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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 23 July 2018 at 1:37pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

In comics, STAR TREK has crossed over with Green Lantern, Planet of the Apes, Doctor Who, Legion of Super-Heroes - and Transformers, too (the Transformers one will be published soon, the Autobots will meet the Trek crew from THE ANIMATED SERIES).

Out of the above, I've only read the Trek/POTA crossover. I thought it was done surprisingly well. I was extremely skeptical about those universes combining, but I think they did it very, very well.

Now, for STAR WARS.

A friend told me I'm obsessed with crossovers (I am, sue me). I stupidly wrote a Batman/Asterix the Gaul crossover as a kid so that's where my "sin" started. I don't think the concept of crossovers should ever be overdone, but whether it's Superman/Spider-Man - or something different like Star Trek/Transformers - I like the occasional novelty.

I guess STAR WARS will never do it, though. I am presuming that Disney would never allow it. Lucasfilm would never have allowed it, either.

I have a confession to make: I have craved a STAR WARS/STAR TREK crossover (in comic form) since childhood. Who wouldn't want to see Spock put the Vulcan nerve pinch on Vader? Or Picard in Jabba's palace? If I could be granted one crossover wish by a genie, STAR WARS/STAR TREK would be the one.

Other than that, I don't know. As a kid, when Marvel Comics first published a Star Wars title, I was naive enough to hope they'd do a crossover with something like the Guardians of the Galaxy or Nova. 

I never expected STAR TREK to cross over with the properties mentioned in my first paragraph. It happened, though. But I would be kidding myself if I thought STAR WARS would one day go down that path, right?
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Posted: 23 July 2018 at 4:36pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Time and intergalactic travel required.
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Some sort of SW/Marvel crossover would seem to be the most likely option given that both are owned by the same company. 
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I could picture Dorothy appearing on Tatooine and thinking she had fallen into the Deadly Desert; then meeting up with a droid and asking if he can take her to the Tin Woodsman, Tin Soldier, or Tik-Tok. Has anyone ever tried shorting out Darth Vader by throwing a bucket of water onto him? 

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Posted: 24 July 2018 at 6:56am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Im surprised we havent seen a cross over with Marvel superheroes
ala Spider-Man/Red Sonja. Also I could see mash ups like Disney
cartoon characters in the Star Wars universe. Disney owns the
Muppets too right? Id definitely read a Star Wars/Muppets mash up.
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Id definitely read a Star Wars/Muppets mash up.

Well, Yoda is already a Muppet. . .

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There is a 1980 episode of the Muppet Show featuring Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Chewbacca, and Luke's "cousin," song and dance man Mark Hamill. Luke and R2 invade the Muppet Theater looking for Chewie who has been kidnapped by the evil Dearth Nadir who looks an awful lot like Gonzo.

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When I was kid my friend always craved a Dr. Doom/Darth Vader cross-over. He wanted to know "who would win?" in a fight. I tried to explain, in my best 13 year old logic that Marvel was one company and Star Wars was another company (not to mention the whole "a long time ago...") and that it "would NEVER happen." 

Disney bought Marvel and then a few years later bought Lucasfilm, I said to myself, "maybe Dr. Doom could meet Darth Vader." Of course it never should. 
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Posted: 24 July 2018 at 12:42pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Speaking of doctors, Panini UK (the successor to Marvel UK) publish DR. WHO comic strips. They also have produced *some* original Marvel material, although most of their output is Marvel US reprints.

Note to Panini: how about a Doctor Who/Reed Richards crossover?
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Well, Yoda is already a Muppet. . .
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Lucas once joked that Yoda was the illegitimate child of Kermit and Miss Piggy. All that's needed is time and intergalactic travel...
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Star Trek crossed over with X-Men. Maybe Star Wars will meet the Avengers. 
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I just have this feeling that whether Lucasfilm in the past, or Disney today, someone will be so protective of the SW brand that they won't want it to cross over with any other franchise - in any way, shape or form.

I can't help but crave a STAR WARS/STAR TREK crossover. Our host mentioned how time and intergalactic travel would be required. That is true. I just think there's a good story out there.

And it's a big multiverse. There's no way that STAR TREK and PLANET OF THE APES could have co-existed on the same earth, given the history in POTA is different to the history in STAR TREK; but I loved what IDW did with that idea.

It doesn't always work. I wasn't enamoured when TARZAN and PLANET OF THE APES crossed over. But whether it's Solo/Chewbacca ending up in TNG times, or Kirk and crew ending up in the SW galaxy, I would like to see it.
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