Star Trek / PotA: The Primate Directive

{4.5/5} “This isn’t ‘some planet,’ this is your planet! These monsters murdered my crew, cut into their brains! You’ve got to do something! You don’t believe me, talk to Cornelius and Zira! They’ve seen it all, and they saved me!”

Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive by Scott Tipton, David Tipton & others, published in 2015

Sulu and Uhura go undercover aboard a Klingon communications post to discover where their plans for conquest are taking them. It turns out that they’ve invaded another universe. The Enterprise follows a Klingon vessel through a portal — and they find an Earth in the year 3978. An Earth ruled by apes — and Kor has been providing them with weapons.

I wasn’t sure about this crossover but it works quite well in the hands of these talented authors. They cleverly fit the story within the original Planet of the Apes timeline, starting just after the events of the 1st movie. They even explain 1 thing that happens in a later movie.*

The artwork is better than most, with the scenery reminding you of Planet of the Apes and the Star Trek crew looking much like themselves.

It’s an enjoyable tale, particularly recommended for fans of both shows.

I’ve read 6 graphic novels by Scott Tipton, and I’ve read 5 by David Tipton.

Spoiler alert

*How did the apes in Escape from the Planet of the Apes get the idea to go back in time? From Mr. Scott.

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