Q will ally himself with the Federation against the Borg and Cybermen
Qs are time lords. Gallifrey is the Q-Continuum.Obvious, really.
Gene Roddenberry is a Time LordHence why Star Trek is able to simultaneously exist in a parallel universe and be a TV show that Rose (and Izzy) have previously referenced.
Guinan is a Time LadyGo reread her conversation with the Doctor, it might as well be official.
- I can't recall if this was hinted at, but... how can she interact with the Eleventh Doctor if this is the case? I thought the time lock prevented this, which is why the nuDoctor doesn't bump into old chums all the time.
The events of the crossover indirectly lead to Star Trek: First Contact happeningIt's all too easy to extrapolate from the end of the final issue, with the Borg stating that they intend to master time travel as a result of their experience with the Cybermen and the Doctor. Kinda makes the whole thing a bit of a Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! moment for the Doc...
The reason the Cybermen in "Nightmare in Silver" are like the Borg (the ability of rapid adaption) is due to this encounter.Furthermore, the cyber pollen seen in "Death in Heaven" are a result of reverse-engineering Borg nanoprobes.
The reason Star Trek is fictional in the Whoniverse is because the thoughts of the writers tuned into events of the other Universe
- Like with Earth-1 and Earth-2.
- Likewise while not common knowledge anymore Doctor Who was once a television series on Earth, even to this day it's a cult Holo program series.
The Merging never ended
The Borg/Cybermen used time travel to create the Star Trek TV seriesThis temporal disruption is why the Doctor's memories of things like Klingons and the Federation are so inconsistent- he remembers the Federation as both a laughable Earth fiction to be dismissed and genuine history, simultaneously, and consequently his memory goes into a weird kind of diffraction pattern. The intention behind this sinister plot is not yet clear to me, but it may be another attempt to squash humanity's spacefaring spirit to make them less formidable foes in the future... somehow.
The Borg and the Cybermen are two splinter fleets of the same "race"Tenth Planet confirms that the original Cybermen came from Mondas, a planet that inexplicably wandered out of its (our) solar system. Suppose that at one point the world wandered into the Delta Quadrant and some of the recent Cybermen used their then-still-rudimentary spacefaring technology to spread into other worlds in that area. Divergent evolution in their mechanization techniques led different batches on different worlds to have slightly different characteristics, but they do share an origin.
This series actually takes place in the Kelvin timelineBy Picard's time, the effects of the Kelvin event have mostly leveled out, resulting in a Close-Enough Timeline. My reasoning is that the Kelvin event must have somehow been a consequence of temporal meddling in the Great Time War, and post-Time War Doctors should be confined to the revised timeline.
The Doctor has been on the Enterprise at other points in historyFind your own explanation for his faulty memory, but:
- The Eight Doctor investigated temporal disruptions in the 22nd century
- The War Doctor failed to prevent a massive timeline diversion during the Great Time War
- At some point Q turned the crew of (an uncertain incarnation of) the Enterprise into the Knights of the Round Table, and the Doctor served as their "Merlin"