Davies’ Dreamed Chance: An interesting connection between the Doctor and Star Trek now seems more possible than ever.
In the vast universe of science fiction, two titans have reigned supreme for decades: Doctor Who and Star Trek. Imagine, the TARDIS and the USS Enterprise orbiting the same planet in a galaxy far, far away. Conceived in the mind of the legendary Russell T Davies, this dream may now be closer to reality as Davies takes over the reins of Doctor Who.
An old wish
When Davies, the man behind the revival of Doctor Who, embarked on this adventure, he not only dreamed of bringing an icon back to life, but of uniting him with another science fiction star: Star Trek. Davies imagines the crew of the Enterprise crossing paths with the Tenth Doctor. Although the cancellation of The Enterprise prevented this dream from becoming a reality, Davies’ return to Doctor Who and the revival of Star Trek on television reignited these hopes.
Beyond the adventures and travel through time and space, both sagas share the same moral underpinnings: tolerance, exploration, and peace over violence. Both series take their actors on cosmic odysseys to help those in need, making the idea of a crossover more logical and appealing.
Is it time to cross over?
With both universes back in production, the possibility of the TARDIS and the Enterprise connecting with each other seems more plausible than ever. However, the obstacles are not easy. Issues of rights and agreements between studios, who are in the BBC Wing and the Enterprise group at Paramount, are a big challenge. Who said this stellar encounter was impossible in an age where the unexpected is still the norm?
Davis was a fan of Trekkie’s “Empire,” a model to follow for expansion. With the BBC teaming up with Disney for Who’s New Age, the possibilities to expand this universe are greater than ever. Davis, whose plate is already full of projects, may be preparing to make his crossover dream a reality, a gift for himself and his fans.
The magic behind the regeneration of the Doctor
Davies’ return to the BBC series is not only exciting news for fans, but also a reunion with the architect of the series’ modern revival. Known for blending deep narratives with sci-fi elements, Davies turned Doctor Who into a global phenomenon. Focusing on complex characters and plots that challenge genre boundaries has helped the series reach new heights of popularity and critical acclaim. Under his leadership, the British series became more than a television show; It became a cultural icon, attracting a new generation of fans and standardizing British television as a gem.
On the other hand, Star Trek’s influence on popular culture and Sci-Fi is equally great. Since its conception by Gene Roddenberry, the series has been a beacon of optimism and exploration, depicting a future in which humanity will unite in search of knowledge and common understanding. This spirit sought to instill in Mann the same sense of adventure and morality as Davis. The possibility of a crossover between these two iconic franchises would not only be a major milestone in television, but also a meeting of two utopian visions of the future, each with its own history and legacy in the realm of science fiction.
When the Who’s 60th Anniversary specials debut in November 2023, the question remains: Will we see these two worlds come together in one epic, interdimensional adventure? Only time, that vast and mysterious web of fate holds the answer.