History Trivia / BackToTheFuture

28th May '16 9:27:07 AM Akaihiryuu
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: The actor of Biff Tannen, Thomas F. Wilson, is a painter and a comedian, very approachable to fans and likes to joke about the questions he's getting regarding his role as Biff. He's also HappilyMarried with four children. WordOfGod also vouch for this in various commentaries and Q&As.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: The actor of Biff Tannen, Thomas F. Wilson, is a painter and a comedian, very approachable to fans and likes to joke about the questions he's getting regarding his role as Biff. He's also HappilyMarried with four children. WordOfGod also vouch for this in various commentaries and Q&As. Not only is he not a bully in real life, he drew on his real life experiences of BEING bullied in high school to play Biff. And he really doesn't like it when fans ask him to call someone a butthead.
16th May '16 12:52:13 PM DynamiteXI
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* HandWave: Bob Gale has invoked this with regards to canonicity, saying that the side stories, "Continuum Conundrum," and ''VideoGame/BackToTheFutureTheGame'' are all simultaneously canonical and non-canonical to the franchise, because alternate timelines are a possibility with time travel. (Presumably, this extends to Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide and [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture the animated series]] as well.)
15th May '16 11:45:16 AM kquinn0830
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Two examples that didn't make the film because of Eric Stoltz. When they filmed the cafeteria scene, Stoltz roughed up Thomas F. Wilson for real and Wilson almost broke his collarbone. The normally nice guy Wilson planned to get revenge during the car park scene at the dance by actually punching Stoltz but Stoltz was fired by then so he never got the chance.



** The situation with Stoltz also affected the casting decisions of two other characters:
*** Melora Hardin (who would later play Jan on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'') was originally cast as Jennifer to play opposite Eric Stoltz's Marty. However, Melora never filmed any scenes, and was fired after Marty was recast because she was a lot taller than Michael J. Fox, which actually alienated many of the ''female'' crew members, while the male crew members had no problem with it, whatsoever.
*** J.J. Cohen was considered for Biff, but he was cast as Skinhead instead due to the fact he wouldn't have looked physically imposing next to Stoltz. Bob Gale has said that had Michael J. Fox, who Cohen is taller than, been cast from the beginning, Cohen probably would've won the role.



** Melora Hardin (who would later play Jan on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'') was originally cast as Jennifer to play opposite Eric Stoltz's Marty. However, Melora never filmed any scenes, and was fired after Marty was recast because she was a lot taller than Michael J. Fox, which actually alienated many of the ''female'' crew members, while the male crew members had no problem with it, whatsoever.
20th Apr '16 10:56:39 AM DynamiteXI
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* AscendedFanon: George's reluctance at letting Creator/RobertZemeckis adapt ''A Match Made in Space'' into a movie references an article in USA Today's RealLife reproduction of the 2015 newspaper cover prop. According to [[http://www.slashfilm.com/usa-today-back-to-the-future-newspaper/#more-320613 this page]], the phony article was written by Gannett VP Matt Urbanos to replace the junk filler used by the original newspaper prop.
15th Apr '16 7:28:24 PM costanton11
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** Lea Thompson portrays both Lorraine Baines-[=McFly=], George's wife, in 1955, there versions of 1985, and 2015, and Maggie [=McFly=], Seamus's wife.

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** Lea Thompson portrays both Lorraine Baines-[=McFly=], George's wife, in 1955, there three versions of 1985, and 2015, and Maggie [=McFly=], Seamus's wife.
15th Apr '16 7:27:59 PM costanton11
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** Lea Thompson portrays both Lorraine Baines-[=McFly=], George's wife, and Maggie [=McFly=], Seamus's wife.

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** Lea Thompson portrays both Lorraine Baines-[=McFly=], George's wife, in 1955, there versions of 1985, and 2015, and Maggie [=McFly=], Seamus's wife.
24th Mar '16 7:06:37 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Emmett's father in Episode 1 is [[VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Winslow]]! He's also Generic Guy, Hostile Guy, and (I think) Cue Ball. So Winslow was at the speakeasy three times... simultaneously. That's time travel for you!
** Young Emmett himself is [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Obi-Wan Kenobi]], as well as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus]].
** Jennifer is voiced by her original actress, Claudia Wells.
** Michael J. Fox ''finally'' comes back for a special guest role in Episode 5. [[spoiler:First as a [=McFly=] ancestor in 1931... [[MindScrew then as three different future versions]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments of Marty before the credits.]]]]
24th Mar '16 7:05:52 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The head judge of the band contest is Huey Lewis (of ''Huey Lewis and the News''), who also made the series theme songs ''Back in Time'' and ''The Power of Love'' (which Marty and his band are playing for the contest).
** [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Cal]] is one of Biff's {{mooks}} in 1955!
** Marty's brother is [[Film/{{Superman}} Jimmy Olsen]]!



* HeyItsThatGuy: Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy did live action experiments at the end of each episode.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Creator/DanCastellaneta as the animated Doc, Mary Steenburgen as Clara, and Tom Wilson as Biff (and every other Tannen in history).
** James Tolkan reprises his role as Mr. Strickland.
** Creator/JoshKeaton voices Jules.
** WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom voices Marty.
*** HilariousInHindsight: In the episode "Super Doc", Doc, Jules, Verne and Marty end up in 1952. While there, Marty's claims his name to be Jimmy Olsen. Guess who voices Jimmy in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''?
*** Also qualifies as a ShoutOut, as Marc [=McClure=], who played Marty's brother, Dave [=McFly=], in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', also played Jimmy Olsen in ''{{Film/Superman}}'', ''Film/SupermanII'', ''Film/SupermanIII'', and ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''.
** [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Blossom]] voices Jennifer.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy did live action experiments at the end of each episode.
* HeyItsThatVoice
** Creator/DanCastellaneta as the animated Doc, Mary Steenburgen as Clara, and Tom Wilson as Biff (and every other Tannen in history).
** James Tolkan reprises his role as Mr. Strickland.
** Creator/JoshKeaton voices Jules.
** WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom voices Marty.
***
HilariousInHindsight: In the episode "Super Doc", Doc, Jules, Verne and Marty end up in 1952. While there, Marty's claims his name to be Jimmy Olsen. Guess who voices Jimmy in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''?
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''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''? Also qualifies as a ShoutOut, as Marc [=McClure=], who played Marty's brother, Dave [=McFly=], in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', also played Jimmy Olsen in ''{{Film/Superman}}'', ''Film/SupermanII'', ''Film/SupermanIII'', and ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''.
** [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Blossom]] voices Jennifer.
''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''.



* TheOtherDarrin: In a bizarre version of this trope, Christopher Lloyd played Doc in the live-action bits, and Creator/DanCastellaneta played his animated counterpart.

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* TheOtherDarrin: In a bizarre version of this trope, Christopher Lloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd played Doc in the live-action bits, and Creator/DanCastellaneta played his animated counterpart.
7th Mar '16 4:23:34 PM DynamiteXI
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!!The [[ComicBook/BackToTheFuture IDW comic book]]:
* DevelopmentGag: Doc Brown's prototype flux capacitor is called a "temporal field capacitor," which was the original name of the flux capacitor in early script drafts of the first movie.
19th Feb '16 7:21:57 AM rjung
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* ThrowItIn: Many of George [=McFly's=] mannerisms (the shaking hands, the infamous Honeymooner's laugh) were ad libbed by Crispin Glover.

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* ThrowItIn: Many of George [=McFly's=] mannerisms (the shaking hands, the infamous Honeymooner's laugh) were ad libbed by Crispin Glover. Allegedly, much of that was Glover's normal behavior, and the real challenge was getting him to act normal for the improved-1985 scenes.
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