Originally Posted by Lynk Former
Canon referencing non-canon (or official referencing non-official in some cases) material isn't a new thing and isn't a bad thing either. All this is is an acknowledgement of an interesting design that looks good enough to use again in a re-worked form.
Just because someone decided to take a nod in a certain direction and acknowledge someone else's work doesn't mean Dooku's head is going to come back to life and take revenge against Palpy.
Even though I still don't like the idea of Maul surviving, I quite liked the various references to the movies and the Force (how they feel it's out of balance, and how the Clone Wars are affecting it). Great stuff.