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Primitive Culture: A Star Trek History and Culture Podcast

Nov 9, 2018

Looking back on DS9 at Destination Star Trek 2018.
Perhaps more than any other Star Trek series, Deep Space Nine has seen its reputation continue to rise in the years since it went off the air. Once considered the black sheep of the Trek family, it is now recognized as a groundbreaking work in its own right, pioneering a new form of serialized storytelling that led directly to the so-called golden age of television. Thanks to streaming services such as Netflix, the show has continued to find new viewers and has become the favorite Star Trek series. for many.

In this special episode of Primitive Culture, recorded at the Destination Star Trek convention in Birmingham, UK, hosts Duncan Barrett and Clara Cook are joined by a galaxy of stars to look back on the legacy of Deep Space Nine 25 years after the series first aired. In collaboration with Lee Hutchison of The Nerd Party and Carlos Miranda of, we bring you interviews with actors Nana Visitor, Alexander Siddig, Nicole de Boer, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, and Chase Masterson, as well as DS9 showrunner Ira Steven Behr. We also attend the red-carpet premiere of Behr’s new documentary, What We Left Behind, where we are joined by acclaimed Star Trek novelist Una McCormack and Primitive Culture co-founder Tony Black to discuss our expectations and reactions to the film.

Intro (00:00:00)
Nicole de Boer (00:07:02)
Jeffrey Combs (00:21:58)
Ira Steven Behr (00:31:13)
Chase Masterson (00:50:44)
Nana Visitor (01:09:55)
On the red carpet with Casey Biggs and Alexander Siddig (01:39:02)
Reactions to What We Left Behind (02:10:00)
Closing (02:14:00)

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Duncan Barrett and Clara Cook

Lee Hutchison, Tony Robinson, Tony Black, Una McCormack, The Trekkie Girls, Nicole de Boer, Nana Visitor, Ira Steven Behr, Alexander Siddig, Chase Masterson, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs

Clara Cook (Editor) Duncan Barrett (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Tony Black (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Amy Nelson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)