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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.)

Oct 7, 2020

The Armorer herself, the great Emily Swallow, from The Mandalorian, is on the show today. "This is the way."

It was so great to be able to dive deep into her instantly iconic performance. We talk all about what it was like to work in The Volume, be directed by Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow and Taika Waititi, and the influences and experiences she brought to her portrayal. More topics include:

- Bringing the Armorer to life with previous mask work / mime work experience

- Kurosawa's influence on both her character and the Mando set

- Breaking the news to her about the Armorer's Black Series toy

- The (surprise) Season 2 trailer voiceover

- And what exactly a blacksmith advisor was doing on on set!

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Transcripts of previous episodes are starting to become available over at, which I hope will serve as a resource.

For the rest of October, we have some incredible guests lined up: pre-production wizard David Dozoretz, the geniuses at BLIND LTD, and author of the infamous but beloved Glove of Darth Vader series: Paul Davids.

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