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Assimilation², Issue 2 is the untitled second issue of IDW Publishing's 2012 Star Trek: The Next Generation—Doctor Who crossover comic series, Assimilation². The issue consists of the second part of the miniseries, with story by Scott Tipton, David Tipton and Tony Lee. Issue art is by J.K. Woodward.

Publisher's description

Captain Picard has requested that some members of the crew test a recent upgrade to the holodeck, a program that simulates life in 1941 San Francisco. There, they run into three mysterious strangers, one claiming to be a "Doctor", and they take them to the Captain. At that moment, a transmission comes in informing the team of the Borg/Cyberman attack, casting suspicion on the Doctor, who knows a little too much about the new enemy...


Data and Geordi have done a routine scan of Data's positronic brain. Data is at peak efficiency and they even have a philosophical conversation about the needs of upgrading each other in some form. However then Commander Riker and Captain Picard talk to one another about a mining operation on Naia VII. It is a water world inhabited by creatures called the Dai-ai. Commander Riker, Lt. Commander Data, and Lt. Worf beam to the planet. Starfleet needs new minerals and this planet Naia VII is a treasure trove of rare elements.

Unfortunately there is an accident which costs twenty-two injuries and eight deaths. Captain Picard speaks with Geordi to tell him that they have to operate in these strenuous environments because of the Borg. After the Battle of Wolf 359, the Federation must build up its defenses. However with the task completed, Captain Picard tells Commander Riker about a new Dixon Hill adventure in the Holodeck.

Data and Doctor Crusher join Commander Riker and a simulation of 1941 San Francisco is created. The trio head to a restaurant, but not before hearing the TARDIS' famous wheezing noise. The trio then encounter the Doctor and his companions who the crew believe to be faulty computer simulations. It is proven that the Doctor and the Ponds are not because the program ends and they along with the TARDIS still exist.

Soon Mr. Worf escorts their new mysterious guests to the captain who meets them in person. The Doctor introduces himself and he along with Picard shake hands. Commander Riker thinks that the Doctor might have some nefarious purpose in mind, but Counselor Troi confirms that the Doctor will not. They are all alerted by the attack on Delta IV, however, and so then the captain along with his crew, the Doctor, and his companions go to the bridge.

The captain and the Doctor look on in horror as Delta IV's atmosphere is loaded with ships belonging to the Borg and the other cyborg race called the Cybermen.



AmatoBeverly CrusherDataThe DoctorGeordi La ForgeOchoaAlyssa OgawaJean-Luc PicardAmy PondWilliam RikerSeelosSelarDeanna TroiRory WilliamsWorf
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Noonien Soong

Starships and vehicles

Borg cubeBorg sphereCyber-shipUSS Enterprise (Galaxy-class explorer) • TARDIS
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USS LassiterUSS Lexington


Stars and systems

Delta systemNaia
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Wolf 359


Delta IVNaia VII

Planetary areas

Naia outpost
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Golden Gate BridgeSan FranciscoTom's Bakery

Shipboard areas

bridgeholodeckobservation loungeready roomtransporter room

Races and cultures

AndorianBetazoidDai-aiHumanKlingonTime Lord
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States and organizations

Federation StarfleetStarfleet Corps of EngineersUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classification

androidartificial intelligencecomputerforce fieldhologramisolinear chipneural netparticle beamphase discriminatorpositronic brainsensorsimulated gravitytelephone boxtransportertricorderVISOR

Materials and substances

bilitriumbreadcarbon monoxidedilithiumelementgin and tonickelbonitemineralwater

Ranks and titles

captainchief engineerchief of securitycommanderdoctorengineerlieutenantlieutenant commandernumber one

Other references

1941amphibianBattle of Wolf 359distress signalDixon Hill (Picard Dixon Hill Seven) • Federation Starfleet ranks (2360s-2370s)fishfoods and beveragesfuneralhandshakehomeworldhourhumanoidjournalmedicalminingminutemonthmountainoceanorbitplanetrestaurantsecurity clearancesourdoughspaceStarfleet uniform (2366-2373)star systemtreewarp factor (warp nine) • year




Production history

27 June 2012
First released by IDW Publishing.
26 September 2012
Collected in Assimilation², Volume 1. (ISBN 9781613774038)
5 November 2013
Collected in the Assimilation² hardcover. (ISBN 9781613777824)


Assimilation² crossover series
Volume 1 Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4
Volume 2 Issue 5Issue 6Issue 7Issue 8

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