Re-watched this trailer with a cooler head.
As in my last post, the graphics are better.
Their perception of the EU is worse, if that is possible.
Heck, forget the EU, when Anakin was slaughtering the Tusken Raiders, and Yoda was meditating in his quarders -- think "Attack of the Clones" -- Yoda heard Qui-Gon's voice yell "No, Anakin! No!" Also, Yoda approached Obi-Wan about Qui-Gon's spirit in "Revenge of the Sith".
To the excited fella thinking that Yoda might fight the Bpfasshi Dark Jedi: I don't think that's it. Not only does Dave Filoni not know his hydrospanner from his fusion welder, but Qui-Gon's voice specifically states: "you must finish what I could not", and Qui-Gon, if we count the monstrocity known as the "Jedi Apprentice" series as canon -- which I do not, for the record -- fought only two Dark-Siders; Xanatos and Darth Maul.
Then, can someone please explain to me why Yoda was pondering the origins of the Clone Army in the middle of a war? I would have thought the Jedi had something better to do, like lead the Outer Rim Seiges.
While thinking of Yoda, I remembered that he is supposed to be kept in the Healers' Ward because he was hearing voices. Thoough that would be a smart thing to do in the real world, Jedi hear voices on a daily basis. I can provide an exhaustive list if it is required. Besides, he is the Grand Master, a CEO in our Earthly terms, please tell me how many nine-hundred-year-old CEOs were sent to the loony bin after one occasion?
Now, this matter of a misfiring Order 66. Do I really need to elaborate on how bullsith that is? Perhaps not, but I will do so anyway. First of all, how the heck did Trench survive? He is like a bloody Gary Stu -- just as Boba Fett is -- Anakin blew up the Admiral's bridge with his own super-powerful torpedoes. And, for the record, Trench was ON the bridge. Well, I guess if Darth Maul managed to survive on the power of hatred, then Trench could have woven himself an airtight cocoon of spider thread, or had his molecules reassemble on the power of a collider? No, no, no. It was Durge masquerading as Trench, or, maybe the next-gen terminator?
Irregardless of Trench's role -- which could have been handled by a Tactical Droid, for the record -- the whole idea of a misfire is just not feasible. The order had to come from Palpatine -- if Yoda had put on a hood and said "The time, come it has. Order 66 execute you will, hmmmm." nothing would have happened. And Palpatine WOULD NOT jeopordise his plans by testing out the command in the field.
Then there is the matter of Korriban. Ah, if I remember my Expanded Universe -- and I do, given that I have a word document open with my notes on the subject -- Korriban's location was lost prior to the New Sith Wars -- circa 1000 BBY, or 100 years before Yoda's birth. So, why Yoda, of all people, would go there is beyond me. Much less how he would know the planet's location, given that the Jedi did not know where Tython -- their ancesteral home -- was.
Besides, Palpatine would have a hissy-fit if a Jedi came onto Korriban, or do we not think he would have safeguards in place?
Next in my sights is the arc I dread the most; the Clovis Arc. If I ever saw a blatent attempt at drama and romantic tention, this is it. Which begs the question, who was the karking genious -- not -- who wanted to write that in? Apart from a, "I hate you for even existing, Clovis, and what a shame Lott Dodd did not splatter your brains back in Season Two, Episode Four!" from Anakin, and a "I still love you no-matter what." from Padmé, this arc is likely to have a cool battle scene and that's all. Speaking of, since when does Padmé have a garrison?
The more time passes, the more the Clone Wars begin to resemble a badly-written piece of Fan-Fiction. Something a fifth-grader might write, complete with cartoon villains, Gary Stus and Mary Sues (cough Lux cough) and underdressed female leads (cough Ahsoka and Ventress cough). I will not even touch on the subjet of the "ones" from Mortis.
It would have been a lot more bearable -- even with the flaws that I listed -- were the EU even somewhat consulted. Now, I see you rushing to defend Dave Filoni, bringing to my attention the battle over Rytloth in S1E19. You will also point out that in the featurette, Filoni acknowledged Ahsoka's manoeuvre as that of Timothy Zahn's invention.
However, not once, not in the featurette, not in the episode proper, did he call it by it's name, the Marg Sabl Closure Manoeuvre. And, it was "Marg Sabl", not "Ahsoka Tano Closure Manoeuvre", just to keep the record straight.
Also, to keep that record straight, I must say that using BTL-B Y-Wing bombers was not how it ought to have been executed, given that the Y-Wings are slow-moving craft. ARC-170 and V-19 starfighters would have been more adequate. Not to mention that the rotation of the Resolute was the exact opposite of the Chimaera's.
So no, even if someone read some part of the EU on the creation team, that knowledge has been rather wasted, think cloaking shields, think Dreadnaught-class heavy cruisers "the backbone of the Old Republic's navy", think the inability to penetrate raised shields with long-range communications. Heck, even think the red hyperspace tunnel in that frog-colonel arc.
In short, the EU was loaded onto the Outbound Flight and forsaken in the Unknown Regions. Rebels is going to take the Death Star to the place where the Flight crashed, and will systamatically distroy D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6 and the core. Then, for good measure, they will obliterate the baren rock, just to make sure everything is dead.
The sequels will join the party as Stormtroopers -- wearing their undergarments above their armor, and sporting red capes -- will escort the Sun Crusher into the Unkown regions and cause a supernova. Then, Darth Mickey Mousious, cackling in delight aboard Centerpoint Station will rearange that part of space to become unaccessible, and known as the Jaws. Some centuries later, in a Galaxy a little closer to ours, San Lone will brag that he made the Kernel Run in less than twelve acres.
That is what I see becoming of our Expanded Universe.
All too sad, but all too true.
I shall end this address of mine by channelling Yoda and saying, "The Disney side of the Farce clouds everything. Impossible to see, a bright future is."
Farewell my friends, and, May the Old Expanded Universe Be With You.