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'Star Trek' Takes On 'Planet Of The Apes'

IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios unite for crossover event

IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios are partnering for a comic crossover event that bridges the universes of Star Trek and Planet of the Apes.

Titled "Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive," the comic series will pair the original USS 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,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW president and chief operating officer. “A crossover between the two is a natural and long overdue.”

The book, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, marks the first time BOOM! Studios has partnered with another publisher on a series.

“Before I could read comic books as a child, I could watch science fiction on my television," said Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios founder and CEO. "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.

“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.”

Spearheading the project are writers Scott and David Tipton ("Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation") and artist Rachael Stott. The story involves a Klingon attempt to back a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City as Capt. Kirk moves to help out Dr. Zaius’ orangutans.

IDW and BOOM! have not announced a release date for the series.

Source: 1701News


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