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A megalight, abbreviated MGLT, was a standard unit of distance in space.

The T-65 X-wing starfighter and TIE/LN starfighter had top sublight speeds of 100 MGLT per hour.[1]

The superlaser targeting system of the Death Star I used megalights to indicate the distance to planets to be fired upon.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

An ILM spaceship speed and maneuverability chart from Return of the Jedi

The MGLT was originally introduced in Industrial Light & Magic's reference chart for Return of the Jedi as a measurement of relative speed.[3]

In the Star Wars: Behind the Magic interactive CD-ROM, released in the Fall of 1998, a "vehicle speed comparison chart" shows the maximum sublight speeds of various spacecraft displayed in MGLT. However, the Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance instruction manual, from 1999, suggests, "To dodge missiles, try flying 90 megalights per hour or faster," which would indicate that MGLT is the unit of distance.

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance and associated manual
  2. Star Wars: X-Wing Tour of Duty 3 cutscene 2
  3. Return of the Jedi Sketchbook, page 95
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