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Star Trek the Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 is a 2012 comic book miniseries from IDW that is a Cross Through of Science Fiction Long Runners Star Trek and Doctor Who.

The premise of the story is that the Borg and the Cybermen have formed an Unholy Alliance, and that the Eleventh Doctor, along with companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, have to team up with the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) to stop this formidable menace.

The series is eight issues long.
Tropes used in Assimilation2 include:
  • Alternate Universe: Both series are separate to each other but the Cybermen have crossed over to the Star Trek reality.
  • Art Shift: Issue #3 is a Whole-Episode Flashback to the Fourth Doctor encountering the Cybermen alongside Kirk's crew.
  • Bad Future: To convince Picard to go along with allying with the Borg, the Doctor takes him to future time periods where the Cybermen, using Borg technology, have upgraded all the major species in both realities.
  • Bigger on the Inside: Guess which ship.
  • Canon Welding: In-Universe. As a result of the Cybermen's trips, the two universes are starting to merge into one reality. Even as the Doctor and Guinan are very aware that this is not supposed to happen.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: The Doctor is in top form, as he discusses the potential for various injuries while on a chariot.
  • Catch Phrase: The series kicks off with a Cyberman using the Borg phrase, "Resistance is futile." Which the Cybermen actually used before the Borg!
  • Cool Ship: The TARDIS and the Enterprise.
  • Depending on the Writer: Like a lot of lore from the Star Trek Expanded Universe, do the Borg have a homeworld or don't they?
  • Eviler Than Thou: The Cybermen to the Borg. Justified given their television personalities. The Cybermen ruthlessly upgrade anyone they come across. The Borg ignore individuals and only go for big meals.
  • Exact Words: The Conduit removed his ability to assimilate organic life. Not his ability to assimilate.
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: The Borg squeeze every shred of efficiency out of the Enterprise making it capable of reaching the Delta Quadrant, or at least its border, within a reasonable time. This miraculous technology, in the grand tradition of Star Trek, is never utilized again.
  • Have We Met Yet?: The Doctor and Guinan. Uniquely, both know that they shouldn't have met yet have memories as a result of the In-Universe Canon Welding.
  • Hive Mind: The Borg and the Cybermen, per usual. They had initial strides in merging the Collective and the Cyberiad but the Cyberiad never liked sharing.
  • No Sell:
    • Spock and Scotty set their phasers to full power, a setting on which organics are disintegrated outright, doesn't affect the Cybermen.
    • As a result of their metal armor, Borg assimilation doesn't work on Cybermen.
  • Oh Crap: The Cybermen were patiently waiting and biding their time. Then they detected the TARDIS nearby...
  • Reality Ensues: Why is the Federation engaging in large-scale mining operations? They need resources to rebuild their fleet after the humiliating loss at Wolf 359.
  • Sequel Hook: At the end, the Borg decide that they must research and master Time Travel. While this leaves the door open for any sequel, it leads into Star Trek: First Contact.
  • Spanner in the Works: The second the Cybermen detected the TARDIS aboard the Enterprise, they scrambled to make sure that the Doctor didn't become this. But he did. He's the Doctor after all.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: The Doctor gives his seal of approval to Starfleet transporters. Why though is a bit unclear, given that he's a Time Lord and all, but it's likely down to the fact that transmats in Who seem to break down if you sneeze within 100 feet of them.
  • Unskilled but Strong: The Cybermen when compared to the Borg. They have more powerful warfare technology and are individually tougher.
    • Weak but Skilled: But the Borg are able to assimilate more than just human beings despite their smaller territory and weaker technology base.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: By the end of issue 4, the Borg to the Cybermen.
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