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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 16, 2021

Nick Maley, aka “That Yoda Guy”, was a creature and special effects make-up artist for the original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.

We discuss his first interactions with the great Stuart Freeborn, as well as his myriad of experiences working on the cantina aliens, building multiple Yodas used for filming, and working on creatures like the mynock (and some secret lost characters as well)!

Head to for a treasure trove of even more stories from Mr. Maley, and to learn about his movie exhibit in Sint Maarten.

As always, thank you to Zach McGinnis and Galactic Productions for setting this up. Head to for autographs, and to see where his clients are going to be next!

My interview with legendary producer Robert Watts is in this month’s issue of the Star Wars Insider(!!), so definitely pick it up and let me know what you thought! It is really a dream come true.

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