The problem is that the Spore Drive is effectively God tech that solves nearly every problem related to travel.bilateralrope wrote: ↑2018-06-27 12:51amDiscovery is easy to deal with. It's a prequel, but has never been mentioned in any episode set after its time period. Which means there is some reason why nobody talks about it. As for why, that's up to the writers of the prequel to figure out. So just avoid any situation where the spore drive might be useful and put the rest of the responsibility for continuity on the Discovery writers.
It allows a ship to travel 90 Lightyears in 1.3 seconds.
There are no situations where it wouldn't be useful.
And the problem is not that it doesn't work... they made it work in Discovery.
The problem is that the two possible solutions they had at the time, either enslaving a sentient lifeform or genetically augmenting a human without knowing the longterm consequences are both illegal.
Hell, they even give a possible, but at the time unfeasible solution: an emulated tardigrade brain.
And I think that only failed because they do not understand how the tardigrade navigates the Spore network and/or the computer technology is not powerful enough yet to do the emulating.
It's possible that the writers could just declare the Spore Drive Project was classified on the same level as Omega considering that misuse could lead to the annihilation of all life in the galaxy if Spore-Culber is to be believed.