In 1963 a BBC production by the name of Doctor Who premiered and just four years later Star Trek would premiere on NBC. Little did anyone know that these two shows would continue for so long or become such a part of the cultural zeitgeist. Yet the two franchises would not be brought together till 2012 in the form of a comic crossover. 

In this episode of Literary Trek hosts Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther talk about the Star Trek: The Next Generation and Doctor Who crossover comic, Assimilation². We discuss the post Wolf 359 Federation, the timeline of the story, being a Doctor Who fan verses a novice, whether Guinan is part Time Lord, the art, crossovers and give our ratings. 

For our news segment we judge the covers for Atonement, Star Trek Costumes and Child of Two Worlds, then review Ongoing #45 and New Visions Resistance. 

Running Time: 1 hour 3 minutes 33 seconds


Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther

Editor and Producer 

Matthew Rushing 
Richard Marquez

Associate Producers

Will Nguyen
Ken Tripp

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen


Atonement Cover (00:02:07)
Star Trek Costumes Cover (00:05:34)
Child of Two Worlds Cover (00:10:01)
Ongoing #45 (00:15:00)
New Visions Resistance (00:19:25)


Challenge Accepted (00:24:44)
Post Wolf 359 Federation (00:26:42)
Timeline (00:31:03)
Fan vs Novice (00:37:54)
Guinan, Time Lord? (00:42:02)
Wrapping it Up (00:44:38)
The Art (00:47:43)
Crossovers (00:50:00)
Ratings (00:52:34)
Closing (00:53:56)

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