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Star Trek TNG Doctor Who Assimilation2 #1 Signing with JK Woodward

Forbidden Planet NYC Star Trek Doctor WHo signing #1 poster

Celebrate the historic first meeting of the Doctor and your pals on the Enterprise D with a special Forbidden Planet NYC signing!  Series and cover artist J.K. Woodward will be here signing copies Star Trek TNG Doctor Who Assimilation2 issue #1 on Wednesday, May 30th starting at 5:30pm.

Mr. Woodward will also be doing head sketches for everyone who purchases an issue at the event.

ALSO every attendee will receive a raffle ticket, good for entry into a drawing for a one-of-a-kind 12×18 Trek/Who watercolor painting by J.K. Woodward (First Prize) and a rare limited edition 1:25 variant cover of issue #1 (Second Prize)!*

About the book:

They said it would never happen! Nearly five decades and 1500 episodes in the making! The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2!

When the Federation’s most terrifying enemy strikes an unholy alliance with one of the Doctor’s most hated antagonists, the result is devastation on a cosmic scale! Spanning the ends of space and time itself, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance!

Written by Scott and David Tipton, the authors of the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Infestaion, and featuring the beautiful painted artwork of J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel), this is the adventure that both Trekkers and Whovians have waited for all their lives! Geronimo? Make it so!

We’re really psyched to be offering this event and hope you are, too!  Come on by and let’s make this historic occasion one to remember.

*Drawing will take place at the end of our event.  Raffle entrants must be in attendance to participate, however winners do not have to be in attendance at the time of drawing.  Mail orders for signed copies ARE being taken in advance, and can be placed online here.

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View from Inside of the new TARDIS.

Matt Smith outside the new TARDIS

Since I’m such a fanboy, something grabbed my attention today during my morning reading of the ole blogosphere. io9.com has a rumor of what the newly redesigned interior of Matt Smith’s TARDIS will likely look like:

A poster at Gallifrey Base claims to have gotten a good look inside the new TARDIS set, which we’ll see in 2010. Supposedly, the interior of the TARDIS will have two different levels, joined by a spiral staircase, and we’ll be seeing a console room, a lab area, a sitting room, a long corridor, and “numerous other little nooks and crannies.” The set is designed to be modular, so that pieces of the set can be moved around and double as other parts of the ship, when we visit other rooms inside the TARDIS.

The console room itself is a shaped like a hexagon attached to a square rather than being circular, the color theme is mostly silver and gold, and the coral finish has been replaced with marble. The roundels decorating the walls are now inverted hemispheres, and while they appear throughout the set, they do not appear on every wall. The roundels have different color schemes for each room: gold in the console room, silver, gray, and blue in the lab, and brown in the sitting room.

You should, of course, take this with several truckloads of grains of salt. [Gallifrey Base, Thanks Bluehinter!]

I really like this design sense that you can descend into the other rooms. This description kind of gives me this idea that the interior is a bottomless pit, all one room.  Where you climb stairs throughout the whole thing to get to the other rooms.  That was always one of my biggest problems with the series that even though the TARDIS is supposed to be infinitely bigger on the inside than it is outside we almost never ever went past the control room.  The best it ever looked was during that TV Movie, where the thing actually looked lived in:


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New “Doctor Who” outfit revealed.


Like I’ve mentioned before I’m a huge fan of “Doctor Who.” So when they announced that someone two years younger than me will be taking over the role from David Tennant, I was curiously cautious. I found this story via “Phonogram” artist Jamie McKelvie, who twittered the BBC News story that included the above photograph.

Matt Smith, the new Doctor, will be the 11th Doctor and the first image of him left me grimacing slightly.  I think it had something to do with his reject-from-Flock of Seagulls-haircut, but considering new “Doctor Who” head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat rejected writing the Tintin script for Steven Spielberg for this show, I kind of trusted him in that “Are you INSANE?!” way. That whole situation gave me a “harumph” moment, because clearly it shows his commitment to the show and also the state of his sanity.

I don’t know why this is a big deal, but since the new series started five years ago people have made a big deal out of what the Doctor wears.  I remember the number of stories that came out when the first image of David Tennant came out commenting on his nerdy style with glasses, long coat, skinny tie and Converses.

This just kind of looks like they’re moving backward with the outfits rather than forward.  The outfit looks more like something William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton (the first two Doctors) would have worn.  And, honestly, the picture just kind of exudes this sense that Smith is dressing up in his parent’s clothes.  In a similar manner to that dude who plays Chuck Bass on “Gossip Girl” looks ridiculously embarrassed in pretty much everything he wears like he’s dressing in a style that he himself wouldn’t be caught dead in.

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