STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION2 #7 Review by Jamie Dunst
Writers: Scott & David Tipton; Pencils: Gordon Purcell; Painter: JK Woodward; Letters: Tom B. Long; Editorial Assistant: Jacen Smith; Editor: Denton J. Tipton
We begin this issue where the last one left off with the Doctor, Amy and Rory are in the past on the Borg cube that was in the battle of Wolf 359. The Doctor’s companions are a bit shocked to discover that Captain Picard is onboard as a assimilated Borg known as Locutus. The Doctor fills Amy and Rory about what he learned about this experience from Guinan and then the three get to work on getting the information that they need and depart before the Borg decide that they are a threat. Once back on the Enterprise, we discover that even with the Borg modifications, the Enterprise wouldn’t catch up to the Cybermen in time so the Doctor recommends that they use the TARDIS which Captain Picard agrees to and plans are set in motion to get the mission underway.
After a few good moment with the Doctor barely trying to keep Amy and Rory off the mission and Riker asking Doctor Crusher to see if she could help his former friend who is now the Borg conduit and the Doctor and Worf debating the use of guns, the team head off in the TARDIS and land inside the Cyber-Ship. Soon after they dock, the group is detected and the group split up into teams of Captain Picard, Data, the Conduit and the Doctor and the group of Worf, Amy, Rory and the rest of the security team. As the two teams make their way through the ship they discover just how outnumbered they are.
Again, I don’t know what to say about this book other than I feel like this has been the best printed project based on licensed project that I have ever seen. The dialogue of the characters are spot on and I always hear the voices of the actors when I read their lines. When Worf is convincing Amy and Rory about why they should arm themselves, I can so hear Michael Dorn’s voice and it sounds like something Worf would say and it’s just amazing. The art continues to be outstanding and the actors look spot on. There is very little to nothing that I can complain about when it comes to this story other than the fact that the next issue is the last. I can’t wait to see how this all ends.