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Primitive Culture: A Star Trek History and Culture Podcast

Nov 6, 2020

Dan Davidson on how “Captive Pursuit” saved his life.

For many fans, Star Trek has been a force for good in their lives—but few can say with certainty that they wouldn’t be here now if it weren’t for their favorite show.

In this episode of Primitive Culture, a supplement to the previous episode’s look at suicide in Star Trek, host Duncan Barrett shares an interview he conducted last year with Dan Davidson. Twenty years ago, Dan was on the point of ending his own life when the Deep Space Nine episode “Captive Pursuit” caused him to change his mind. He now shares his inspiring story of coming back from rock bottom in the hopes of helping other fans who find themselves in a similarly desperate situation.

Need support?
In the UK, the Samaritans are on 116 123.
In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reach at 1-800-273-8255.

Duncan Barrett

Dan Davidson

Duncan Barrett (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Tony Black (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)