Sunday, 26 August 2012

Review - Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation 2

Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 
Contributors: J. K. Woodward
Publisher: IDW Publishing
ISBN: 9781613774038
Pub Date:  October 02, 2012 
Pages: 104 

The Federation Planet Delta IV is attacked by the Borg and a new race called the Cybermen.

In the past, The Doctor, Amy and her husband Rory are in Egypt to catch an alien criminal. Then, they hop back into the TARDIS where they encounter a weird disturbance that sends them to San Francisco in the 1940s. Or are they somewhere else, like a holoprogram on the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Commander William Riker, Data, and Doctor Beverly Crusher are surprised by the Doctor and his companions’ sudden arrival, and they are even more surprised when they learn the visitors are not holograms. Commander Riker orders Worf and a security team to take them to Captain Picard.

The Enterprise receives a distress call from Delta IV. When the ship arrives there, both Picard and the Doctor are shocked to see an armada of Borg and Cybermen ships. Outnumbered, the Enterprise retreats to a nearby nebula. The Doctor informs the Captain and the crew of everything he knows of the Cybermen. Data then checks the Enterprise database and finds that the original U.S.S. Enterprise had encountered the Cybermen before, along with a mysterious scarf wearing man named The Doctor.

NetGalley and IDW Publishing have kindly let me review the first three issues of the Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who crossover series. There's not much going in the first issue, except for setting up how the Doctor and his companions got aboard the Enterprise. Issue two has a short encounter with the Borg/Cybermen and issue three tells the back-story of Captain Kirk and crew's encounter with the Cybermen and the fourth Doctor. I'm a fan of both franchises, so I was eager to read these issues. The series shows a lot of promise and I'm sure most fans will be satisfied with it.


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