Holy ....! Doctor Who/Star Trek Crossover coming From IDW!

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  1. captcalhoun

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    it's easier to ignore VGR, ENT or JJTrek, since they came later. just pretend it never happened and trek ended at whichever point you want.

    it's trying to ignore shite they keep referencing in the books, like the 4-gender Andorian BS, that's harder...
     
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  3. The Wormhole

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    Umm...okay, that's an interesting twist. Mind you, with the TARDIS, visiting another era in the Trekverse is hardly an issue at all, but Tom Baker and the classic era Cybermen definately are odd.

    And I thought IDW wasn't allowed to use past Doctors?
     
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  4. Allyn Gibson

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    Tony Lee has said that they're not.

    And there's a Borg on that cover, too.

    I suspect that it's simply a variant cover.
     
  5. captcalhoun

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    it's probably a variant cover. IDW love themselves variant covers.
     
  6. captcalhoun

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    Borg? where? i see 3 classic Cybermen, Kirk, Spock and Four...
     
  7. Allyn Gibson

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    Kirk is looking at it. On the right hand side, you can see the shoulder and neck.
     
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    to be honest I figured it was a Cyberman, but maybe we are both right, and its a Borg/Cyberman hybrid.

    It would be beyond cool if the comic did feature Kirk and the 4th Doctor as well.
     
  9. ToddKent

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    This was just posted on IDW's Facebook Page

     
  10. DAYoung

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    Question from the ignorant and a bit slow: Why does the cover have TNG, if it's about TOS?
     
  11. Chris3123

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    The cover apparently references a flashback contained in the issue. The overall series is TNG based.
     
  12. wamdue

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    they are really throwing everything at this, I may have to start researching where you can get hold of this comic. That said I think I will wait till all 3 parts come out as one. (quite why I think its 3, im not sure)
     
  13. Allyn Gibson

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    It's an eight-issue series.

    And you'll be able to buy this at a comic shop, wamdue. This is the first IDW Doctor Who series that will be officially available in the UK.
     
  14. The Wormhole

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    Interesting, so that would mean the Doctor has made at least two trips to the Trek-verse.

    So will this tie into the Assimilation-Squared arc, or just be a one-off story?

    There is precedent for one-offs of this style. A few years back IDW did a Star Trek series detailing how Kirk gained command of the Enterprise in the Mirror Universe, but they took a break from that story in one issue to have a completely unrelated story about MU Picard fighting Cardassians while commanding the Stargazer. The graphic novel compilation even includes the Picard story right in the middle the Kirk one.
     
  15. Aldo

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    That cover with Picard and Eleven is cool. But the cover with Four and Kirk caused me to have a geekasm.
     
  16. captcalhoun

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    wamdue, your best bet is to get the trade-paperback/hardcover omnibus collection when it's out via Amazon
     
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    Ah. Thank you.
     
  18. wamdue

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    thanks cap & Allyn Gibson
     
  19. Danlav05

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    There is Comixology.com where you can legally buy a digital copy and read it. I believe there's also an iPhone/Pad/Android app.

    Nevertheless when an omnibus comes out It will definately take pride of place on my bookshelf - seriously I have been a Trek fan since I was a kid, and Doctor Who since 99, so it's a MUST.

    DREAM. COME. TRUE. :)
     
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    Amazon already has the omnibus available for pre-order with release scheduled for October:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1613774036

    Presumably the UK version will be available at some point after this, though I imagine you should be able to order it if you're willing to pay the extra postage or Book Depository carries it. I thought the IDW monthlies were distributed in the UK - I get the impression from the discussion here that they are not (I know the early Doctor Who series with the Tenth Doctor wasn't but I thought that changed). I imagine Panini probably has something to do with it if they have a monopoly with DWM and Doctor Who Adventures (which we do not get over here and no one's bothered to do reprints of the comic strip for us).

    Alex
     

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