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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 18, 2022

Today's interview is with Derek Arnold, an incredible creature performer and puppeteer, who helped bring to life so many wonderful aliens in the recent Star Wars films. From Pao to the Thala Siren to the Luggabeast, the list goes on and on.

As mentioned, here is me and Derek's first ever interview from 2018 (right before the podcast launched!):

We will have a live panel at Star Wars Celebration, at 11AM on Friday 5/27! We’ll see you there, with a special guest from the Lucasfilm Story Group, as well as special giveaways. Please RSVP here:

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For more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as a link to some of our other in-depth interviews, check out: