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Doctor Who is a multimedia science fiction series in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The main character in the program was known as the Doctor, a renegade Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, who traveled through time and space in his TARDIS righting various wrongs. The Doctor could survive fatal injuries through a process known as regeneration, which also changed his physical appearance and personality. This characteristic allowed for several actors to portray the character over the long course of the series.

It should be noted that Doctor Who has yet not been mentioned by name within Trek sources. The above information comes from real-world sources.

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Due to the popularity of the series, several Doctor Who–related references have appeared in Star Trek episodes and related media.

Several authors of Star Trek novels have contributed short stories and novels to the Doctor Who franchise, including David A. McIntee (many original novels), John Peel (several novelizations of 1960s-era episodes, plus original novels), Keith R.A. DeCandido (short stories, including editing a volume of the Short Trips series), Diane Duane (short stories), Peter David (at least one short story) and David Wise (one audio drama).

Beginning in May 2012, and continuing until the fall of that year, IDW released an official 8-issue Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who crossover miniseries titled Assimilation². The storyline focused on the Enterprise-D crew encountering the Eleventh Doctor and his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, though one issue also depicted Capt. Kirk and the crew of the original NCC-1701 encountering the Fourth Doctor, who is traveling alone. The storyline also features the first encounter between the Cybermen (a cybernetic humanoid race intent on assimilating others, introduced in 1966) and the Borg (a cybernetic humanoid race intent on assimilating others, introduced in TNG).

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