You may not be able to ride one – but at least now you can say it and be grammatically correct. Continuing the love being felt around the world for the Back to the Future trilogy of films in advance of the official “Back to the Future Day” – October 21, 2015, the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in their time-machine DeLorean from 1985, in case you didn’t know – the Oxford English Dictionary recently declared that “hoverboard” is an honest-to-goodness word. Now if only they could get my phone to stop auto-correcting it to “Governor…”
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Back to The Future Day is almost upon us – happening October 21st. Ahead of this auspicious event – which celebrates Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s time traveling shenanigans in Back to The Future II – comes a whole lot of announcements of cool items, videos, and other fun observances. Just earlier today BTTF fans got word that Pepsi will be coming out with a limited edition Pepsi Perfect, as modeled after the futuristic cola Marty orders at the (2015) cafe 80’s. As if that wasn’t a cool enough announcement in its own, comes now the trailer for Jaws 19! (more…)
It’s the year 2015, and so we have to ask the question, Where’s my hoverboard?! In the movie Back to the Future Part II, the first part of which takes place in the year 2015, we were promised hoverboards, flying cars, easy to access plastic surgery, fax machines in all corners of the house, and, most importantly, double knot ties. Well, a good consolation prize, I guess, is to drink a futuristic Pepsi. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future, Pepsi is releasing a limited edition Pepsi bottle that looks like it was ordered from the Cafe 80s itself. Cue the “Beat It!” and Ronald Reagan TV waiter. (more…)
It’s one of the questions that people love to ask and love to think about the answer to: what if? Many movies, novels, and TV shows have been created around that simple premise, and things get even more detailed when the question is extended to what if something that actually happened might have happened a different way? As we approach “Back to the Future Day” – October 21, 2015, the destination date that Doc Brown set the DeLorean to travel into the future (but not the film’s release anniversary date, that’s July 3, FYI) – the love-fest for the film trilogy is reaching an all-time high, and deservedly so. It also has cast and crew talking about the experience like they never have before; long silent on the topic, director and co-writer Robert Zemeckis has finally decided to share more insight on one of the most famous what if scenarios surrounding Back to the Future: what if Michael J. Fox hadn’t played the role of Marty McFly?
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.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, Telltale Games is bringing their classic Back to the Future the Game to all the major console platforms. That’s right, you can help Marty fix the time stream, but don’t worry, this isn’t a rehash of the movies, the entire game takes place after the movies and features all new material. (more…)
Bob Gale, the writer and co-creator of the BTTF franchise is into collecting movie props. What kind of props you may ask? Why of course, it’s from some of our most beloved films of all time, the Back To The Future franchise. What does ol’ Bob have in his collection?
Hit the jump to see some serious shit… (more…)
Call me biased, but THIS is news about an ’80s property that isn’t out to bastardize or rebootmakeimagine the original, and I couldn’t be happier about that. Comic company IDW has announced that, later this year, they will be releasing a Back to the Future comic book series that will focus on the “origin story” of the meeting of the series’ two most major characters, teen-everyman Marty McFly and eccentric inventor Emmett “Doc” Brown.
In a bleak movie universe where everything is up for grabs in the form of a remake or a reboot, one movie franchise will remain untouched, and unsullied, and that franchise is Back to the Future. The year 2015 is an important year for BTTF, as it’s the 30th anniversary of the original movie and the setting for the first act of Back to the Future Part II. And although flying cars, self-drying clothes, and hoverboards have yet to come to pass, we, as a culture, are super-obsessed with the 80s and movie sequels in the 3-D. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that co-writer and director Robert Zemeckis, in another act of prescience, made it so that a remake of Back to the Future can’t happen till after he’s dead. (more…)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has kicked off their LEGO Dimensions marketing campaign with a blast from our Nerdy past. That’s right, everyone’s favorite time traveling scientist inventor Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) from Back to the Future is smack dab in the middle of the LEGO Dimensions mix. What happens when Doc Brown receives a mysterious glowing box? (more…)