If that's the case, then he should of followed through and NOT made I and II or at least reconsidered not completely converting to CG which ended up having the new SW movies lose it's novelty as an origional movie that allows IV-VI to follow after. It's too much of a radical change. So unless GL has something up his sleeve if he does do VII-IX...it's already doomed to failure unless he does extremely well in III, which for right now seems to be the case. *goes back to drooling as he watches the Ep.III trailer again*
Honestly, I really think that even though the first three released SW movies were good enough alone but in a way it needed some history behind what's going on, like what was going on before the Rebellion and what led up to it besides the obvious rise of power with Palpatine and the evil Empire. Some people are picky and need to know, "What caused this and that" or "Who's his/her background?"
The new movies seem to cover it, just needs a few rescripting in II (Which would probably only leave the last 20 minutes of actual decent movie time) and the removal/modification of Jar Jar in I... Lucas tried to recover in II giving Jar Jar a more important role, but all it turned out to be was another reason to kill him; the cause of the rise by proposing Emergency Powers to Palpatine. Sorry Lucas, we're still out to get poor Jar Jar.
My biggest question concerning EaW is unit control in space and coordination during battles. Will they be automatically assigned patrol points within an assigned area in space or will they remain idle? If they're allowed to move while idle, how will they be in battle? Will we see a Homeworld II copy of action when the fighters are constantly moving or will they take turns and shoot each other while idle? I'm sure this isn't the case seeing some of the screenies, but it's just a curiousity question.
Oh, and seeing how the game's layed out, I hope the Interdictor plays a role such as the one mentioned by DK_Viceroy. As long as there is no Rebel counter (Since there was never one for what I know). Seeing the Executioner wouldn't be too bad, as long as it stays far away from my bases.
Far...far....far away... Death Star too, only even farther.