I've never read it myself, but it is an interesting perspective. There was so much negativity AFTER the films release, that I think most people who were old enough to remember-forgot about all the hype and anticipation that had built up before this films release. I consider myself a fairly "passive" Star wars fan, but I think the trailers for TPM were some of the first I ever watched/downloaded from the internet, and I probably watched them at least once a week from November of 1998 until the Movies release in may 1999.
As for The Clone Wars & Darth Maul, well... Tonights the night (supposedly). Although I wouldn't be surprised if this was a Savage Opress heavy episode and Maul was not introduced until the very last scene, or even until next week. I find it odd they they didn't hold back the season finale for a month or so and air it in a one hour segment in one night as they have done with previous seasons.
wataru wrote:Bringing back Darth Maul serves absolutely no purpose but to sell Darth Maul action figures and it was hype for TPM in 3D. Blah.
True, and also to show off daddy's little girls writing skills (or lack there of). You know its funny, for years Lucas denied acknowledging any EU accounts that Boba Fett survived after ROTJ. But in his old age, he's ok with others doing the exact same thing to Maul. But hey its ok I guess if its in the family.