1795 - Wold Newton meteor strike: Eighteen individuals "were riding in two coaches past Wold Newton, Yorkshire.... A meteorite struck only twenty yards from the two coaches.... The bright light and heat and thunderous roar of the meteorite blinded and terrorized the passengers, coachmen, and horses.... They never guessed, being ignorant of ionization, that the fallen star had affected them and their unborn." Tarzan Alive, Addendum 2, pp. 247-248. The meteor strike was "the single cause of this nova of genetic splendor, this outburst of great detectives, scientists, and explorers of exotic worlds, this last efflorescence of true heroes in an otherwise degenerate age." Id., pp.230-231.         Artwork by Lisa Eckert











The TV Crossovers on this page were compiled by Tele-Tobias, Lou Mougin, Matthew Baugh, Greg Gick, Mark Suggs, Chris Wike, John Small, Mark Brown, & Win Eckert However, this page only covers a small number of crossovers that are tangential to The Wold Newton Universe.

Please continue your Wold Newton / TV Crossover research at Thom Holbrook's Crossovers and Spin Offs Master List, the most extensive compilation of TV Crossovers on the 'Net!

The X-Files and Millennium: A character, writer Jose Chung, was featured on both of these shows. Furthermore, the final episode of Millennium's second season featured a scene in which a character finds the butt of a Morley cigarette, the brand of choice of The X-Files' Cigarette Smoking Man. Finally, a 1999 X-Files episode entitled Millennium provided a wrap-up for that now-defunct show.


Since The X-Files and Millennium are both in The Wold Newton Universe, the shows in the following chain of crossovers are also included.


The X-Files & Strange Luck: A short-lived Fox show called Strange Luck had the main character's brother work for the FBI where he knew a guy named "Fox," a link to The X-Files.

The X-Files & Homicide: Life on the Street: In a recent episode, "Unusual Suspects," Detective Muench arrests the X-Files computer nerds, the Lone Gunmen.

The X-Files & The Lone Gunmen: The Lone Gunmen is a spin-off from The X-Files.

Homicide: Life on the Street & Law and Order: These two series have had several crossover episodes.

Law and Order & Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: Law and Order: Special Victims Unit is a spin-off from Law and Order.

Picket Fences & Chicago Hope: These two shows crossed-over when a character from Picket Fences went to Chicago Hope.

Chicago Hope & Early Edition: Characters from these two programs interacted on an episode of Early Edition, when that show's hero, Gary Dobson, took a sick friend to Chicago Hope Hospital.

Early Edition & Martial Law: Special Investigator Sammo Law traveled from California to Chicago to track down a stolen Oriental artifact and found himself working alongside Gary Dobson in an episode of Early Edition.

Martial Law & Walker, Texas Ranger: There was a two-part episode in which Walker and Sammo Law team up (first in LA and then in Dallas) to take down a David Koresch-like megalomaniac whose efforts to launch a militia movement to overthrow the U.S. government have resulted in the deaths of several Texas Rangers and a female military intelligence officer in California.

Walker, Texas Ranger & Sons of Thunder: The short lived but entertaining spin-off of Walker, Texas Ranger is Sons of Thunder, in which two of Walker's former proteges set up their own private investigation agency.

Law and Order & Picket Fences: A heart was harvested from a shooting victim in Baltimore during an episode of Homicide: Life On the Street and rushed by helicopter to Chicago Hope Hospital where Dr. Jeffrey Geiger received it and rushed into surgery. Since Law & Order is definitely linked to Homicide: Life On the Street and Chicago Hope is definitely linked to Picket Fences, this makes a stronger case for linking these two shows.

The X-Files & Picket Fences: One of the shows did have at least one line referring to events on the other.

Homicide: Life on the Street & St. Elsewhere: In a recent episode of Homicide, actress Alfre Woodard reprised her St. Elsewhere role.

Homicide: Life on the Street & Simon and Simon: The Revolutionary War ancestors of Simon & Simon dealt with John Adams, who worked with George Washington in forging a new nation. Washington stopped into the building that now houses the Waterfront Bar in Baltimore in order to pee, and that provides the link to Homicide: Life On The Street.

Magnum P.I. & Simon and Simon: These shows crossed over frequently, bringing Hawaii detective Thomas Magnum into The Wold Newton Universe.

Murder She Wrote & Magnum P.I.: These shows crossed over.

Magnum P.I. & Hawaii 5-0: Hawaii 5-0 and Steve McGarrett were often mentioned on Magnum, P.I., thus bringing 5-0 into The Wold Newton Universe.

Magnum P.I. & Columbo & Kojak & The Streets of San Francisco: An episode of Magnum, P.I. featured TV cops Columbo, Kojak, and Detective Mike Stone (The Streets of San Francisco) attending a convention.

Simon and Simon & Whiz Kids: Simon and Simon crossed over with this short-lived TV series involving teenage computer hackers.

St. Elsewhere & The Bob Newhart Show: The neurotic character of Mr. Carlin (a regular on Bob Newhart) appeared on several episodes of St. Elsewhere as a patient. He made reference (though not by name) to Newhart's character, Dr. Robert Hartley.

The Bob Newhart Show & Murphy Brown: Carol Bondurant moved to Washington D.C. and worked for Murphy Brown as her secretary, proving to be the best secretary Murph ever had. Until Dr. Hartley came down to fetch her back, saying that Jerry was sorry for what he said. Trying to keep Carol there, Murphy engaged in a war of words with Bob.

St. Elsewhere & Cheers: In an episode of St. Elsewhere, several characters went to the bar where they interacted with Norm, Carla, and other Cheers regulars. On an episode Cheers, Sam directs characters to take an ailing patron to St. Elegius hospital.

Cheers & Wings: These shows crossed-over when Frasier and Lilith visited the Wings gang.

Cheers & Frasier: A spin-off series has to be in the same universe.

Mission: Impossible is in The Wold Newton Universe, thereby bringing in the following chain of shows.


Mission: Impossible & Diagnosis Murder: The current Dick van Dyke murder mystery show featured Cinnamon Carter, from the original Mission: Impossible, in a 1997 episode, "Discards." (This episode also referred to Del Floria's restaurant. Del Floria's tailor shop was a front for the New York Headquarters of U.N.C.L.E. in the 1960s.)

Diagnosis Murder & Jake and the Fatman: Diagnosis Murder is a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman.

Diagnosis Murder & Mannix: Mike Conners reprised his Mannix role on Diagnosis Murder.

Mannix & Here's Lucy: Mannix appeared on an episode of Here's Lucy.

Here's Lucy & Love That Bob: Bob Collins of Love That Bob appeared on Here's Lucy.

Diagnosis Murder & Matlock: Andy Griffith reprised his Matlock role on Diagnosis Murder.

Diagnosis Murder & Promised Land: These two shows have shared a guest character.

Touched By An Angel & Promised Land: Touched By An Angel is the parent series of Promised Land.

Have Gun, Will Travel, Bonanza, Cheyanne, and Maverick are in The Wold Newton Universe, thus bringing in the following Western shows.


Compiled by Matthew Baugh, Lou Mougin, Tele-Tobias, Dennis Power, and Fabio Blanco


The Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw: This T.V. movie featured Kenny Rogers as his character Brady Hawks, who had been established in several earlier productions. There were many Western appearances:

Maverick: There are a few other Western connections via Maverick. In the episode "Hadley's Hunters," Bart Maverick came in contact with Marshall Dan Troop and his deputy from The Lawman, Cheyenne Bodie from Cheyenne, Bronco Lane, the Sugarfoot lawyer Tom Brewster, and Bart stopped into the office of Colt .45 but found Colt wasn't around.

Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson & Paradise: The actors from Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson reprised their characters in an episode of a 1980s Western TV show called Paradise.

Cheyenne & Bronco: Bronco is a spin-off of Cheyenne, featuring Bronco Layne.

Bonanza & Maverick: On an episode of Maverick, Bret runs across the "Wheelwright" family at the "Subrosa" Ranch , whose members include "Henry," "Moose" and "Small Paul." Since the Wheelwrights are obviously thinly disguised versions of the Cartwrights (the names have apparently been changed to protect the innocent), the place of Bonanza in The Wold Newton Universe is confirmed. (And if you don't buy that, then consider that Samuel Clemens (who met the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew and The Lone Ranger) spent part of his career as a journalist in Virginia City, where he met the famous Cartwright family on an episode of Bonanza.) The Cartwrights were also seen in the Star Trek novel Ishmael.

The Rifleman: Samuel Clemens once met Lucas McCain and his son Mark.