Skywalking Through Neverland: EU and the Movies

A couple of weeks ago I joined Robert Bapst of The Bald Solo on Skywalking Through Neverland for their episode “Expanded Universe – Should They Stay Or Should They Go?” From their shownotes:

What characters or situations from the Expanded Universe would you like to see cross-over into the new Star Wars films? Would it be a mis­take to give established characters, such as the kids of Han and Leia or Luke, new names and backstory instead of using what’s already established? Which of Anakin/Vader’s apprentices would win in a fight Ahsoka or Starkiller?

We ask Tricia Barr of Fangirls Going Rogue and Robert Bapst of The Bald Solo Podcast these Star Wars Expanded Uni­verse ques­tions and more in our Tiki Can­tina segment.

Then we con­tinue with Dave Skale’s in-depth look at Star Tours when the original attrac­tion comes to a close in 2010. We share sto­ries as we celebrate The Last Tour To Endor on both coasts.

It’s time to put on your Think­ing Ears as we challenge you, the lis­tener, and a group of cosplayers in another round of the Disney Trivia Challenge! (In what movie do you see a Buzz Lightyear toy in a doctor’s office?)

In our Count­down segment we find out how many more days until Celebration Anaheim, Episode VII and we still have no idea about how many more days until Star Wars: Rebels. How­ever, we do look at new trail­ers and characters including Ezra and his laser sling-shot (is Dennis The Menace really an obscure reference in 2014?).

And remember, Neverland on Alderaan!

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to