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BLASTERMIND Gadgets And Gizmos NOW WITH ANSWERS

How many of these sci-fi gadgets and gizmos can you identify in our weekly weekend quiz? Check back early next week for the full list of answers

And there are more... lots more. Some of them have even become reality – iPads, for example, are simply groovier versions of Star Trek: The Next Generation ’s PADDs. Gotta love it when science fiction becomes fact!

But just how familiar are you with these items? Even if you recognise them instantly, do you actually know their proper names? Here’s a techie-test to get you scratching your heads...

We need to know:

(A) What they’re called

(B) What they do

(C) Which show/film they’re from

Time to brush up on your gadgetry general knowledge... good luck!

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1. Hypospray, gives injections through the skin, Star Trek

2. Time-turner, allows the bearer to turn back time, Harry Potter

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3. Garage Door Opener (GDO), sends a code through the Stargate to identify the owner and allow access, Stargate SG-1

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4. PKE Meter, measures psycho-kinetic energy (ie, ghosts), Ghostbusters

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5. Michael Knight’s watch/comlink, used to communicate with KITT, Knight Rider

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6. EMF Meter, measures electro-magnetic fields (ie, ghosts), Supernatural (you get an extra point if you knew that Dean Winchester built it out of an old Walkman – clever boy)

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7. The Handlink, used by Al to communicate with Ziggy, Quantum Leap (you get an extra point if you knew there’s more than one version of this handlink).

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8. Universal Translator, used to decipher alien languages, Star Trek

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9. Memory Neuralyzer (proper name only – we don’t accept “Brain-wiping pen” or any variation of that), wipes memories, Men In Black

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10. Psychic paper, allows the bearer to make whoever reads it see what they want them to see, Doctor Who

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