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 101 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche

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episode 95: What’s in a Name, Part IV

Episode titles from “The Search” to Star Trek: First Contact. We continue our look at Star Trek’s episode titles with more from DS9 and Voyager.



episode 94: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?

McCarthy, The Crucible, and “The Drumhead.” We look at the TNG episode “The Drumhead” alongside Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible and US Senator Joseph McCarthy’s House Un-American Activities Committee.



episode 93: What’s in a Name, Part III

Episode titles from “Emissary” to “All Good Things … “ We continue our look at Star Trek’s episode titles, focusing this time on TNG and DS9.


 2020-09-17  2h4m

episode 92: It’s Alive!

Frankenstein and the Star Trek universe. We look at how Mary Shelley’s iconic novel has influenced the franchise’s writers.


 2020-08-13  1h20m

episode 91: What’s in a Name, Part II

Episode titles in The Animated Series and The Next Generation. We continue our look at Star Trek episode titles, asking just what is sharper than a serpent’s tooth and who does watch the watchers?


 2020-08-06  1h58m

episode 90: The Thing That Wouldn’t Die

Talking Horror with Brannon Braga. We chat with the former Star Trek writer and executive producer about some of his most horrifying episodes.


 2020-07-23  1h11m

episode 89: What’s in a Name, Part I

Episode Titles in The Original Series. We look at the meanings behind the names of some of Star Trek’s original 80 episodes.


 2020-07-16  1h49m

episode 88: You Have to Keep Making the Sausage

Trekonomics, with Manu Saadia. We’re joined by the author of Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek for a look at both the imaginary economics of Star Trek and the real-world economics of getting the show on the air—and turning a profit from it.


 2020-07-09  1h41m

episode 87: Brigadon’t

“Meridian” and Brigadoon. We discuss the DS9 episode and the 1954 Hollywood musical that inspired it.


 2020-06-30  1h11m

episode 86: The Best Is Yet to Come

Ocean’s 11 (1960) and “Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang.” We look at the links between Frank Sinatra 1960 Rat Pack film and the DS9 based on the casino-heist concept.


 2020-06-13  1h10m