The greatest enemy of the crew of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation was the Borg, an anonymous species of drones serving a queen marching out into the universe to capture and kill others in order to propagate their race and get rid of anyone that’s a threat to them. So it looks like Picard and crew won’t be facing anything new they encounter the xenomorphs in the just announced Star Trek: TNG/Aliens crossover that will see Enterprise encounter the titular creatures of the film series started by Ridley Scott in 1979. IDW and Dark Horse Comics just announced the event called, Acceptable Losses.
The Hollywood Reporter says that team behind the 2012 crossover between TNG and Doctor Who, writers Scott and David Tipton and artist J.K. Woodward, will be overseeing Acceptable Losses with an eye towards an release date sometime next year. There’s no word yet on the exact details of the crossover, or how the Enterprise crosses paths with the xenomorphs but if the title is to be believed then it’s likely that some serious blood is going to be spilled. That’s not exactly in The Next Generation’s wheelhouse, but this is Aliens we’re talking about. So what’s the over/under that Geordi gets hit with a Facehugger?
For the record this is the latest of a number of high-profile comic book crossovers with the TNG crew, as they’ve previously encountered the X-Men, Green Lantern, Legion of Superheroes, and the Planet of the Apes. As for Aliens they’ve previously plagued Terminator, Batman, Green Lantern, Judge Dredd, Superman and even WildC.A.T.s. If this keeps up, pretty soon the only ones left to fight the xenomorphs will be the Care Bears…
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Aliens: Acceptable Losses should be in comic book stores everywhere sometime in April 2017.