A comment on this question about the phonetic spelling of the droid's names made me remember a story I first heard back in 1998, right around the theatrical re-release of the original trilogy.
This was a long time ago and my memory is shaky, but my question is has anyone has ever heard of this same crazy interpretation of the original movies? And if so, is there source discussing it in more detail, because I've Googled for years and can't find anything.
When I first came across the Secret History of Star Wars (back then available as a free e-book) I thought I'd found my source, but it contained nothing of the kind.
The interpretation goes that the Obi-Wan Kenobi we know from the films was really OB1-Kenobi, with the first name being a alphanumeric identifier because he was a clone and not a natural born human. I can't remember if OB1 knew he was a clone or not, but the theory went that OB1 was a Jedi and a veteran of the Clone Wars.
This story post-dates the Thrawn trilogy, so at the time there was precedence, at least in the novels if nothing else, for Jedi clones.
I can't remember if there was an implication that the OB1 was one of many Jedi clones, and that the Clone Wars were really about a Jedi clone army, or if he was a one-off.
I remember loving this story as a fascinating and alternative way to interpret the original movies, and hoping that when the prequels finally came out they'd explain everything.