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Primitive Culture: A Star Trek History and Culture Podcast

Mar 21, 2018

Michael Piller, Joseph Conrad, and Star Trek: Insurrection.

Love it or hate it, most fans agree that Star Trek: Insurrection was not the strongest story to spring from the keyboard of Michael Piller. He is the man who set the template for much of nineties’ Star Trek as a writer, producer, and eventually showrunner on...

Mar 7, 2018

The British Isles in Star Trek.

For an American TV show, Star Trek was multinational right from the start. The bridge crew of Kirk’s Enterprise included an African communications officer, a Russian navigator, and a Japanese-American helmsman. But down in the ship’s bowels, other nationalities were represented,...