That's not what I meant. They followed the same troopers in the Starship Troopers animated series, someone suggested they should do that for The Clone Wars too.
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Alpha (EU) is not a regular clone. He's an ARC. This whole line of what is ARC and what is ARC trained is blurred between ROTS, the Gendy Series, and This one. One of my infinite problems with this era is no "Clone Canon" has ever been created. All the various types of media have been created their own variations. However, I believe Cody called Rex "Sir" and since Rex is a captain and Cody is a Commander/Field Marshall, I would think that would denote that they are following the Gendy series and denoting a pauldron/kamas as ARC. Course, Bly and the Boys of the 327th also wear pauldrons and kamas in this series and ROTS, but Bly is never defined as an ARC trooper in any series.
Cody and Alpha are not regular clones. They are officers. If you want real military SciFi (the genre that Heinlein and Starship Troopers canonized), you follow a solider, not the brass. This series has actually attempted that in Rookies and Innocents and been successful imo.
And the Jedi will always be there. The point is they should be background characters as the clones are treated in the films and two Clone Wars series. (with the exception of a few episodes). The first and middle part of Innocents demonstrates this perfectly and its why I think its the best episode this series has yet produced.
I take things literally unless I know people are tying to be funny. To me, regular clones mean basic troopers. No additional rank or specialty training. Whitejobs.
In the Gendy series, the red ARC Trooper was Captain Fordo. Ordo is a Null ARC that only appears (to my knowledge) in Karen Traviss' work.
Canon wise, the only specialized forces are Republic Commandos. I guess we can infer from the specialized armor in ROTS there are further designations (Marines, Airborne, Recon, Assassin, etc). If you add in half-canon like the Clone Wars and The Clone Wars series...you can add ARC troopers to that list.
My brief thoughts: I dont liek the idea of a Kenobi love interest, but at least she critiques the Jedi. I think that it could work well if they use it to show what a facade the Jedi order is.
Things I do like? Mandalorians. The scene where it looks like Padme is cheating on Skyguy. The Catacomg sequence with the Geonosians looks good as well. Hopefully they are taking a page from Republic Commando.
Negatives? Ki Adi is the only new Jedi shown. He had dialogue in the prequels, but we couldn't find anyone else? Luminara, Fisto, and Koon are all back (good) but other than that...!? Also, shoing Geonisis would be cool, but it seems like an awkward flashback.
The main flaw? Its really become apparent this series is not about the stories and characters we didn't see in the prequels. Its still about Anakin and Kenobi with Ashoka thrown in here and there...not good imo.