History Trivia / BackToTheFuture

17th Apr '17 12:02:50 PM DynamiteXI
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*** 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.

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*** 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 Fox. This actually alienated many of the ''female'' crew members, while and Bob Gale later went on the male crew members had no problem with it, whatsoever.record as regretting her dismissal.
26th Mar '17 7:10:28 PM glickmam
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** The Bobs (Zemeckis and Gale) originally pitched the idea to Disney and then Columbia, both of whom turned it down due to problems with the "kid dating his young mother" part of the story, albeit for completely opposite reasons: Disney felt that it was too raunchy, Columbia didn't think it was raunchy ''enough''![[note]]Keep in mind that this was at a time when Columbia was making raunchy sex comedies like ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'', ''Film/CheechAndChongsNextMovie'' and other films which bordered on [[PornWithPlot softcore porn]]. To them, this aspect of the story felt like a quaint form of CringeComedy.[[/note]]

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** The Bobs (Zemeckis and Gale) originally pitched the idea to Disney and then Columbia, both of whom turned it down due to problems with the "kid dating his young mother" part of the story, albeit for completely opposite reasons: Disney felt that it was too raunchy, Columbia didn't think it was raunchy ''enough''![[note]]Keep in mind that this was at a time when Columbia was the major studios were making raunchy sex comedies like ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'', ''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/CheechAndChongsNextMovie'' and other films which bordered on [[PornWithPlot softcore porn]]. To them, this aspect of the story felt like a quaint form of CringeComedy.[[/note]]
25th Mar '17 5:47:11 PM Scsigs
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* ActingForTwo: Michael J. Fox plays Marty, his older self in 2015, his children Marty Jr. and Marlene (yes, the ''[[CrossCastRole daughter]]''), and Seamus in 1885.

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* ActingForTwo: Michael J. Fox plays Marty, his older self in 2015, his children Marty Jr. and Marlene (yes, the ''[[CrossCastRole daughter]]''), and Seamus in 1885. He also posed as William for the picture of him in ''Part III'', who he also later voiced in the Telltale game.
1st Mar '17 6:20:54 AM nm3youtube
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* DisownedAdaptation: Bob Gale hated many of the video game adaptations of the franchise, particularly the first one by Creator/LJNToys. According to him, the makers of the game didn't want any input from the filmmakers, and when he saw it, he wanted a lot changed, but was told it was too late to do anything. He advised fans not to buy it, and felt that Creator/TelltaleGames handled the process much better.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Bob Gale hated many of the video game adaptations of the franchise, particularly [[VideoGame/BackToTheFuture1989 the first one one]] by Creator/LJNToys. According to him, the makers of the game didn't want any input from the filmmakers, and when he saw it, he wanted a lot changed, but was told it was too late to do anything. He advised fans not to buy it, and felt that Creator/TelltaleGames handled the process much better.
12th Feb '17 10:57:31 AM NWolfman
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** The Bobs (Zemeckis and Gale) originally pitched the idea to Disney and then Columbia, both of whom turned it down due to problems with the "kid dating his young mother" part of the story, albeit for completely opposite reasons: Disney felt that it was too raunchy, Columbia didn't think it was raunchy ''enough''![[note]]Keep in mind that this was at a time when Columbia was making raunchy sex comedies like ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemountHigh'', ''Film/CheechAndChongsNextMovie'' and other films which were almost [[PornWithAPlot softcore porn]]. To them, this aspect of the story felt like a quaint form of CringeComedy.[[/note]]

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** The Bobs (Zemeckis and Gale) originally pitched the idea to Disney and then Columbia, both of whom turned it down due to problems with the "kid dating his young mother" part of the story, albeit for completely opposite reasons: Disney felt that it was too raunchy, Columbia didn't think it was raunchy ''enough''![[note]]Keep in mind that this was at a time when Columbia was making raunchy sex comedies like ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemountHigh'', ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh'', ''Film/CheechAndChongsNextMovie'' and other films which were almost [[PornWithAPlot bordered on [[PornWithPlot softcore porn]]. To them, this aspect of the story felt like a quaint form of CringeComedy.[[/note]]
12th Feb '17 10:55:47 AM NWolfman
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** The Bobs (Zemeckis and Gale) originally pitched the idea to Disney and then Columbia, both of whom turned it down due to problems with the "kid dating his young mother" part of the story, albeit for completely opposite reasons: Disney felt that it was too raunchy, Columbia didn't think it was raunchy ''enough''![[note]]Keep in mind that this was at a time when Columbia was making raunchy sex comedies like ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemountHigh'', ''Film/CheechAndChongsNextMovie'' and ''Private School.''

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** The Bobs (Zemeckis and Gale) originally pitched the idea to Disney and then Columbia, both of whom turned it down due to problems with the "kid dating his young mother" part of the story, albeit for completely opposite reasons: Disney felt that it was too raunchy, Columbia didn't think it was raunchy ''enough''![[note]]Keep in mind that this was at a time when Columbia was making raunchy sex comedies like ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemountHigh'', ''Film/CheechAndChongsNextMovie'' and ''Private School.''other films which were almost [[PornWithAPlot softcore porn]]. To them, this aspect of the story felt like a quaint form of CringeComedy.[[/note]]
12th Feb '17 10:54:05 AM NWolfman
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** The Bobs (Zemeckis and Gale) originally pitched the idea to Disney and then Columbia, both of whom turned it down due to problems with the "kid dating his young mother" part of the story, albeit for completely opposite reasons: Disney felt that it was too raunchy, Columbia didn't think it was raunchy ''enough''!

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** The Bobs (Zemeckis and Gale) originally pitched the idea to Disney and then Columbia, both of whom turned it down due to problems with the "kid dating his young mother" part of the story, albeit for completely opposite reasons: Disney felt that it was too raunchy, Columbia didn't think it was raunchy ''enough''!''enough''![[note]]Keep in mind that this was at a time when Columbia was making raunchy sex comedies like ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemountHigh'', ''Film/CheechAndChongsNextMovie'' and ''Private School.''
5th Feb '17 4:34:23 PM Scsigs
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* CastingGag: Huey Lewis, playing the audition judge in 1985, tells Marty's band that they're "just too darn loud." [[HypocriticalHumor The band was playing Lewis' own song, "The Power of Love."]]

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* CastingGag: Huey Lewis, playing the audition judge in 1985, tells Marty's band that they're "just too darn loud." [[HypocriticalHumor The band was playing Lewis' own song, "The Power of Love."]]"]] Better yet, the line was apparently [[SelfDeprecation improvised]] by him.
5th Feb '17 4:23:56 PM Scsigs
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* FakeAmerican: Marty [=McFly=] -- Michael J. Fox is in fact Canadian. You can hear his accent slip when he pronounces "sorry" as "so-ree."

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* FakeAmerican: Marty [=McFly=] -- Michael J. Fox is in fact Canadian. You can hear his accent slip when he pronounces "sorry" as "so-ree."sore-y."
28th Nov '16 8:36:09 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.

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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 vice president Matt Urbanos to replace the junk filler used by the original newspaper prop.prop.
** One popular fan theory was that Doc reverse engineered the hoverboard in order to get the time train working, since the board was pretty much the only bit of future tech at his disposal at the time. This idea was sort of used in "Continuum Conundrum," when Doc mentions he used components from the hoverboard to help get the steam trike time machine working.
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