Primitive Culture is a Trek.fm 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.
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.
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.
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.