Finally, A Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes Crossover Is Coming

Let's make this quick: Star Trek. Planet of the Apes. These two scifi franchises will meet for the first time in IDW and Boom Studios comic miniseries. I'm talking Shatner's Kirk and Charlton Heston's Taylor, fighting Klingons and Apes. @#$% YES.

Finally, A Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes Crossover Is Coming

Here's everything we know, as gleaned from the official press release:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to "mind-meld" with a sentient ape? Or wanted to see a Klingon on horseback, brandishing a rifle? Readers will soon have a chance to peek into just such an alternate future, as IDW Publishing partners with BOOM! Studios for the crossover event of the year: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes.

IDW will publish the crossover, which will mark the first time BOOM! Studios has partnered with another publisher on a series. Together they will bring Star Trek, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, and 20th Century Fox's Planet of the Apes together in a way that is sure to delight existing fans and make new ones. The series will pair the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew with Taylor, Nova and the cast from the original Planet of the Apes film.

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The creative team will be a mix of proven experience and new blood with scripts by beloved Star Trek scribes Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2) and interior art and covers by the British newcomer Rachael Stott.

"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," explains David Tipton. "Taylor won't be happy with that!"

"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!" is my new favorite sentence of all time. The Star Trek/Planet of the Apes comic crossover is due out later this year.