Tomorrow, issue #7 of Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 arrives in shops. In about six weeks, the crossover epic will be done. Finito.
Before we get the final issues, here’s how I think the series will shake out. Possible spoilers, naturally.
AT the end of issue #6, the Doctor has gone back to Wolf 359. The reason? The Cybermen have, in a metaphorical way, wiped the boot sector of the Borg Collective’s hard drive. The Borg don’t make regular backups, so the Doctor has to go back in time and make a copy of the boot sector before the Cybermen infected it. That leads him to Wolf 359 and a pristine copy of the Borg operating system — and an encounter with Locutus. Meanwhile, the Enterprise is chasing the Cyberfleet deep into the Delta Quadrant with a special gold weapon that will destroy them.
In issue #7, the Doctor will get the information he needs from the Borg in the past, the Enterprise will catch up with the Cyberfleet, the Borg will be literally rebooted to remove any trace of the Cyber contagion, and the Enterprise will use the gold weapon to destroy the Cybermen. But wait! We will learn that the Borg Conduit lied, and the issue will end with the Borg turning on our heroes.
Then, in issue #8, the Doctor will defeat the Borg, either because of something he did when he rebooted the Borg or by using the green device from all the way back in the first issue. However, the Doctor’s reboot of the Borg did something unexpected — the Doctor is responsible for the creation of the Borg Queen, which didn’t exist prior to the Doctor’s involvement but now, in a timey-wimey way, was always there. With the Borg threat in the present eliminated, the Doctor will ask Picard if he wants to travel on the TARDIS (because that kind of thing happens) but Picard declines even though he’s tempted. The Doctor leaves, and the Enterprise goes to Delta IV to assist in the rebuilding of the planet after the Borg attack.