History Franchise / BackToTheFuture

22nd May '16 12:32:25 PM costanton11
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** ''Script/NumberTwo'', an alternate version of ''Back to the Future: Part II''.

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** ''Script/NumberTwo'', an alternate version the first draft of ''Back to the Future: Part II''.
18th May '16 11:13:52 PM IronicMouse
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* EstablishingCharacterMusic: The first time we see Marty [=McFly=], he walks into Doc Brown's laboratory, plugs in his guitar, and begins shredding. This quickly establishes him as a laid back, average teenager.
29th Apr '16 11:34:09 PM lexicon
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Biff (choleric), Clara Clayton (melancholic), Jennifer and George (phlegmatic), Lorraine and Doc (phlegmatic/sanguine), Mr. Strickland (choleric/melancholic), and Marty (sanguine).
** The [=McFly=] Family: Lorraine (phlegmatic/sanguine), George (phlegmatic), Dave (choleric), Linda (melancholic), and Marty (sanguine).
7th Apr '16 4:06:37 PM costanton11
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** A deleted scene from II shows future Terry - The mechanic who originally cleaned and fixed Biff's car in 1955 - complaining to future Biff about the money that Biff never paid him for cleaning it. Terry specifically mentioned the day that he returned the car to Biff - November 12th, 1955. Biff could have easily picked another day to come back to, but it's possible that future Biff chose that specific day because it was fresh in his mind, and didn't anticipate that Marty would just directly ask alternate-timeline Biff what day it was.

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** A deleted scene from II shows future Terry - The mechanic who originally cleaned and fixed Biff's car in 1955 - complaining to future Biff about the money that Biff never paid him for cleaning it. Terry specifically mentioned the day that he returned the car to Biff - November 12th, 1955. Biff could have easily picked another day to come back to, but it's possible that future Biff chose that specific day because it was fresh in his mind, not to mention it was the day that George punched him out, which changed his life forever, and didn't anticipate that Marty would just directly ask alternate-timeline Biff what day it was.
6th Apr '16 6:12:53 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** In Part I, Lou quips, "A colored mayor? That'll be the day" when Goldie Wilson muses after Marty tells Goldie that he will be mayor in 1985.

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** In Part I, Lou quips, "A colored mayor? [[ItWillNeverCatchOn That'll be the day" day]]" when Goldie Wilson muses after Marty tells Goldie that he will be mayor in 1985.
1st Apr '16 8:17:26 AM costanton11
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** The names of the goons from Biff and Griff's gangs, as well as Lorraine's friends. The most easily recgonizable is 3-D, wearing cardboard 3-D glasses in his youth, and aviators with red and blue lenses as a vice thug in the BadFuture.

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** The names of the goons from Biff and Griff's gangs, as well as Lorraine's friends. The most easily recgonizable recognizable is 3-D, wearing cardboard 3-D glasses in his youth, and aviators with red and blue lenses as a vice thug in the BadFuture.



* ArtisticLicensePhysics: They're time travelling. In a [=DeLorean=]. Physics in general takes a back seat to the plot, when it isn't given a total HandWave. (The hover-capable vehicles from 2015 in particular break the ''known'' laws of physics simply by working on antigravity.)

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: They're time travelling.traveling. In a [=DeLorean=]. Physics in general takes a back seat to the plot, when it isn't given a total HandWave. (The hover-capable vehicles from 2015 in particular break the ''known'' laws of physics simply by working on antigravity.)



** The hoverboard: used in the second film multiple times (and in different eras), the device is used again (by Marty) to save Doc and Clara during the climactic train sequence in the third film.

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** The hoverboard: hover-board: used in the second film multiple times (and in different eras), the device is used again (by Marty) to save Doc and Clara during the climactic train sequence in the third film.



** Marty holding onto cars while skateboarding (skitching) in ''Part I'', he uses the same trick (on a hoverboard) in ''Part II'' to steal the Almanac from Biff, and to Travel along a train in ''Part III''.
** In ''Part II'' Marty demonstrates his skill with a gun-based arcade game. This becomes important in ''Part III'', giving him a sporting chance in an [[IKnowMortalKombat actual duel]]. [[spoiler: This is subverted when he removes his gunbelt and lets Buford shoot him in the boiler plate he wears under his poncho -- [[CurbstompBattle then beats the shit out of him]]. Also deconstructed by the reason he needs to pull this off- the gravestone photograph shows it would not be enough to save him from an experienced killer like Buford Tannen]].

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** Marty holding onto cars while skateboarding (skitching) in ''Part I'', he uses the same trick (on a hoverboard) hover-board) in ''Part II'' to steal the Almanac from Biff, and to Travel along a train in ''Part III''.
** In ''Part II'' Marty demonstrates his skill with a gun-based arcade game. This becomes important in ''Part III'', giving him a sporting chance in an [[IKnowMortalKombat actual duel]]. [[spoiler: This is subverted when he removes his gunbelt gun-belt and lets Buford shoot him in the boiler plate he wears under his poncho -- [[CurbstompBattle then beats the shit out of him]]. Also deconstructed by the reason he needs to pull this off- the gravestone photograph shows it would not be enough to save him from an experienced killer like Buford Tannen]].



* HeroStoleMyBike: ...or hoverboard. At least Marty gives it back afterwards.

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* HeroStoleMyBike: ...or hoverboard.hover-board. At least Marty gives it back afterwards.



** Most versions of Biff to a certain degree, but none moreso than his future offspring Griff.

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** Most versions of Biff to a certain degree, but none moreso more-so than his future offspring Griff.



* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: Doc Brown repeatedly promises to himself to destroy his own time-travelling technology, which finally happens at the end of ''Part III''. [[spoiler:(And then it almost immediately turns out that he had built a new one.)]]

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* NoManShouldHaveThisPower: Doc Brown repeatedly promises to himself to destroy his own time-travelling time-traveling technology, which finally happens at the end of ''Part III''. [[spoiler:(And then it almost immediately turns out that he had built a new one.)]]



* OncePerEpisode: All films have Marty being chased by a Tannen, a Tannen covered in manure, Marty thinking it was AllJustADream, a estabilishing shot of Hill Valley...

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* OncePerEpisode: All films have Marty being chased by a Tannen, a Tannen covered in manure, Marty thinking it was AllJustADream, a estabilishing establishing shot of Hill Valley...



** In Part II, when he says [[HeroStoleMyBike "I need to borrow your... Hoverboard?"]], he pronounces "borrow" as "boorow".

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** In Part II, when he says [[HeroStoleMyBike "I need to borrow your... Hoverboard?"]], Hover-board?"]], he pronounces "borrow" as "boorow".



*** Mattel hasn't gotten around to making hoverboards...[[http://gizmodo.com/5965031/you-can-pre+order-the-back-to-the-future-hoverboard-right-now until they did]], '''[[{{Defictionalization}} just to mess with us]]'''.

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*** Mattel hasn't gotten around to making hoverboards...hover-boards...[[http://gizmodo.com/5965031/you-can-pre+order-the-back-to-the-future-hoverboard-right-now until they did]], '''[[{{Defictionalization}} just to mess with us]]'''.



** The producers also put a Zale's Jewlery ad onto a Courthouse Square bench in ''Part I'', and Zale's neon signs in the 50s scenes of both ''Part I'' and ''Part II''. This was done mostly as a play on the names Zemeckis and Gale.

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** The producers also put a Zale's Jewlery Jewelry ad onto a Courthouse Square bench in ''Part I'', and Zale's neon signs in the 50s scenes of both ''Part I'' and ''Part II''. This was done mostly as a play on the names Zemeckis and Gale.



** During the pre-production of the first movie, someone negotiated an endorsement deal with the state of California's Raisin board that ''Back to the Future'' could do for raisins what ET had done for Reese's Pieces. He came back and told the writing staff that they needed Marty to habitually eat raisins throughout the film. The execution kept getting scaled back until the final inclusion of raisins was a single poster on the park bech the drunk is sleeping on when Marty returns to 1985. The California Raisin board was not happy and demanded their money back.

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** During the pre-production of the first movie, someone negotiated an endorsement deal with the state of California's Raisin board that ''Back to the Future'' could do for raisins what ET had done for Reese's Pieces. He came back and told the writing staff that they needed Marty to habitually eat raisins throughout the film. The execution kept getting scaled back until the final inclusion of raisins was a single poster on the park bech bench the drunk is sleeping on when Marty returns to 1985. The California Raisin board was not happy and demanded their money back.



* RecurringRiff: Each moment that something happens that changes time for the better (for example, when George defeats Biff and Lorraine falls in love with him, or when Marty retrieves the Sports Almanac with his hoverboard) the series {{Leitmotif}} music signals the event.

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* RecurringRiff: Each moment that something happens that changes time for the better (for example, when George defeats Biff and Lorraine falls in love with him, or when Marty retrieves the Sports Almanac with his hoverboard) hover-board) the series {{Leitmotif}} music signals the event.



*** Finally, in Part II, the tower has been renovated and restored to functionality as a respected landmark following the success of the petition, with a beautiful glass exterior. Until moronic Griff Tannen smashes through it on his hoverboard like a bull in a china shop and receives the "I was framed!" headline in USA Today paper.

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*** Finally, in Part II, the tower has been renovated and restored to functionality as a respected landmark following the success of the petition, with a beautiful glass exterior. Until moronic Griff Tannen smashes through it on his hoverboard hover-board like a bull in a china shop and receives the "I was framed!" headline in USA Today paper.



** Out-of-universe, we get to see what the film's creators envisioned for 2015. It, um... looks a little bit different than how things actually turned out ([[IWantMyJetpack seriously, where are our hoverboards!?]])

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** Out-of-universe, we get to see what the film's creators envisioned for 2015. It, um... looks a little bit different than how things actually turned out ([[IWantMyJetpack seriously, where are our hoverboards!?]])hover-boards!?]])
30th Mar '16 5:11:08 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* NoodleIncident: Uhm, Uncle Joey. It's never revealed on-film just why he's in prison, although a commemorative cover of ''USA Today'' [[http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/21/9578593/back-to-the-future-usa-today-front-page released in 2015]] (as in the actual date) suggested it was racketeering. (Not likely something that would cause a parole board to reject ''twelve'' attempts at parole.)
26th Mar '16 9:05:37 AM HeroGal2347
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* ReformedBully: Biff is a subverted example in the best timeline. He never becomes a great guy, but years of being under George's thumb have made him give up his meanest habits. However, him calling Marty "butthead" before he recognized him in the third film, and the behavior of his older self in the second might cast doubt on whether he's reformed or just scared of George.
22nd Mar '16 9:35:46 AM tk421SW
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** ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: not only an implausibly compact and overpowered fission reactor at the start, but the Mr. Fusion reactor from TheFuture is a mass-produced home appliance; not only that, but it clearly allows fusion of heavier elements (from household waste- not just stripped out hydrogen as the Doc adds a drinks can ''after'' emptying its contents) when even the conditions in '''the centre of the Sun''' are only capable of producing hydrogen-to-helium fusion in RealLife.

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** ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: not only an implausibly compact and overpowered fission reactor at the start, but the Mr. Fusion reactor from TheFuture is a mass-produced home appliance; not only that, but it clearly allows fusion of heavier elements (from household waste- not just stripped out hydrogen as the Doc adds a drinks can ''after'' emptying its contents) when when, in RealLife, even the conditions in '''the centre of the Sun''' stars are only capable of producing hydrogen-to-helium heavier than lead fusion in RealLife.the moments before going supernova.
17th Mar '16 12:40:45 PM YasminPerry
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** George Gipe's novelization of the first film[[note]]done ''before'' it was released[[/note]], which ''Literature/BToTheFTheNovelizationOfTheFeatureFilm'' dissected.

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** [[Literature/BackToTheFuture George Gipe's novelization of the first film[[note]]done film]][[note]]done ''before'' it was released[[/note]], which ''Literature/BToTheFTheNovelizationOfTheFeatureFilm'' dissected.
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