Geek Trivia

The Communicator Used By Obi-Wan Kenobi In The Phantom Menace Is Actually A?

TV Remote
Women's Razor Handle
Paint Scraper
Garage Door Opener
What Is The Only Other Body In Our Solar System With Surface Liquid?
Qui-Gon Jinn talking into a communicator
20th Century Fox

Answer: Women’s Razor Handle

If you’re a Star Wars fan with an exceptionally sharp eye for detail, then you might have noticed an unintentionally humorous prop in the Star Wars universe. The Hush-98 comlink communicator used by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace was modeled after a bit of real-world 20th century technology—but not particularly advanced technology, mind you.

The prop masters made the comlink by casting a mold of a Gillette Ladies Sensor Excel razor handle. In fairness to the prop masters, the body of the Excel has a nice ergonomic look and certainly doesn’t stand out at all. Once it was painted silver and had a few bits and pieces glued on, it was ready for its new role as a communicator in a galaxy far, far away.