STAR TREK To Boldly Go To THE PLANET OF THE APES

Star Trek/Planet Apes: The Primate Directive #1
Credit: IDW Publishing
Star Trek/Planet Apes: The Primate Directive #1
Star Trek/Planet Apes: The Primate Directive #1
Credit: IDW Publishing

Why the hell didn't anyone think of this before...?

California comics publishers IDW and BOOM! Studios have announced an inter-company crossover of two of their top licenses, Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. This miniseries, titled Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive, will see the classic James T. Kirk crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise interact with Taylor, Nova, and the rest of the cast from the original Planet of the Apes film.

“Before I could read comic books as a child, I could watch science fiction on my television. My dad used to wake me up way past my bedtime to watch Star Trek in syndication—it came on after the nightly news—and I took a Planet of the Apes lunchbox with me to kindergarten every day,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie. “Suffice to say, teaming up these two titans of science fiction on the page in a way that they probably will never meet each other on the silver screen is a huge moment for me personally and emotionally.”

IDW will publish the series on it's own, but with input from BOOM! Studios and the licensors CBS Consumer Products (Star Trek) and 20th Century Fox (Planet of the Apes). The series will be written by long-time Star Trek comic sscribes Scott and David Tipton, and be illustrated by 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,” said David Tipton of the story. “Taylor won't be happy with that!”

 

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