History Fridge / BackToTheFuture

1st Jan '17 12:56:19 PM Gouken20xx
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25th Dec '16 10:20:06 AM costanton11
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** His sister was wearing a sweatshirt that said "Class of 1984" and his brother's head had already faded from the photo by the time Marty realized what was going on. Showing Lorraine a picture of a guy with no head and a sweatshirt with a date nearly 30 years in the future would raise questions that Marty couldn't conceivably answer without revealing that he's Lorraine's son from the future, which would be a bad idea.
23rd Dec '16 10:19:03 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* So the Delorean's flying circuits were destroyed when the lightning bolt struck it, but it was in mid air when that happened, so shouldn't it have plummeted to the ground and exploded when it arrived in 1885?

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* So the Delorean's [=Delorean=]'s flying circuits were destroyed when the lightning bolt struck it, but it was in mid air when that happened, so shouldn't it have plummeted to the ground and exploded when it arrived in 1885?



*** On the other hand, as of September 1, the Doc had given up on repairing the DeLorean or, presumably, building another time machine. He had also decided that the DeLorean must be destroyed because it could only cause heartbreak and disaster. When the train appears, it's clear that all that has changed. Why? In a word, Clara. She's shown to be extremely intelligent in her own right and may have suggested 19th-century solutions to some of the problems with making a working time machine, and she has probably changed the Doc's outlook on life to be much more optimistic.

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*** On the other hand, as of September 1, the Doc had given up on repairing the DeLorean [=DeLorean=] or, presumably, building another time machine. He had also decided that the DeLorean [=DeLorean=] must be destroyed because it could only cause heartbreak and disaster. When the train appears, it's clear that all that has changed. Why? In a word, Clara. She's shown to be extremely intelligent in her own right and may have suggested 19th-century solutions to some of the problems with making a working time machine, and she has probably changed the Doc's outlook on life to be much more optimistic.



* In Real Life, the early model DMC-12s were plagued with alternator issues. The battery was infamously unreliable when several appliances were running, leaving drivers stranded (most famously, Johnny Carson was a victim of the DMC-12's poor battery performance). The frequent stalling of the DeLorean in Part 1 could be plot convenience... Or it could be a reference to the Delorean's reputation for unreliability.

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* In Real Life, the early model DMC-12s were plagued with alternator issues. The battery was infamously unreliable when several appliances were running, leaving drivers stranded (most famously, Johnny Carson was a victim of the DMC-12's poor battery performance). The frequent stalling of the DeLorean [=DeLorean=] in Part 1 could be plot convenience... Or it could be a reference to the Delorean's [=Delorean=]'s reputation for unreliability.



** It's also a neat metaphor. When you're in the DeLorean, you don't need to ''look'' back, because you can always ''go'' back.

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** It's also a neat metaphor. When you're in the DeLorean, [=DeLorean=], you don't need to ''look'' back, because you can always ''go'' back.



* 1955!Doc scoffed at the Japanese parts used to make the DeLorean claiming "no wonder it fell apart, the parts are from Japan!" While this was mostly a jab at the "Buy American" attitude the 80s had (when the film was made), he was justified in saying that because Japan was still recovering from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which ended 10 years prior. While unintentional, Doc looked worried when Marty says everything is made in Japan because it means a former enemy has become a dominant power again. If true, it's invoking the JapanTakesOverTheWorld trope which was a major concern in the 80s (which was also referenced in the second movie).

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* 1955!Doc scoffed at the Japanese parts used to make the DeLorean [=DeLorean=] claiming "no wonder it fell apart, the parts are from Japan!" While this was mostly a jab at the "Buy American" attitude the 80s had (when the film was made), he was justified in saying that because Japan was still recovering from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which ended 10 years prior. While unintentional, Doc looked worried when Marty says everything is made in Japan because it means a former enemy has become a dominant power again. If true, it's invoking the JapanTakesOverTheWorld trope which was a major concern in the 80s (which was also referenced in the second movie).



* In the first episode of the game, in Marty's dream of the first experiment, the Delorean doesn't show up at 1:21 a.m. like in the movie. Come part 4, the Delorean repaired by Citizen Brown, due to its damage, first arrives a few minutes after he intended, then about 2 months after the date he landed to go toxin 1931, then several hours back in time when he tried to go back one minute. In other words, just like in the dream, the Delorean didn't arrive at the time it was supposed to.

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* In the first episode of the game, in Marty's dream of the first experiment, the Delorean [=Delorean=] doesn't show up at 1:21 a.m. like in the movie. Come part 4, the Delorean [=Delorean=] repaired by Citizen Brown, due to its damage, first arrives a few minutes after he intended, then about 2 months after the date he landed to go toxin 1931, then several hours back in time when he tried to go back one minute. In other words, just like in the dream, the Delorean [=Delorean=] didn't arrive at the time it was supposed to.
20th Dec '16 12:38:39 AM Killerikala
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* When in 1955, Marty had a picture of him and his siblings with him. Why couldn't he just claim to Lorraine that the woman in the picture was his girlfriend? With "Calvin" already "taken", it could have caused her to move on. I'm a tad tired, so if I misremember something, do note.
13th Dec '16 2:57:58 PM costanton11
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* After Marty learned his lesson in the past in ''Part III'', he decides not to race with Needles just because he called him "chicken", and thus prevents the accident that would ruin his life. Nice [[AnAesop aesop]] about ignoring jerks who can get you into trouble, right? Until you realize that, according to Marty's mom in 2015, Jennifer probably married Marty just because she felt sorry for him after the accident, which can mean that in this new timeline Marty Jr. and Marlene could as well never have been born...

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* After Marty learned his lesson in the past in ''Part III'', he decides not to race with Needles just because he called him "chicken", and thus prevents the accident that would ruin his life. Nice [[AnAesop aesop]] Aesop]] about ignoring jerks who can get you into trouble, right? Until you realize that, according to Marty's mom in 2015, Jennifer probably married Marty just because she felt sorry for him after the accident, which can mean that in this new timeline Marty Jr. and Marlene could as well never have been born...
10th Dec '16 11:21:34 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* [[Tropers/TimeLordVictorious This troper]] always wondered why 1955!Lorraine/her family would take Marty's pants off while he was knocked out. Then he realized that since the car hit Marty in his leg/shin/thigh area, they probably took his pants off in order to check for bruises or any other serious injury. Obviously he wasn't, so they just forgot to put his pants back on or had a hard time doing so.

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* [[Tropers/TimeLordVictorious This troper]] always wondered why 1955!Lorraine/her family would take Marty's pants off while he was knocked out. Then he realized that since the car hit Marty in his leg/shin/thigh area, they probably took his pants off in order to check for bruises or any other serious injury. injuries. Obviously he wasn't, wasn't injured, so they just forgot to put his pants back on or had a hard time doing so.
10th Dec '16 11:20:08 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* [[Tropers/TimeLordVictorious This troper]] always wondered why 1955!Lorraine/her family would take Marty's pants off while he was knocked out. Then he realized that since the car hit Marty in his leg/shin/thigh area, they probably took his pants off in order to check for bruises or any other serious injury. Obviously he wasn't, so they just forgot to put his pants back on or had a hard time doing so.
3rd Dec '16 10:00:19 AM ThallianGold
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*** Marty's reaction through the movie is pretty clear that he's terrified by his mother's letch for him. The reason's mostly because of the incest, but also partly because Lorraine's stories of what she was like at his age weren't remotely true. It wasn't implausible that it was up to Lorraine to break it off, it fit the story perfectly: Marty did everything he could think of to get her to back down, and was panicking because she was into it.
5th Nov '16 10:45:57 AM eaterofworlds
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* Loraine was a victim of attempted rape by Biff Tannen, whom drops by at the McFly household every now and then. Imagine how uncomfortable it must feel for Loraine to be anywhere near the person who almost raped her.
9th Oct '16 1:04:07 AM marbehraglaim
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** Doc actually explains, in the third film, why telling Marty straight out about the accident would be foolish: in the scene where he blurts out "That's exactly what causes you to get into that accident in the future," Marty asks him what he's talking about, and Doc replies that telling him "might make things worse." Doc realizes that if he tells him about the accident, Marty might manage to avoid that particular catastrophe, but then with the future thrown into flux something even worse might occur as a result of Marty's recklessness. He might even end up dead. The only way to prevent not only the accident but any other disaster resulting from this trait of Marty's is to teach Marty to outgrow the trait--and that's part of what Doc is trying to do, subtly, throughout the second and third film.
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