SDCC17 Interview: Anthony Rapp On His Wild Space Mushroom Journey In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

At San Diego Comic-Con, TrekMovie spoke to actor Anthony Rapp about his character of science officer Lt. Stamets on Star Trek: Discovery.

Lt. Stamet’s space fungus plays a part in Star Trek: Discovery

Rapp gave details on how Lt. Stamets is a different kind of science officer, one with a specialty:

It would be spoiler-heavy to tell you how exactly [the science specialty fits into the plot] except that my field of study is astromycology – which is the study of space fungus and space mushrooms – has some really interesting applications. And it is inspired by modern-day science in the field of mycology, not astromycology, but mycology. There is a scientist named Paul Stamets who is doing wonderful work in this area and the implications that mushrooms can have on our lives is real and profound…We actually share a lot of DNA with them, there is a lot of stuff.

Zoomed in image of brief glimpse Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets from new Star Trek: Discovery trailer

Stamets big project

The actor did reveal a bit more about his character and what he is working on:

It is a wild journey of scientific exploration that I go on. I cannot tell you the specifics at all. But the reason that I am not just the science officer is very specific to a specific project that I am working on.

This shot from the new trailer may reveal Lt. Stamets big project

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Stay tuned for even more coverage of San Diego Comic-Con.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US.  Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

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