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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.)

May 15, 2024

Today is my conversation with C. Andrew Nelson, who has portrayed Darth Vader 70 times for various Lucasfilm appearances, including video games and the Star Wars Special Editions. He also is a talented visual effects artist, with a long career at LucasArts and then at ILM for the first two prequels.

This episode is...


Apr 17, 2024

Today is my conversation with legendary prequel concept artist, Warren Fu, live from South by Southwest 2024.

We dive into Warren’s incredible contributions to these movies, including MagnaGuards, The High Republic's vector ships, and, of course, General Grievous. From there, we take a deep dive into his wildly...


Apr 10, 2024

Today is my conversation with one of my favorite Star Wars authors, John Jackson Miller.

We talk all about the beginnings of his career, as well as his iconic work on the Knights of the Old Republic, Kenobi, A New Dawn and his latest novel, Star Wars: The Living Force (out now!). It’s a fantastic conversation and I...


Mar 29, 2024

Last week, it was reported that Bill Hargreaves had passed away. Of course, Mr. Hargreaves was known to Star Wars fans as the father of IG-88, as well as prop maker and droid creator for EV-9D9, probots, B’omarr monks, and mynocks.

This conversation features Bill's start working on Alien all the way to his tortuous...


Mar 4, 2024

Over the weekend, Mark Dodson passed away. He is best known to Star Wars fans as the laugh of Salacious B. Crumb, as well as the voice of Teek from The Battle for Endor. He was brought back as a patron of Maz Kanata's cantina for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

I was able to chat with him years ago at a...