Hey guys - IIRC, I brought this question up years ago on this board, but I can't find the thread (I'm guessing it's been deleted since it's so old). Mods, I hope it's OK to post this again. Anyway, here it is: In the famous ANH scene when Luke & Obi-wan are having the conversation (in Obi's hut) about Luke's father, etc. Obi-wan does obviously say some things that end up being lies, i.e. Darth Vader killing Anakin, Anakin wanting Luke to have his lightsaber, etc.. When Obi-wan's ghost is confronted with this in ROTJ by Luke, he explains that it was true "from a certain point of view". However, my question here is this: What's going on with the statements that Obi-wan made regarding Luke's father on Tattoine?!, i.e.: Luke: "No, my father didn't fight in the wars. He was a navigator on a spice freighter." Obi-wan: "That's what your uncle told you. He didn't hold with your father's ideals. Thought he should have stayed here and not gotten involved." And, Obi-Wan: "I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-wan on some damn-fool idealistic crusade like your father did." Why does Obi-wan say that Uncle Owen didn't want Luke to follow Obi "like his father did?" Granted, it's true that Anakin left Tattoine in TPM to go off & become a Jedi Knight at age 9/10, but Owen never even knew him at that time. IIRC, the only time the two ever even met was very briefly in AOTC, when Anakin saw Owen & Beru on Tattoine after Anakin went back there to look for his mother. And, it's probable that they barely spoke during that time - and, I can't see Owen (who barely knew Anakin) having an opinion (either way), or even caring about whether or not Anakin left Tattoine again to go fight in the Clone Wars, especially since he had already been gone for ten years at that point. The way Obi-wan tells it, it makes it seem that Anakin & Obi-wan were buddies (or at least contemporaries who knew each other) on Tattoine, and Anakin left to go seeking adventure, while Owen disapproved & stayed on the farm (or moisture farm, as the case may be). So, is this just a case of Obi-wan twisting the actual truth to make for a good story and/or to convince Luke to help him rescue Leia, or is the explanation more simple: i.e., Lucas didn't know exactly how the prequels were going to play out in 1977, so he wrote this at the time thinking that was the way things went, but then changed it 20 years later?! Or, is the truth somewhere in between?! Just curious what others think here....Thanks in advance for any feedback on this.