History Franchise / BackToTheFuture

23rd Sep '16 4:31:59 PM gjjones
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** They used that pronunciation because that's the pronuntiation a real guy used in a lecture they attended in preparation for the film.

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** They used that pronunciation because that's the pronuntiation pronunciation a real guy used in a lecture they attended in preparation for the film.



** In a piece of deleted dialogue, Doc goes in to slightly more detail about its function: "The flux capacitor stores energy and releases it, like a big lightning bolt."

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** In a piece of deleted dialogue, Doc goes in to into slightly more detail about its function: "The flux capacitor stores energy and releases it, like a big lightning bolt."



** In ''Part II'', Marty watches a scene from ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' during the 1985-A segment (at Biff's Casino). The scene is question is the part where Clint Eastwood uses steel plating under his poncho to protect himself during a gunfight. Marty then uses this trick (with a boiler plate) in ''Part III'' to survive his confrontation with Mad Dog Tannen.

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** In ''Part II'', Marty watches a scene from ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' during the 1985-A segment (at Biff's Casino). The scene is question is the part where Clint Eastwood uses steel plating under his poncho to protect himself during a gunfight. Marty then uses this trick (with a boiler plate) boilerplate) in ''Part III'' to survive his confrontation with Mad Dog Tannen.



** 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 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]].

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** 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 gun-belt and lets Buford shoot him in the boiler plate boilerplate 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]].



* ContrivedCoincidence: Doc Brown had the revelation for the flux capacitor on the exact same day Marty's parents met. Exactly one week later on November 12, there was the school dance where the two kissed for the first time, and lightning stuck the clock tower. It also happens that the day of the school dance was also the day Old Biff traveled back in time to change the past. This is virtually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the second film.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Doc Brown had the revelation for the flux capacitor on the exact same day Marty's parents met. Exactly one week later on November 12, there was the school dance where the two kissed for the first time, and lightning stuck struck the clock tower. It also happens that the day of the school dance was also the day Old Biff traveled back in time to change the past. This is virtually [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the second film.



* FakeShemp: George [=McFly=] in the sequels. Any shot of him is either a lookalike (faraway, or upside-down) or stock footage from the first film.

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* FakeShemp: George [=McFly=] in the sequels. Any shot of him is either a lookalike (faraway, (far away, or upside-down) or stock footage from the first film.



* ForWantOfANail: Most of the series lends itself to Doc falling off his toilet while hanging a clock and banging his head on the sink. That gave him his EurekaMoment that led to him coming up with the idea for the flux capacitor, whgich is what makes time travel possible. If not for that, Marty and Doc would be unable to travel in time.

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* ForWantOfANail: Most of the series lends itself to Doc falling off his toilet while hanging a clock and banging his head on the sink. That gave him his EurekaMoment that led to him coming up with the idea for the flux capacitor, whgich which is what makes time travel possible. If not for that, Marty and Doc would be unable to travel in time.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Thomas F. Wilson. HUGE example. He is a very nice guy in real life (don't ask him to call someone a butthead). He actually drew on his real life experience from BEING bullied to play Biff.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Thomas F. Wilson. HUGE example. He is a very nice guy in real life (don't ask him to call someone a butthead). He actually drew on his real life real-life experience from BEING bullied to play Biff.



* 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.)

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* NoodleIncident: Uhm, Uncle Joey. It's never revealed on-film 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.)



* RuleOfCool: Doc made his time machine out of a [=DeLorean=] out of style. He does begin to mention that there was a reason based of the car's stainless steel construction, but is cut off before he can fully explain it.

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* RuleOfCool: Doc made his time machine out of a [=DeLorean=] out of style. He does begin to mention that there was a reason based of on the car's stainless steel construction, but is cut off before he can fully explain it.



* SophisticatedAsHell: Doc is comfortable with technobabble but also fluidly adopts Marty's vernacular whenever appropriate.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Doc is comfortable with technobabble but also fluidly adopts adapts Marty's vernacular whenever appropriate.



** Story-wise, however, it is somewhat of an inversion, as Part II & III are both quite distinct from each other. Part II (especially during the second half) ties in strongly with the first film, while Part III is more or less a separate story that just uses the events of the previous films to get things going. Parts II and III, especially, are self-contained stories with beginnings, middles, and ends, which pay back and forward to the other Parts as necessary. While you need to watch part III to get the resolution to the cliffhanger ending of Part II (how does Marty get back to 1985 from 1955 when the DeLorean is in 1885, and how does he convince a now-unconscious 1955 Doc Brown to help him do so), the main conflict of Part II (stopping Biff's bad 1985 from happening) has been resolved satisfactorily. Similarly, the main conflict in Part I (how does Marty get back to 1985 the first time he got stuck in 1955) is resolved, with Part II only answering the question of "What's going on with Marty and Jennifer's kids that requires their intervention in the future?" Part III goes on to tell its own story (how Marty and Doc escape 1885 without either of them dying by Buford Tannen's gun), with only its denoument serving to wrap up loose plot threads from the remainder of the series (Marty's car accident, whe happens to Doc and Clara).

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** Story-wise, however, it is somewhat of an inversion, as Part II & III are both quite distinct from each other. Part II (especially during the second half) ties in strongly with the first film, while Part III is more or less a separate story that just uses the events of the previous films to get things going. Parts II and III, especially, are self-contained stories with beginnings, middles, and ends, which pay back and forward to the other Parts as necessary. While you need to watch part III to get the resolution to the cliffhanger ending of Part II (how does Marty get back to 1985 from 1955 when the DeLorean is in 1885, and how does he convince a now-unconscious 1955 Doc Brown to help him do so), the main conflict of Part II (stopping Biff's bad 1985 from happening) has been resolved satisfactorily. Similarly, the main conflict in Part I (how does Marty get back to 1985 the first time he got stuck in 1955) is resolved, with Part II only answering the question of "What's going on with Marty and Jennifer's kids that requires their intervention in the future?" Part III goes on to tell its own story (how Marty and Doc escape 1885 without either of them dying by Buford Tannen's gun), with only its denoument denouement serving to wrap up loose plot threads from the remainder of the series (Marty's car accident, whe who happens to Doc and Clara).
23rd Sep '16 3:01:40 PM N8han11
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** In [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture Back to the Future: The Game]], they go to the year 1931, and Marty meets a very young Emmett Brown (not even Doc Brown yet, as he hasn't got any kind of degree). Emmett confirms to Marty that he is, in fact, 17 years old. Do the math, and you see he was born in 1914. This makes him 41 in 1955 and 71 in 1985. There. You can stop losing sleep at night over this now.



** In-universe, 1950s-Doc makes a series of hilariously bad predictions about the future

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** In-universe, 1950s-Doc makes a series of hilariously bad predictions about the futurefuture.



** 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 hover-boards!?]])
*** [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33785285 Here]]
*** "WordOfGod" has it that an over-the-top, comedic portrayal of the future was deliberate, as productions of this type inevitably date.

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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 hover-boards!?]])
*** [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33785285 Here]]
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out. "WordOfGod" has it that an over-the-top, comedic portrayal of the future was deliberate, as productions of this type inevitably date.
5th Sep '16 11:56:22 AM erforce
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The films are notable for their running gags, based on [[IronicEcho similar events occurring across time]], and solidified the career of Creator/RobertZemeckis (who went on to make ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', ''Film/ForrestGump'', ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' and ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'' to name a few). The series itself is very successful beyond the films, later spawning [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture a cartoon]], a Ride/UniversalStudios ride[[note]](Later replaced by a ride based on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.)[[/note]], [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture a video game]] (or [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture1989 two]]), [[Pinball/BackToTheFuture a pinball game]], [[TabletopGame/BackToTheFuture a card game]], a cinematic re-release in 2010 (to celebrate the 25th anniversary), once again in 2015[[note]]In the second movie, Marty goes to October 21st, 2015.[[/note]], an {{interquel}} comic book series from Creator/IDWPublishing, and several spinoff products.

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The films are notable for their running gags, based on [[IronicEcho similar events occurring across time]], and solidified the career of Creator/RobertZemeckis (who went on to make ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', ''Film/ForrestGump'', ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' ''Film/{{Beowulf 2007}}'' and ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'' to name a few). The series itself is very successful beyond the films, later spawning [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture a cartoon]], a Ride/UniversalStudios ride[[note]](Later replaced by a ride based on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.)[[/note]], [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture a video game]] (or [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture1989 two]]), [[Pinball/BackToTheFuture a pinball game]], [[TabletopGame/BackToTheFuture a card game]], a cinematic re-release in 2010 (to celebrate the 25th anniversary), once again in 2015[[note]]In the second movie, Marty goes to October 21st, 2015.[[/note]], an {{interquel}} comic book series from Creator/IDWPublishing, and several spinoff products.
9th Aug '16 10:48:24 PM axle-k89
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* ForWantOfANail: Most of the series lends itself to Doc falling off his toilet while hanging a clock and banging his head on the sink. That gave him his EurekaMoment that led to him coming up with the idea for the flux capacitor, whgich is what makes time travel possible. If not for that, Marty and Doc would be unable to travel in time.
26th Jul '16 3:02:36 PM ErikModi
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** Story-wise, however, it is somewhat of an inversion, as Part II & III are both quite distinct from each other. Part II (especially during the second half) ties in strongly with the first film, while Part III is more or less a separate story that just uses the events of the previous films to get things going.

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** Story-wise, however, it is somewhat of an inversion, as Part II & III are both quite distinct from each other. Part II (especially during the second half) ties in strongly with the first film, while Part III is more or less a separate story that just uses the events of the previous films to get things going. Parts II and III, especially, are self-contained stories with beginnings, middles, and ends, which pay back and forward to the other Parts as necessary. While you need to watch part III to get the resolution to the cliffhanger ending of Part II (how does Marty get back to 1985 from 1955 when the DeLorean is in 1885, and how does he convince a now-unconscious 1955 Doc Brown to help him do so), the main conflict of Part II (stopping Biff's bad 1985 from happening) has been resolved satisfactorily. Similarly, the main conflict in Part I (how does Marty get back to 1985 the first time he got stuck in 1955) is resolved, with Part II only answering the question of "What's going on with Marty and Jennifer's kids that requires their intervention in the future?" Part III goes on to tell its own story (how Marty and Doc escape 1885 without either of them dying by Buford Tannen's gun), with only its denoument serving to wrap up loose plot threads from the remainder of the series (Marty's car accident, whe happens to Doc and Clara).
26th Jul '16 2:40:30 PM ErikModi
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* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Tom Wilson jokingly described the Tannen clan as evil incarnate, though that's not far off. Biff has tried to kill Marty twice, once in the past and again in an alternate reality. Buford spent an entire movie hunting him for no particular reason, really.
* PimpedOutCar: Doc made a time machine out of a car, and later a train, not to mention the flying abilities. Biff also ''attempted to rape'' Lorraine in the first film, and it's implied he's done much, much worse to her in the 1985A timeline, where she's demonstrating classic abuse victim behaviors.

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* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Tom Wilson jokingly described the Tannen clan as evil incarnate, though that's not far off. Biff has tried to kill Marty twice, once in the past and again in an alternate reality. Buford spent an entire movie hunting him for no particular reason, really.
really. Biff also ''attempted to rape'' Lorraine in the first film, and it's implied he's done much, much worse to her in the 1985A timeline, where she's demonstrating classic abuse victim behaviors.
* PimpedOutCar: Doc made a time machine out of a car, and later a train, not to mention the flying abilities. Biff also ''attempted to rape'' Lorraine in the first film, and it's implied he's done much, much worse to her in the 1985A timeline, where she's demonstrating classic abuse victim behaviors.
26th Jul '16 2:39:21 PM ErikModi
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* PimpedOutCar: Doc made a time machine out of a car, and later a train, not to mention the flying abilities.

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* PimpedOutCar: Doc made a time machine out of a car, and later a train, not to mention the flying abilities. Biff also ''attempted to rape'' Lorraine in the first film, and it's implied he's done much, much worse to her in the 1985A timeline, where she's demonstrating classic abuse victim behaviors.
26th Jul '16 2:16:48 PM ErikModi
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** Marty seems to have another in Part I, which is people messing with his mom (even though she's the same age he is at this point). A lot of Lorraine's infatuation with "Calvin" could have been avoided if Marty hadn't been so eager to leap to her rescue all the time.


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** In Part I, this also gets Marty in a lot of trouble, as he seems incapable of standing by while something happens to Lorraine. A lot of Lorraine's infatuation with "Calvin" comes from Marty doing increasingly-awesome things because someone (usually Biff) is threatening her.
26th Jul '16 1:50:34 PM ErikModi
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* CelebrityEndorsement: Michael J. Fox, and Pepsi. (Which he has difficulty ordering.)

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* CelebrityEndorsement: Michael J. Fox, and Pepsi. (Which he has difficulty ordering.)) And don't forget his ever-present Nike tennis shoes.
16th Jul '16 8:36:50 AM Naram-Sin
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** They used that pronunciation because that's the pronuntiation a real guy used in a lecture they attended in preparation for the film.
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