Two major geeky franchises crash together in the eight part comic story Assimilation. I feel like much of geekdom was waiting desperately for an official Star Trek and Doctor Who crossover, and finally it arrived in glorious full-color pages.

“We very seldom receive unannounced visitors in the Holodeck, much less ones who park their telephone boxes there.”

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Now combined together to make up two volumes, Volume 1 contains the first four parts of the story. In a perfect villainy team up, the Cybermen and the Borg join forces.

Why is this on our bookshelf?

Oh, come on. Do you really need to ask?

Rating (5 stars)

Sometimes I get a bit nervous when I hear about a crossover; there are just so many ways it can be done badly. I’m happy to say that this was very well done. My major fangirl *squee* moment was the (spoiler) cameo appearences of the original Trek crew (Spock!) and the Fourth Doctor.

As a disclaimer, I’m not a major reader of comic books and graphic novels. Embarrassingly, I always seem to miss the important info communicated through the pictures. Still, this might make me a believer.