Bread and Circuses – Episode 55

This week, Rachel and Chris examine would happen if the Roman Empire continued into the 20th Century after watching Bread and Circuses!

Special thanks to Chad Fifer for our theme tune and to Greig Johnson for his vocal stylings!

Next Week: Assignment: Earth!

7 thoughts on “Bread and Circuses – Episode 55”

  1. KIRK: Spock, report!
    SPOCK: Fascinating, Captain. This culture appears to have developed along identical lines to the Roman Empire of Earth. And, judging from their police force’s uniforms, the 70s TV show CHiPs.

  2. Start counting the cosplay episodes.
    The gangster one
    The nazi one
    The roman one . . .
    More to come in season three.

    I thought maybe this was an Easter episode but it aired a full month before that holiday in 1968.

    Hmmm. It did air on the ides of March. Maybe that’s the connection.

  3. YES! Best cartoon opening song, Rachel!

    Mysterious Cities of Gold was on Nickelodeon here in the States when I was young(ish) and it was great. No Star Trek Mesoamerican cosplay episode that I can think of off the top of my head, but… maybe that’s for the best.

  4. What I find interesting about this episode is its similarity in theme to the visionary experience of Philip K Dick, which led to a sort of world view? Belief? That the Roman Empire never ended, that we live in a simulation while there is a sort of war between the Empire (Satan) and God/Jesus. He had that vision in 1974, so I wonder if this episode was somewhere in the back of his head.

    Then again, he had a similar(ish) idea in his Man in the High Castle, wherein the Allies lost WWII. Except maybe not?

    I don’t know if you’re familiar with his work, not adapted for tv/film. It’s some crazy stuff, and very high concept.

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