Star Trek has crossed over with many brands, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Star Trek is an entertainment brand that has crossed over with many characters and franchises that exist beyond their conventional universe. We’ve seen Trek crossover with the Lantern Corps of DC Comics, Transformers, the Alien franchise, Planet of the Apes, and Doctor Who. But once upon a time, they did an action character crossover with the Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles.
In 1994, Star Trek and the Mutant Turtles crossed over for an action figure line that included all four titular turtles playing their best versions of the original four Star Trek characters. Leonardo was the “Captain”, aka James Kirk. Donatello was the First Officer, aka Spock. Michelangelo was the Chief Medical Officer, aka Leonard McCoy. And lastly, Raphael was the Chief Engineer, aka Montgomery Scott.
But did the toyline match up the personalities and traits right or could they have done a better job?
What should the TMNT crew actually been assigned as in the world of Star Trek
We think the crossover would’ve done better with some major alterations. Firstly, Leonardo as the captain makes total sense, but that’s about it. The usual second-in-command for the Heroes in a Half Shell was Raphael, which makes sense as like Spock, Raphael had to learn to control his emotions better. So making Raphael the new Spock was the right move, and one we’re surprised they didn’t see.
The next one is having Donatello as the Montgomery “Scotty” Scott character. Scotty is an engineer and Donatello is big into inventing and figuring out the technical side of science. Putting those two together makes all the sense in the world, and we’re very surprised that this was so blatantly ignored.
Lastly, Michaelangelo isn’t the best fit for the Leonard “Bones” McCoy character just off on his own personality, the two are very different and Michaelangelo doesn’t seem to know the first thing about medicine. That said, he is the most compassionate of the four, and this makes him uniquely suited for the medical professional side of things; who genuinely need better bedside manners.
Hopefully, if there is another crossover figure line, that this batch of creators will do a better job of aligning the personality types with one another.