According to this interview with IDW editor Denton Tipton
, IDW pitched the BBC on three crossovers last summer at SDCC, and it was Star Trek
that the BBC gravitated to, partly because of the reaction IDW got from Trek
fandom over the announcement of Star Trek
/Legion of Super-Heroes
at the con.
I'd speculate that of the other two crossovers IDW pitched, one was probably Doctor Who
doesn't really click in the mind, so that probably wasn't the third.
could be fantastic, but it would be a pairing of Doctor Who
with a mature property, and the BBC would have probably nixed it on those grounds. Same too with Doctor Who
/30 Days of Night
(which, personally, I think would be fantastic). So I think we can rule both of those out.
We can also rule out Doctor Who
, which would have been awesome, but the Angel
license was done at IDW by last summer.
would be a ton
of fun, but that wasn't likely to have been the third, either. Same with Doctor Who
I'm leaning toward Doctor Who
/Locke & Key
or Doctor Who
/John Byrne's Next Men
as the third crossover concept IDW pitched to the BBC, but they're both kinda niche properties in comparison to Doctor Who
Now, if there's a crossover after
this upcoming Star Trek
series, I would love Doctor Who