Qui Gon’s communicator in The Phantom Menace was a women’s razor.
Even the biggest blockbusters in Hollywood have to cut corners somewhere. So set designers will often repurpose everyday items as futuristic devices (“See that potato peeler? Glue a red light to it, wave it in front of a guy’s face, and boom — now it’s a medical scanner”). Sometimes they disguise the household objects brilliantly. Other times they literally just mount a Dyson hand dryer to the wall. Either way, those sneaky filmmakers thought they could trick us. But nothing gets past the internet. Here are a bunch of “high tech” film props you could find in your junk drawer.