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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.)

Aug 29, 2018

Dave Barclay worked on both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, bringing two of the most iconic Star Wars characters ever to life. Beginning as a sculptor working with Stuart Freeborn, Mr. Barclay was then quickly ushered into the Henson world of puppets, controlling Yoda alongside Frank Oz. Returning to the...

Aug 22, 2018

Today's guest, Hal Hickel, is an Animator Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic, working on everything from The Phantom Menace (Boss Nass and the Droidekas) and Attack of the Clones (the Droid Factory and Battle of Geonosis) to Rogue One, helping to pioneer the incredible effects that brought Tarkin, Leia and K-2SO to...

Aug 15, 2018

It was a real treat talking to today's guest: Nick Gillard, stunt coordinator for the Prequel Trilogy and father of the modern lightsaber technique. He is one of the unsung heroes of the making of these Star Wars movies.

Mr. Gillard was so humble and so gracious, literally pulling over during a long car ride to talk to...

Aug 8, 2018

Today we are talking to one of the most prolific contributors to the saga we love: Gary Whitta. Responsible for crafting the story for Rogue One, as well as numerous Star Wars: Rebels episodes, we really talk about everything he's worked on.

From his short story in From a Certain Point of View to his latest project,...

Aug 1, 2018

In today's episode of Talking Bay 94, we're talking to one of the visitors to the actual Docking Bay 94: Mark Austin, who donned the infamous Mandalorian armor for A New Hope: Special Edition.

We start at the very beginning: talking about how playing Boba Fett is a dream come true, as well as how he got his start at...