A lot of people on various forums have gone on about why the droids arent recognised by Uncle Own and Obi Wan in episode 4 and why the doirds dont remember them. Well... DROIDS NOT RECOGNISING PEOPLE a) R2-D2 seems to know exactly whats going on in the new hope. He knows who Obi Wan ism he knows where he lives. b) R2-D2 repeatdely doesnt tell c3po anything in all 3 of the original trilogy. He gives him snippets of info but you definately get the feeling he isnt telling old golden rod everything. c3po also complains about being the last to know anything repeatedly. PEOLE NOT RECOGNISING DROIDS a) As for Owen and OB1 not recognizing 3pio and R2. Owen is young in episode 2 and doesnt seem to talk to either the droids directly. b) OB1 doesnt meet c3po till episode 2 and even then it only briefly. c) there are thousands of r2 and c3po units in the star wars universe. You saw one c3po in episode 1, one in Empire. There arealso loads of r2 or r4 units. c) in episode 2 c3po has a dirty silver casing. In episode 4, Owen is in his 50's and hasn't seem the droids for ages. So when a shiny golden droid is bought by him, he isn't likely to remember it? So i would suggest: a) only c3po gets his memory wiped b) r2 remembers everything and only tells c3po certain things Only problem: OB1 should remember r2. BUT he isnt exactly revealing everything to anyone in episode 4. As he tells luke his dads dead etc etc etc... DISCUSS..