Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQCast Bonus: The Unbearable Wrongness of Mycelium Science – Feminist Frequency

Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQCast Bonus: The Unbearable Wrongness of Mycelium Science

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Ebony Aster

Operations Director and rogue snuffleupagus

Anita Sarkeesian

Executive Director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Enthusiast

As we bid adieu to the first season of Star Trek Discovery, the Recap FREQcast has something special for our dedicated (and long-suffering) audience: a bonus rant from game industry pro and Star Trek fan Emily Taylor! Emily has an advanced academic background in plant pathology, and if you were wondering, “Is Star Trek getting its mycelium science right?” — Emily is here to confirm that they are very much not. Tune in to this fascinating exploration of ST’s “sciencey-wiencey” language and a mind-blowing reveal about the character of Paul Stamets.

Emily has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Plant Pathology (i.e. plant diseases, specializing in mycology), although these days she works in the computer game industry. She can be found on twitter posting lots of cat and food photos at @pentapod.

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