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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 sponsored by Rebel Scum Con, which is a Star Wars focused show in the DFW area happening in late June.

Andrew is one of the many great guests that are scheduled to attend the convention, and stay tuned after our interview for a conversation with Rebel Scum’s Chief Media Officer, my pal, Bobby Robertson.

Thank you so much again to Andrew for coming on and telling such great stories, as well as Bobby and the entire Rebel Scum Con and Order 66 team for helping to coordinate this. I cannot wait to go to the convention, which Is taking place June 27-30 at the Marriott Dallas Allen Convention Center. More info below!


In other news … I co-wrote an official Star Wars book. I cannot believe it. Star Wars Encyclopedia from DK Books is coming out this fall and can be pre-ordered now. More info to come, believe me.

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