Primitive Culture: A Star Trek History and Culture Podcast

Primitive Culture is a podcast dedicated to a deep examination of the connections between Star Trek and our own history and culture. In each episode, Duncan Barrett and his guests take you on a fascinating exploration of how our world inspires the franchise we love—and how that franchise inspires us.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h24m. Bisher sind 118 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 22 hours 53 minutes


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Live from Destination Star Trek London 2021. We bring you interviews with everyone from top-tier Star Trek stars to some of their most unlikely fans.



episode 110: Boys with Toys

James Bond and Julian Bashir. We look at the 007 movie franchise alongside Star Trek, from Dr. No through “Our Man Bashir” to No Time to Die.


 2021-10-17  1h12m

episode 109: Getting From There to Here

Tony Black’s New Book: Star Trek, History and Us. Primitive Culture co-founder Tony Black joins Duncan Barrett to discuss his new book, Star Trek, History and Us, which was inspired by the show.


 2021-08-30  55m

episode 108: I Want to Direct NOW!

Robert Duncan McNeill on Star Trek's Directors' School. The actor who brought to life not only the character of Tom Paris but the stories of eight Star Trek episodes talks about how the time behind the camera shaped his career.


 2021-07-19  1h3m

episode 107: Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues across the Delta Quadrant. We look at the influence of Jules Verne’s famous novel on the Star Trek: Voyager episodes “Thirty Days” and “Year of Hell”.


 2021-07-01  1h16m

episode 106: Time After Time After Time

How Nicholas Meyer’s other time-travel caper inspired The Voyage Home. We look at Star Trek IV alongside Meyer's previous time-travel caper, Time After Time, to see how his directorial debut influenced Kirk and Spock's San Francisco romp.


 2021-05-28  1h27m

episode 105: Room for All Philosophies?

The Scopes Monkey Trial, Inherit the Wind, and DS9’s “In the Hands of the Prophets.” We discuss how the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial—and its popular reimagining in the 1960 film Inherit the Wind—influenced Deep Space Nine’s first season finale.


 2021-05-08  1h41m

episode 104: Absolute Horror

Suspiria and “Cold Fire.” We compare and contrast the Voyager episode and character of Kes alongside Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film Suspiria.


 2021-04-15  1h12m

episode 103: What’s in a Name, Part VII

Episode titles since 2009. We conclude our look at Trek’s episode titles with installments from the Kelvin films, Short Treks, Discovery, Picard, and Lower Decks.


 2021-04-01  2h31m

episode 102: And Then I Woke Up and It Was All a Dream

The original reset button. We look at Star Trek’s forays into Alice in Wonderland-style storytelling, in which a seemingly real scenario is revealed to be anything but.


 2021-02-22  1h39m