back to the future 2
For those who are fans of the Back to the Future franchise, next month marks the exact day from Back to the Future Part II when Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived in 2015. There’s a lot going on to celebrate the occasion around the world, all you have to do is Google “Back to the Future 2015 celebration” and you’ll hit a boatload of celerbations, but I must say that the following teaser trailer provided by Universal Pictures really gets me in the festive spirit.
Ever since Michael J. Fox made fools of us all and claimed in an ABC network special coinciding with the release of Back to the Future II that scientists were working on developing an actual hoverboard as seen in the film, it’s been difficult for me to trust anyone. However, the folks behind the film are looking to rectify Fox’s lies (okay, that might be a bit harsh) and make my 10-year-old heart sing, along with everyone else with a fondness for the time-hopping trilogy of movies. They’re still rolling out a feet-related product, just not one that flies. (more…)
Well folks, we’ve got good news for people that just never figured out how that darned shoelace tying trick works. It looks like Nike, taking a cue from one of their mock products from Back to the Future II, has created functional power laces. Better yet, we shall be seeing them hit the market sometime in 2015 (the same time that they appeared in the movie, coincidentally). (more…)
Check any “I’m still waiting for this, Science” meme and 99% of the time you’ll see that iconic Hoverboard that saved Marty McFly’s ass throughout the Back to the Future franchise. Everybody wanted one, even those of us that can’t stop falling off regular skateboards and busting our asses on hard concrete.
Director Sydney Freeland has taken that dream and made a short film to celebrate the desire that all Back to the Future fans hold dear to their heart, to hover on their very own Hoverboard. The short is part of the 2013 PBS Online Film Festival and after watching the short you can go vote for it on the PBS site as well as check out the other entries.
Back in 2008, several members of the Sirius XM Opie and Anthony show got together and hosted a secret showing of the Robert Zemeckis classic Back to the Future. The radio shock jocks provided a Mystery Science Theater 3000 live commentary track.
Now, three years later, there back again with Secret Show to the Future 2, showing what else? Back to the Future 2 of course. To promote this awesome event artist Tim Doyle has created this great Back to the Future II inspired poster (above). The show will take place ( it’s not really a secret) this coming Saturday November 5th 10 p.m. EST at the following location… secretshowtothefuture.com.
For an added bonus Tim’s poster will go on sale at the same time the show starts and can be purchased at sstff.bigcartel.com. Each poster is 18 x 24 and comes in a regular edition, limited to 150 total with 110 unsigned for $50 and 40 signed for $75.
CHECK OUT THE POSTER BELOW
Ok, hold on here. So a few weeks back Nike starts selling the Back To The Future 2 shoes, the Air Mag. Then the DeLorean Motor Company and Epic EV team up to mass-produce a fully electric DeLorean called the DMCEV. Now someone is making honest to goodness hoverboards that can support a grown mans weight? Do not mess with my emotions, internet.
It’s done by using something called Quantum Locking. I googled it, found a page filled with math and science, so it’s got to be legit. Or it’s black magic and we should burn them as witches.
Now, before we get to excited, the boards appear to need rails to run on… for now. Come on science, you have till 2015 to make those babies rail free!
Check out videos of your BTTF Nerd dreams made real after the jump:
Yesterday we reported on a tweet from Back to the Future producer Frank Marshall saying that something big was coming, and that it was related to Back to the Future. Shortly after, it was revealed that Nike announced an event in LA that would be put on to possibly announce the real life release of the Nike MAG shoes that were worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Now we’ve got confirmation that not only will the shoes be coming out, but they will be part of a charity auction to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help defeat Parkinson’s disease.
The Nike Mags will be limited to only 1,500 pairs. 100 pairs will be auctioned off each day on eBay starting with the first batch tonight at 8:30 PM PST. As an added bonus, all winning donations will be matched, doubling the ability for the foundation to find a cure.
Here’s a little bit on the shoe from NIKE:
Fox, in the year 2015. It came alive, lit up and formed to Marty’s foot. The 2011 NIKE MAG shoe was designed to be a precise replica of the original from Back to the Future II. The aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap. The 2011 NIKE MAG illuminates with the pinch of the “ear” of the high top, glowing for five hours per charge.
It’s for charity, I hope it exceeds millions , but these need to be available for retail, I don’t care how much they cost. Same for the Hoverboard.
You should be able to place your bids here: nikemag.eBay.com
Finally, my Marty McFly Back To The Future II Cosplay is almost complete *squeel!*
Back to the Future producer Frank Marshall teased, on his personal Twitter account, a message that seems to indicate there is some sort of new BTTF project in the works. Before you get all worked up and start throwing almanacs everywhere, here’s the tweet in question:
Later in the day, TechCrunch reported that Nike announced an event in LA that is said to be the real-life release of shoes inspired by Marty’s self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II.
Marshall’s most recent tweet says “Going to need a lot of hover boards” and points to the video embedded below:
Yes, those are in fact the legendary Nike Air Mag shoes, an entire room filled with self-lacing nerd joy. Patented by Nike last year it looks like these puppies are finally ready for the market, a full 4 years before the pair from 2015.
I’m going to start saving now!
Because nerds never let up, it looks like we’re getting closer and closer to getting some kickass self-lacing shoes like the ones seen in Back to the Future II. There’s already a replica design you can get if you live in the right part of the world, but it looks like Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has filed a patent for a system that actually automates the lacing.
So maybe by 2015, the year much of the action in the flick takes place, we’ll have some full-fledged, self-lacing Nikes.
And while that is the awesomesauce, I know there’s still one question that pops into people’s heads when they hear about these shoes.
Where’s the fershlugginer HOVERBOARD, dammit?
Nerds are never satisfied.