History Franchise / BackToTheFuture

4th Mar '17 5:06:35 PM KingLyger
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* HeroStoleMyBike: ...or hover-board. At least Marty gives it back afterwards.
-->"Keep it. I got a ''Pit Bull'' now!"

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* HeroStoleMyBike: ...or hover-board. HeroStoleMyBike: Marty steals a skateboard from a kid in ''Part I'', and a hoverboard from a little girl in ''Part II''. At least Marty gives them back. In the second movie, it back afterwards.
-->"Keep it. I got a ''Pit Bull'' now!"
doesn't take, because the little girl takes Grif's hoverboard instead.
20th Feb '17 2:46:29 PM HowlingSnail
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** The Telltale game establishes that Doc was 17 in 1931, making him 41 in 1955 and 71 in 1985.
9th Jan '17 3:03:46 PM DynamiteXI
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-->'''Marty:''' Flux capacitor... fluxing.--
--> Of course, as any fule kno, a capacitor capacitates.

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-->'''Marty:''' Flux capacitor... fluxing.--
--> Of course, as any fule kno, a capacitor capacitates.
23rd Dec '16 10:20:07 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* TheAllegedCar: The films don't hide the fact that despite the cool looks the Delorean DMC-12 was a troublesome car which broke frequently. It's particularly bad in the first movie, so maybe Doc worked some of the kinks out with the hover conversion?

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* TheAllegedCar: The films don't hide the fact that despite the cool looks the Delorean [=Delorean=] DMC-12 was a troublesome car which broke frequently. It's particularly bad in the first movie, so maybe Doc worked some of the kinks out with the hover conversion?



** ahem, the calculations have been run. Seeing as 1 GRAM of Hydrogen can produce 1 gigawatt, nearly enough to fuel the Delorean, a banana peel should be more than enough.

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** ahem, the calculations have been run. Seeing as 1 GRAM of Hydrogen can produce 1 gigawatt, nearly enough to fuel the Delorean, [=Delorean=], a banana peel should be more than enough.



** 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 denouement serving to wrap up loose plot threads from the remainder of the series (Marty's car accident, who 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 [=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 denouement serving to wrap up loose plot threads from the remainder of the series (Marty's car accident, who happens to Doc and Clara).
22nd Dec '16 11:49:43 AM Gaz112
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-->'''Marty:''' Flux capacitor... fluxing.

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-->'''Marty:''' Flux capacitor... fluxing.--
--> Of course, as any fule kno, a capacitor capacitates.
4th Dec '16 1:03:20 AM Coolnut
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** As noted above, in ''Part III'', Marty being an crack shot in a lightgun game and even in a carnival game with a real gun would ''not'' have been enough to save him in a real shooting duel.

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** As noted above, in ''Part III'', Marty being an a crack shot in a lightgun game and even in a carnival game with a real gun would ''not'' have been enough to save him in a real and lethal shooting duel.
4th Dec '16 12:59:53 AM Coolnut
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** One segment in ''Part II'':


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** As noted above, in ''Part III'', Marty being an crack shot in a lightgun game and even in a carnival game with a real gun would ''not'' have been enough to save him in a real shooting duel.
24th Nov '16 10:07:36 AM nombretomado
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*** Not to be outdone, [[http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392678,00.asp Nike introduced the same shoes]] that were worn or...uh, ''will'' be worn by Marty [[AustinPowers OH NO I'VE GONE CROSSEYED]]

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*** Not to be outdone, [[http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392678,00.asp Nike introduced the same shoes]] that were worn or...uh, ''will'' be worn by Marty [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers OH NO I'VE GONE CROSSEYED]]
26th Oct '16 4:02:40 PM nombretomado
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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 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.

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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 2007}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{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.
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).
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