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.Read More
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 #2 Review by Jamie Dunst
Writers: Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee; Artist: J.K. Woodward; Letters: Shawn Lee; Editor: Denton J. Tipton
With issue two of this particular fanboy’s dream team-up, we see a Enterprise adventure with Picard and his crew on a mission. The story starts off with Geordi and Data having a philosophical discussion about upgrading Data’s parts. Data counters that it’s the parts that he was created with that make him who he is and upgrading that would in a sense change that. The Enterprise’s mission supposed to be a simple meet and greet with a group of Starfleet Corps of Engineers on a planet where the local inhabitants aren’t the most welcoming of strangers. It turns out that the conditions these engineers are under for their mission is very hazardous and after an incident that causes the death of some of the engineer’s lives and injures more, the Enterprise makes arrangements for this group to get more help. When asked why the risk is so important, it’s revealed that the material that this group is mining for will help Starfleet get their fleet of ships up and running after the devastation of their loss at the Battle of Wolf 359. For those that aren’t in the know, that was a battle from a two part TNG episode called “The Best of Both Worlds” where Starfleet got their butts kicked good by the Borg.Read More
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
review by Jamie Dunst
Writers: Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee; Art: J.K. Woodward; Lettering: Shawn Lee & Robbie Robbins; Editor: Denton J. Tipton
I love Doctor Who. I love Star Trek in all it’s forms. (I even watched Enterprise) and when I heard that IDW was going to do a crossover story, I was so on board. Unfortunately I missed out on the first printing of #1. Now that I have the second printing in my hands, I can tell you that this was worth the wait.
The issue starts out with a Borg invasion Delta IV which for those that remember is the planet that Lt. Ilia was from. (She was in Star Trek: The Motion Picture) The Prime Minister of the planet mentions how unusually aggressive the Borg are being when someone notices that the Borg aren’t alone. The Borg are attacking the planet with the Cybermen.
We then see the Doctor, Amy and Rory in ancient Egypt. The Doctor does what he usually does so he can get an audience with the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh’s right hand man tries to get rid of the Doctor and his companions but panics when it’s revealed who the Doctor is. This is when we see that the Pharaoh’s right hand man was in fact a space alien that the Doctor quickly dispatches with a green crystal-like object.Read More