Star Trek: Discovery Is Smart-Sounding Scientific Nonsense, Season 1, Episode 4 Recap
Ethan Siegel

My theory: the writers, while working on the season-long story arc, hit writer’s block. So, they decided to consume some magic mushrooms. Then they watched some documentaries for “inspiration” while high on said shrooms; one of which was about the tarugrade.

And thus, Star Trek Discovery was born!

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