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Product Details

  • Series: Star Trek: the Next Generation / Doctor Who
  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing; First Edition edition (October 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613774036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613774038
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Currently based in Sydney, Australia we started our careers in animation. While still in High School Joe began by working at Yoram Gross/Forest Interactive while Rob was working at Walt Disney Animation Australia. We re-united together at Walt Disney AA where we continued working for three more years as animators, lay-out artists and designers on projects such as Aladdin 2 and 3, The Lion King 2, The Goofy Movie and Gargoyles. Gaining invaluable experience working in the large studio environment.

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When we formed Sharp Brothers Studio we primarily focused our energies on producing comic books and illustrations for the international market on such titles as Games Workshop's Warhammer, Warhammer 40 000, Big Bang for Image Comics and Dungeons and Dragons Campaign books.

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Driving for more opportunities outside of illustration and comic books we have been the designers for local toy company Peter Fish Toys for over 5 years, where we helped launch and brand the hugely successful "Catch-A-Bubble" across the globe. We have also worked with Hyperchild designing and providing turnaround artwork for their Hong Kong based line of manga inspired Marvel action figures - Marvel Saga.

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Customer Reviews

I enjoy the art style of the book and I appreciate the story with all of my favorite characters.
Aaron
Most characters are barely used in favour of Picard, Riker, and the Doctor, but only Picard and Riker are properly characterized.
Craig Ard
I found this story to be well written and entertaining and to be an attention keeper which is how you know you have a good story.
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104 of 109 people found the following review helpful By PecoKid on October 4, 2012
Format: Paperback
The description of this product is missing a critical piece of information. It needs to state that this is a reprint of issues one through four of an eight part series. I assumed this before purchasing, so no problem for me but others may need this information.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Angela D. Penrose on March 8, 2013
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The idea of a crossover between Star Trek and Dr. Who is just whacky enough that I had to try it, and the Borg/Cybermen alliance makes just enough sense to make you go, "Huh, okay, yeah," and prevent the whole thing from falling apart into farce. The Doctor is very much himself -- good writing there -- and his chaotic way of bouncing around to attack a situation from all sides at once contrasts entertainingly with Starfleet's more orderly, military-ish tone.

The art is uneven -- at times the character likenesses are excellent and at other times I did a bit of a double-take when I saw how a face was drawn and realized who it was supposed to be. I did like the way the flashback was handled, though, with the scenes from Kirk/Four's time rendered in a more cartoony style that reminded me a bit of the old Star Trek animated series. (Although better drawn than that. Which wouldn't be difficult.) The contrast with the more painterly style of the present day (Picard/Ten) scenes in the story made it immediately clear what was going on and when, so props to the artists for that.

As a graphic novel, this isn't exactly up there with God Loves, Man Kills, or The Killing Joke, but it was a fun read and I enjoyed it enough to order the next volume.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy R Tucker on January 15, 2013
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My sister is a Huge Dr Who fan and her and I, as well as my fam, are Star Trek fans as well, so I ordered this for her knowing she was anticipating this TPB. She definatly Was Not dissapointed. I read it as well and honestly at the end was wishing I could read the conclusion! Can't wait for part II, which I will buy for her so I can read it and find out how it all comes to a conclusion.
The character devolopement and the dialog are absolutly PERFECT! You almost feels as if you are watching the shows and start to hear the character/actors voices!
Great product for Star Trek and Dr Who fans alike! Order Today!
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Coffee Addicted Writer's Reviews TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 1, 2012
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Haugh TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 28, 2012
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I would rate Doctor Who and ST:TNG as two of the best science fiction television shows in history. I am a big fan of both shows. How could I pass up the chance, then, to read a story where the Doctor and his companions meet up with Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise? I just wish the story had lived up to my expectations a little better.

The main idea behind the plot is actually pretty solid. The Cybermen and the Borg join forces to take over the universe. As complimentary villains, this is a nice piece of work. The joining of the timelines affecting the Doctor's memory is also a nice touch. And yet, the writers strain a little too much to make sure all the characters get face time, particularly with the Enterprise crew. And the Cybermen dominance of the alliance seems a bit of a reach to me.

I also have to admit I am a bit disappointed in most of the artwork. I am not a fan of the washed-out impressionistic style of the book. I much preferred the brief flashback section with Kirk and the classic Enterprise crew. The panels are a little more "cartoonish" but I prefer the clean lines and sharper color.

Still, it's hard to shake the feeling of enjoyment watching these two classic series join together. I am very interested to see where the authors take it in Volume 2.
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