Skywalking Through Neverland: Revenge of the 5th Episode

Tricia joined Sarah and Richard Woloski for Skywalking Through Neverland’s Revenge of the 5th Episode. From the show notes:

This is our most action-packed, super-fun, galac­ti­cally great episode yet!  We would like to start off by say­ing ‘Happy Revenge Of The 5th!” We hope you had a Force­ful May The 4th.

Thank you, Disney, for announc­ing the cast for Episode 7 this last week! (They knew this would make a per­fect Tiki Can­tina seg­ment for our May the 4th Episode of Sky­walk­ing Through Nev­er­land.) Now along with return­ing saga vet­er­ans like Mark Hamill, Car­rie Fisher, Har­ri­son Ford, Peter May­hew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker we have a brand new cast to help fur­ther the story we never thought we’d get. So we called a few of our friends like Robert Bapst of The Bald Solo Pod­cast (who is also co-hosting this week), Scott Mur­ray from the Assem­bly of Geeks pod­cast and our long time lis­tener and admin of Sky­walk­ing Through Nev­er­land Face­book Page, Don­ald Wicks.

A long time ago in an era known as the 70’s and 80’s when there was very lit­tle Star Wars con­tent to help fill in the gaps, we had to go on our first impres­sions. We had no spin-offs or expanded uni­verse to help us visu­al­ize what things like “the Clone Wars” meant. Who was The Emperor? And what mem­o­ries did Leia actu­ally have of her mother? We talk with friends includ­ing Chris Alexan­der (author of Star Wars Origami), Michael Kogge (author of The Despot­ica and Star Wars Insider arti­cles) and Tri­cia Barr ( and Fan­girls Going Rogue). They reveal their first impres­sions of the Clone Wars, a duel between Vader and Obi-Wan at the edge of a vol­cano and more. This is a dis­cus­sion Richard has been hav­ing with Chris Alexan­der since they were both dress­ing up as Jedi Luke back in 1984.

The very first all-Star Wars con­ven­tion was held over the Memo­r­ial Day week­end, 1987, in Los Ange­les to cel­e­brate the saga’s 10th Anniver­sary. Richard was lucky enough to have attended!. One of the high­lights was the very first appear­ance by George Lucas who had flown in from Eng­land where he was shoot­ing Wil­low. We’ve aired some of his Q&A on past shows. We go back and review this Q&A and repeat the ques­tions when needed or just crack-wise on ques­tions that were asked 27 years ago…

We have so much more for today’s episode includ­ing the his­tory of how May The 4th started, a review of The Big Bang Theory’s Star Wars episode, and, the reveal of our May the 4th Give­away winner!

And remem­ber, never land on Alderaan!

Our Guests

Pod­cast Guest Host: Robert Bapst of the Bald Solo Podcast

Tri­cia Barr (@fangirlcantina), author of Fan­girl Blog and pod­cast cohost on Assem­bly of Geeks and Fan­girls Going Rogue. Author of a NEW novel, WYNDE.

Michael Kogge – Author of Empire of the Wolf on Comixol­ogy and two upcom­ing Star Wars Rebels Books

Chris Alexan­der — Author of Star Wars Origami

Shawn “Obi-Shawn” Crosby — cohost of Dock­ing Bay 94

Scott Mur­ray — Cre­ator and cohost of the Assem­bly of Geeks Podcast

Don­ald Wicks — Proud Rebel Legion mem­ber and Sky­walk­ing Through Nev­er­land Face­book Admin



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