If you ask any self-respecting science fiction nerd what the most important, the most pivotal pieces of work in the genre is they will say Star Trek and Doctor Who. While there may be a few ahead of them in the list, they are both important pieces of work in the sci-fi worl. So, it makes you wonder what it would be like to stick the two together. Well, this isn’t the first time the Doctor has crossed path with the crew of the Enterprise, but this time it is a little more current.
The comic starts off with a Federation planet coming under attack by the Borg, but the invasion is unusual. For the first time ever the Borg offer to let the people surrender rather than take them by force. A few manage to escape the planet to give warning to the nearby fleet who can only run away rather than face an impossibly large cybernetic army. The comic then shifts to ancient Egypt where the Doctor and his companions, Amy and Rory Pond, are in pursuit of an escaped interdimensional criminal posing as a pharaoh for his own gain. After the Doctor sends him back to where he should be, the Doctor and his companions take a trip to 1940′s San Francisco. Everything seems standard, with the exception of the pale skinned android in the pinstripe suit.
While the comic is an initial issue, it really only touches on the characters of Doctor Who. However, it should be noted that the writers did an amazing job of capturing the personality of the Doctor and his companions. I can only hope that the writers can manage to do the same with the crew of the Enterprise. However for the artistic style, they have managed to stay spot on with the characters and surroundings of the Whoverse and Trekverse. I can’t wait to see what happens in the ensuing issue.s I have high hopes for this one.
You can find issue one of Assimilation2 at the comic book store near you.