You can listen to the whole interview here: Sam Witwer gives his views of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, in detail. A few of the sound bites work out like this: "Its something Star Wars fans need to be appreciative of - Dave Filoni is a huge fan" - Witwer on how TCW uses the Expanded Universe "I do wish that Star Wars fans were more appreciative that they are taken care of like that" - Witwer on more of the same, talking about how Roddenberry didn't honor the Star Trek EU at all(so says Sam - I have no clue myself about that) "It is very clear if you watch ROTS that it(Order 66) is not an order on the books. And its simple from this one detail, that Karen Traviss ignored, but the detail is when Sidious shows up as a hologram and says execute order 66 the clones say it will be done my lord. Not yes sir, not yes chancellor...It will be done my lord" "The brain washing kicks in the moment they hear the words "Order 66" and they look at that hologram and they see god. They see the man responsible for their creation, Darth Sidious, and thats what it is." "If you are going to take Lucas and Filoni to task for changing the Mandalorians you have to take Karen Traviss to task for changing one of the most key plot points of the entire saga" "Commander Cody has never seen a Sith Lord" Now of course this has been a long standing debate amongst fans, was it brainwashing or was it just the clones following orders? One of the things that jumped out at me was the way Witwer charges at the Order 66 contigency order, saying its not a law that would have been on the Republic books. Palpatine made his whole Empire out of manipulating laws and to think that he wouldn't have a legal recourse to remove the Jedi is silly. Of course it would be a law on the books. That doesn't mean for certain that the clones were not brainwashed with only a few defeating their programming based upon life experience and such. The inclusion of Order 66 in the Republic law books seems to me to be an absolute must for Palpatine. Also its worth pointing out that James Luceno had clones questioning Order 66 way before Karen Traviss did, but for all of Sam's apparent knowledge of the EU this one slipped past him. Also its interesting to see how the clones in TCW itself work. We have clones like Cut, Slick and even Rex, soldiers developing extreme individuality - not unlike many of the clones from the expanded universe. Maybe I will be wrong and Rex will shoot Ahsoka in the back of the head as this series ends, I guess time will tell. It strikes me though that if George Lucas wanted the clones to be exactly the same as they appeared in the films that they would. We would get Slick and Cut, we wouldn't see all the scheming from the Umbara arc, so on. Its also kinda interesting how he seems to think that Karen wasn't taken to task by the fans, as if she is just revered by all Anyway I found this of interest and thought I should share.