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'Doctor Who', 'Star Trek' crossover 'Assimilation2' to debut in May

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Star Trek: The Next Generation and Doctor Who's comic series will crossover this May for Assimilation2.

IDW Publishing has joined forces with CBS and the BBC to bring The Doctor and his companions together with the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

"By joining these two sci-fi powerhouses, fans will be taken on the ultimate adventure through time and space," said Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products.

Star Trek, Doctor Who crossover 'Assimilation2'

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Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2, which will run for eight issues, is written by Scott and David Tipton with some input from Tony Lee. Fallen Angel illustrator J.K. Woodward will shoulder art duties.

The story sees The Doctor, Rory and Amy join forces with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew to take on the joint threat of the Cybermen and the Borg.

"We are excited about this new adventure for The Doctor and the fact that he will be travelling with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his iconic crew. This is a perfect partnership for not only Doctor Who's incredible fans, but also for the brand," said BBC executive Soumya Sriraman.

"We have just celebrated our most successful year yet. Doctor Who's latest season delivered record ratings for BBC America and it was most downloaded full TV season of 2011 in the US on the iTunes Store."

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 will feature a variant cover design by Joe Corroney. A limited edition version with a rare wraparound photo cover will be available in selected retailers.

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