"Deadliest Catch" kicks off season 10 (yes, 10) on Tues. April 22 at 9:00 p.m. on Discovery, and to kick things off Time Bandit Captain Johnathan Hillstrand and Cape Caution Captain Bill "Wild Bill" Wichrowski stopped by the HitFix studio first thing in the morning (well, 9:00 a.m., so it wasn't all that early for them) to talk about the new season, which they deemed the "bloodiest one yet." 

We also talked about how the government shutdown (remember that?) cost them $15 million dollars, Junior's crushing back pain (and why Johnathan warned him against surgery), a severed finger and stunt crab.

What didn't make the final edit is their advice about eating crab -- if you have to dunk it in butter to make it taste good, it's old stuff. Who knew? These guys are a hoot -- and if you're not watching "Deadliest Catch" (or lead-in "The Bait," which airs at 8:00 p.m.), you're missing out. 

Are you going to tune in for season 10?

Liane Bonin Starr is an author, screenwriter and former writer for EW.com. Her byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety and a lot of other places. Her last book was called "a scandalously catty, guilty pleasure" by Jane magazine. Expect the same from Starr Raving.