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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.)

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

The paper engineer and the pop-up master himself, Matthew Reinhart, 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 big questions all about...


Nov 10, 2019

For those who do not know, my day job is as VP of Marketing for FANGORIA (the horror movie magazine and production studio). And, as part of that job, I interviewed Paul Dini (BATMAN:THE ANIMATED SERIES) and Stephen Langford (FAMILY MATTERS), who both scripted one of the episodes of Shudder's CREEPSHOW.

But, of course,...


Nov 6, 2019

Bill Hargreaves is a prop maker and droid creator, from EV-9D9 and probots to B’omarr monks and mynocks … to, of course, IG-88, we go through his start working on Alien all the way to his tortuous coat hanger creation for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

I want to stress here: the coat hanger story is a masterpiece.

Again,...


Oct 30, 2019

This is the 50th episode of TALKING BAY 94 and, to celebrate accordingly, we’re talking to one of my heroes, one of the people who has been at the very top of the list to have on this show from the very beginning ... two time Academy Award winner, the legend: Phil Tippett.

From the Cantina reshoots to the Dejarik...