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Old February 11 2012, 04:08 AM   #46
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Re: IDW announces Doctor Who/TNG crossover

This sounds pretty cool. Though I am kind of surprised they're going with TNG. Though IDW has done TNG before, the majority of their Trek work is TOS or TOS related.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:28 AM   #47
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I'm surprised that no one mentioned the fact that DTI: Watching the Clock features the TARDIS (among other things) sitting in DTI storage.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:30 AM   #48
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^Well, technically it features a blue, boxlike object that makes a humming sound.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:34 AM   #49
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^ Christopher...it would be really cool if you ever do a third DTI novel that we get a mention of the Legion or Doctor Who crossovers, even the X-Men crossover. For some reason I could see Brainy getting into an argument with Lucsly about the very nature of time travel.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:40 AM   #50
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Nope, nope, nope. Those are imaginary stories. The odd in-joke or an out-of-continuity crossover is one thing, but there should be boundaries.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:43 AM   #51
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Awww...that's disappointing but understandable, although I should point out that the Star Trek/Legion crossover has done a really good job of trying to provide a canon timeframe for both universes. The Legion team was just a short time removed from their battle against Darkseid in the Great Darkness Saga, and I forgot what the TOS reference was, pretty sure there was one....but yeah I do see your point. There needs to be some boundaries.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:55 AM   #52
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Boundaries? We don't need no boundaries! After all, IDW also has the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle license for crossover fodder.
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Old February 11 2012, 06:08 AM   #53
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You know, in a way I'd kind of prefer period-appropriate crossovers -- like TOS with the Second Doctor, movie-era TOS with the Fourth or Fifth Doctor, TNG with the Seventh, VGR with the Eighth, that sort of thing.
That would be cool, but I find I also like the idea of period-inappropriate crossovers. Doctor Who, after all, is all about time travel, and the idea of having characters from a production made in the late 2010s appear in a setting with characters from a production made in the mid 1980s somehow helps sell the temporal nature of the story. The very fact that we, the audience, know that Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill could never have appeared on the set of the Enterprise-D, because they would have been between 7 and 12 years old when that show ended and its sets were dismantled, makes the anachronistic nature of time travel all the more apparent.

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I'm surprised that no one mentioned the fact that DTI: Watching the Clock features the TARDIS (among other things) sitting in DTI storage.
Well, technically it features a blue, boxlike object that makes a humming sound.
Christopher...it would be really cool if you ever do a third DTI novel that we get a mention of the Legion or Doctor Who crossovers, even the X-Men crossover. For some reason I could see Brainy getting into an argument with Lucsly about the very nature of time travel.
Nope, nope, nope. Those are imaginary stories. The odd in-joke or an out-of-continuity crossover is one thing, but there should be boundaries.
Well, you may say there ought to be boundaries, but as far as I'm concerned, there's some fascinating explanation as for why the TARDIS is sitting in the Federation Department of Temporal Investigation's storage facilities, involving an accidental jumping of dimensional barriers, harrowing adventures across decades of time, and a missing fez.
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Old February 11 2012, 07:01 AM   #54
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I'm extremely excited about this.
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Old February 11 2012, 08:17 AM   #55
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'imaginary stories' is such a stupid thing to call them. THEY'RE ALL IMAGINARY!!!!!!!

IT'S NOT REAL!

just call them 'non continuity'.
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Old February 11 2012, 10:31 AM   #56
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I guess that will become my fifth Star Trek TPB.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:31 PM   #57
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That would be cool, but I find I also like the idea of period-inappropriate crossovers. Doctor Who, after all, is all about time travel, and the idea of having characters from a production made in the late 2010s appear in a setting with characters from a production made in the mid 1980s somehow helps sell the temporal nature of the story.
Sure, that's a valid way of looking at it, but it's also fun to imagine the crossovers that actually could've been possible in the real world.

Although mainly I just suggested it because it would be interesting to see more than one DW/ST crossover, and having them be themed by real-world production eras was the first approach that occurred to me. I guess I was inspired by Marvel's two Trek/X-Men crossovers, in which the classic TOS-era Trek crew was crossed over with the classic Claremont-era X-Men, whereas the then-current TNG-movie-era crew was crossed over with the then-current team of X-Men.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:36 PM   #58
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Although mainly I just suggested it because it would be interesting to see more than one DW/ST crossover, and having them be themed by real-world production eras was the first approach that occurred to me. I guess I was inspired by Marvel's two Trek/X-Men crossovers, in which the classic TOS-era Trek crew was crossed over with the classic Claremont-era X-Men, whereas the then-current TNG-movie-era crew was crossed over with the then-current team of X-Men.
I like the idea of contemporaneous periods of Trek and Who meeting (that's how Paul Gadzikowski's fanfic crossovers work), but IDW's licenses for both franchises aren't expansive enough to cover that. They don't have licenses for all the Trek series, nor does their Doctor Who license permit new stories of past Doctors. (Yes, there are The Forgotten and The Time Machination, but according to Tony Lee the BBC told IDW not to do that again.)
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Old February 11 2012, 04:57 PM   #59
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Re: IDW announces Doctor Who/TNG crossover

well all I gotta say is IDW rules when it comes to trek & Dr. who.
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Boundaries? We don't need no boundaries! After all, IDW also has the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle license for crossover fodder.
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