Primitive Culture: A Star Trek History and Culture Podcast

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.

http://trek.fm/primitive-culture

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h24m. Bisher sind 116 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 20 hours 7 minutes

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episode 12: The Fable Conference


Star Trek and Allegory. We look at the relationship between Star Trek and allegory—on screen and off—from the 1960s to present day.


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 2017-10-17  1h26m
 
 

episode 11: In Years Gone By


Star Trek and Epic Heroes. We look at Star Trek’s engagement with epic narratives Beowulf and the Epic of Gilgamesh, and how Starfleet heroes compare with their ancient forbears.


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 2017-10-03  1h51m
 
 

episode 10: Hiltons in Space


Star Trek’s Design Influences. We look at how the franchise’s style has shifted over the course of its half a century, from the sleek, contoured lines of Kirk’s original Enterprise to the rough-and-ready look of the USS Discovery.


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 2017-09-12  1h24m
 
 

episode 9: Yippee Ki-Ay!


Star Trek and Action Movies. “The Cage” was rejected for being too cerebral, but that didn't stop it from delivering thoughtful commentary. We look at how Trek has incorporated action tropes over the years without giving up what makes it unique.


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 2017-09-06  1h6m
 
 

episode 8: Not Futile


The French Resistance and Star Trek's Maquis. We look at the legacy of World War II resistance fighters and how the writers of Deep Space Nine transferred our own history to the caves of Bajor.


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 2017-08-15  1h27m
 
 

7: Were I Human


Shakespeare and Star Trek, Part II. We conclude our two-part episode on Star Trek’s debt to the Bard with a look at the Next Generation era.


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 2017-08-02  1h14m
 
 

S2: Improv Frère Jacques


Music and Characters. Recorded at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Duncan Barrett is joined by Clara Cook to discuss live performance in Star Trek and the importance of music in a technologically sophisticated future.


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 2017-07-25  57m
 
 

S2: Improv Frère Jacques


Music and Characters. Recorded at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Duncan Barrett is joined by Clara Cook to discuss live performance in Star Trek and the importance of music in a technologically sophisticated future.


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 2017-07-25  57m
 
 

6: Brave New Worlds


Shakespeare and Star Trek, Part I. In the first of a two-part episode, we look at echoes of Shakespeare's plays in The Original Series and The Undiscovered Country.


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 2017-07-18  51m
 
 

5: Computer, End Program!


Westworld and the Holodeck. We consider some of Star Trek’s holodeck episodes in relation to the amoral theme park of the 1973 film in which gun-slinging robot terrorizes hapless fun-seekers.


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 2017-06-27  1h12m