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. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 20 hours 7 minutes


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episode 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

episode 80: The Game

Star Trek and Sherlock Holmes. We consider the links between these two sprawling fictional universes and how the characters of Spock and Data share some DNA—literally or figuratively—with the great detective.


 2020-04-03  2h0m

episode 79: Previously on Star Trek

The Legacy of The Original Series. We look at the legacy of the first 79 episodes of Star Trek and the influence they have had on the more than 50 years of voyages that have followed.


 2020-03-18  1h45m

episode 78: Reigning in Hell

The Eugenics Wars, with Greg Cox. We are joined by the author of the trilogy of novels that follows the rise and fall of Khan Noonien Singh to discuss genetic engineering.


 2020-03-06  1h16m

episode 77: Matters of Perspective?

Star Trek and Sexual Assault, Part 2. We look at how Star Trek has handled the issue of sexual assault on screen, in storylines spanning more than half a century.


 2020-02-21  1h24m

episode 76: Me Too

Star Trek and Sexual Assault, Part 1. We look at the links between the #MeToo movement and Star Trek’s production history.


 2020-02-12  1h33m

episode 75: Things Are Only Impossible Until They’re Not

Talking Treknology with Ethan Siegel. We’re joined by the author of the book Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive, for a look at how Star Trek’s imagined technologies have influenced the development of real-world counterp


 2020-01-30  57m

episode 74: A 1990s Time Capsule

Looking back on 25 years of Star Trek: Voyager. We reflect on the promise of the concept that gave birth to the series, the reality of what we got on screen, and reassess Voyager’s strengths and weakness a quarter-century later.


 2020-01-16  2h1m

episode 73: In a Dark Wood

Dante in the Delta Quadrant. We look at Dante’s works Vita Nuova and Divine Comedy as referenced in the Voyager episodes “Latent Image” and “Shattered.”


 2019-12-28  1h49m

episode 72: 72: The Human Adventure

Star Trek: The Motion Picture on the big screen. In this roundtable, we consider how our opinions of the film have shifted over the years, what we look for in Star Trek at the cinema, and how The Motion Picture fits into broader Trek canon.


 2019-12-10  38m