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Primitive Culture: A Star Trek History and Culture Podcast

Aug 15, 2017

The French Resistance and Star Trek’s Maquis.

In the mid-1990s, when the writers of Star Trek were dreaming up a new terrorist splinter group that would threaten the Federation’s delicate treaty with Cardassia, they turned to the history books to choose a name for the controversial organization. The term maquis, a...

Aug 2, 2017

Star Trek and Shakespeare, Part II.

Once more unto the breach! Part II of our look at Shakespeare in Star Trek focuses on the Next Generation era. What does it mean for a Starfleet captain to have a copy of the Complete Works in his ready room? Can an android truly understand what it means to be a fifteenth-century...