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1st Feb '16 3:50:55 PM gothelittle
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*** Well, Marty did watch himself go back to 1955. Another time travel did occur shortly before he reached the mall on foot, however; Einstein was sent forward in time one minute. The last short-out could, by your theory, be attributed to that.
1st Feb '16 3:48:05 PM gothelittle
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** Another possibility: Doc is a scientist, not a sociologist. He doesn't realize that the McFly family is already showing serious signs of trouble before the incident with Marty Jr. He thought he found the cause of the family's downfall, when he merely found the flash point. He did say when he was planning to disassemble the Time Machine that he would like to study the other great mystery in the universe -- women. So we already know that he has gaps in his knowledge where relationships are concerned...
27th Jan '16 8:01:55 AM MrDeath
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Inaccurate.
*** Not quite. Remember the start of the movie, where 1985!Lorraine is quick to warn her daughter against chasing boys? Her chasing George and being in his car, if that ever happened, did not end well. It's entirely possible that Biff did rape her, or tried to. And the people there would not hae stopped him - they are still there in the alternate 1955, and only get out of their cars when George punches him out.
27th Jan '16 2:48:22 AM NhazUl
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*** Not quite. Remember the start of the movie, where 1985!Lorraine is quick to warn her daughter against chasing boys? Her chasing George and being in his car, if that ever happened, did not end well. It's entirely possible that Biff did rape her, or tried to. And the people there would not hae stopped him - they are still there in the alternate 1955, and only get out of their cars when George punches him out.
8th Jan '16 3:26:35 PM ZeroJanitor
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** Marty wouldn't be born for some 13 years after 'Calvin' completely disappeared from their lives. Plus they only knew the guy for a week. It's unlikely that either of them remember exactly what he looked like by the time Marty grows into a teenager.
4th Nov '15 6:07:20 PM srimech
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* ''Part II'''s 2015 looks a lot more advanced than our 2015. Why would that be? Doc Brown disappeared in 1985, but before he did so he could have published details to one bit of his project he could talk about - a car-sized nuclear reactor capable of producing power equivalent to a civil fission reactor (if only for short periods). This led on to the development of Mr. Fusion, and advanced technology by decades.
29th Oct '15 6:39:22 PM lisamariefan
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*** Consider for a moment that he wouldn't even need to muck up his other self from going back to 1985. ''/Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' has a central theme based around not seeing your other self (to avoid a paradox). In Jennifer's case in the aforementioned film the "best" scenario conveniently happens. Of course, who's to say that Marty would be so fortunate? If Marty had made it in time and his past self had seen his future self that alone might have been enough to create a galaxy/universe destroying paradox. The only reason that Biff seemed to be immune is because he was probably too stupid to realize that he was with his future self or something. Of course this assume that Doc's musing on paradoxes is even correct (though would you really want to take the risk?)
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*** Consider for a moment that he wouldn't even need to muck up his other self from going back to 1985. ''/Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' has a central theme based around not seeing your other self (to avoid a paradox). In Jennifer's case in the aforementioned film the "best" scenario conveniently happens. Of course, who's to say that Marty would be so fortunate? If Marty had made it in time and his past self had seen his future self that alone might have been enough to create a galaxy/universe destroying paradox. The only reason that Biff seemed to be immune is because he was probably too stupid to realize that he was with his future self or something. Of course this assume that Doc's musing on paradoxes is even correct (though would you really want to take the risk?)
29th Oct '15 6:33:12 PM lisamariefan
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** Unless you're referring to the accident that Marty has that same day (before they go into the future), it's possible that Doc does not realize that the events that lead to Mary Senior getting fired will ''still'' happen even if he prevents Marty Junior from going to jail. He does refer to the event with Marty Junior leading to a "chain reaction that brings down the [=McFly=] family." This brings up a rather intriguing possibility. Assuming that Doc did correctly trace the downfall of the family to the Marty Junior's arrest, it's possible that in the original future timeline Marty Senior didn't do what we see him do in the film. Therefore the Doc had no way to foresee said events as they never actually happened in the future he came from.
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** Unless you're referring to the accident that Marty has that same day (before they go into the future), it's possible that Doc does not realize that the events that lead to Mary Senior getting fired will ''still'' happen even if he prevents Marty Junior from going to jail. jail, assuming that in the original timeline Marty senior's downfall was even "getting fired." He does refer to the event with Marty Junior leading to a "chain reaction that brings down the [=McFly=] family." This brings up a rather intriguing possibility. Assuming that Doc did correctly trace the downfall of the family to the Marty Junior's arrest, it's possible that in the original future timeline Marty Senior didn't do what we see him do in the film. Therefore the Doc had no way to foresee said events as they never actually happened in the future he came from.
29th Oct '15 6:29:26 PM lisamariefan
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** Actually, this works without anything exotic. The amount of energy stored in a capacitor is ˝CV^2 where C is the charge and V is the voltage. in other words, quadruple the charge and you just quadruple the power, quadrupe the voltage and you increase the energy sixteen-fold. Lightening is extremely high voltage so not very much capacitance is needed. the parasitic capacitance between the wire and the ground may be enough even. In any case, very high voltage capacitors were some of the first electrical components created and would be easily built by someone familier with electronics with 1955 or even 1855 materials.
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** Actually, this works without anything exotic. The amount of energy stored in a capacitor is ˝CV^2 where C is the charge and V is the voltage. in other words, quadruple the charge and you just quadruple the power, quadrupe quadruple the voltage and you increase the energy sixteen-fold. Lightening Lightning is extremely high voltage so not very much capacitance is needed. the parasitic capacitance between the wire and the ground may be enough even. In any case, very high voltage capacitors were some of the first electrical components created and would be easily built by someone familier familiar with electronics with 1955 or even 1855 materials.

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** Unless you're referring to the accident that Marty has that same day (before they go into the future), it's possible that Doc does not realize that the events that lead to Mary Senior getting fired will ''still'' happen even if he prevents Marty Junior from going to jail. He does refer to the event with Marty Junior leading to a "chain reaction that brings down the [=McFly=] family." This brings up a rather intriguing possibility. Assuming that Doc did correctly trace the downfall of the family to the Marty Junior's arrest, it's possible that in the original future timeline Marty Senior didn't do what we see him do in the film. Therefore the Doc had no way to foresee said events as they never actually happened in the future he came from. ** Of course if you're talking about Marty's accident that day it could be chalked up to Doc's stalwart belief in someone not knowing "too much about their future."
29th Oct '15 5:53:28 PM lisamariefan
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*** Consider for a moment that he wouldn't even need to muck up his other self from going back to 1985. ''/Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' has a central theme based around not seeing your other self (to avoid a paradox). In Jennifer's case in the aforementioned film the "best" scenario conveniently happens. Of course, who's to say that Marty would be so fortunate? If Marty had made it in time and his past self had seen his future self that alone might have been enough to create a galaxy/universe destroying paradox. The only reason that Biff seemed to be immune is because he was probably too stupid to realize that he was with his future self or something.
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*** Consider for a moment that he wouldn't even need to muck up his other self from going back to 1985. ''/Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' has a central theme based around not seeing your other self (to avoid a paradox). In Jennifer's case in the aforementioned film the "best" scenario conveniently happens. Of course, who's to say that Marty would be so fortunate? If Marty had made it in time and his past self had seen his future self that alone might have been enough to create a galaxy/universe destroying paradox. The only reason that Biff seemed to be immune is because he was probably too stupid to realize that he was with his future self or something. Of course this assume that Doc's musing on paradoxes is even correct (though would you really want to take the risk?)
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