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.
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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…)
THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW (sorry, I don’t know why I yelled that…) (more…)
While you may not be able to own a proper Back to the Future DeLorean that can make trips backwards and forwards through time, any owners of this rare and expensive car can do the next best thing. One customizing shop is offering the chance to have your DeLorean given the full treatment and turned into a kick-ass replica of Doc Brown’s ride. Wanna know more about the Pimp Your DeLorean deal? Then read on for all the info. (more…)
Everybody’s got at least one film they can watch over and over again without getting bored. Mine is ‘Back To The Future.’ The concept of time travel has always intrigued me. Making the time machine out of a hot car was just the chilli on the fries. If I had to pinpoint a particular scene in the film that stood out to me the most, I might have to go with the escape sequence back to 1985. But after watching this video, I have come to better appreciate that long crane shot in the open. It perfectly sets you up for what’s in store and tells a lot about two of the most memorable characters in the history of film. (more…)
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…)
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Inconceivable! ‘Back to the Future’s Doc Brown Makes a Cameo in Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
In an unexpected twist, Seth MacFarlane has pulled an incredible cameo for his latest comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. It would have been easy to just slip in a few famous western actors here and there, but MacFarlane went a step further with a cameo that will warm the nerdiest of hearts. (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
ABOVE: Josh Cooley’s Movies R Fun brings you all the joy of some of your favorite cult movies in a way that you can share with your children. Well, if you don’t mind Child Services taking a serious look at your parenting skills. (more…)