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Given the canonical ability to interact with other dimensions, the apocryphal television show Schrodinger's Heroes is well situated for crossovers with other fandoms. Below are a few examples. Special thanks to [personal profile] shadytail whose suggestion about Diane Duane's Young Wizards series have proven the best match yet for crossover fanfic.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

"Bottle in a Message" -- Following the events of the ST:TNG episodes "Elementary, Dear Data" and "Ship in a Bottle," Professor Moriarty realizes two things: 1) he is romantic asexual, such that the Countess Regina Bartholomew wants a different kind of relationship than he does, and 2) they are stuck in a programmed universe that doesn't readily allow them to separate. Moriarty once again manages to poke around the Enterprise computer banks, and discovers a log entry about the disappearance of Data in a holodeck mishap. Excited by this new escape route, he gleefully emails himself to Alex.

Moriarty then manages to materialize in the flesh. He causes some mischief before Alex, Ash, and Data figure out what's going on. Data is bemused to discover that Moriarty is no match at all for a quantum physicist and a computer wizard. Moriarty's real motivation for acting up -- a sexual orientation crisis and boredom -- come to light in the discussion following his capture. Ash shrugs and declares that they can handle it, both of those being routine challenges here in the Teferact. Moriarty is really bemused by the presence of not one but two other asexuals, who seem quite happy living in the Tef. Alex invites Moriarty to stay, points out that challenges come through the Tef on a frequent basis, and enthusiastically offers to let him deal with all the evil people who appear. He is intrigued enough to stick around and give it a try. Sequel to "Data Storage."

"Data Storage" -- A malfunction of the holodeck transports Data, Geordie LaForge, and Captain Picard to the Teferact, shorting out the Tef. Geordie volunteers to help Alex and Bailey fix the Tef. Tim keeps annoying Geordie by asking, "How many tentacles am I holding up?" (Tim is fascinated by the visor and can't quite believe that Geordie is unable to see multiple dimensions.) Picard gets bored and winds up in a contest with Quinn to see who can recite the longest stretch of Shakespeare. Meanwhile, Data and Ash are having a deep heart-to-heart talk. Data confesses that he's never really understood human romance and sexuality, despite having tried to fake it a couple of times (both of which ended badly). Ash commiserates with her own tales of coming out ace. It's the first time Data has met another asexual and he is developing a huge squish on Ash but doesn't know what to do about it. Finally the connection is re-established. Ash lets Captain Picard and Geordie go through, then triggers a program that takes a hatchet to the holodeck, ensuring that Data can stay in the Tef unmolested as he chooses.


"Thirteen O'Clock" -- Several of Bailey's cousins are sparkly vampires. They show up at the Teferact and attempt to stalk Kay. Kay destroys one of them before even realizing that they are trying to be sexy. Then she realizes that the others are coming on to her without having any intention of actually putting out, nor are they open to the idea of bondage for safer vampire sex. Now seriously annoyed, Kay stuffs them in a trunk and puts them on a night bus to Sunnydale, CA, with a note reading "For Buffy: Happy slaying." (Idea loosely inspired by [personal profile] order_of_chaos.)

Young Wizards

"Cat's Cradle" -- Wizard!Schrodinger explains to the human wizards how the strands of the gate relate to the vectors of quantum physics, and what can be done with them. This crossover is a retelling of the Schrodinger's Heroes episode "Axis of Evolution" with wizards. Sequel to "In Life's Name."

"The Eye and the Tree" -- Schrodinger is actually a wizard, who specializes in working with world-gates. It was a team of ailurin wizards who prevented the supercollider from being completed the first time. Now Schrodinger, a colleague of Rhiaow from The Book of Night with Moon, is assigned to watch over the humans and the Teferact, which has absorbed the nearby gate complex. The humans don't know about wizards or magic, which increases the challenge. (Idea courtesy of [personal profile] shadytail.)

"Greetings and Defiance" -- Star, child of core!Ash and alter!Bailey from the Schrodinger's Heroes episode "The End of the World As We Know It," is offered the Wizard's Oath and goes on Ordeal. The Lone Power is less than wholly prepared to deal with a young wizard equipped with magic, quantum mechanics, and a smartphone Manual programmed in a ternary Navajo-inspired computer language as well as the wizard Speech.

"In Life's Name" -- Wizard!Schrodinger is the head of the Schrodinger's Heroes team, supported by the human wizards. This is a crossover retelling of the Schrodinger's Heroes pilot (both parts), with the addition of magic. The Lone Power is behind the chase scene involving the fugitive.

"On Iau's Business" -- Saash (from The Book of Night with Moon) is now one of the Living Ones, an ailurin wizard in her tenth life. She visits the Teferact to give wizard!Schrodinger an assignment. Something is going wrong with fusion in the stars, which is Saash's job to fix; Schrodinger's job is making sure that the ripples from that don't cause the Teferact to malfunction and implode the solar system. Sequel to "The Eye and the Tree."

"Well Met on Errantry" -- When the team of Schrodinger's Heroes gets scrambled across various dimensions, several versions of wizard!Schrodinger come through the Teferact. Wizard!Alex winds up coordinating the search for lost friends from the core dimension as the alter!Schrodingers hunt through other dimensions for them. This crossover is a retelling of the Schrodinger's Heroes episode "Landing the Eagle," with wizards. Sequel to "In Life's Name" and "Cat's Cradle."

"When the Cat's Away" -- The evil white!Schrodinger is an entropic wizard, who enlists the aid of evil!Alex to kidnap black!Schrodinger from the core dimension. Core!Alex (who is not a wizard, and has no idea what's really going on) has to get him back. Sequel to "The Eye and the Tree" and "On Iau's Business."

Schrodinger's Heroes also has a menu post.

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Date: 2011-06-02 01:31 am (UTC)
ashoakandthorn: A noose makes a fine tie (YW: Worlds within worlds)
From: [personal profile] ashoakandthorn
I'm really loving the young wizard ones. Extremely so.

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Date: 2011-06-04 06:41 pm (UTC)
sylvaine: Dark-haired person with black eyes & white pupils. (Default)
From: [personal profile] sylvaine
Oh, the Twilight one made me giggle. ^^ And the Moriarty one is one I'd love to read! :)

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Date: 2014-08-23 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] book_worm5.livejournal.com
Do the Young Wizards crosses actually exist somewhere? If so, I'd love to read them.


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