The Spore Drive Technology. What Do You Think About It?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Kane_Steel, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. JoeCabby

    JoeCabby Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Maybe this spore tech is what causes the food shortage which leds to kodos commiting genocide.

    Or is similar to Equinox and the spores are sentient so they decide not to use them.
     
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  2. Awesome Possum

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    I ate some mushrooms once and explored strange new worlds, met alien lifeforms and returned to my friend's living room without taking a single step. So maybe this isn't as farfetched as it sounds.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

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    So crystals made up of exotic matter that get you to sub-space = good? Fungus made up of exotic matter that gets you to sub-space = bad?
     
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  4. Spider

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    Especially given the fact that exotic mushrooms have been used throughout history for traveling.
     
  5. Awesome Possum

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    They have, they make time dissolve and bleed together, becoming meaningless. The wireframe of the universe reveals itself to you and you learn the true nature of reality and the human soul. After that FTL is a bit boring.
     
  6. INACTIVEUSS Einstein

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    Yeah it is a bit worrying that it's so close to being an open use of a Kelvin-like deus ex machina so soon into the show, when a show like say Stargate SG1 would often try to write plot devices that fit in the show's universe, and kept pseudoscience to a minimum. Clearly it is meant to evoke wonder, and succeeds at that at least.

    Kirsten Beyer was trying to keep them on the path of science from what Christopher was saying so perhaps this is less pseudoscientific than it initially seems?

    But I'm hoping this is just chapter 2 of 15 and we get something a bit more concrete by the end - there isn't enough material to judge the show yet.

    Perhaps this life form being harvested is some kind of energy based life like we have seen previously in Star Trek? Perhaps it operates an Einstein-Rosen bridge which can kinda be explained in terms quantum entanglement and the holographic principle?
     
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  7. guyute03

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    I'm guessing Spore Drive Tech fails spectacularly and is never used or talked about ever again. :D
     
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  8. Cox of Seagulls

    Cox of Seagulls Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Interesting and different and new. I hate it.

    Kidding. It's certainly odd, but I'm interested in learning more about it. I've never really seen anything like it before.
     
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  9. Infern0

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    If they are sticking to canon then it should go the same way as the Excelsiors transwarp drive. Doesn't mean they can't tell a good story with it before it gets mothballed though.
     
  10. F. King Daniel

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    If magic crystals can move ships at magic speeds, then magic mushrooms can just as well.
     
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  11. Wulfsa

    Wulfsa Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Voyager Equinox also used biological "lifeforms" to enhance warp speed, okay we know that this spore-drive will not work at the end but as a storypoint .... great, i love it.
     
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  12. Phily B

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    It is fine, people need to remember this show isn't the same as TNG or TOS where more or less everything is forgotten by the next week.
     
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  13. CardassianAssassin

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    It's certainly not like TOS or TNG. They were (each in their own way) groundbreaking shows that had something original to say.

    STD is more like the warmed up leftovers of Battlestar Galactica. A Trek-do over of "gritty sci-fi" about five years after it stopped being cool.
     
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  14. JonVP

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    I can imagine that this new technology will go awfully wrong and the ship is thrown into the past, future or an entire different galaxy (mirror universe?). Which could explain why we never heard of Michael Burnham in TOS.
     
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  15. CardassianAssassin

    CardassianAssassin Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    What I think? I think you gotta give the writers some credit, when it comes to the shroom-drive.

    It's the dumbest, most ridiculous sci-fi concept since George Lucas came up with "Midichlorians".

    That's an achievement in itself.

    I also think, that if someone had posted here six months ago, that the Discovery would have a fungi-based propulsion system, they would have been laughed off the forums.

    And probably denounced as "haters" trying to derail STD with ridiculous, fake leaks.

    Search your hearts, you know it's true.
     
  16. LtChange

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    I like the fact that is based on the theory that organic or inorganic at the quantum level is the same. Nice quantum physics stuff. And yeah, I agree this will fail. But I'm absolutely fine with this as this is like in real life. There are hundreds of experiments that looks promising and than they fail. So I'm OK with this as long as it will fail and we will have a reasonable explication why Voyager completely ignored this tech when they were searching for alternatives to get back in the Alpha Quadrant.
     
  17. Cox of Seagulls

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    This is about as fair as calling TOS "the warmed up leftovers of Forbidden Planet."
     
  18. Long Syntax

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    It's right up there with breath scanner technology. I mean, really?
     
  19. Longinus

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    The problem is that according to Lorca it already worked and he states quite specific (and impressive) numbers.
     
  20. Yminale

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    I argue that the technology wasn't truly abandoned. Transwarp anyone. Maybe that's how Scotty disabled the Excelsior in ST3. He disconnected the water pipes :).

    One more thing. People complain that Star Trek brings nothing new technology wise until they try something new and then everybody complains.
     
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