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* AuthorAppeal: Bob Gale is a baseball fan, and works baseball references into the franchise wherever it may fit. For instance, Doc is interested in seeing who wins "the next 25 World Series" in Part I, and Part II has a joke about the Cubs winning the World Series in 2015.[[note]]Which is a friendly jab on Gale's part -- the Cubs are the longtime rivals of Gale's favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, and at the time hadn't won a World Series since 1908 (and wouldn't win one until 2016).[[/note]] The novelization, based on an earlier draft of the script, mentions that 1955!Doc's favorite team is the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Marty's is the San Diego Padres. The animated series episode "Batter Up" is about the 1897 NLCS, and "Verne's New Friend" makes a plot point of Verne forbidding girls from joining his baseball team.

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* AuthorAppeal: Bob Gale is a baseball fan, and works baseball references into the franchise wherever it may fit. For instance, Doc is interested in seeing who wins "the next 25 World Series" in Part I, and Part II has a joke about the Cubs winning the World Series in 2015.[[note]]Which is a friendly jab on Gale's part -- the Cubs are the longtime rivals of Gale's favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, and at the time hadn't won a World Series since 1908 (and wouldn't win one until 2016).[[/note]] The novelization, based on an earlier draft of the script, mentions that 1955!Doc's 1955 Doc's favorite team is the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Marty's is the San Diego Padres. The animated series episode "Batter Up" is about the 1897 NLCS, and "Verne's New Friend" makes a plot point of Verne forbidding girls from joining his baseball team.

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** Possibly the name of the town. Hill Valley is an oxymoron which might be intentional given the theme of paradoxes and time loops. However many American towns are named for prominent individuals or families. Hill is a fairly common American surname so itís possible the town in the Valley was simply named for someone named Hill.


* AuthorAppeal: Bob Gale is a baseball fan, and works baseball references into the franchise wherever it may fit. For instance, Doc is interested in seeing who wins "the next 25 World Series" in Part I, and Part II has a joke about the Cubs winning the World Series in 2015.[[note]]Which is a friendly jab on Gale's part -- the Cubs are the longtime rivals of Gale's favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, and at the time hadn't won a World Series since 1908 (and wouldn't win one until 2016).[[/note]] The novelization, based on an earlier draft of the script, mentions that Doc's favorite team is the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Marty's is the San Diego Padres. The animated series episode "Batter Up" was about the 1897 NLCS, and Verne forbidding girls from joining his baseball team is a plot point in "Verne's New Friend."

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* AuthorAppeal: Bob Gale is a baseball fan, and works baseball references into the franchise wherever it may fit. For instance, Doc is interested in seeing who wins "the next 25 World Series" in Part I, and Part II has a joke about the Cubs winning the World Series in 2015.[[note]]Which is a friendly jab on Gale's part -- the Cubs are the longtime rivals of Gale's favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, and at the time hadn't won a World Series since 1908 (and wouldn't win one until 2016).[[/note]] The novelization, based on an earlier draft of the script, mentions that Doc's 1955!Doc's favorite team is the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Marty's is the San Diego Padres. The animated series episode "Batter Up" was is about the 1897 NLCS, and "Verne's New Friend" makes a plot point of Verne forbidding girls from joining his baseball team is a plot point in "Verne's New Friend."team.

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* AuthorAppeal: Bob Gale is a baseball fan, and works baseball references into the franchise wherever it may fit. For instance, Doc is interested in seeing who wins "the next 25 World Series" in Part I, and Part II has a joke about the Cubs winning the World Series in 2015.[[note]]Which is a friendly jab on Gale's part -- the Cubs are the longtime rivals of Gale's favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, and at the time hadn't won a World Series since 1908 (and wouldn't win one until 2016).[[/note]] The novelization, based on an earlier draft of the script, mentions that Doc's favorite team is the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Marty's is the San Diego Padres. The animated series episode "Batter Up" was about the 1897 NLCS, and Verne forbidding girls from joining his baseball team is a plot point in "Verne's New Friend."


* StableTimeLoop: Interestingly, according to {{Word of God}}, as a general rule of thumb, the past is never "already altered" (hence the inclusion of YouAlreadyChangedThePast below). So officially, [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18203_why-back-to-future-secretly-horrifying.html if it seems like a time traveler has become the cause of something that already existed, he has merely replaced that cause]], [[RippleEffectProofMemory possibly using information gained from the result of a cause that now never happened]]. So originally, Clint Eastwood and Chuck Berry were truly original, Goldie Wilson came up with the idea to run for mayor himself, there wasn't a strange sequence of events at the 1955 school dance (let alone two), and Doc Brown was killed by Libyans. Then Marty happened.\\\

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* StableTimeLoop: Interestingly, according to {{Word of God}}, WordOfGod[[invoked]], as a general rule of thumb, the past is never "already altered" (hence the inclusion of YouAlreadyChangedThePast below). So officially, [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18203_why-back-to-future-secretly-horrifying.html if it seems like a time traveler has become the cause of something that already existed, he has merely replaced that cause]], [[RippleEffectProofMemory possibly using information gained from the result of a cause that now never happened]]. So originally, Clint Eastwood and Chuck Berry were truly original, Goldie Wilson came up with the idea to run for mayor himself, there wasn't a strange sequence of events at the 1955 school dance (let alone two), and Doc Brown was killed by Libyans. Then Marty happened.\\\


-->'''Marty [=McFly=]:''' "There he is, Doc! Let's land on him, we'll cripple his car."
-->'''Doc:''' "Marty, he's in a '46 Ford, we're in a [=DeLorean=]. He'd rip through us like we were tin foil."

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-->'''Marty --->'''Marty [=McFly=]:''' "There he is, Doc! Let's land on him, we'll cripple his car."
-->'''Doc:''' --->'''Doc:''' "Marty, he's in a '46 Ford, we're in a [=DeLorean=]. He'd rip through us like we were tin foil."


* RealityEnsues:
** One segment in ''Part II'':
-->'''Marty [=McFly=]:''' "There he is, Doc! Let's land on him, we'll cripple his car."
-->'''Doc:''' "Marty, he's in a '46 Ford, we're in a [=DeLorean=]. He'd rip through us like we were tin foil."
** As noted above, in ''Part III'', Marty being 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.


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* SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome:
** One segment in ''Part II'':
-->'''Marty [=McFly=]:''' "There he is, Doc! Let's land on him, we'll cripple his car."
-->'''Doc:''' "Marty, he's in a '46 Ford, we're in a [=DeLorean=]. He'd rip through us like we were tin foil."
** As noted above, in ''Part III'', Marty being 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.


* ''WebVideo/BackForTheFuture'' (2011) - [[/index]]A WebVideo directed by Frank Marshall and produced by Gale and Zemeckis, made to promote an auction to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.[[index]]

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* ''WebVideo/BackForTheFuture'' (2011) - [[/index]]A [[/index]]An {{interquel}} WebVideo directed by Frank Marshall and produced by Gale and Zemeckis, made to promote an auction to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.[[index]]

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* ''WebVideo/BackForTheFuture'' (2011) - [[/index]]A WebVideo directed by Frank Marshall and produced by Gale and Zemeckis, made to promote an auction to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation.[[index]]


* OncePerEpisode: All films have Marty being chased by a Tannen, a Tannen covered in manure, Marty thinking it was AllJustADream, a establishing shot of Hill Valley...

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* OncePerEpisode: All films have Marty being chased by a Tannen, a Tannen covered in manure, Marty thinking it was AllJustADream, Marty being woken up by his mother (or a matriarchal ancestor) from an unfamiliar time period, Doc experiencing a DisneyDeath near the end, an establishing shot of Hill Valley...


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* WhatAPieceOfJunk: The historical [=DeLorean=] could be described real life example of TheAllegedCar. The fact that Doc took one, turned it into a time machine, and then added all sorts of other features to it like flight, a miniature reactor that converts garbage into fuel, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the ability to move at 88 miles per hour]], turned it into the most awesome car imaginable.


* ActorAllusion: According to his driver's license, Marty [=McFly=] shares a birthdate with his actor, Creator/MichaelJFox ([[DawsonCasting though seven years later]], being June 9, 1968, instead of June 9, 1961).

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* ActorAllusion: According to his driver's license, Marty [=McFly=] shares a birthdate with his actor, Creator/MichaelJFox ([[DawsonCasting though seven years later]], being June 9, 1968, instead of June 9, 1961).[[invoked]]



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* ActorAllusion: According to his driver's license, Marty [=McFly=] shares a birthdate with his actor, Creator/MichaelJFox ([[DawsonCasting though seven years later]], being June 9, 1968, instead of June 9, 1961).


* InTheBlood: The Tannens.

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* DigitalDestruction: The sequels suffered from incorrect framing on their widescreen DVD debut but Universal did fix the issue with both a replacement program for existing discs and new corrected discs in stores. But...
** The 2010 DVD rerelease and Blu-ray debut (and 2015 reprints) had bad end credits on the original ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', with the text tilted, off-center, and squished by 25%. This was never fixed in that release cycle, but 2020 Blu-ray and 4K discs have the correct credits (standalone DVD rereleases may use the 2010 master).
** All versions since 2010 have included a shortened version of the blackout in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' after Marty is hit by Biff's goons in 1985A. Previous releases kept the screen blank for over 5 seconds as the sound died away and the next scene's music began; now it's only a few seconds, fading back in before you know what's happened and giving no feeling of lost time, and it also cuts out some of the music. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyJSwxqiJvw Comparison here.]]

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* ArchEnemy: The Tannens and Mcflys have been going at it for 100 years. The rivalry presumably started with Sheamus and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in 1885, then continued with George and Biff in 1955, finally ending off with George being Biff's spineless whipping boy in the original 1985. Marty entered into the feud with Biff in both 1955 and 1985-A. Hell, even Marty's children are still dealing with Griff Tannen in 2015.

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