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Primitive Culture: A Star Trek History and Culture Podcast

Aug 30, 2021

Tony Black’s new book: *Star Trek, History and Us* 
From 1960s hippies in “The Way to Eden” to the War on Terror in Enterprise Season 3, Star Trek has always reflected the cultural moment from which it springs. In his new book, Star Trek, History and Us, Tony Black brings the Primitive Culture approach to print, taking a long view of the past half-century through the prism of Star Trek's 800 episodes and films.

In this episode of Primitive Culture, host Duncan Barrett is joined by Tony to discuss the book’s journey from idea to publication. We look at how—from the 1960s up to the 2020s—Star Trek has continually shifted with the times, reflecting and interrogating the various eras of its production. From the religious right in the 1970s to Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s, Tony draws on some surprising sources of inspiration in a book that is always illuminating and sure to appeal to Primitive Culture listeners old and new.

Intro (00:00:00)
Genesis (00:01:20)
The Lost Era (00:11:05)
Faith in the Future (00:21:05)
#WeAreWokeTrek (00:32:25)
Above the Law? (00:43:15)
Don’t Walk, Run! (00:49:00)
Duncan Barrett
Tony Black
Tony Black (Editor) Duncan Barrett (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Tony Black (Associate Producer) Clara Cook (Associate Producer)