Friday, January 04, 2013
Star Trek #1450: Assimilation2 Part 8
PUBLICATION: Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #8, IDW Comics, December 2012
CREATORS: Scott and David Tipton (writers), Gordon Purcell and J.K. Woodward (artists)
STARDATE: Unknown (follows previous issue).
PLOT: The Doctor, his companions, and the crew of the Enterprise-D defeat the Cybermen, restore the Borg Collective, and deal with the newly-restored threat of assimilation.
CONTINUITY: See previous issues (Borg, Cybermen). Riker has a picture of himself playing the trombone at Sisko's (Homefront, etc.). The use of gold to defeat the Cybermen started in Revenge of the Cybermen. The TARDIS communes with Data in a way that is reminiscent of The Parting of the Ways. The epilogue seems to indicate these events were at the root of the Borg's time travel experiments (First Contact).
DIVERGENCES: It seems suspect that the armored Cybermen who seem to be a combination of traditional Cybermen and Cybus-men from Pete's World would be vulnerable to gold coating their breathing apparatus.
PANEL OF THE DAY - And Stevie Wonder in the role of Geordi LaForge.