Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The League: Ultimate Crossover Event!

 This week the League asks us to talk about a team up or "Franchise" crossover you would love to see.  This one took me a while to get my head around, but in the end I realized I had an answer, and I am actually going to get to see that team up later this summer!

What pop culture heroes or stories would make for the ultimate crossover–think along the lines of Han Solo meeting up with Firefly’s Mal on a smuggling run.

There has been a strange fascination with wanting to see a Doctor Who / Star trek crossover for years.  Back in the 70s fan fiction was beginning to thrive and there was a well known publication called the "Doctor and the Enterprise" (you can actually check it out here.) Since the 70s and with the continual resurrection of Star Trek every few years there has been an interest to see the Two Franchises meet.

I can't say I disagree with the notion.  I am not a Trek fan, but I would like to the the Doctor do his thing on the enterprise.  I would love to see him out trek trek.  There has been a war a brewing between the fandoms for some time.  Though the war isn't always as visible as the oft mentioned Star Trek / Star Wars war it is there.  So I would love to see the reaction to this meet up(we all know the doctor would be clever and make people mad.) 

Of course the interesting thing about the two franchises is that you have multiple eras in each franchise.  There is a plethora of combinations you could have.  Original series enterprise and any number of doctors, Next Generation Enterprise with any number of doctors.  You could even have new movie trek in there. (hmm Moffat and Abrams co-writing / producing something could be interesting)   There are so many options.


All that said this Actually is happening in an officially licensed product.  IDW has the rights to both franchises and they will be releasing a new comic crossover event this summer with both franchises.  I am very excited to see where this can go.  According to the covers it looks as though there will be some legacy material in here as well so we will get a few different combinations. 

The most interesting part is the villains they have chosen.  The Borg from the Trek universe and the Cybermen from the Whoniverse.  the interesting part about this is that for years in the Who community there has been a lot of "You ripped the Cybermen off with the Borg" in our arguments in the eternal war with trek.  I am curious how it plays out.

This is a crossover I think lots of people would love to see, because there is a lot of potential for conflict.  If you think about it, the story could begin like many classic Doctor Who stories.  The TARDIS lands on a space ship and something bad happens, the TARDIS crew is blamed, adventures ensue!  Ready made classic!

Another option.

The Great thing about Doctor Who is that you can put the characters anywhere, so it is ready made for crossovers.  another Crossover I have always imagined with the Doctor would be with Stargate SG1.  The TARDIS is sucked through the Stargate and ends up on the platform.  I envision the Second Doctor and Jamie, I'm not sure why I just always thought it sounded fun, and they always are fun to watch when guns are pointed at them.  Once again it would be a ready made adventure for either franchise.  Lots of stuff matching stuff in both franchises as well.

Would love to see how the doctor (any of them) deals with O'Neil.  

Honorable Mention

Ford Prefect Zaphod Beeble Brox and Arthur Dent from Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy in any other franchise!


What crossover franchise crossover would you love to see?  How would they interact?  What would happen.

Check out what other league members said this week as well. 

AEIOU and sometimes Why also had a vision for the Doctor!

Portland Comics envisions a cartoon reality show!

Lair of the Dork Hoard wants to see the Mystery Machine crash into Ecto-1

Sideshow Cinema thinks about how two hunters would act together!