May 24 2024


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Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Crossover

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A new comic series by IDW Publishing will combine the originals series with Planet of the Apes.

The crossover will be titled Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive.

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 & Chief Operating Officer. “A crossover between the two is a natural and long overdue.”

A short description of the series came from one of the two writers of the series, David Tipton. “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. Taylor won’t be happy with that!”

Scott and David Tipton will be penning the series, with art and cover being provided by Rachael Stott.

TrekToday will provide more information on the series as it becomes available.

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4 thoughts on “Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Crossover

  1. Wait just a damned minute, THIS is the Planet of the Apes. Earth. We finally did it, we blew it up, and instead of a United Federation of Planets and a kum-ba-yah human race there’s just a rotting Statue of Liberty buried up to her chest and a whole bunch of goddamned apes. Not exactly something that’s a natural crossover with Trek.

  2. This is simply going too far. What next? Star Trek meets Days of our Lives? This is ridiculous!

  3. Wait until the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Freddy and Jason all turn up in issue #2.

  4. I take it all back. The Dr. Who/Star Trek crossover is officially no longer the dumbest idea.

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