Literary Treks 105: And Now For Something Completely Different / by Matthew Rushing


Running Time: 1 hour 3 minutes 33 seconds
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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 Guinean 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.


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)

Feature: Assimilation²

Challenge Accepted (00:24:44)
Post Wolf 359 Federation (00:26:42)
Timeline (00:31:03)
Fan vs Novice (00:37:54)
Guinean, 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)


Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Bruce Gibson (Associate Producer)