Last week Josie Fraser checked out the Doctor's TARDIS from Doctor Who, for this week's Movie Gadget Friday she looks at the Babel fish The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
As a warm up to the impending (end of April in the UK) release of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the
original film of the videogame of the television series of the stage production of the towel of the radio plays –
action figures and plush assortment already available) this week
I'm taking a look at the Babel fish.
One of the many finest figments of the late, great Douglas Adams's fantastic imagination, Babel fishes are naturally occurring biologically based gadgets. The fish lives in your ear canal feeding off the energy you use to speak, and excreeting translations of others utterances.