Dirty Sons of Pitches (star trek-ifying)

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.

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Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

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.


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Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 9:08am EST

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.

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Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 9:56am EST

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are once again boldly going into the darkest regions of space and the human imagination, as the guys revisit the more horrifying and weird episodes of various "Star Trek" TV series as inspiration for a similar-themed writing project about Lovecraftian horrors being discovered through space.

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Episode 358 includes:

-D23 news! Marvel stuff!

-Nate says "Fall" is a solid B-movie with some nifty aerial views.

-Ben cannot stand the new live-action "Pinocchio."

-Star Trek-ifying -- "Genesis" / "Hard Time"

-The guys discuss Ben's favorite "Next Generation" episode growing up, "Genesis," where the crew transforms into different monsters, and then a standout "Deep Space Nine" episode, "Hard Time," in an effort to inspire their creative brainstorming for the sci-fi/horror TV project they are developing through the podcast.

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Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 8:36pm EST

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are exploring the reaches of space two "Star Trek" episodes at a time, those focusing on more horror or Lovecraftian elements, to serve as inspiration for a creative writing project the guys are working through. This week's exploration features a season 7 episode "Phantasms" of "The Next Generation," the Data dreams and speaks with Sigmund Freud and the zombie thriller episode "Impulse" from "Star Trek Enterprise" with a standout Jolene Blalock.

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Episode 357 includes:

-If you don't know about the behind the scenes drama of "Don't Worry Darling," then buckle up.

-Ben doesn't fall for "Fall."

-Nate finds "Clerks 3" to be a sad ending for several reasons.

-Star Trek-ifying -- "Impulse" / "Phantasms"

-The guys discuss a strange dream-heavy season 7 "Next Generation" episode exploring Data's fragmenting sense of reality as well as the zombie Vulcan episode from "Enterprise." The guys then use both as a jumping point to brainstorm and structure the season of their sci-fi Lovecraftian space project.

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Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 8:49pm EST

The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are changing things up and boldly going where, well, many have gone before, examining one of Ben's most beloved series of all time, "Star Trek." The guys are selecting two episodes across the five series of"Trek" to watch and relate to a sci-fi/horror writing project for the next several weeks. This week it's a "Trek" episode beloved by fans and one derrided by the fans.

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Episode 356 includes:

-Shia LeBouf might even be a bigger liar than we thought. Shocker.

-Nate says "Oprhan First Kill" has a brief stretch of entertainment.

-Ben says "Samaritan" is a fine movie with the most obvious twist and challenges you, the listener, to guess it (and you will).

-Star Trek-ifying -- "The Doomsday Machine" / "Threshold"

-The guys discuss one of the most hallowed episodes of the original Star Trek series, "The Doomsday Clock," and one of the all-time most loathed, from Voyager, "Threshold." The guys discuss the merits of each and then use both as a srpingboard to talk about a new sci-fi pilot concept they're creatively sketching out.

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Category:star trek-ifying -- posted at: 9:29am EST