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A compare and contrast podcast of films from present to past. Showcasing movies connected by genre, creators, personal themes & social relevance, we discover the elements that make movies rewatchable (or not). Hosted by artist-filmmakers and longtime friends, Kraig Rasmussen & Seamus Smith.
 
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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Today I’m talking to one of the biggest inspirations for this show: Mick Garris. Yes, you may know Mick as one of the most influential genre writers and directors of all time, or you may know him from his incredible podcast, Post Mortem with Mick Garris … but you may not know that his first job in film was as the receptionist at “The Star Wars Comp…
 
For our final "first take" episode in the coming months, we cover the latest incarnation of Mortal Kombat, with returning guest and video game/MK expert Dylan Godfry. This is exactly the Mortal Kombat episode you're looking for, with absolute hilarity, detailed criticism and all manor of surprises. (Make sure to listen all the way to the end for th…
 
Today I’m talking to one of my new favorite people, Tom Spina, founder of Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot. We talk all about his early inspirations, his experiences with the internet and growing a community, his restoring of original props at the Lucasfilm Archives ... and what is coming up for Regal Robot (including a brand new, exclusive announ…
 
Welcome to a very special, very short May the Fourth bonus episode of Talking Bay 94: my conversation with prolific voice actor, Jim Cummings. Mr. Cummings is the voice of characters like Winnie the Pooh, Darkwing Duck, the Tasmanian Devil, and of course ... HONDO OHNAKA. Thank you, as always, to Zach McGinnis at Galactic Productions for setting th…
 
For our 101st episode, we share a brief chat about where this podcast has taken us, where it's headed, how it's changed us personally, and evolved our thoughts on film. Then we jump into probably the most appropriate follow up to GvK, with another "monster fight" movie. We discuss the trope-tastic not for kids playground that is this film, and muse…
 
We ring in our 100th episode with a rollicking big movie and the absolute ideal guest for it, Kaijumax comic book creator Zander Cannon. We get the lowdown on the big guys and probably look too deeply at this movie. Or "Two guys explain to Kraig how to watch this kind of movie." Subscribe to Repeat Viewing wherever you listen, please rate, review &…
 
In our most epic episode we welcome mega-nerd superhero expert & homeboy, Dylan Godfry (aka Dylan Drake), and tackle the biggest film in years: the Snyder Cut. It's a hilarious and detailed spoiler chat revealing hidden elements, dissecting the deeper character arcs/performances, speculating on subtext, plot twists, and possible new directions. Plu…
 
Prolific Star Wars author, Alexander Freed has done so much, recently completing his Alphabet Squadron trilogy of novels. I really loved this conversation, tracing his journey from Bioware’s The Old Republic to Dark Horse Comics to Star Wars Insider Short Stories to then, of course, full-length Star Wars novels. And, whether it is his Rogue One nov…
 
In our 3rd Eddie Murphy episode, we tackle another extremely long-awaited sequel to a beloved film, and all the baggage that entails. For those sadists out there who love it when we fight, this episode is just for you, as we are intensely split on this film, with the shadowy menace of nostalgia looming over this production and our conversation! It'…
 
Stunt woman, martial artist and actor, Lauren Mary Kim has helped bring to life such beloved characters like Ahsoka Tano (The Clone Wars, Season 7) and The Armorer (The Mandalorian, Season 1). Whether motion capture with Ray Park for The Siege of Mandalore or being on set with Jon Favreau in The Volume for The Mandalorian, Lauren’s hard work and in…
 
As cinema changes shape to become a strange hybrid of streaming and theatrical releases, films continue to carry buzz and build reputations like always, and this film is among the many examples. After weeks of hearing about Judas and the Black Messiah, we decided it was too important not to cover it, and the densely layered work of Shaka King, Dani…
 
Ray Hassett played Lt. Tigran Jamiro on Echo Base, in The Empire Strikes Back. Of course, he is best known for his iconic barb to Han Solo: "Your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker!" Truly one of the more unique interviews we’ve had on this show, we delve into his early improvisational work, pairing with John Ratzenberger, becom…
 
Today is our 100th episode of Talking Bay 94, and I’m talking to the legendary Tony McVey: model maker, sculptor and character designer, who has worked on three generations of Star Wars. The designer of Salacious Crumb and sculptor of Sy Snootles, the Rancor and Gamorrean Guards for Return of the Jedi, Mr. McVey returned to bring Jar Jar, Geonosian…
 
Dave Carson is an extremely talented man of many different roles thorughout the Star Wars saga: whether working as a storyboard artist, a Creature Shop sculptor, or visual effects supervisor, his work left a lasting mark on so many of the movies we love. From his start on The Empire Strikes Back to bringing the Gamorrean Guards to life in Return of…
 
Bringing an end to our extended block of first take reviews on streaming film releases, we tackle the moody Denzel Washington detective drama, The Little Things, and share a detailed conversation about, you guessed it, lots of little things that make this movie tick. We look at the triple Oscar winning ensemble cast, the auteur work of writer direc…
 
Don Bies came on this podcast way back on Episode #5 (!). If you haven’t listened to our previous conversation, definitely give it a download first, to hear all about his incredible career … because this episode is me asking all the questions I wish I had asked him 3 years ago. Japanese Panasonic commercials (and adventures with Peter Mayhew + prev…
 
We think we picked a perfect Valentine's Day movie for 2021/ post-2020 vibes everyone is feeling, and we think you'll agree. Watch Bliss on Amazon before you listen because we have no choice but to spoil this one as we peel apart the layers, interpret the many signs & symbols that make up it's story, using a specific visual language. Plus we talk i…
 
In an appropriate follow up to last episode, we talk another actor turned solid director, with George Clooney's latest. We talk about the meta elements of the film, the science & world building, and the intimate personal story buried within what is presented as a race against time survival tale. Plus we ponder where this stands among the modern sci…
 
This episode is a battle of podcasters, because one of us loved Christopher Nolan's latest mindbender, and one of us did not! Brace yourself for cannon fire and opinion blasts, as we dive into a film that is equal parts James Bond adventure and applied physics graduate thesis, and yet another entry in the bizarre and high concept Nolan-verse. Subsc…
 
In a timely first take review, we look at the sure-handed directorial debut of actress Regina King, One Night in Miami. Our talk ranges from the inner struggles of each man and the outer forces shaping them, King as a director, Kemp Powers as a writer, and the various filmmaking elements that make this movie tick. Plus we peel back the layers of wh…
 
Paul Davids co-wrote the Jedi Prince series of books, best known for The Glove of Darth Vader, as well as characters like Trioculus, Zorba the Hutt … and, of course, the grandchild of Emperor Palpatine. And that was 30 years ago! I grew up reading these books and so getting to talk about their creation was such a blast. (Mr. Davids sure knows how t…
 
The prequel renaissance continues! Richard Stride played Separatist leader Poggle the Lesser in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, as well as numerous other roles, including Clone Troopers and … Obi-Wan Kenobi (in more scenes than you would believe). It’s a great, quick inside look at what it was like to be on set while they were filming…
 
Happy 2021 everyone! Like many of you, we opened our Christmas Present of Wonder Woman '84 on the day it was released. So how did it add to our holiday? How does it add up to the first WW and other recent DC films? Plus, we talk briefly about other strong female characters with Stargirl, and the Amazon original film I'm Your Woman. Subscribe to Rep…
 
Paul Duncan is a writer, historian, and the author of the two volumes of Taschen's Star Wars Archives. Mr. Duncan’s research, insights, and his exclusive multi-day interviews with George Lucas, himself, make these books a must-have for any Star Wars fan ... and this interview, if I do say so myself, a must-listen. Listening back on this interview w…
 
With the 3rd season of Cobra Kai dropping on Netflix as our first treat of 2021, this episode from our Patreon feed was poised and ready for the All Valley Tournament. We chat about the different themes playing out between different characters across the overall show, what it borrows from the formula in the original 3 films, then we take a hard loo…
 
'Tis the season for holiday themed episodes, and we wanted to rise to the challenge with an actual Christmas movie (with minimal explosions), and Netflix's Klaus did not disappoint. We have a blast talking about the 2D rendering and design styles, the incredibly timely, socially conscious story, and the unique take on the Santa Klaus mythos. Also, …
 
Today is Talking Bay 94 … Episode 94. So I wanted to do something special, especially after the announcement of The Book of Boba Fett series, as well as the very sad news of Jeremy Bulloch’s passing last week. Over the past few years of this show, we’ve been able to interview a lot of cast and crew members, who have put on the Mandalorian armor, wh…
 
Kirk Thatcher started his career as the youngest person in the Return of the Jedi Creature Shop. Come for the stories of working with Phil Tippett, Jim Henson, David Fincher, and then stay for the very insightful discussion on the future of the Muppets and Star Wars. Head to his website, www.kirkrthatcher.com, for autographs and sketches of your fa…
 
Dan Perri is an iconic title designer, who, well, created the opening crawl of the original Star Wars. You know, the crawl. His work spans decades and directors, and I try to tackle as many as I can: from William Friedkin (The Exorcist) and Martin Scorcese (Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York) to Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters) and, of course, Georg…
 
David Dozoretz spearheaded the pre-visualization work on the Special Editions and the first two Star Wars prequels, as pre-vis effects supervisor. He is such an immense talent and has such incredible passion for his work, so it was a real honor. This is such a fun episode, a deep dive into what it was like to be working at Skywalker Ranch ... while…
 
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