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Penny’s Watch in Inspector Gadget

30 of the Coolest Movie and Television Gadgets

A lot of people point to Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek for pioneering a lot of modern technology, at least in a conceptual form, but what about Inspector Gadget? While we don’t currently have any cyborg detectives driving around and solving crimes (that I know of, at least), we do have smartwatches, similar to the one Penny wore. Like modern day smartwatches, Penny’s watch could send and receive messages calls and messages and even sync with other devices!

Of course, our smartwatches can’t make video calls. They can’t pick locks, they don’t have flashlights on them, and they can’t be used to track people, though those last two don’t seem out of the realm of possibility. That being said, our smartwatches will likely never detect radiation or feature giant magnets for pulling in metal objects just out of reach, and they certainly won’t be equipped with lasers.

James Bond Submarine Car

30 of the Coolest Movie and Television Gadgets

Arguably the most iconic Bond gadget of all time, Wet Nellie is a custom-built submarine made to resemble a Lotus Esprit S1 sports car. You know, because Bond always has to have a cool car. It’s not unlike Doc Brown building a time machine out of a Delorean. You need to have style, for crying out loud.

Wet Nellie (named after Little Nellie, an autogyro in You Only Live Twice) is an actual functioning wet sub. A wet sub is a submarine that doesn’t feature a dry environment (like the inside of a traditional submarine) and requires occupants to wear wet suits. Wet Nellie was built by Perry Oceanographic, Inc out of Riviera Beach, Florida for only about $100,000 in mid-70s money. That’s a lot less than the $1M Elon Musk spent to purchase one of the actual Lotus Esprit S1 sport cars, which he intends on modifying so that it can actually transform into a submarine.

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