I used to be more into Star Trek and Doctor Who fan film projects than I am now, but a little while ago I wrote about watching my first episode of Star Trek Continues, a high-production value recreation of the original Star Trek series, starring and co-created by Vic Mignogna. That one guest starred Doctor Who alum Colin Baker as an alien leader. That led me to eventually watching the series’ two part-finale, To Boldly Go, which features Baker’s co-star on Doctor Who, Nicola Bryant.
I was thinking today about examples where Doctor Who has spread out into other fictional arenas. Often this takes the form of Doctor Who simply being a TV show that exists in the world of these other programs, like whenever one of the characters referenced it in The Big Bang Theory.
But today’s focus is different. It’s one of those examples where the Doctor and the TARDIS and the lore of Doctor Who evidently “exists” in another fictional property—in this case, the Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes crossover series that IDW published in 2011-2012.
My daughters and I are making our way through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (having finished Voyager a little while ago) and are early in the third season now, having just watched the episode Equilibrium, an episode which focuses on Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell), a Trill officer on board the space station.
Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and we’re up to Week #49–with the end of 2018 approaching more rapidly than any of us are prepared to deal with. My Friend Rod is back with another question, and this time it’s about one of my favorite things, which is story structure. What Rod wants to know is,,,
What are some of the most disappointing story payoff’s that I have ever seen?
Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #37, and this week, Rod’s question is very topical from a Geeky perspective:
What’s my suggestion for a new Star Trek project featuring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard?