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Old 12-10-17, 09:34 AM
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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.

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Old 12-10-17, 10:13 AM
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Joe if youd ever taken magic mushrooms you would know that you can be transported to a different planet
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Old 12-10-17, 10:13 AM
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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?
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Old 12-10-17, 10:45 AM
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I find it odd that my need for long meetings discussing the way forward is being met by the Klingons and not The Federation.
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Old 12-10-17, 11:12 AM
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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.



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Old 12-10-17, 11:20 AM
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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.
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:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive

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.
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Old 12-10-17, 11:24 AM
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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?
No, but it can lead to interesting plot lines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0yaRZbki6U
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Old 12-10-17, 11:40 AM
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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.
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Old 12-10-17, 01:09 PM
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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.
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Old 12-10-17, 03:20 PM
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Oh dear
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I think it is going downhill.
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Old 12-10-17, 04:24 PM
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well I enjoyed it for what is was/is.... I'll stick with it
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Old 12-10-17, 04:41 PM
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I thought episode 4 was the closest yet to real Star Trek. Give it time. Almost the entire first season of next generation was meh, but it improved a lot in the second season.

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Old 12-10-17, 11:12 PM
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I thought episode 4 was the closest yet to real Star Trek. Give it time. Almost the entire first season of next generation was meh, but it improved a lot in the second season.

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Old 12-10-17, 11:59 PM
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It occurred to me that with a drive based on fungus they better not use my cleaner Zula or they will find themselves stuck in deep space with a strong smell of bleach everywhere.
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Old 13-10-17, 01:19 AM
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Fungus drive

Maybe they could go in this direction...

[IMG]fungus by , on Flickr[/IMG]

Might liven it up a bit.
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