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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 20, 2018

Today's episode features a conversation with the great J.W. Rinzler, the author of countless Star Wars behind-the-scenes books (my favorites) and one of the key voices for the galaxy for a long, long time. 

We talk all about his start at Lucasfilm, working with Rick McCallum and (very closely) George Lucas. We also dive into George's later focuses and the importance of the prequels and Brandon reveals his 1999 Halloween costume. 

The Enhanced Editions of his Making of trilogy can be found on iBooks and on Amazon and are seriously worth the $17.99:

We also discussed a few of his latest projects, including All Up, a fascinating look at the space program and its history:

Busy as ever, Mr. Rinzler's next book will be The Making of Planet of the Apes, which could be a whole episode in itself and can be pre-ordered here:

For more news about the author, 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: