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.
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.
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
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.
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.