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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.)

Jun 16, 2021

Nick Maley, aka “That Yoda Guy”, was a creature and special effects make-up artist for the original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.

We discuss his first interactions with the great Stuart Freeborn, as well as his myriad of experiences working on the cantina aliens, building multiple Yodas used for filming,...


Jun 9, 2021

Adrienne Wilkinson played Maris Brood in The Force Unleashed, and returned to the saga (alongside Sam Witwer) as the voice of The Daughter in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.

From getting her start as a senior in high school, to her work on Star Trek: Renegades, Ms. Wilkinson is full of really great...


Jun 2, 2021

Terrence Masson is an incredible visual effects artist, who worked on the Star Wars: Special Editions, The Phantom Menace and so so much more.

Mr. Masson literally wrote the book on CGI (it’s called “CG 101”), worked on projects like South Park, and now is the Chair of the MFA Computer Arts Department at the...


May 26, 2021

James Clyne is a design supervisor and visual effects art director at Industrial Light & Magic, who has worked on the Sequel Trilogy and Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as other incredible movies.

Highlights of his incredible career include working with Steven Spielberg on Minority Report, collaborating with...


May 22, 2021

Michael McCormick was one of the original puppeteers and sculptors of Salacious Crumb, Sy Snootles and Ephant Mon, who then left Return of the Jedi’s Creature Shop early into production, because of injuries.

This is a short, live, interesting interview, and I believe it’s his first Star Wars-related one ever. We...