Warning: This review contains spoilers!
The unholy alliance of the Borg and Cybermen has shattered. The Federation’s greatest enemies are asking the Enterprise for help?
Can Doctor Who convince Captain Jean-Luc Picard to make the right decision that will save the Federation and entires universes?
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who Assimilation 2 #5 is a break in the action of the crossover but still every bit as enjoyable of previous chapters. You could call this a “show my yours and I’ll show you mine” chapter.
Guinan convinces Captain Picard to reveal his experience with the Borg taking us back to the classic “Best of Both Worlds” episodes giving the Time Lord context of why Picard refuses to aid the Borg. The Doctor presses on trying to convince the Captain of the greater evil.
The Doctor fails. It’s up to Amy Pond and it’s a great moment that you could just picture Karen Gillan saying on television. Soon Captain Picard is saying the classic line “it’s bigger on the inside. How it this possible?”
A trip in the Tardis shows Picard the future of the Federation and leads to a course correction.
I commend the writers for capturing the essences of each character from each franchise. Rory, Deanna Troi and Dr. Crusher share moments that make this crossover work. The Borg and Cybermen are battling each other. This issue was a battle of wills between Captain Picard and Doctor Who. The stage is set for an incredible alien encounter for the Doctor and an epic battle with universes at stake.