If you could crossover ST:TOS....

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  1. telerites

    telerites Commander Red Shirt

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    So if you could crossover ST:TOS with any franchise, character, film/print series, what it be? I know some things have been done like ST/X-Men in comics. Forget about who owns the rights

    Anything could be game - Beowulf, The Mummy, Dr. Who, Wizard of Oz, Gilligan's Island, comics, film...well you get the idea.

    We had some tasty bits thrown to us in the series with Halloween lore, Greek mythology, Roman civilization, etc.

    Ideas?
     
  2. Mysterion

    Mysterion Vice Admiral Admiral

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    TOS crossed over with Genesis II/Planet Earth - back in the 70's when the TOS time-frame hadn't been fully nailed down, you might have been able to wiggle in these films as an earlier part of the Trek universe. Well, if you squint and tilt your head a bit. But, seeing John Saxon's Dylan Hunt on screen with Shatner's Kirk coulda been some fun.
     
  3. EnriqueH

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    Honestly, I’m not fond of the idea overall.
    But Battlestar Galáctica might’ve been interesting....
     
  4. Foxhot

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    Cross TOS over with the four TV shows which are superior to it...........HILL STREET BLUES, I LOVE LUCY, the American HOMICIDE and the Australian PRISONER.

    Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...........TOS: Battle Royale. Eliminate Spock right at the beginning for shock value, then follow up with the less shocking death of Chekov. You must duplicate the first film's events for maximum impact. Thus Spock's decapitated head is revealed instead of the unccoperative teacher. Then Chekov's neck blows up five minutes later.

    Later on, Have six yeomans phaser each other to death in the lighthouse. Have another woman eliminate Sulu when he shouts at her ''It's your fault! You made me mad!'' Chapel will accidentally shoot McCoy, who will say as he dies ''You're so cute, I always loved you.''

    For those who aren't familar with 2000's BATTLE ROYALE, you'll be scratching your heads now. But if you are, here are the last ten contestants. (Danger, list approaching.)

    10 McCoy
    9 Chapel, done in by----
    8 -----Marta from WHOM GODS DESTROY (deadliest woman on island, done in by Klingon Kang).
    7 Alexander the dwarf
    6 Tyree........he and Alex both being good friends of........
    5 Kirk (who will furiously, spectacularly sacrifice himself after Kang gets Alex and Tyree)
    4 Kang will be killed by---
    3 Gary Seven, who later dies from Kang-inflicted injuries but manages to save the final two, who are, of course
    Scotty and Uhura. Kang, though toast now, got the highest body count.

    I have no idea who takes over for Beat Takeshi's role. Harry Mudd?
     
  5. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Commodore Commodore

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    Wrong, wrong, wrong TOS is the best.
    That's why I'm here and not on the I Love Lucy fansite.
    To answer the question though, "Walking Dead"
    Just another though "Master and Commander"
     
  6. telerites

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    I thought about TWD but phasers work better than a barbed wire wrapped bat against walkers but I'm sure several red shirts could be bitten and/or eaten first. ☠️
     
  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    Has to be Doctor Who. It would work so well for both franchises: Another weird alien character with amazing abilities for TOS, another future human space exposition for Who.

    Jean Airey's The Doctor and the Enterprise fic (infamously published without her permission with a cover to make it seem like a parody although it isn't) is pretty much exactly how I imagine it, although I think you could mix any Doctor with any Trek and it'd work just as well.
     
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  8. Maurice

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    I just want Nomad and his script "The Changeling" done as a Lost In Space episode. :D
     
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  9. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I saw a fanfic once where someone wrote a crossover of Battlestar Galactica and Bonanza (made perfect sense, given that Lorne Green was in both of them and Apollo was basically the outer space version of Adam and Starbuck was the outer space version of Little Joe). Of course the Battlestar Galactica component of that crossover would need someone to be the equivalent of Hoss, and I can't think of any of the characters who could pull off a line like "Dadburnit, Commander...".

    There's a Star Trek/Dune crossover on fanfiction.net. The interesting thing about this is that it's set in the Pike era (as in Cage/Menagerie, not DiscoTrek) and the characters are the captain and crew of a completely different starship. They accidentally cross over into the Dune universe some time before the beginning events of the original Dune novel (thus going forward in time nearly 20,000 years), and quickly find themselves in hot water as they have computers on the ship - and computers, AI, and anything else that could be considered a "thinking machine" is anathema in the Imperium.

    It's a different take on two franchises that at first glance wouldn't be considered to have any reason to be put together in a crossover. But this one worked.


    There's a series of stories that cross Star Trek and Highlander (the TV series). In these stories, the author decided that Richie didn't die, and when the 23rd century came along, he joined Starfleet. I haven't read these stories, so I have no idea where he might have kept his sword (since the Immortals use swords for the Game, no matter what other weapons they might have that could decapitate someone). It's not the sort of thing one could hide in a standard Starfleet uniform.
     
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    Hm. I could see a Firefly crossover where the E is asked to help capture a group of criminals...
     
  11. marlboro

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    Starship Troopers
    Raumpatrouille Orion
    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    Stargate


    TAS and Thundarr the Barbarian
     
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    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    One of the weirdest crossovers I've ever read is Firefly and Downton Abbey (and curse the author for never finishing it!).
     
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    Back when Babylon 5 was running, I thought that a TOS/B5 crossover would be fun.
     
  15. Foxhot

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    Lots of us have undoubtedly considered LIS/TREK crossovers (and Peter David snuck one in back in the day).
    But why THE CHANGELING in particular?
    Will Don West get temporarily dead?
    Who gets their brain wiped? (Some of the LIS brains have less to wipe than others.):cool:
     
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    • Because Nomad can link with the Robot instead of the improbable mind-meld sequence. He could then see that Nomad's programming is jumbled in with code that is clearly "alien".
    • Dr. Smith can get mind wiped and be funny in a not annoying way.
    • Nomad zaps hothead Don.
    • Since Nomad can fix and even supe up the ship the family is actually putting its own interests behind the safety of the Earth.
     
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  17. telerites

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    Since I am a GA and SA comic book collector, I gravitate towards some of these characters.

    How about the ST crew meeting world-devouring Galactus or his one-time herald, Silver Surfer or come across Jack Kirby's New Gods on Apokolips and face Darkseid.

    Not sure if the timelines are congruent but Flash Gordon/Ming or Buck Rogers.

    Or from GA comics, Basil Wolverton's Spacehawk.

    Not really plausible but since I devoured ERB as a teen in the 70s, John Carter of Mars or Carson of Venus which wouldn't make much sense.

    Or have the TARDIS materialize on the Enterprise.
     
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    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    It would have to be an extremely alternate universe, given what we know now about Mars and Venus (I've read a little Carson of Venus, and of course the Tarzan books and some of the Pellucidar series).

    There are probably at least tens of thousands of Star Trek/Doctor Who crossovers that have been written over the past 50 years. I started one myself, although the Whovian part of it was Romana II and K-9, accompanied by a couple of Tharils (this was post-Warriors Gate, the episode when Romana and K-9 left the Doctor in E-Space because Romana didn't want to return to Gallifrey). This was my way of getting her back to this universe, and of course it was a coincidence that the TARDIS materialized inside Chief Kyle's quarters...
     
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    Dr Who has been done as well in the comics. I think there is even a mention in one of the novels of them meeting a strange man that sounds a lot like Tom Baker’s Doctor.
    I would say TOS and Alien.
     
  20. telerites

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    I figured there had to be some Who/ST stories. Pretty cool to pen a story like you did. I stopped buying new comics in the early 80s and other than movies have no connection to anything after that. Same with reading new material.

    Since I got back into collecting in the early 2000s, it has GA material and now read lots of pulp stories.

    I actually wrote two ERB inspired novelettes in 80s. Outside of his westerns which I read a few, I think I have read his other stories at least once. The Venus series remains my favorite.