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High-Tech Movie Props That Are Secretly Everyday Objects

Updated November 22, 2019 1.8k votes 541 voters 53.4k views18 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.