of RTD's that he's too over-the-top. I've never agreed with the "too" part, but I'll agree -- the man is absolutely a kitchen sink sort of writer. He likes things that are big and bombastic and outrageous and fantastic and fan-tastic. The idea of trying to pull off a major crossover with Star Trek is exactly up his alley.
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