How many times have you watched a character on a TV show and thought wouldn't it be great if they met a character from another, completely unrelated TV show?'. Whether its shared personality traits or interests or just because you would love to watch the conflict of two (or more characters) coming face to face, there are reasons why some characters just have to meet. 99.99% of the time such encounters would never happen. Different networks, different writers, different universesthere are numerous reasons why shows dont cross over, nearly all them of practical. Which makes those rare moments where TV shows acknowledge a shared universe, and characters do hop over from one show to another, absolutely magical. Gill Grisson of CSI and Without A Traces Jack Malone working together in each others respective cities. Mulder and Scully of The X Files investigating alien encounters in The Simpsons or better still, consulting a traumatised Frank Blank from Millenium, bringing that series plot to a resolution. Or Doug Fargo from A Town Called Eureka turning up to help his old buddy Claudia Donovan fix the computer systems of Warehouse 13. And then we have those random moments where a show sneakily acknowledges another. In season 4 of Fringe, Walter wears a pair of glasses with one red and one blue lens. When asked where he got them, Walter replies from his good friend Doctor Jacoby. Yes, that multiple-coloured glasses wearing Doctor Jacoby from Twin Peaks. When I realised that Fringe and Twin Peaks are in the same universe I had a huge geeky grin. (Its a shame the show didn't follow that up with anything further). So Im going right back to that original question and making it the premise of this article. Im going to take beloved TV characters and stick them together, crossing over from one show to another. Characters that would react to each other in the most spectacular way possible. So with that in mind, here are are 8 fantasy TV crossovers we need to see. They probably wont happen but lets have fun with it anyway!
A writer for Whatculture since May 2013, I also write for TheRichest.com and am the TV editor and writer for Thedigitalfix.com . I wrote two plays for the Greater Manchester Horror Fringe in 2013, the first an adaption of Simon Clark's 'Swallowing A Dirty Seed' and my own original sci-fi horror play 'Centurion', which had an 8/10* review from Starburst magazine! (http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/eventsupcoming-genre-events/6960-event-review-centurion) I also wrote an episode for online comedy series Supermarket Matters in 2012. I aim to achieve my goal for writing for television (and get my novels published) but in the meantime I'll continue to write about those TV shows I love! Follow me on Twitter @BazGreenland and like my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BazGreenlandWriter