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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 and producer Jason Kauzlarich (huge DVD special feature dorks), 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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SHE has spoken: Misty Rosas, performance artist for Kuiil the Ugnaught, from The Mandalorian, is on the show today. Misty’s story is incredible and her talent is unmatched, so I hope you enjoy her stories about getting the role, working on set, and listening to Nick Nolte’s lines every night, as much as I did. More topics include: - Her first profe…
 
The first time anyone caught a glimpse of the now infamous bounty hunter was in the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. Yep. That one. We talk to Boba Fett's animator, the great John Celestri all about it: how Lucas got involved, what their inspirations were, and just a ton of great stories. Some other topics include: - Growing up wanting to be an anim…
 
The Armorer herself, the great Emily Swallow, from The Mandalorian, is on the show today. "This is the way." It was so great to be able to dive deep into her instantly iconic performance. We talk all about what it was like to work in The Volume, be directed by Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow and Taika Waititi, and the influences and experiences she broug…
 
The incredible work that Gavin Bocquet did with his team to bring worlds like Naboo, Coruscant and Geonosis to life in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, cannot go unsaid. This is a really rare interview with someone who made an indelible mark on the saga, as well as things like Young Indiana Jones, Dark Crystal: Age …
 
We're LIVE and talking to Teek herself, Niki Botelho from The Battle for Endor. This is a pretty short, fairly rare look inside making the second Ewok film, as well as Niki’s return as an Offworld Jawa in The Mandalorian ... and if that was her as Teek in the Star Tours boarding video. (And, of course, since this was recorded live, some of our audi…
 
With his groundbreaking work on The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark as optical photography supervisor, Bruce Nicholson is an Industrial Light and Magic Legend. If you don’t know what optical photography and compositing is, this episode is a crash course in all of that, including what is was like working alongside the Dykstraflex, mi…
 
Star Wars fans will know Ms. Owen best as the Kaminoan Taun We in Attack of the Clones, but she has done so much (including a return in Revenge of the Sith as Senator Nee Alavar). From humble beginnings growing up in New Zealand, to first working with Temuera Morrison on Once Were Warriors, we went through so much of her incredible career (whether …
 
His work has spanned the prequels, the sequels, the spin-offs, Star Wars Insider covers and even the introduction of Darth Maul’s robotic legs, so it was a real thrill to be able to dive into the career of Aaron McBride, as well as his process and his inspirations. Some topics discussed: Blade Runner and Ridley Scott, interning on The Phantom Menac…
 
As the Art Director on The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm Design Supervisor for The Last Jedi, and Production Designer during The Rise of Skywalker, Kev Jenkins has made an indelible mark on Star Wars. From designing the sequel trilogy to recreating classic sets like the Lars Homestead, this is such an incredible deep dive into an equally incredible care…
 
Silas Carson played 4 different characters across all of the Star Wars prequels, especially known for his iconic portrayals of Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi and Trade Federation leader Nute Gunray. Yup, same guy. (Listen closely to when he starts doing voices of these characters and figure out if you can hear me have a minor freak out.) Mr. Carson's tim…
 
From Stomeroni Starck in The Last Jedi to his roles in Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper and as Trooper Wagner in Knives Out, Noah Segan (and his frequent collaborations with director Rian Johnson) has been simply incredible. You’ll be able to tell … very quickly how much I enjoyed this conversation, from discussing his first meeting with Rian, to …
 
Today I’m talking to Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive and Studio Leader at Walt Disney Imagineering, who helped spearhead Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the land we now know as Black Spire Outpost. It was a huge honor to learn more about his background, story and experiences, as him and his team created a tangible Star Wars world from s…
 
You may know today's guest as Hiro from NBC’s HEROES, but Masi Oka also worked at Industrial Light & Magic as a Digital Effects Artist on the Star Wars prequels. We dive deep into his career, both at ILM and about his start in acting. And we focus in on one of his biggest contributions to Attack of the Clones: the effects of the seismic blast on th…
 
The incredibly talented artist responsible for the designs of Jar Jar Binks, Sebulba and so many more in The Phantom Menace is the legendary Terryl Whitlatch. Just flip through a dog-eared copy of Art Of TPM and see for yourself. Ms. Whitlatch’s contributions to the saga cannot be overstated: whether it was the Dewbacks and new Jabba denizens of th…
 
The ace pilot of the Resistance makes a rare podcast appearance this week on Talking Bay 94. We dive in deep with his role as Matt Parkman in Heroes, being directed by his best friend (J.J. Abrams), upcoming opportunities for Snap Wexley to make his triumphant return, as well as working alongside both his acting idols and the cast of creatures that…
 
Today May 21, 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the best movies (and one of my favorite movies) of all time: The Empire Strikes Back. With the two year anniversary of this podcast happening this week, as well, I thought it would be fun for me to go back through the past 65 or so episodes of this show and pull some of my favorite moments from some of …
 
If you've ever read an issue of the Star Wars Insider or attended Star Wars Celebration, you've got today's guest, Dan Madsen, to thank. Founder of the Lucasfilm Fan Club, Mr. Madsen got his start as the president of the Star Trek Fan Club, eventually coming to LFL in a time when there were no new Star Wars movies being made. Whether talking about …
 
What hasn't Ken Ralston done? Whether talking through his early days working on the Original Trilogy, Wrath of Khan, Search for Spock and a host of Bob Zemeckis classics (including the Back to the Future trilogy), Mr. Ralston is full of incredible, historic stories, a living legend. Strap in for visual effects conversations about working with the D…
 
You may know Sam Witwer as Starkiller from THE FORCE UNLEASHED and, of course, the voice of Maul in THE CLONE WARS, REBELS and SOLO. But, right before we talked (just a few days before the first episode of THE SIEGE OF MANDALORE premiered), he tweeted "this may be the best thing we've ever done", so we had to talk about that first. After that, thou…
 
This May is the two year anniversary of TALKING BAY 94, so, as a special bonus episode, I have invited on my very first guest, Corey Dee Williams, as well as his manager, Derek Maki from Coolwaters Productions, who made those first interview even possible. Check out some new stories from the both of them, and thank you all so much for two years of …
 
Duwayne Dunham is an editor, a director .... and he is the original, original Boba Fett. Whether working with Marcia Lucas, watching Eraserhead with Stanley Kubrick or his multiple decade working relationship with David Lynch, I was blown away by the talent and enthusiasm that Mr. Dunham has for his art, during this interview. And, yes, we talk abo…
 
Roger Guyett is a Visual Effects Supervisor and Second Unit Director at Industrial Light and Magic. From the early Harry Potter films to the models of Revenge of the Sith to his relationship with JJ Abrams over 5 films, we go through his journey to The Force Awakens, The Rise of Skywalker and so, so much more. Listen for discussions on sand snakes,…
 
Chairman and President of Rancho Obi-Wan and former Fan Relations advisor for Lucasfilm, Steve Sansweet is a Star Wars legend in any sense of the word. 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…
 
Admiral Garrick Versio himself is on the show today ... Mr. Anthony Skordi, best known 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?) For more information about his o…
 
As a creature concept designer, Jake Lunt Davies has his exceptionally creative fingerprints all over 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 Hor…
 
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