A few days after Matt Smith‘s honorable attempt to say something, anything, about the upcoming Neil Gaiman-penned episode of Doctor Who without revealing any specific details (spoiler: he failed), Steven Moffat has stepped up and told us a few things we can expect from the episode. Number one on the list: The Cybermen will be back.
The episode will air next spring as part of the show’s eight episode post-Christmas special run. In addition to Smith and new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, the Gaiman ep will star Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Willow… why am I even noting his credits? You all know who Warwick Davis is), EastEnders‘ Tamzin Outhwaite, and Jason Watkins, who played the creepy-jolly vampire leader Herrick in Being Human (the UK version, naturally).
No doubt you will be watching it when it comes back!
On Tuesday, June 19th, BBC America will air the world premiere of The Brit List: 20 Coolest (check your local listings). Now, you can wait with eager anticipation for Tuesday night to come, or you can hit the play button the video below for the very specific one and only (however, I think you’d enjoy watching the whole thing list as well).
The Star Trek:The Next Generation/Doctor Who crossover continues with the upcoming September issue of Assimilation2, and here’s an advanced look of one of two covers of the upcoming issue.
So far in the series, Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor, Amy, and Rory are on a crash course to meet up with Jean-Luc Picard’s Enterprise crew. Courtesy of IDW Publishing, here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the covers of September’s issue.
The synopsis for this issue:
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation² #5 (of 8)
Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee (w) • J.K. Woodward (a & c)
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION²! Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life, but the fate of the galaxy may depend on it! Can the Doctor convince him to make the correct choice?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Variant Sharp Brothers cover!
• The first Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover ever!
To check out the other cover, go to our Star Trek site.
Well, I may be behind (as it always seems to be the case), but wow, interesting idea of combining characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation with those from Doctor Who. True! But it’s in comic book form, only. Still, it kind of makes sense to mash up these two fandomizations, as popular as they are.
Here’s what the LA Times had to say:
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are striking an alliance with The Doctor and his TARDIS-traveling companions in a comic series from IDW – “Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation2.”
In the eight-part comic, the two transatlantic titans of television are teaming up against a villain pairing that threatens to destroy the galaxy: Cybermen and the Borg.
The series is co-written by Scott and David Tipton (who helmed “Star Trek: Infestation,” which follows a zombie epidemic in a Star Fleet colony) and Tony Lee, the longtime “Doctor Who” writer.
So, the U.S. show Community is getting a shout out from Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan. Apparently, she loves the show and loves Inspector Spacetime, and also doesn’t mind putting herself out there to be on the show! Did you hear that, Community gods!