63 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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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.

    Episode 58 (Steve Sansweet)

    Episode 58 (Steve Sansweet)

    Today I’m talking to Steve Sansweet, Chairman and President of Rancho Obi-Wan and former Fan Relations advisor for Lucasfilm.

    From the writing of the Star Wars Encyclopedia to QVC shows to columns in the Star Wars Insider to the setting up the famous Rose Parade, we dive deep into Mr. Sansweet’s incredible history with the galaxy far, far away.

    For information on how to become a member of Rancho Obi-Wan, head to RanchoObiWan.org, or follow them on Facebook: facebook.com/RanchoObiWan

    • 36 min
    Episode 57 (Anthony Skordi)

    Episode 57 (Anthony Skordi)

    Today I’m talking to Admiral Garrick Versio himself, Mr. Anthony Skordi from Star Wars Battlefront II.

    This is a quick conversation about his work on the game, his experience in the mo-cap suit, and his latest project. It’s a good one! (And, yeah, let’s get this Mandalorian Season 2 rumor going, huh?)

    • 12 min
    Episode 56 (Jake Lunt Davies)

    Episode 56 (Jake Lunt Davies)

    Today I’m talking to creature concept designer, Jake Lunt Davies, all about his work on the most recent Star Wars movies

    From helping to design BB-8 and the Luggabeast in THE FORCE AWAKENS, the Porgs and Thala Sirens in THE LAST JEDI, Pao in ROGUE ONE, collaborating with his daughter for SOLO and, of course, working on D-0, Space Horses and the Aki Aki for THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we go through so much.

    (And, stay until the very end to hear the story of how Snaggletooth made his way into Episode IX.)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 55 (Dennis Muren)

    Episode 55 (Dennis Muren)

    Today I’m talking to an absolute effects legend: 9-time Academy Award winner … Dennis Muren.

    This is honestly a dream come true and our conversation did not disappoint: from the landmark achievements of original trilogy's space battles, the Temple of Doom's mine car chase, Willow's morphing, Terminator 2's liquid metal and more … we dive into so much of Mr. Muren’s incredible career.

    • 29 min
    Episode 54 (TyRuben Ellingson)

    Episode 54 (TyRuben Ellingson)

    Today, I’m talking to TyRuben Ellingson, Visual Effects Art Director who has worked on a ton of projects, including the Star Wars: A New Hope (Special Edition).

    Whether breaking his arm on Jurassic Park or drawing floating Jabbas, we dive into his career … and what Lucas really said in that first SE meeting. (He also goes on record about his involvement on Greedo shooting first.)

    From working with del Toro and Cameron to Tron 3 and Blomkamp’s Alien 5, he tells such inspiring stories about his jo

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Rest in Peace - Alan Harris (1938 - 2020)

    Rest in Peace - Alan Harris (1938 - 2020)

    Hey everyone, it's Brandon. I just wanted to take a second and put this episode (Episode 47, from this past fall) back in your feeds because today it was announced that Mr. Alan Harris had passed away at the age of 81. 

    I am so glad I got to meet him and chronicle his story. He was so generous with his time and such a delight to be around. I hope you enjoy this brief window into his experience with the saga and its fans, and spend a second to remember someone who gave so much to this community.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

Charles Westcott ,

A MUST!!

This show... this show... just WOW. It is a fantastic example of an excellent vision come to life. The interviews are crisp, the guests themselves are jaw dropping and the insights we learn are awesome. Yeah - I guess we like it a bit :)

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Swguru2004 ,

The Best

Currently the only Star Wars podcast in my queue...and as a life long fan, that is saying something.

JediBrian ,

The best for BTS!

If you like Behind the scenes stuff from the Star Wars franchise, there's no better podcast out there than Talking Bay 94. Great host, great guests. All around fantastic.

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