Is Death Star really the first mention of the standard meter in Star Wars? I czn hardly believe so... Just remember the examples Curtis Saxon gave in his Technical Commentaries... "In the A New Hope novel, for instance, Darth Vader is described as being over two metres tall, lightsabre beams are a metre long, and womp-rats are two or three metres in size. (...) [Eg. Luke Skywalker's reference to womp rats in A New Hope; General Dodonna's reference to a thermal exhaust port.]"
Should we change it? LelalMekha 12:58, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
- A meter may differ from an Imperial standard meter. Not everyone agrees what a meter truly is, just like in reality, thus why there have been units once agreed upon but are now defunct. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:28, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
- It may differ, you're right. But I think it would be quite strange if it was the case; the Empire used many of the ancient republic customs and units, simply adding the adjective "imperial". Just look at the imperial credit, which is in no way different from the republican one. I guess standardization would make any human consider a meter to be the same thing. Maybe wre could just add it as a behind-the-scenes section? LelalMekha 10:07, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
According to what I have read in the Saga edition Roleplaying book, with references to both the height of Darth Vader and other characters as well, it would appear that the Imperial Standard meter is at least equal to an Earth meter, but could be considerably larger, as Vader is referenced as being 2.02m, yet he stands decidedly taller than Captain Antilles who was 1.88m. I'd like to submit that both clones and Darth himself were much taller than the normal individual (backed by Leia's statement that Luke was "a little short to be a stormtrooper"). When Vader held Antilles up, the capatain was only perhaps 8" above the height of Darth Vader, but was at least the same height above the top of Vader's boot. I would assume that the top of Vader's boot would be at least 16" off the floor, meaning that Antilles was almost 2' off the floor, and at least 12" shorter than Vader himself. I'd like to propose the idea of an Imperial Standard Meter being at least 3'8" but perhaps as long as a 4'7". I understand that this makes quite a few characters and other dimesions larger, but I think that several other characters heights may need to be corrected as well.
Mrbassman90 06:34, November 8, 2011 (UTC)