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Star Trek Meets Planet Of The Apes Comic Announced

An Epic Crossover!

By Robert T. Trate     July 26, 2014
Source: IDW Publishing

Star Trek Meets Planet Of The Apes in Comics
© IDW/ Boom Studios
That’s right Maniacs, two sixties icons will finally meet. IDW Publishing and Boom! Studios have announced that the crew of the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701, and the citizens of Ape City will have an epic confrontation. Check out the press release below on this new pairing from these two publishers. They give some things away below, but I am interested in how Spock and McCoy will feel when they see how ape treats man. 

It looks as if the comic will be titled: Star Trek - Planet of the Apes: The Prime Directive. Which will explain a lot about about how the story will go. 
Press Release: 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 Apes film.

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,” explainsDavid Tipton. “Taylor won't be happy with that!”
“What an epic pairing! I'm so excited to see Taylor, Kirk...and those damned dirty 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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monkeyfoot 7/26/2014 10:54:32 AM

This such a cool fun idea that can only happen in comics!

Miner49er 7/26/2014 12:15:17 PM

This looks cool!

Newdude718 7/26/2014 3:26:29 PM

 I'd buy this. 

almostunbiased 7/26/2014 9:25:58 PM

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, this is a joke right?


Chopsaki 7/27/2014 12:45:18 AM

 Get your stinking paws off me you damn dirty vulcan? Beware the primate directive!

VioLatorr 7/27/2014 2:37:08 AM

 They should totally make this into the next star trek film



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