After a whirlwind day yesterday – October 21, 2015, the infamous date that Doc Brown and Marty McFly travel to the “future” in Back to the Future II – full of glorious references to the film, new movie-centric products being released, and a slew of interviews, memes, and cosplay, the best was unequivocally saved for last. As the clocks began to turn to October 22nd, 2015 (the first day ever that the events depicted in the Back to the Future film series took place entirely in the relative past), Jimmy Kimmel pulled the biggest coup in BTTF fandom on his late-night talk show: Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox reunited in character for an amazing trip down future-memory lane.
There are many things to love in the movie trilogy Back to the Future, including everyone’s favorite kooky scientist – Doctor Emmett “Doc” Brown (played by the incredible Christopher Lloyd).
But, an article on Premiere.com written by Gene Newman brings up some interesting points about ol’ Doc, that really make you wonder. Beneath all that hair, was there the mind of an evil genius?
Read the amazing article below the jump and you be the judge!
*EDITORS NOTE: This is a re-post of an article we featured in October 2010. We took it out of the vault in appreciation of Back to the Future Day.
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.
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…)
RETRO REVIEW: ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’ & the Power of ‘You Can Do Anything’ Cinema
Welcome back to our newly revamped “Retro Reviews” column, where we explore both the movies you know and love, as well as the oft overlooked gems you should be spending more time with. Our third entry is the crazy inspiring sci-fi superhero tale, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)…
“Excuse me…is someone out there not having a good time?”
Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller) stops a performance by his band, The Hong Kong Cavaliers, so that he can scan the audience. Somebody’s crying and our hero needs to know exactly how anybody could be hurting during their set. Once he locates the source — a spiky-haired pixie named Penny Priddy (Ellen Barkin) – he calms the jeering crowd and informs them that “they don’t have to be mean”. In a moment of zen wisdom, he tells his admirers that the journey in life is all that matters, utilizing a simple maxim that becomes the movie’s guiding force.
“Because no matter where you go…there you are.”
Everyone’s got an opinion on the Garbarino commercials using Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown from Back to the Future. Some of those opinions are pretty angry; nerd angry. Nerd anger is a rage that can fall anywhere between “Your opinion angers me” and “You slept with my Mom” anger.
This NerdBastard doesn’t really understand the negative feedback Christopher Lloyd is getting for reprising his character for some foreign commercials. This kind of thing happens a lot more than most people are aware of. Suddenly Lloyd is the bad guy for working? Take a look at the commercials, Lloyd is IN CHARACTER. If Lloyd wasn’t in or acted as the character, then the anger could be supported.
Doc Brown was always a little flighty. So when Doc lands at a Argentinean Electronics store and makes a deal to shill electronics, why wouldn’t he? He has needs like the rest of us working stiffs. Here’s the rest of the commercials, make up your own mind. The “Press Conference” video has really been stoking the Nerd Rage fires around the Internet. Yeah, it’s hokey, but Lloyd is still pretty much in character and this Nerdbastard doesn’t think Doc Brown would have much press experience.
So watch the videos then start flaming this NerdBastards opinion in the comments section below. Don’t go easy on me, let me have it with both your Nerd Rage barrels!
Christopher Lloyd is clearly broke, or slowly slipping into senility. Probably both. He’s whored himself out to the Argentinians for some kind of viral commercial. The spot features Lloyd that is, Doc Brown appearing in the Back to the Future DeLorean, which promptly crashes into Garbarino, an electronics superstore.
First of all, how does Lloyd look exactly the same age as in BTTF? Holy poop that guy ages well. Second. Makes me wish this was a viral video for a Top Secret BTTF movie. Alas, it is not. But, seeing Lloyd back in character and driving the DeLorean is satisfying enough.
Back to the Future: The Ride holds a special place in my heart.
When I was a kid, my family and I went to Floria to hit the theme parks: Disneyland, Epcot, and Universal Studios. We did everything we could possibly do, which included my happiest moment ever – seeing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live in concert (even got all their autographs).
But, one moment we shared as a family was getting to be part of the “test group” of the newely installed Back to the Future ride. Yes folks, my family and I were one of the FIRST people to ever step foot into those DeLorean’s and be greeted by Christopher Lloyd (as Doc Brown) telling us of the adventure we were about to partake in.
When I learned that it was finally being shut down in 2007 to make way for The Simpsons Ride, I was saddened. That ride was a fundamental part of my childhood, and children would never experience it again.
Luckily, the Internet has saved the day.
The entire ride (sadly, without the physical effects of a moving chair) are now available on YouTube for generations to enjoy!
Enjoy the videos embedded below the jump … I know I will.
With a ton of excitement and buzz about the 25th Anniversary of the Back to the Future franchise it is no surprise that Mattel has decided to cash in on this great opportunity to make action figures for the film. Back to the Future is one of the few if not the only non R Rated movies from the 80’s not to get a line of action figures. How unreal is that?! And although there’s been a ton of other merchandise such as remote control DeLoreans, lego sets and even a stuffed animal Einstein there were never any action figures. All in all this is pretty damn exciting and will be a super cool thing to collect!