125 episodes

TALKING BAY 94 is the only 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, TALKING BAY 94 will be trying to talk to them all, every Wednesday.

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    • 5.0 • 121 Ratings

TALKING BAY 94 is the only 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, TALKING BAY 94 will be trying to talk to them all, every Wednesday.

    William C. Dietz: On Writing the DARK FORCES Trilogy

    William C. Dietz: On Writing the DARK FORCES Trilogy

    Today I'm talking to the legendary and wonderful William C. Dietz, who for Star Wars fans, wrote the Dark Forces trilogy of books. Beautifully illustrated and wonderfully told, these stories have truly stood the test of time.

    From stealing the Death Star plans to the exploits of Kyle Katarn, Mr. Dietz has incredible insights into creating these books ... and beyond.

    Find all of Mr. Dietz's books and more info on where to read them, at his official website: https://www.williamcdietz.com/index.htm

    • 30 min
    Julius LeFlore: Bringing Record-Breaking Stunts to RETURN OF THE JEDI

    Julius LeFlore: Bringing Record-Breaking Stunts to RETURN OF THE JEDI

    Julius LeFlore is an incredibly proficient stuntman and stunt coordinator, who will be best known to Star Wars fans for his wide-reaching working on Return of the Jedi.

    Bringing to life Weequay, Biker Scouts, Stormtroopers, as well as stunt double for Billy Dee Williams / Lando Calrissian, Mr. LeFlore has incredible stories from Yuma and the forests of Endor.

    • 26 min
    Claudia Gray: On Writing LOST STARS, BLOODLINE, THE HIGH REPUBLIC, and so much more.

    Claudia Gray: On Writing LOST STARS, BLOODLINE, THE HIGH REPUBLIC, and so much more.

    Today on the show is my conversation with the absolutely incredible Claudia Gray, who is a fantastic author. She is responsible for so many Star Wars books, as well as so many others: Lost Stars, Bloodline, Princess of Alderaan. She also was one of the architects of The High Republic.

    From her experiences with the saga growing up to how the relationship between her and Lucasfilm begin, as well as diving into to each of her Star Wars books, I had so much fun getting to finally talk to her!

    • 38 min
    Scott Squires: Visual Effects Supervisor for THE PHANTOM MENACE

    Scott Squires: Visual Effects Supervisor for THE PHANTOM MENACE

    Today I'm joined by the wonderful Scott Squires, who might be known to Star Wars fans as one of the three groundbreaking Visual Effects Supervisors for The Phantom Menace.

    His career is inspiring and really incredible, ranging from working with Douglas Trumbull on Close Encounters of the Third Kind (where he developed the Cloud Tank Effect) and receiving Academy Award nominations for The Mask, Dragonheart, and, of course, Episode I.

    • 46 min
    Howard Kazanjian: Legendary Producer of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and RETURN OF THE JEDI

    Howard Kazanjian: Legendary Producer of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and RETURN OF THE JEDI

    Howard Kazanjian needs no introduction for listeners of this show.

    He was the producer of Return of the Jedi and executive producer on Raiders of the Lost Ark (as well as uncredited producer on The Empire Strikes Back.) He is a legend in both the world of Star Wars and the world of movie-making, in general.

    We are also joined by Consulting Editor of Mr. Kazanjian's biography, Brandon Alinger, who offers some behind-the-scenes tidbits about the making of the book, alongside the late J.W. Rinzler.

    • 27 min
    Blair Bess: Becoming Even Piell in THE CLONE WARS

    Blair Bess: Becoming Even Piell in THE CLONE WARS

    Blair Bess is an immensely talented voice actor, best known to Star Wars fans as the voice of Even Piell in The Clone Wars, specifically the incredible Citadel arc.

    During our conversation, Blair dives into his VO start, and his experiences with Dave FIloni, as he brought this Jedi to life. https://blairbess.com/ 

    Special thanks to the great David Delgado at Echo Base Signings, who helped coordinate this wonderful interview. https://www.echobasesignings.com/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

Wylderklein ,

Great show

Absolutely great show, been enjoying it for a while now. I love the unique guests you get on which gives such a great insight to Star Wars and other films that honestly get created by these great hardworking behind the scenes people. It’s fun to hear their perspectives on the experience. The show has only enhanced my love for Star Wars which I have to say I’m an original generation, was 5 when Star Wars came out in 1977. But I also admit that I’m not biased about only the originals I love all of it. The more Star Wars the better and I haven’t disliked any of it. Of course Return of the Jedi is my favorite only because I have the fondest memories Of seeing that one being that I was at the right age. Congratulations on the marriage as well. I’ve been married for 24 years now and it’s an adventure. It has its highs and lows but always look at those experiences as your growth and adventure together. If you make it through the tough times it only gets better

Microsoft’s newest customer ,

Incredible behind the scenes stories and interviews

If you’re a fan of film history, a Star Wars fan, or if your interests lie somewhere in the intersection of the two, then this is the show for you! The stories and the interviews all come from a unique perspective and provide new insight into the process of filmmaking.

Ruralfarmboy ,

Star Wars Podcast Version of “The Making of Star Wars” videos !!

If yer a fan of the vintage videos (they Started on VHS/Video) of 'Making of Star Wars' or 'Behind the Scenes' of Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Etc ...
This Is the Show ya Gotta listen to !!
Brandon takes it One Person at a Time, one person that had a part in Helpin’ to Tell Is a Story !!!
Yer Missin’ if Ya Ain’t Listenin’ !!!!

Recommended Listenin’ by me !

Ruralfarmboy

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