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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.)

Apr 24, 2019

This is an actual dream come true: today we're talking to Lorne Peterson, visual effects artist and modeler for Industrial Light & Magic.

Working on the first six Star Wars films, Lorne goes through his experience building escape pods out of paint cans, manning Guatemalan outpost towers made out of trash cans and sourcing Tauntaun fur (which you have to hear to believe). And I am legitimately giggling the entire time, which is very embarrassing.

We barely scratch the surface of the incredible work that Mr. Peterson has done over the past forty years, so definitely check out his book, Sculpting a Galaxy, which is available from Insight Editions:

(There is also a super limited edition version of the book, which has been tempting me for years now, so buy it and make me very jealous.)

I want to give a huge thank you to Eric Chang and the rest of the great Insight Editions team for arranging this interview. We have some cool stuff in the works with them, including one more interview which was very fun.

Our Talking Bay 94 web store is officially live with our first round of merch. Support the show with some great shirts, pins and stickers.


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