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.
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This one feels like it’s been a long time coming, but it’s nice to have official word: Nike has created working Air Mags, the fictional brand of shoes that Michael J. Fox wore in the “future 2015” during Back to the Future II, and they will be going on sale in Spring 2016!
Toyota is marking the October 21st 2015 Back to the Future date to introduce their new Toyota Mirai Hydrogen powered car. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd are back together to check out this new ride that basically runs on trash, much like the Mr. Fusion from Back to the Future. Check out the video below. (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…)
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.
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.
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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!
So MTV is adding a new show to their lineup premiering this Sunday after the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. The network is attempting to revive and breath some life into the 80’s classic Teen Wolf made famous by the one and only Michael J. Fox. And while this may look cheesy…and it is; However, this is certainly leaps and bounds above reality TV which has been the networks cash cow for so long now. While Guido’s and teenage whores are a wonderful guilty pleasure, it’s nice to see another actual television series added to MTV’s lineup. Teen Wolf along with MTV’s other hit show The Hard Times of RJ Berger are most definitely a step in the right direction for the network no longer known as music television (DO they even play music videos in the early morning anymore??). Check out the first 8 minutes of the show here and let us know what you think!
“Scott (Tyler Posey) was just a regular guy until one bite changed his life forever.
Now he struggles to understand who he is and what he might become. Is he more wolf than human – or is it the other way around? Whichever it is, it’s not going to be easy. Scott will try to control his urges, but mostly he’s scared that it’s his urges that could end up controlling him.
“Teen Wolf” is the story of Scott as he tries to walk the line between what he wants and what he can’t help from wanting. Will the bite end up being a gift? Or will it be a curse? And what will it all mean for his relationship with Allison (Crystal Reed) – the girl he can’t get enough of? Only time will tell if he should embrace his newfound powers or if he should fear them.”
I swear, teen angst will no go out of style. Thank you Twilight!
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!
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!