Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by C.E. Evans, Feb 10, 2012.
No worries there. I won't. But I will post my opinion whether you agree with it or not.
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.
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.
I'm a huge fan of both franchises so I'm really looking forward to this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boundaries? We don't need no boundaries! After all, IDW also has the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle license for crossover fodder.
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.
I'm extremely excited about this.
'imaginary stories' is such a stupid thing to call them. THEY'RE ALL IMAGINARY!!!!!!!
IT'S NOT REAL!
just call them 'non continuity'.
I guess that will become my fifth Star Trek TPB.
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.
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.)
well all I gotta say is IDW rules when it comes to trek & Dr. who.
The Rigellians are excited!
Rigellian by Therin of Andor, on Flickr
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