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Star Trek: Discovery

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Joe P, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    I have to say that portobello-drive does seem far-fetched. One minute, you're in the Alpha Quadrant then, 'shroom!, you're somewhere else.

  2. Anh

    Anh Naim ghetto blaster

    It is far fetched, and if we look at the 'future' in TOS/TNG etc, warp drive was the standard form of FTL travel.

    This means the mushroom express will have failed spectacularly at some point in the series.
  3. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    I've seen some weird Trekkie shiitake over the years...


    Maybe the portobello-drive isn't the oddest.

  4. DonQuixote99

    DonQuixote99 pfm Member

    Must agree that operating a space-drive by torturing an intelligent macrobe is very non-Starfleet. Though there have been slips before, Archer vacuum-boarding a prisoner comes to mind.

    The doom of fungus flight will probably be that the macrobe will get killed, and they won't be able to find another one. OR--about 10,000 macrobes show up, rescue their comrade, and tell Starfleet to knock it off or else.
  5. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy


    i had it, then DS9 made massive dent in that motivation for me. voyager finished off like photon torpedo blowing up a little puppy.

  6. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    I liked DS9. It started slow and was a bit meh in the first season but it improved a lot. Voyager was also OK and also got better once Booblar of Borg joined. But nothing touches the original series.

  7. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    DS9 got better as the ensemble cast appeared to develop some chemistry. But my favorite episode was "Far Beyond The Stars" where the cast played the staff of a pulp '50s scifi magazine.
  8. Mongeddavid

    Mongeddavid pfm Member

    I have preferred some of the fan based series based on Kirk and Spock to this at least so far.
  9. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

    For me DS9 really needed a full-time starship, so when The Defiant gets stationed at DS9 & the Dominion stuff steps up the series came into its own.
  10. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

  11. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    OK, I know it's science fiction, but how does spore drive supposedly work?

    Warp drive at least seems plausible — matter and antimatter reacting and annihilating each other, powering some sort of warping of space-time thereby shortening the journey from A to B.


    But fungus-among-us drive? I don't get it.

  12. Mongeddavid

    Mongeddavid pfm Member

    Joe if youd ever taken magic mushrooms you would know that you can be transported to a different planet
  13. Michael P

    Michael P pfm Member

    Just to double-check - are we cool with how transporters work to magically dismantle and reassemble people without them looking like human versions of shoddily constructed IKEA furniture? :)
  14. Jonathan Ribee

    Jonathan Ribee Unavailable at present

    I find it odd that my need for long meetings discussing the way forward is being met by the Klingons and not The Federation.
  15. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Many things aren't making sense to me, like how the Klingons aren't laughable buffoon-like warriors who can be launched across the room with one right hook.


  16. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    According to Lawrence Krauss in The physics of Star Trek, completely possible - however, it involves annihilating the mass of a small sun every 10 seconds...

    A Mexican physicist, Miguel Alcubierre, has suggested a solution of the Einstein field equations that might make it possible:


    Given the current behaviour of the human race, I hope he's wrong and that the human contagion is forever stuck in this solar system.
  17. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    No, but it can lead to interesting plot lines:

  18. Jonathan Ribee

    Jonathan Ribee Unavailable at present

    I think the best course of action is to forget that this is Star Trek and just assume it is A N Other sci-fi series. I mean, other than a few names (Federation, Klingon, Cockran) and some highly recognisable beepy noise if could be any other sci-fi show.
  19. JustJohn

    JustJohn pfm Member

    Yes, what this new series needs is more plots about aliens who take form of Greek gods, more references to Gilbert and Sullivan operas and definitely lots more holodeck recreations of twee Irish villages.
  20. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Oh dear
    Just watched episode 4
    I think it is going downhill.

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