Anyone else watching Star Trek Discovery and fascinated by the story of the galaxy wide Mycelium spore network and the scientific work being conducted by Lt. Paul Stamets? The Mycelium spores are a significant part of the story.
Did Paul Stamets consult for the series or did the writers read Mycelium Running and honour his work by naming the scientist character after him? There are too many similarities for it to be a mere co-incidence.
I just caught a great interview of Stamets’ on the Joe Rogan podcast, where he tells the story of how that show idea idea came to be, plus all the fungal facts ya expect from Paul. I would recommend you check it out, it’s worth it.
I'm going to check this out. All of my writing is done with voice to text, when I place things here. The modern cell phone seems to do almost everything that the communicator did on Star Trek. I often end text messages to friends, with the phrase, Kirk out.
We are avid Star Trek watchers and were THRILLED with the new spore drive concept being brought into the show... With the Lieutenant being named "Stamets" we were pretty sure Paul Stamets had something to do with it.
"Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?" --The Matrix