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Bob Gales Rad ‘Back to the Future’ Collection

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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?

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NOT actual artwork from the upcoming comic series (image via Pinterest)

NOT actual artwork from the upcoming comic series (image via Pinterest)

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…)

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In 1985 Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale created the first in what would become known as the Back to the Future film trilogy, but not everybody knows what happened during shooting. A month in, star Eric Stoltz, the original Marty McFly, was replaced with young upstart Michael J. Fox and production went on, later making Fox a household name. That decision never sat well with Gale and became the idea behind Back to Back to the Future, the latest comic book from writer and creator David Guy Levy.

Last week we caught up with David for a quick Q&A to discuss everything Back to Back to the Future. Here he talks about the project’s humble beginnings, what it has become now and what lesson David would like people to get out of reading his creation. Along the way we also talk about the art of Back to Back to the Future artist Jeffery Spokes and the special connection David has to the Young Storytellers Foundation.

Check out the interview after the jump.
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Is there a Delorean in your future? There may be if you feel like traveling to California and going back in time to 1985. Why would you do such a thing? For the Back to the Future reunion that’s scheduled for this winter, of course!

Now don’t get super-super-duper hyped up yet – there’s been no mention thus far of Michael J. Fox or Christopher Lloyd attending this 25th anniversary shindig that’s happening Nov. 5-12. However, you can hobnob with actors who played notable characters in the trilogy, like Claudia Wells (the first “Jennifer”), Harry Waters Jr. (“Marvin Berry”) and James Tolkan (“Principal Strickland”).

Want more, still? Nerd out with Drew Struzan (poster designer for BTTF and other awesome movies. He also did covers for Star Wars novels.), Kevin Pike (special effect supervisor) and Bob Gale (writer and producer).

Need still more incentive to go? Proceeds from this special event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first BTTF film will go to Team Fox for Parkinson’s Research. Remember, Michael J. Fox has Parkinson’s Disease, and he’s been adamant about raising funds for research and finding a cure. Fans and staffers are throwing the anniversary event to honor his cause.

All that, PLUS an opportunity to see the Delorean and twirl at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance? Um, if you have the cash, I’d plan a trip. Stat.

Check out the jam-packed event schedule, list of celebrities and other important info at weregoingback.com.

Special thanks to my friend @JimBarnthouse for letting me (and the world) know about this via Facebook!

Great Scott!

Great Scott!