IDW announces Doctor Who/TNG crossover

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by C.E. Evans, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. CaptainMatt

    CaptainMatt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Location:
    Sector 001


    No worries there. I won't. But I will post my opinion whether you agree with it or not.
     
  2. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2000
    Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
    As I said in the Doctor Who forum, this is awesome news. I also really like OmahaStar's idea of having a scene between The Eleventh Doctor and Guinan.
     
  3. Dac

    Dac Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2005
    Location:
    The Essex wastes...
    Even though this sounds fun, and I'm by no means a comic book artist, I'd like to see IDW hire an actual comic book artist for once, and not trace promo pics for the covers for the 10 billionth time.
     
  4. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    I'm a huge fan of both franchises so I'm really looking forward to this.
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    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.
     
  6. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    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.
     
  7. Gotham Central

    Gotham Central Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 15, 2001
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I'm surprised that no one mentioned the fact that DTI: Watching the Clock features the TARDIS (among other things) sitting in DTI storage.
     
  8. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    ^Well, technically it features a blue, boxlike object that makes a humming sound.
     
  9. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    ^ 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.
     
  10. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    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.
     
  11. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    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.
     
  12. mmtz

    mmtz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2005
    Location:
    Santa Fe, NM
    Boundaries? We don't need no boundaries! After all, IDW also has the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle license for crossover fodder.
     
  13. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2002
    Location:
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    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.

    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. ;)
     
  14. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 3, 2001
    Location:
    On the destruct button until the last minute!
    I'm extremely excited about this.
     
  15. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    everywhere
    'imaginary stories' is such a stupid thing to call them. THEY'RE ALL IMAGINARY!!!!!!!

    IT'S NOT REAL!

    just call them 'non continuity'.
     
  16. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 9, 2003
    Location:
    Germany
    I guess that will become my fifth Star Trek TPB. :)
     
  17. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    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.
     
  18. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Location:
    South Pennsyltucky
    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.)
     
  19. timothy

    timothy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    The Draco tavern
    well all I gotta say is IDW rules when it comes to trek & Dr. who.
     
  20. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Location:
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    The Rigellians are excited!

    [​IMG]
    Rigellian by Therin of Andor, on Flickr