25 best movie gadgets

Top tech that has yet to escape the confines of the silver screen – hurry up, inventors, we want our Hoverboard

Replicator (Star Trek: Nemesis, 2002)

Replicator (Star Trek: Nemesis, 2002)

3D printing is on the right track, but the replicator – first seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation – is the ultimate goal. It can produce literally anything from pure energy, making it the cornerstone of Gene Roddenberry's post-scarcity society. When we finally crack this invention it’ll be the end of shopping as we know it. No more trudging round supermarkets? We can’t wait.

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