The gosh darn problem
1Module parse failed: Unexpected token (5:5)2You may need an appropriate loader to handle this file type, currently no loaders are configured to process this file. See [Concepts | webpack](https://webpack.js.org/concepts/#loaders)
The darn tootin solution
gatsby-plugin-typescript plugin specification to the be the first item in the plugins list inside the
I'd added the
gatsby-plugin-typescript plugin to my
gatsby-config.js file, just like all the tutorials said to, but I'd put it near the bottom of the list of plugins. It just so happened that a plugin earlier in that list was written in Typescript and Gatsby had no idea how to deal with it just yet. Moving it to the top of the list means that it can be used to help load any Typescript plugins you may desire to use.
And that was it! Suddenly the wheels got traction and I was again of speeding through the rest of the Typescript conversion. Other demons awaited me ahead, but this one had been slain and in the moment, life was good again.