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TALKING BAY 94 is the first Star Wars podcast solely devoted to interviews with the cast, crew and creators from a galaxy far, far away.

Join host Brandon Wainerdi (huge DVD special feature dork), for a weekly deep dive into some never-before-heard stories from the set and Skywalker Ranch. From background aliens to some of the biggest stars in the universe, TB94 will be trying to talk to them all, every Wednesday.

(And if someone has George Lucas’ cell phone number, please pass it along.)

Feb 12, 2020

Today I’m talking to an absolute effects legend: 9-time Academy Award winner … Dennis Muren.

This is honestly a dream come true and our conversation did not disappoint: from the landmark achievements of original trilogy's space battles, the Temple of Doom's mine car chase, Willow's morphing, Terminator 2's liquid...


Feb 5, 2020

Today, I’m talking to TyRuben Ellingson, Visual Effects Art Director who has worked on a ton of projects, including the Star Wars: A New Hope (Special Edition).

Whether breaking his arm on Jurassic Park or drawing floating Jabbas, we dive into his story and career … and what George Lucas really said in that...


Jan 31, 2020

Hey everyone, it's Brandon. I just wanted to take a second and put this episode (Episode 47, from this past fall) back in your feeds because today it was announced that Mr. Alan Harris had passed away at the age of 81. 

I am so glad I got to meet him and chronicle his story. He was so generous with his time and such a...


Nov 27, 2019

As an incredibly special Thanksgiving treat, today I am talking to Academy Award winner Craig Barron, who not only worked on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, but has been a visual effects pioneer for decades, beginning with his start at Industrial Light & Magic as an 18 year old.

From portraying Darth...


Nov 20, 2019

Today we're talking to paper engineer and the pop-up master himself, Matthew Reinhart, who returns to the show after our live chat for Episode 38, to talk all about his latest book from Insight Editions ... STAR WARS: THE ULTIMATE POP-UP GALAXY.

Even Talking Bay 94 producer Jason gets out on the mic to help me ask the...