But... space fungus... that gives you instant faster-than-light-travel? Physics is biology? Wut?
|Posted: 03 October 2017 at 5:43am | IP Logged | 5
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Yeah I am also calling bullshit on this one. Apparently the writers were inspired by some article on string theory that had something to do with seeds.
Pretty sure that they misinterpreted it.
Another log to chuck on the fire here is an environmental/alternative energy agenda (in addition to all the other checklist agendas the show seems to have).
There's a spiritual Mother Earth/Universe everything-is-connected vibe being projected here that seems kind of out of place for STAR TREK. I'd prefer my STAR TREK be STAR TREK rather than a second rate Dune ripoff crossed with Blake's 7.
Additionally, I got a whiff of the real world uranium versus thorium debate with the two types of warp technology, one of which has to be either lost or abandoned if STAR TREK continuity is to be preserved.
Traditional warp drive (uranium) was chosen because it could be used to make weapons and faster ships but ultimately was shown to damage the interstellar environment, leading to the "Warp 5 limit" imposed during the TNG era.
The alternative method (thorium) is apparently god's gift to warp travel, brings everyone together for a hug in peace and hedgemony and can't be weaponized. In the real world thorium is supposed to be clean, easier to extract, plentiful but apparently no one can make a practical molten salt reactor that works a damn.
If the Federation can make this fungus/biological travel technology workable they would have power and technology that would rival the Iconians.
Or perhaps the Dicovery and her crew are the 'lost' Iconians.
And the start of the Borg.
And Spock's sister and Sarek's favorite child.
Edited by Rob Ocelot on 03 October 2017 at 5:44am