How will the spore drive fit into canon?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Rahul, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Crazy Eddie

    Crazy Eddie Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Location:
    Your Mom
    Heard on the bridge of Voyager at least once a week...
     
    Vger23 likes this.
  2. Blamo

    Blamo Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    It'll fit into canon the same way the Genesis device does.
     
  3. Captain of the USS Averof

    Captain of the USS Averof Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2016
    Location:
    Greece
    I must have missed the Star Trek series in which there was a ship stranded 70,000 light-years from Earth and only the Genesis Device would have brought it back home in a spin.
     
    WraithDukat likes this.
  4. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Clearly, you must have.
     
  5. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    fireproof78
    Obviously.
     
  6. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    What? He missed the episode with the guy...who had the thing...that could [unpronounceable technobabble]...so Voyager could [unpronounceable technobabble] the Genesis device so they could get home instantly?

    That’s too bad. Was a good episode. :whistle:
     
  7. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    fireproof78
    Never mind the Slingshot maneuver, transwarp drive, as well as at least two instances of a Federation starships traveling past Warp 10, as well as being able to artificially generate a wormhole through a warp engine imbalance.

    Star Trek technology is weird.
     
  8. Search4

    Search4 Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Location:
    New York City
    The Enterprise has 430 people. They or over 100 jumps from Stamets. Use more people! 43,000 jumps looks possible to me!
     
  9. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    It was alright. I'll choose to re-watch it long before I choose to re-watch Home Soil, but really, what does that say?
     
  10. Knightstorm

    Knightstorm Ensign Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2017
    And when the Borg attacked? I'll never forget that part. :lol:
     
  11. Crazy Eddie

    Crazy Eddie Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Location:
    Your Mom
    Assuming the detonators on tricobalt devices cannot be rigged with timers for some reason, that episode was "Caretaker Part II.'
     
  12. Vger23

    Vger23 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Location:
    New England
    You don't have to be a negative, ugly bag of mostly water about it.

    Jeesh....

    ;)
     
    The Wormhole likes this.
  13. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nothing good...about you. :p ;)
    True. Their recreation of Gene Kelly's song and dance routine from Singing in the Rain was most...unexpected.


    :lol:
     
    Knightstorm likes this.
  14. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    fireproof78
    Everything changed when the Borg attacked...
     
    Crazy Eddie and Knightstorm like this.
  15. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    1st Joined Aug 10, 1999
    Given what the Spore Drive has done to Stamets, that they were using a Tartigrade (which I've probably misspelled) earlier, and that you need some type of sentient life form to operate it and risk endangerment...

    ... I have no problem whatsoever writing off Spore Drive as something that was forbidden, ruled unethical, or otherwise categorized as a failure due to what can go wrong or what's necessary to make it work.

    Spore Drive and Transwarp: two of the 23rd Century's greatest Propulsion Design Failures.
     
    fireproof78 likes this.
  16. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    On the USS Sovereign
    Danger might rule out SD for the Federation but not Klingons or Romulans
     
  17. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    1st Joined Aug 10, 1999
    They never obtained the intel on the Spore Drive. Nor did they figure out how to create it on their own.

    That's all I've got.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
  18. Vger23

    Vger23 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Location:
    New England
    Hell, when you go back and look at that TNG episode I always forget the name of...frigging good "ye olde fashioned" warp drive was basically a problem too!
     
  19. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    1st Joined Aug 10, 1999
    ^ "Where No One Has Gone Before" I think is the one you're talking about. The one with The Traveler, where they end up two galaxies away?

    Or "Force of Nature" where it was deemed that Warp Drive was harmful to the environment, umm, I mean space.
     
  20. Vger23

    Vger23 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Location:
    New England
    Force of Nature is the one.

    "Warp Drive is bad, mmmkay"

    ;)