Talking Bay 94

By Super Kaiju

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Description

Super Kaiju presents TALKING BAY 94: 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 (editor-in-chief and 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.)

Episode Date
Episode 6 (J.W. Rinzler)
44:36

Today's episode features a conversation with the great J.W. Rinzler, the author of countless Star Wars behind-the-scenes books (my favorites) and one of the key voices for the galaxy for a long, long time. 

We talk all about his start at Lucasfilm, working with Rick McCallum and (very closely) George Lucas. We also dive into George's later focuses and the importance of the prequels and Brandon reveals his 1999 Halloween costume. 

The Enhanced Editions of his Making of trilogy can be found on iBooks and on Amazon and are seriously worth the $17.99: www.amazon.com/Making-Star-Wars-Enhanced-ebook/dp/B00DQQSD2W

We also discussed a few of his latest projects, including All Up, a fascinating look at the space program and its history: https://www.amazon.com/All-Up-J-W-Rinzler

Busy as ever, Mr. Rinzler's next book will be The Making of Planet of the Apes, which could be a whole episode in itself and can be pre-ordered here: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Planet-Apes-Jonathan-Rinzler

For more news about the author, check out JWRinzler.com or follow them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JWRinzler

Thanks for tuning in and, until next Wednesday, may the Force be with us!

For more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as a link to some of our other in-depth interviews, check out:

Website: www.TalkingBay94.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TalkingBay94

Jun 20, 2018
Episode 5 (Don Bies)
54:06

Today we're talking to Don Bies, a man of many talents and one of the few to make an indelible mark on all of the original six Star Wars movies. Model maker, R2-D2 puppeteer and droid unit supervisor, Don has some great stories, ranging from the Japanese Panasonic commercials to (correctly) designing Darth Vader's helmet in Revenge of the Sith.

From Boba Fett to original Biths (to Indiana Jones!), he's played them all! We even delve a little bit into the great R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, a mockumentary, that you can watch online: https://www.starwars.com/video/beneath-the-dome-part-one

We also get into his latest project, Keep the Gaslight Burning, an awesome horror film that he produced, alongside some truly great Star Wars alums and talents. For more Gaslight news, check out KeeptheGaslightBurning.com or follow them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/GaslightGhost

Thanks for tuning in and, until next Wednesday, may the Force be with us!

For more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as a link to some of our other in-depth interviews, check out:

Website: www.TalkingBay94.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TalkingBay94

Jun 13, 2018
Episode 4 (Roger Christian)
51:21

In this episode, we take it back to the very beginning and talk to Academy Award winner Roger Christian, who was one of the first people ever to get hired onto Star Wars. We try not to freak out while talking about the origins of Blue Milk, C-3PO's eyes, R2-D2 and, of course the original lightsaber.

Try to count how many times we use "incredible" during this interview, especially when we talk about Roger's incredible book: Cinema Alchemist. Detailing his time on the Star Wars set, as well as Monty Python, Alien and more, it is truly an important book for any fan: www.amazon.com/Cinema-Alchemist-Designing-Star-Alien

For more information, as well as any updates about the documentary we talked about, check out Roger's website: rogerchristian.ca

Thanks for tuning in and, until next Wednesday, may the Force be with us!

For more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as a link to some of our other in-depth interviews, check out:

Website: www.TalkingBay94.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TalkingBay94

Jun 06, 2018
Episode 3 (Gerald Home)
33:20

In the third part of our 35th Anniversary retrospective of Return of the Jedi, we interviewed fan favorite Gerald Home, who performed the parts of both Tessek in Jabba's Palace and Captain Verrack, a Mon Calamari Officer of the Rebel Alliance. We not only talk about his time on the set (with his great rendition of "MANY BOTHANS DIED.") but also talk about his time with fans and as a historian of Star Wars.

As mentioned in the interview several times, definitely check out Gerald's in-depth look at the filming of Jedi, as featured on the Rebelscum forums: http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1069050

He will be appearing next in September at IC Collectors Convention in Nashville, TN, alongside some previous guests (and, hint, some future guests, as well): https://www.iccollectorsconvention.com/guests

And, if you want to get in touch with Gerald, you can reach him at his website: geraldhome.com

Thanks for tuning in and, until next Wednesday, may the Force be with us!

For more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as a link to some of our other in-depth interviews, check out:

Website: www.TalkingBay94.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TalkingBay94

May 30, 2018
Episode 2 (Stephen Costantino)
28:52

This episode is the second part of our 35th Anniversary retrospective of Return of the Jedi. We talk to Stephen Costantino, who traveled to the Yuma desert with his bandmate Corey Dee Williams, thrown into what was then called Blue Harvest. We talk about his time on the set as a Gamorrean Guard, as well as his interactions with Peter Mayhew, Carrie Fisher and Kenny Baker.

Check out Stephen's music (Gamorrean Sound), including the Stormtrooper-esque jam, GET EM ALL, that we talk about at the end of the episode, on his Soundcloud:  : https://soundcloud.com/stephen-costantino/sets/stephen-costantino-1

A special thanks to Coolwaters Productions (http://coolwatersprods.com/) for helping set this conversation up.

Thanks for tuning in and may the Force be with us!

For more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as a link to some of our other in-depth interviews, check out:

Website: www.TalkingBay94.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TalkingBay94

May 23, 2018
Episode 1 (Corey Dee Williams)
37:21

Today's episode is part of our 35th Anniversary retrospective of Return of the Jedi. We talk to Corey Dee Williams, son of Billy Dee, about his father's time in the saga, the work he did in the Yuma desert, his Star Wars legacy and the funk music he loves to make.

Check out Corey's music, as well as the "Cloud City Funk" video we talk about during the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XNWX6BKB2A

A special thanks to Coolwaters Productions (http://coolwatersprods.com/) for helping set this conversation up.

Thanks for tuning in and may the Force be with us!

For more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as a link to some of our other in-depth interviews, check out:

Website: www.TalkingBay94.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TalkingBay94

May 23, 2018
Episode 0 (Introduction)
03:45

This is it. After almost six months of recording and researching, this is the first ever episode of Talking Bay 94.

This is a Star Wars podcast featuring the people who actually made Star Wars happen. This is a Star Wars podcast, simply, that interviews the people who were in Star Wars, who wrote for Star Wars, who lived Star Wars.    

Depending on when you listen to this, we’re releasing this on an important day in Star Wars history.  

May 25, 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of Return of the Jedi. Besides a few small pieces of Disney Store memorabilia, Lucasfilm has been surprisingly quiet surrounding the milestone. Especially amongst the rest of the movies, Jedi feels often overlooked.

So the first few episodes of the podcast will be a mini-season of their own, interviewing some of the cast and crew from Return of the Jedi, celebrating that 35 years ago they were in a dimly lit studio in London that doubled as Jabba’s Palace or suffering through the scorching heat of the Yuma desert as creatures on Jabba’s Sail Barge.

Our first and second interviews, released today, are a nice complement to each other: Corey Dee Williams and Stephen Costantino were bandmates in 1982, traveling together to the sail barge set in Arizona and ended being a part of the Star Wars universe. Their stories are unlike anyone else’s who were in Star Wars: fish-out-of-water tales, focused on friendship.

If you have George Lucas’ email address, send it along. Otherwise, we’ll be plotting a course and figuring it out along the way.

Thanks for tuning in and may the Force be with us!

For more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as a link to some of our other in-depth interviews, check out:

Website: www.TalkingBay94.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TalkingBay94

Our theme music is composed by Austin-based Michael Meadows. You can find more of his work at: www.twitter.com/notablueberry

May 23, 2018