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Assimilation², Issue 7 is the untitled penultimate issue of Assimilation², the Star Trek: The Next Generation—Doctor Who crossover comic miniseries from IDW Publishing in 2012. The story is by Scott & David Tipton, and the art is by Gordon Purcell and J.K. Woodward.

Publisher's description

The Doctor and his companions must travel into the past and navigate through one of the Federation's most crushing defeats in order to prevent an even worse fate in the present!


Having slipped aboard the Borg cube invading Federation space just prior to the Battle of Wolf 359 in 2367, The Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams have blundered into Locutus. Luckily, he ignores them, as do the rest of the Borg drones, considering intruders irrelevant. The Doctor locates the appropriate computer terminal and carefully saves a copy of the Borg Executive Library into a tricorder, trying not to draw attention. Amy was told that thousands die in this battle, and as it begins, Amy urges The Doctor to do something. However, he explains that the engagement is a fixed point in time and cannot be altered.

The three return to the TARDIS and materialize aboard the holodeck of the USS Enterprise-D in 2368. Their mission was a success, but Geordi La Forge admits that even with Conduit's help to boost warp engine efficiency, they have no way of catching up to the Cyberman fleet before it reaches the Borg homeworld. The Doctor proposes to take a small strike team in the TARDIS to sabotage the lead Cyber-ship, delaying it long enough for the Enterprise to catch up, and Picard agrees. William T. Riker objects to Picard leading the team, but the captain has decided not to risk any more people than necessary, and the choice to ally with the Borg was his. The Doctor asks his companions to stay behind, but they won't hear of it.

Worf joins Data, three security officers, Picard, The Doctor, Amy and Rory in the TARDIS, and they silently materialize aboard the Cyber-ship. Within seconds, an intruder alert blares, and the team splits up, with Worf's group heading for engineering and Picard's group to the bridge. Each faces various confrontations and challenges aboard the vessel, and each finds a large number of Cybermen at their intended destination.

To be concluded...



Marcus BertrandConduitBeverly CrusherDataThe DoctorGeordi La ForgeJean-Luc Picard/LocutusAmy PondWilliam T. RikerRory WilliamsWorfunnamed USS Enterprise-D personnel (security officers)

Starships and vehicles

Borg CubeCybershipUSS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class explorer) • TARDIS


Referenced only
Borg homeworld

Shipboard areas

bridgecorridorengineeringholodeckweapons room

Races and cultures

AndroidBorg (Borg drone) • CybermenHuman (Roman) • KlingonTime Lord
Referenced only

States and organizations

Borg CollectiveFederationStarfleet

Science and classification

assimilationcombadgecomputerdimensional shiftingengineBorg executive libraryexecutive library routinesgunholodeckphaserphysicsradarshieldingsonic screwdrivertechnologytime traveltricorderturbolifttype-III phaser rifleVISOR

Ranks and titles

captaincommanderdoctorensignlieutenantnumber one

Other references

alert status (intruder alert) • Battle of Wolf 359braincakecollective consciousnessdimensiondooremotionFederation Starfleet ranks (2360s-2370s)fixed point in timefleetFrench languagehivemindpeacephilosophyQI'yaHsecurityslaveryStarfleet uniform (2366-2373)strike teamsuicidethumbweapon


Related stories


Production history

14 November 2012
First released by IDW Publishing.
13 February 2013
Collected in Assimilation², Volume 2. (ISBN 9781613775516)
5 November 2013
Collected in the Assimilation² hardcover. (ISBN 9781613777824)


Published Order
Previous comic:
Assimilation², Issue 6
TNG comics Next comic:
Assimilation², Issue 8
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Assimilation², Issue 6
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Assimilation², Issue 8
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2368.
The Memory Beta Chronology places events from this story in 1 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
Assimilation², Issue 6
Time travel to 2367
2367 (Battle of Wolf 359) Next adventure:
The Best of Both Worlds
Assimilation² crossover series
Volume 1 Issue 1Issue 2Issue 3Issue 4
Volume 2 Issue 5Issue 6Issue 7Issue 8

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