Star Trek: TNG Crossing Over with Aliens In New Series from Dark Horse/IDW

Captain Picard and his crew have long been charged with seeking out new life and new civilizations, but they are about to have a close comic book encounter with a very different kind of Alien – one that has concentrated acid for blood that is capable of wiping out an entire squad of colonial marines with ease.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, publishers IDW and Dark Horse, holders of the comics licences for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Aliens," respectively, plan to pit the two franchises against each other in a team-up subtitled, "Acceptable Losses."

The ominous-sounding project is set to be written by Scott and David Tipton, with art by J.K. Woodward, a team that previously worked together on IDW's 2012 series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimiliaton²." That series saw the Time Lord and Trek crew contend with both the Borg and the Cybermen. While plot details for the Trek/Aliens series have not yet been released, is it possible we will see the Borg attempting to assimilate the xenomorphs?

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While this match-up has been on the minds of many fans for a while now, the series does raise the question of how the viscerally violent tone of the "Aliens" films will play in a "Star Trek" universe. It seems we will soon find out.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation Vs. Aliens: Acceptable Losses" is due to hit stands sometime in April 2017.

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