You're absolutely right that to me, the primary reason for this thought experiment is to properly flesh out the character arc of Anakin Skywalker, so anything in that category gets precedent over other stuff I may find more entertaining but isn't related to Anakin. It's not that I'm necessarily opposed to including all that stuff, I'm just thinking in terms of trying to limit it to three films to keep it a "Clone Wars trilogy" per GL's pre-Ep. V era brainstorm which is difficult to do with so much worthy material. You make solid points for including the Mandalorians and Darth Maul. Even when I was 10 and Ep. I just came out, I was baffled by how underused and seemingly wasted Maul was. The Mandalorians as a group of "evil warriors" who fought the Jedi during the Clone Wars which was the idea before the PT came out but never really showed in the PT is also spot-on, and getting to see that is also definitely cool. My reasons for only including Overlords and not the other two Mortis episodes basically boil down to personal taste, I don't really have an objective reason to include one and not the others. I'm not a huge Clovis fan, but we never got to see the new Clovis arc that was supposed to be in S5, so I may change on that depending on how much I like the new stuff. If the new Clovis arc seems like it could work well as part of the Clone Wars trilogy, that could work out really well since I'm already heavily leaning towards including the battle episodes of the Geonosis arc, so it would be easy to add Senate Spy to the beginning of that to introduce Clovis and make more sense when he appears later.