Geek Trivia

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

Garage Door Opener
Paint Scraper
TV Remote
Women's Razor
Which Sci-Fi Character Made Frequent Cross-Show Cameo Appearances On Non-Sci-Fi TV?

Answer: Women’s Razor

If you’re a Star Wars fan with an exceptionally sharp eye for detail, you might have noticed an unintentionally humorous prop in the Star Wars universe. The Hush-98 comlink communicator used by Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menance is modeled after a bit of real world technology. Not particularly advanced technology, mind you. The prop masters made the comlink by casting a mold of the Gilette Sensor Excel for Women razor body. 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 painted silver and with a few bits and pieces glued on, in its new role as a communicator in a galaxy far, far away.

Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox.