So this prompt was actually my idea, but I couldn’t just sit back and NOT answer it. What would be the point of that?
My blog idea is to try and maybe see just how far out there some of us have gone, are considering going, or wish we could go in the pursuit of IDIC in our fanfics. So, of those who are doing it, what other shows/media (or even star trek eras) are people pulling into their fanfics as crossovers? What crossovers do some people wish we could see, or want to try and write themselves. How do you feel about crossovers in star trek in general?
My wife and I recently got hooked on a little show from across the pond (ha! Pond!) called Doctor Who. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Basically, it’s awesome. And lots of running. Since starting to watch it we have cried numerous times, I can no longer go into a dark room without looking behind me multiple times for a stone angel, and I had the overwhelming urge during chem-warfare training to turn to my partner, while wearing my gas mask, and ask “Are you my mummy?”
The one crossover fic on the site that I’ve read and fully enjoyed was MDG’s “New Threat.” Go check it out. Unless, if you’re like me and can’t stand to start something that isn’t finished yet and have to wait for the rest to be posted (hint hint). It’s a REALLY good crack at combining Doctor Who and Star Trek. And after the rumors of the possibility of ENT/Dr. Who crossovers if ENT had continued, and now the comic book that was released with Matt Smith’s Doctor and the Enterprise-D joining up, the two shows seem to just beg to be thrown together. Ok, maybe not beg, but dammit they play well together! And if you haven’t read MDG’s New Threat, go. Now. Read. It’s fun!
As far as for me, I’m a bit inspired to try my hand at a Doctor Who story, but I’m not sure about mashing Rafale with it, and which Doctor I’d use, especially since I’m a bit limited on my knowledge (we started with Eccleston and just got to Matt Smith two days ago). I know I’m also going to bring in a few elements here and there from other places – if you’re familiar with the Mass Effect series, you might start to recognize a few elements here and there in coming stories.
The main crossover I’m working on is a TRON crossover. It’s still in the works, and still a ways off, but I’m really excited about it, and I think it’s going to be really fun to do.
“What now?” She asked quietly, looking down at Sark’s remains.
Tron knelt down, picking up Sark’s disc. “It ends.” He stood back up, placing both his and Sark’s disc on his back, finally looking at Jessica. “We finish the game.”
Obviously, I like crossovers in Star Trek. Fan Fiction is the best place, I feel, for crossovers of this kind of magnitude to live and be enjoyed more fully. We can do anything we want – within reason – in this realm of fan fiction. And it only makes the Sci-Fi that much better. IDIC, right? Crossovers are the epitome of that phrase.