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Star Trek Meets Planet of the Apes

IDW and BOOM! Studios team up for an epic crossover.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to “mind-meld” with a sentient ape? Or wanted to see a Klingon on horseback, brandishing a rifle? Readers will soon have a chance to peek into just such an alternate future, as IDW Publishing partners with BOOM! Studios for the crossover event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes.

IDW will publish the crossover, which will mark the first time BOOM! Studios has partnered with another publisher on a series. Together they will bring Star Trek, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, and 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes together in a way that is sure to delight existing fans and make new ones. The series will pair the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of the Apesfilm.

Planet of the Apes and Star Trek are groundbreaking science-fiction properties and both deal with many of the same social issues and themes,” says Greg Goldstein IDW President & Chief Operating Officer. “A crossover between the two is a natural and long overdue.”

“Before I could read comic books as a child, I could watch science fiction on my television. My dad used to wake me up way past my bedtime to watch Star Trek in syndication—it came on after the nightly news—and I took a Planet of the Apes lunchbox with me to kindergarten every day,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie. “Suffice to say, teaming up these two titans of science fiction on the page in a way that they probably will never meet each other on the silver screen is a huge moment for me personally and emotionally.”

The creative team will be a mix of proven experience and new blood with scripts by beloved Star Trekscribes Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2) and interior art and covers by the British newcomer Rachael Stott.

“With the Klingons secretly backing a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City, Captain Kirk finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to help out Dr. Zaius' orangutans,” explains David Tipton. “Taylor won't be happy with that!”

“What an epic pairing! I'm so excited to see Taylor, Kirk...and those damned dirty apes...in our upcoming comic,” says IDW editor Sarah Gaydos, “We're eager to team up these exciting creative forces to bring this to life.”

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18 Comments
Posted by _Atomikill_

Oh my god. This is just... wow.

I had no idea I wanted this till now...

My mind is simply blown at how awesome I picture it.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

GET YOUR STINKING PAWS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY KLINGON!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by micah

Wow, I just thought about it and this this crossover has the potential to be great.

Posted by Ninjablade09

Wow, first Ghostbusters and TMNT, now Plant of the Apes and Star Trek. Lot of interesting crossovers in the near future.

Posted by Darling_Luna

Eh not feeling it

Edited by MannEffest

Oh my god. This is just... wow.

I had no idea I wanted this till now...

My mind is simply blown at how awesome I picture it.

IKR?!

Edited by _Atomikill_

After seeing the Dawn movie, I am tempted to say this-

'Cesar love Enterprise, more than ape!'

Posted by Jeremy1989

MAN FORGET Star Trek Meets Planet of the Apes.

WHEN AM I GONNA GET Star Trek/Star Wars crossover?!?

WHEN?

Posted by StMichalofWilson

After seeing the Dawn movie, I am tempted to say this-

'Cesar love Enterprise, more than ape!'

Apes, Live Long and Prosper!!!

Posted by NightFang

@ninjablade09 said:

Wow, first Ghostbusters and TMNT, now Plant of the Apes and Star Trek. Lot of interesting crossovers in the near future.

And don't forget IDW's new Transformers vs. G.I. Joe series.

Posted by Transformers1024

Well I know what I'm buying!

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Mind...BLOWN!

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Holy crap this sounds awesome.

Posted by Onemoreposter

YES! Man, this is why everyone should support the smaller comic companies.

I can't wait.

Edited by ARMIV2

I'm feeling deeply and dutifully bound to check this out.

Posted by pikahyper

"The Primate Directive" great cover sub-title :D I'd never even thought of this crossover but this has a ton of potential, hopefully nobody drops the ball.

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Posted by TommytheHitman

Wow... I'm surprised this hasn't happened before! This is going to be great!

Posted by The Impersonator

Meh, I'll pass.