Though it is not surprising given some of the disconnects between the Original Trilogy and the later Prequel Trilogy, despite George Lucas having ample time to iron any such issues out when he was writing the Prequels. Why he chose not to is baffling, and is something that seems to be unanswered.
Yeah, there are so many inconsistencies between the OT and the prequels that could have been ironed out if Lucas bothered to rewatch his own movies before writing the prequel scripts. Here’s just the things I can remember off the top of my head:
- R2 somehow doesn’t recognize Obi-Wan or Yoda, Obi-Wan and Yoda don’t seem to recognize R2 either
- Obi-Wan doesn’t remember owning a droid, despite having owned a droid for at least 3 years
- Obi-Wan makes it sound like Owen and Anakin are actual brothers, and Owen resisted when Anakin started his training, which is just completely wrong
- The “served my father in the Clone Wars” bit that started this thread (and no, the cartoons don’t count)
- Obi-Wan says Yoda was the master who instructed him, but Yoda was actually the master who instructed the master who instructed the master who instructed him
- Luke feels like he’s been to Dagobah before, despite the fact that he never actually went there before
- Obi-Wan says that he was reckless as an apprentice, despite the prequels portraying him as basically the opposite of reckless
- Obi-Wan acts like he discovered Anakin’s piloting ability and Force skill, despite Qui-Gon being the one who discovered that (I’m noticing a lot of contradictions disappear if you merge Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon into a single character)
- Leia says she remembers her real mother, despite the fact that her mother died in childbirth (and no, “it was the Force” isn’t a valid explanation, especially since Luke doesn’t have those memories)
- Vader says Obi-Wan once thought he could be redeemed, despite Obi-Wan going to Mustafar to kill him (and no, the upcoming Obi-Wan spinoff doesn’t count)
That’s a lot of inconsistencies, and I don’t think “they were just misremembering” really cuts it when the OT’s conception of the prequel events is so wildly different from the actual events.