Monday, November 17, 2008

Captain Kirk meets the Doctor

A restaging of the scene in the Star Trek novel My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane in which Captain Kirk sees a holographic version of the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) materialize on the Enterprise with the TARDIS. This is a version of the holodeck seen in other Star Trek series. I had wanted to read this book because I heard about this scene taking place!

The two characters also meet in the story "The Doctor and the Enterprise" by professional author Jean Airey, which can be found online here, at a website of the University of Malta. This is the original fanzine version, with all references to both series intact. A later version took out many references to the characters' names for publication. As Airey explains, the website version is her original text and not later versions! The authorized version on the website is very fun to read and find out what would happen if Star Trek and Doctor Who universes came together!

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