Dirty Sons of Pitches

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are concluding their series looking at the most horrifying of "Star Trek" episodes to inspire a TV writing project, and the final episodes are "Realm of Fear" from "Next Generation" and another "Deep Space Nine" standout, "Empok Nor." The guys also take a deeply nerdy deep dive into Ben's 14-page lore document about the mysteries of the universe and hidden histories behind the sci-fi project they've been brainstorming over the last couple months.

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Episode 361 includes:

-R.I.P. Leslie Jordan.

-New "Ant-Man" trailer gives us the first look at Kang.

-Ben declares "Barbarian" an interesting miss.

-Star Trek-ifying -- "Realm of Fear" / "Empok Nor"

-The guys discuss the fear of transport teleportation and what lies beyond in the intriguing "Realm of Fear" episode, and then then madness-induced homicidal games of survival in "Empok Nor." Then the big nerdy sci-fi exploration really begins.

Direct download: pitch_361.mp3
Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

A special new podcast subset featuring Nate and his father. "My Dad & the Movies" is a ten-part series where Nate and his father, George, discuss a movie of his father's choice, maybe a favorite or a formative work that made him the cinephile he is, and father and son can talk about their shared love of the movies. This time it's the classic sweeping romance set amidst the Russian Revolution, 1965's immensely popular "Doctor Zhivago," and both gents have opinions veering from the consensus.

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Direct download: doctor_zhivago.mp3
Category:My Dad & the Movies -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" have two more episodes in their "Star Trek" horror series exmaining selected epsiodes across the many classic TV series to help the guys brainstorm a sci-fi TV project with Lovecraftian elements. This week the guys are discussing the infamous Halloween themed episode for the original series, "Catspaw," complete with spooky castles, black cats, and hanging skeletons, and then the much much better "Deep Space Nine" episode styled like Stephen King's Misery, the character-driven "Waltz."

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Episode 360 includes:

-R.I.P. Coolio, Louise Fletcher, Loretta Lynn, Robbie Coltrane, and Angela Lansbury.

-Ben shares his thoughts  on plenty of new horror movies and "Werewolf by Night."

-"Halloween Ends" actually... does not suck. Surprise!

-Star Trek-ifying -- "Waltz" / "Catspaw"

-The guys discuss another standout episode of "Deep Space Nine," written by ronald D. Moore, the intimate and play-like "Waltz," and then the notorious "Catspaw" episode from the original "Star Trek" series and its absurdity. The guys then discuss their sci-fi horror TV project beyond its planned first season.


Direct download: pitch_360.mp3
Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

It's the Bailey brothers of "Saturday Night Jive," George and Ben, and their weekly examination on the films of SNL alums, though this epiosde veers into a special category as Jay "Poppy Butt" Leno teams up with Pat Morita for the strange buddy cop movie that nobody asked for. This movie has been the stuff of legend for Ben (whose phone screen is the film's poster) and can it possibly live up to its so-bad hype? Listen and find out.

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Category:Saturday Night Jive -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are reaching an end of their special series looking throug the most horrific and Lovecraftian of the "Star Trek" series, this time watching Voyager's body horror/character introspection "Faces" episode and Enterprise's killer A.I. mystery episode, "Dead Stop."The guys then use these episodes as inpsiration for a sci-fi horror series they're developing.

Episode 359 includes:

-Gay news! "Scooby Doo's" Thelma canonically gay! "Bros" underperforms!

-Trailer reactions to movies that are frustraingly close to some of Ben's many, many pitches.

-Is Rob Zombie's "The Munsters" as bad as it looks, and it looks quite bad?

-The guys have big differences of opinion on the controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic, "Blonde."

-Star Trek-ifying -- "Dead Stop" / "Faces"

-The guys discuss the body horror and identity issues of Voyager's "Faces" and the mysterious spacecraft curiosity of Enterprise's "Dead Stop." The guys then brainstorm from there into a sci-fi TV project, "The Void," and the back-half of season one's planned twelve episodes.

Direct download: pitch_359.mp3
Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 9:56am EDT