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 116 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 20 hours 7 minutes


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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

episode 85: The End of History

Cold War Détente and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. We look at Francis Fukuyama’s seminal essay and its influence on the final film featuring the original cast.


 2020-05-30  1h23m

episode 84: The Ultimate Family Doctor

Voyager’s “Critical Care” and the current global pandemic. We discuss the parallels between this 20-year-old episode and the situation now facing healthcare systems in the US and UK.


 2020-05-14  1h41m

episode 83: From Nemesis to Hubris

Picard Season 1, Part II. We continue our look at historical and cultural reference points found in the first season of Star Trek: Picard.


 2020-04-30  2h2m

episode 82: Nothing But Blue Skies

Picard Season 1, Part I. We look at historical and cultural reference points found in the first half of Star Trek: Picard’s freshman season.


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episode 81: REISSUE 81: A History of Cut-and-Paste

Nicholas Meyer interview. To mark the recent publication of The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols, we talk to Meyer about his work on Star Trek and his lifelong love of Sherlock Holmes.


 2020-04-05  45m