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.
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.
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