imperial system

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Though largely superseded by the metric system, the Imperial system was still used by some well into the 23rd century, at least on an informal basis.[1]


A mile was a measure of distance from Earth's Imperial system of measurements. On Stardate 1512.2, Lieutenant Commander Spock noted that the Fesarius was "a mile in diameter."[1] Ben Childress' quarters were located "about eleven miles" from the mining company on Rigel XII in 2266.[2] First Appearance: TOS 05 (8 Sep 1966)


A pound was a measure of weight from Earth's imperial system of measurements; 2.2 pounds were about equal to one kilogram from the metric system.[3] On Stardate 1512.2, Doctor McCoy changed Captain Kirk's diet card to include more salad, as his "weight was up a couple of pounds."[1] First Appearance: TOS 05 (8 Sep 1966)

Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "Where No Man Has Gone Before". Star Trek, season 1, episode 3 (Production number 02). Directed by James Goldstone. Written by Samuel A. Peeples. Desilu Productions. 22 September 1966.
  2. Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "The Corbomite Maneuver". Star Trek, season 1, episode 10 (Production number 03). Directed by Joseph Sargent. Written by Jerry Sohl. Desilu Productions. 10 November 1966.
  3. Bormanis, Andre. Star Trek: Science Logs. Pocket Books, March 1998.