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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.)

Jun 13, 2018

Today we're talking to Don Bies, a man of many talents and one of the few to make an indelible mark on all of the original six Star Wars movies. Model maker, R2-D2 puppeteer and droid unit supervisor, Don has some great stories, ranging from the Japanese Panasonic commercials to (correctly) designing Darth Vader's helmet in Revenge of the Sith.

From Boba Fett to original Biths (to Indiana Jones!), he's played them all! We even delve a little bit into the great R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, a mockumentary, that you can watch online:

We also get into his latest project, Keep the Gaslight Burning, an awesome horror film that he produced, alongside some truly great Star Wars alums and talents. For more Gaslight news, check out or follow them on Twitter:

Thanks for tuning in and, until next Wednesday, may the Force be with us!

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