Film Trivia

High-Tech Movie Props That Are Secretly Everyday Objects 

Mark Rennie
Updated November 22, 2019 1.5k votes 486 voters 49.1k views 18 items

Just because a movie is set in an futuristic world doesn't mean the filmmakers have an unlimited budget, even in beloved properties like Star Trek and Star Wars. Sometimes creative solutions need to be used. That slick-looking retinal scanner could just be a book light that's been painted silver. Here are some examples where household objects doubled as high-tech props.

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Mutants Need Makeup Too
Mutant X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list High-Tech Movie Props That Are Secretly Everyday Objects
Photo: u/phantomjerky/Reddit
Best disguised everyday object?
The Dark Crystal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list High-Tech Movie Props That Are Secretly Everyday Objects
Photo: u/topher181/Reddit
Best disguised everyday object?
Z Nation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list High-Tech Movie Props That Are Secretly Everyday Objects
Photo: u/RedKibble/Reddit
Best disguised everyday object?
Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list High-Tech Movie Props That Are Secretly Everyday Objects
Photo: u/MRR1911/Reddit
Best disguised everyday object?