Uh oh. Today I read a news article about what the creators of Discovery plan for Season 2. The most worrying statement was this: ‘We have ten years until the original series comes into play. It is a challenge creatively because we have lots of choices, in terms of how do we reconcile this [Spore] drive? This surrogate daughter of Sarek? How do we reconcile these things the closer we get to the original series? ‘That’s going to be a big discussion that we have in season two. What’s so fun about the character of Michael, just because she hasn’t been spoken about, doesn’t mean she didn’t exist. A lot of the writers on our show are deeply involved in Star Trek, their knowledge is some of the finest around, they really do help us find areas where we can steer around things. ‘But the Spore drive? Who knows. It could be classified. There are many options. Some of the best ideas come from all over the place, not just in our writers room so I love hearing about the fan ideas and theories. We’ll have to see.’ Source: http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/14/star-...tease-the-big-questions-for-season-2-7076988/ This is deeply troublesome. Originally I thought, the spore drive would be the main drive of season 1's storyline, together with the klingon war. I never thought about how it would break canon, because it so obviously does, that I never thought it would stay around much longer after that. In fact, that the second half of Discovery's first season uses jumps to the mirror universe was indication for me, that something is deeply wrong with the spore drive, so much so that the entire process needs to be disregarded to not even work as a secret weapon at any time in the future. That it destabilizes the basic fabrics of reality itself, or somesuch. Whatever it is, there must be a reason that they may never use it again after TOS or during TOS/TNG. Otherwise somebody surely would have used it against the ultimate threats posed by the Borg or the Dominion. But this quote indicates that there is indeed no plan on how to end the spore drive-storyline, and how to explain it's later vanishing. And that it will still be around in season 2, usable as ever before. What do you guys think about that? Is this a big misdirection by the creators? Do they really not have a plan? How do you think the spore drive will fit in the larger Trek universe?