- Series: Star Trek/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: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #439,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 Volume 1 (Star Trek/Doctor Who) Paperback – October 9, 2012
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought both volumes as a kindle version on my laptop and quickly found that even in full screen mode was difficult to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hannah
I'll admit, on its own merits I probably would have given this 3 stars, but it's certainly a decent enough story, and the crossover element makes it more fun.Published 3 months ago by Nastassja Riemermann
Two of the greatest Science fiction franchises meet in one comic. This book collects the first half of the series as the TARDIS lands smack dab in the middle of the Enterprise... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Adam Graham, Superhero and Detective Fiction Author
Nice timey wimey going boldly where no Time Lord has gone before story! Great artwork though a bit or artistic license with the faces.Published 8 months ago by John VanOrder