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Primitive Culture: A Star Trek History and Culture Podcast

May 30, 2020

Cold War Détente and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

When Nicholas Meyer returned to the Star Trek cinematic universe with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, he produced one of the franchise’s most flagrant—and successful—examples of “ripped from the headlines” storytelling, reimagining the...

May 14, 2020

Voyager’s “Critical Care” and the current global pandemic.

A healthcare system struggling with inadequate resources. Patients dying, untreated, as politicians and administrators grapple with a humanitarian crisis. In some ways, the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Critical Care” seems eerily prescient. Originally...