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L.A. Readers! Doc Brown's Landing The DeLorean At The New Beverly Tonight For The BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy!!!

Published at: May 29, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

Beaks here...

What a surprise. The New Beverly is on another awesome programming roll. I'll have more on Phil Blankenship's crazy insane film series next Monday; for now, let's concentrate on this evening. Starting at 7:30 PM, The New Beverly will be screening the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy in rapid, head-spinning succession. We've known for a while now that Claudia Wells (the original Jennifer) and Jeffrey Weissman (the Other Glover in parts II and III) would be in attendance to bask in your love for these terrific films. Well, late yesterday, the kids at the Bev scored a bit of a coup, and they have evidently convinced Christopher Lloyd to (schedule permitting!) to introduce the first movie! I know it's last minute, and you're dying to see UP and DRAG ME TO HELL this weekend, but how can you pass up the opportunity to see Doc Brown kick off the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy at Los Angeles's best repertory house? Please note that Lloyd's appearance has the ol' "schedule permitting" caveat. That said, in my experience, folks bail on these appearances less than five-percent of the time. I'm sure he'll be there. And if you can't make it Friday, know that Claudia Wells will be back for more time travel on Saturday! Also, be sure to check out The New Beverly's schedule for the upcoming week. CLASS OF 1984 and 3:15 THE MOMENT OF TRUTH! WITCHBOARD and WITCHTRAP! UNDER SIEGE and the underrated, Sidney J. Furie-directed THE TAKING OF BEVERLY HILLS! THE WIZARD and JOYSTICKS! The Tommy Jarvis FRIDAY THE 13TH trilogy! It's a weeklong geekgasm!

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  • May 29, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    first

    by simondark

    again

  • May 29, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Schedule permitting?

    by Flyingcircus

    Okay, Chris.

  • May 29, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I wish I were there

    by simondark

    I'd love to see this on the big screen...and lloyd would be awesome to see too

  • May 29, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Soon they will re-boot Back to the Future

    by Baron Karza

    I can smell this happening..

  • May 29, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Underwelmed

    by Symposium

    Two cast members that are so insignificant their presence would pale in comparison to my own.

  • May 29, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I remember Christopher Liloyd being interviewed..

    by The Dark Shite

    on British TV around the time of Back to the future 3. Actually it tends to be repeated as part of one of those "TV's Worst moments" things. <p> He just sat there, staring blankly at the guy who was interviewing him. I mean, this was a national talk show.Funnily enough, Crispin Glover (another Back to the Future alumni), comes off as quite ordinary compared to him. At least he did stuff. If you can find the video,check it out! It's worth it for the look on Mary Steenburgen's face alone.

  • May 29, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    When is the Reboot coming?

    by GeorgieBoy

    Just wondering...

  • May 29, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Sounds awesome

    by darthvedder81

    Nothing beats the original but BTTF2 and BTTF3 were about the best possible sequels that could have been made. They don't make movies like these anymore.

  • May 29, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Baron Karza

    by The+Hitman

    You know some foolish/greedy studio exec is reading this message board RIGHT NOW, reading YOUR post and rubbing his hands together and saying "YES!!! THAT'S A GREAT IDEA!!!"

  • May 29, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Wonder how many will split after the first movie...

    by rev_skarekroe

  • May 29, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Make like a tree and get outta here old man!

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Biff the greatest valet/cyber punk/millionaire/cowboy character ever created. He hates manure you know.

  • May 29, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    LA

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    LA is a city of Bullshit, but for this i'd really like to be there right now.<p> And you guys KNOW they are already working on a Back to the Future Remake. It's a given. Shia LeBoef as Marty McFly, Tina Fey as the new female Doc Brown (Hey, it's the NINETIES!!). This time around there will be much more timetravel to exciting times in history (DINOSAURS!! NAPOLEON!!!) and less of that annoying character moments (he has to make his parents fall in love?! GAY!!). Mark my words. After that: Blade Runner remake, rebooting Glengarry Glen Ross and finally the reboot of Batman Begins (so it fits better with Dark Knight)...

  • May 29, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Ah

    by donkey_lasher

    The second was the weak link in the trilogy, but was still better than most sci-fi films nowadays. I'd take part 2 over Star Trek anyday. Shit, Doc Brown knows more than Spock about time travel!<p> A remake is unthinkable. Another sequel even more so.

  • May 29, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Chuck

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Hey Chuck, it's Marvin, you know your cousin Marvin Berry. You know that sound you were looking for, well get a load of this!

  • May 29, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    claudia wells

    by nolan bautista

    hotter than elisabeth shue..heavy..

  • May 29, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Maybe he can explain why the recent DVD rereleases

    by skimn

    did not include BluRay. Not busting Mr. LLoyd's balls, but c'mon studios!!

  • May 29, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Wells vs Shue

    by Blade_Runner

    Shue has better knockers.

  • May 29, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Can someone make a betweenquel...

    by The3ATMAN

    Make a between-quel - movie takes place between bttf 1, 2 and 3 without discrediting the movies and sets each movie up. I think this is the only way you could re-do another trilogy without disregarding the old one.

  • May 29, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Wait...I'm lost...

    by xcornealiousx

    err....doesn't Back to the Future II start off RIGHT at the end of Back to the Future?

  • May 29, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Leave the sequels alone...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    They are perfectly fine additions to the brilliant original. Even the much maligned Part II.

  • May 29, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    first

    by simondark

    three times in a row...can it happen again?

  • May 29, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    by The3ATMAN

    IF they were to do a story, I would base it around the first three somehow...i'm not a script writer but i'm sure that they could figure out a way to continue a new series while still maintaining the originals in tact instead of recasting another marty mcfly and doc brown - hell Lloyd would probably come back for another three...

  • May 29, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    by The3ATMAN

    Start it at the end of part 3 and intertwine part 2 and 1 again...

  • May 29, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    James Cameron Q&A tonight!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Showing his personal 70mm prints of ALIENS and THE ABYSS SPECIAL EDITION. Somebody better be thee covering this!!!

  • May 29, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I believe the screening is at the Aero...

    by Yorick_Brown

    ...NOT the New Beverly. Just an FYI...

  • May 29, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    The3ATMAN

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    You seriously need to watch it buddy. People might get the impression you're in favor of an abomination like this. They'll chop off your head!

  • May 29, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    One Guy From Andromeda

    by The3ATMAN

    It's better than an unnecessary reboot my friend. Either continue the series with another story line or let it rest

  • May 29, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    by The3ATMAN

    and if you can incorporate the original story somehow...why not? I hate when sequels are made and they don't reference the other movies as if they never happened

  • May 29, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Yorick_Brown..BTTF is at BOTH theaters

    by cuthbert84

    For some reason, the Back to the Future trilogy is playing at BOTH the New Bev and the Aero on Saturday. (As well as Friday at the New Bev.) But Christopher Lloyd and Claudia Wells are tentatively scheduled for the New Bev apperance. (Christopher on Friday, Claudia for both nights.) I'd go tonight, except I have a ticket for the James Cameron event at the Aero.

  • May 29, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Aliens was/is awesome but Abyss SE??

    by darthvedder81

    With that lame ass tacked on nuclear disarmament message? I prefer the original even if it is way too long.

  • May 29, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    At least SPELL gigawatt correctly,

    by V'Shael

    even if you can't pronounce it.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    GREAT SCOTT! This is awesome!

    by ricarleite2

    We need someone here to tell us later how did this go. THIS is how you do it, re-relase it, instead of rebooting.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    WTF!! Why am I just now finding out about this, AICN???

    by finky089

    One fucking afternoon isn't enough time for an OC guy to make plans to drive up to LA for an event like this. <p> Shit! <P> Now, I need a fucking time machine of my own.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Take me away. I don't mind, just promise me

    by liljuniorbrown

    We'll be back in tiiiiiime. Huey Lewis and the fucking news. The original was the first movie I seen in the theater as a kid. The first i remember anyways. We had seen ET and Return of the Jedi but I was to young to remember anything but standing in line.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    The3ATMAN

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    They should let it rest of course!! There's no way any continuation of the Back to the Future movies could be good, be it reboot or sequel. It's like coming along and saying you're gonna write a sequel to Moby Dick - sure, it could be fun. But it sure as hell is not gonna be better than Moby Dick, it's been too long and it was perfect THEN. (Not that i'm saying BTTF is comparable to Moby Dick)<p> Sadly, this doesn't matter, and the fuckers WILL remake it. Or reboot or what the expression will be then (in 2011 we say "recharge"!). Nothing we can do about it...

  • May 29, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    RE-Release

    by finky089

    For years I've been wondering why Hollywood didn't just re-release big film instead of remaking them. They could throw tons of fuckin money into the marketing and re-release hype and it'd still be cheaper and less maligned than any remake. <p> Just as long as they didn't let Lucas "retouch" any special effects or replace any guns with walkie talkies. Oh, they were SPECIAL editions alright...

  • May 29, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    What they SHOULD do with BTTF

    by finky089

    if they must create something new is make a videogame like the new one coming out shortly for Ghostbusters. That thing looks fan-fuckin-tastic. A BTTF game could play out kind of like Grand Theft Auto, only you pretty much just drive/fly the Deloreon. <p> Somewhere on YoutTube there's footage of a GTA mod that allows you to drive/fly the BTTF Deloreon. pretty cool.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    "Stop, Wilbur! Stoooop!"

    by finky089

    Never understood that old lady freaking out. She must have really hated orange vests.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    "You wanna Pepsi pal, you're gonna pay for it!"

    by finky089

    just give me something without any sugar in it. <p> Somethin' without any sugar, huh....

  • May 29, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Hey Biff, get a load of this guy's life preserver.

    by finky089

    the dork thinks he's gonna drown!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Doc, I can't be stuck here. I got a life in 1985. I got a girl!

    by finky089

    Is she pretty? <p> Doc, she's beautiful.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Beat it, spook. this don't concern you!

    by finky089

    Who you callin' "spook", peckerwood?

  • May 29, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I've always challenged that Pepsi Free line

    by IndyCollector

    Wasn't Pepsi Free caffeine free, not sugar free?

  • Whoa-ho-ho! Look at it roll! <p> Now we can watch jackie Gleason while we fuckin eat!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Pepsi free

    by finky089

    good question. I think it was before caffiene free. I'm sure the interweb has the answer!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Come on, Indycollector. I know you've got a BTTF quote or 2

    by finky089

    throw some!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    "Mayor Goldie Wilson. Like the sound of that!"

    by finky089

    A coloured mayor. That'll be the day!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    "Say 'hi" to your mom for me."

    by finky089

    Butthead

  • May 29, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I know what you're gonna say son. And, you're right!

    by finky089

    But I'm afraid I'm just not very good at...."confrontations."

  • May 29, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Check out that 4x4. That is hot!

    by finky089

    marty goes ghey for a toyota

  • May 29, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Save the Clock Tower! Save the Clock Tower!

    by finky089

    Here ya go lady, here's a quarter. <p> Don't forget to take a flyer!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Strickland! Jesus, didn't that guy ever have hair?

    by finky089

    Slacker!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    On the night. I go back. In time. You get - DONG!

    by finky089

    DONG! DONG! DONG! <p> Look at the time. You've got less than 4 minutes! Go!

  • Yeah, let's keep this "brain melting" thing to ourselves.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Kids, we're gonna have to eat this cake by ourselves.

    by finky089

    You're uncle Joey didn't make parole again.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Uncle Jailbird Joey.

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Damn it, I'm late! <p> David, watch your mouth!

    by finky089

    Now, you come over here and kiss your Mother! <p> Come on, mom. Make it fast. Whew! Time to change that oil, dad!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Any girls who calls up a boy is just asking for trouble!

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    That was so stupid! Grandpa hit him with the car!

    by finky089

    it was meant to be.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Hey man, the dance is over.

    by finky089

    If they can't dance, then they can't kiss. And if they don't kiss my life is over!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Tab? I can

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • we do now, you bastard.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    And I suppose Jane Wyman is the First Lady!

    by finky089

    Who's Vice President? Jerry lewis?

  • May 29, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    TAB? I can't give you a tab unless you order something!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • May 29, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet.

    by finky089

    But, your kids are gonna love it.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Goodnight, Futureboy!

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    The bruise! The bruise on your head!

    by finky089

    You told me the whole story. You were standing on the toilet to hang a clock, you slipped and hit your head, and had a vision of the flux capacitor. Which is what....makes...time travel....possible. <p> O/o

  • May 29, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Damnit, man. I sliced my hand!

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Lou? Milk. Chocolate!

    by finky089

    His "density" "popped" him to her.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Oh, AzulTool, how could I not have done that one yet!

    by finky089

    kudos

  • May 29, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Ooh La La? Ooh La La?!!

    by Alfred_Packer

  • May 29, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    It works! It works!! I finally made something that works!

    by Alfred_Packer

  • May 29, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Packer, we're still on BTTF part 1

    by finky089

    Gray's.....Sports.....Alamanac. <P> is it me, or was that the smallest fuckin book ever to have the outcome of EVERY major sporting event from 1950-somethign until the end of that century?

  • May 29, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I think he took his wallet..

    by Alfred_Packer

  • May 29, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    "You bet your ass it works."

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Packer - the wallet line

    by finky089

    quite possibly my favorite one in part II - that goofey eyed bastard

  • May 29, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    ok fine....I'm sorry, you're just too damn loud..

    by Alfred_Packer

  • May 29, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    am i an idiot...

    by JAMF

    for only just now realising cripsin glover wasnt in bttf 2 and 3? i mean, i havent seen them that many times.. and only on a small tv... but really... THE FUCK?!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    ..darn..

    by Alfred_Packer

  • May 29, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I know, I LOVE the wallet bit..

    by Alfred_Packer

    Love it...

  • May 29, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I said, 'Get your MEATHOOKS off...her....please."

    by finky089

    You been looking for a fight!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Think they'll be quoting Star Trek in 20 years?

    by kwisatzhaderach

    No. Because the dialogue was shit.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Hey, since you're new here, I'm gonna cut you a bvreak

    by lockesbrokenleg

    TODAY!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    JAMF

    by finky089

    they cut the screentime for George McFly (esp in Pt 2) and replaced him with a "look-alike" or reused clips from Part 1.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Re-elect Mayor Goldie Wilson

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Progress is his middle name.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Shut your filthy mouth! I'm not that kind of girl!

    by finky089

    Maybe you are, and you just don't know it yet.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    GREAT MOVIE - SO GREAT

    by BillyMayesHere

  • May 29, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    who the hell is John F Kennedy?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • May 29, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    Just reading all these quotes gave me a warm feeling inside. Back To The Future is such a perfect movie, i love it!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    He's an absolute dream...

    by Alfred_Packer

  • May 29, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    All these quotes and love for the series

    by skimn

    reminds me why we're so angry at Zemeckis' love of mocap. Look at what he created with a crackerjack script and real live actors...timeless classics (well, at least 1).

  • May 29, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Mayor Red Thomas means better schools

    by finky089

    better education,and HOLY SHIT IT'S 1955!

  • May 29, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    It's already mutated into human form!

    by Alfred_Packer

  • May 29, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Marty, does your mom know?

    by finky089

    What about Saturday?

  • May 29, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    There's that word again: heavy

    by darthvedder81

    Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?

  • May 29, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Get outta town, she thinks I'm goin campin with the guys!

    by finky089

    Jennifer, my mom would freak out and give me this standard lecture abouthow she never did that kind of thing when she was a kid.

  • May 29, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I mean, look, I think the woman was born a nun!

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Hey not too early I sleep in Saturdays

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • May 29, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST

    A rythmic ceremonial ritual!

    by finky089

    you mean a dance?

  • May 29, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    As a child of the 80's MJF epitomized cool for me

    by darthvedder81

    With Alex P. Keaton and Marty McFly he created back-to-back two awesome characters with attitude, wit, spunk and a touch of human vulnerability.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Maybe you were adopted?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • May 29, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Hey McFly, you BOZO!

    by mraig

    Hoverboards don't work on water... unless you've got POWER!

  • May 29, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I dont get the hate

    by perromaldito

    on BTTF2, i think it was a great sequel, and back in the day i thought it was the best one. Number 3 still is a the worst one by far

  • May 29, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I never saw purple underwear before, Calvin

    by finky089

    People, uh, call me Marty.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    The way I see it...

    by mraig

    if you're going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?

  • May 29, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    He's an idiot. His parents are probably idiots, too.

    by finky089

    Lorraine, you ever have a kid that acts that way, I'll disown you.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Oh la la??? Oh la la????

    by perromaldito

  • May 29, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    We're the, uh... We're the Pinheads.

    by mraig

    Hold it, fellas. I'm afraid you're just too darn loud.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I disagree on BTTF 3 "the worst by far"?

    by finky089

    it definitely has a different feel from Pt 2 and isn't as altogether solid a film as BTTF 1, but pt 3 is still a great and fun film to watch. <p> The flying train at the end may be a little hokey to some people. And some people hate that it becomes more about Doc and his love life than about Marty. But the way I see it, pt 3 just takes the story in a different direction and I think it does an okay job with it.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Yep. According to Wikipedia, Pepsi Free

    by IndyCollector

    Was a caffeine free drink, not sugar free. There was a DIET Pepsi Free. I understand the joke doesn't work without saying Pepsi Free and if MJF ordered a Diet Pepsi Free I don't think that would have worked either. I don't think diet drinks existed in the 50s.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    it was planned as a trilogy right?

    by perromaldito

    the first two end with "to be continued" and "to be concluded", so...were the stories for a trilogy outlined from the beginning? i always wondered that

  • May 29, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    IndyCollector

    by finky089

    Thanks for clarifying. I guess I've been mistaken all these years, but then I never thought too much about it, either. <p> I'll put my extra-geeky BTTF hat back on and explain MJF's "Pepsi Free" line by saying that he wanted the Pepsi free b/c he was already shaken up enough from realizing he went back to 1955 and didn't want the caffeine. BUT, when Lou snaps at him, MJF remembers that not only does Pepsi Free not exist in 1955, the guy probably wouldn't have been familiar with "caffeine" either. SO, he says something without any sugar b/c he just wants something that won't get his heart rate up. Then, ironically, Lou gives him a cup of coffee, which was presumably caffinated. MJF just can't get a break in 1955.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    not planned as a trilogy

    by finky089

    I remember reading somewhere from Bob Gale and Zemekis that the "To Be Continued" at the end of Pt1 was kind of a joke. <p> They didn't really have a sequel planned, but thought they COULD take it somewhere if the opportunity came up. it's oen fo the reasons why there was such a long gap between the 1st and 2nd films. It was long enough that MJF had to re-learn how to skateboard for Pt 2.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    by tenchugreen

    you killed my pine

  • May 29, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Thanks finky

    by perromaldito

    i always wondered that

  • May 29, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    perromaldito, the 2nd and 3rd, were planned together

    by finky089

    which is why you get "to be concluded" at the end of Pt 2 and why Pt 3 came out the following year (or did pt 2 come out in spring and pt 3 came out in the fall? I can't remember, but you get the idea.)

  • May 29, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    you killed my pine

    by tenchugreen

  • May 29, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    tenchugreen

    by finky089

    nice one

  • May 29, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Michael J Fox

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    One of the unsung heroes of the 80s. A class act! Even his shit, like the movie where he learns to be the perfect 80s Broker Yuppie (With this and Wall Street i gotta say, man, people were REALLY into investment banking in the 80s! Bizarre.) was tolerable because of him.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    So...

    by perromaldito

    they Matrix´d BTTF right?

  • May 29, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    i want these movies on blue ray

    by tenchugreen

  • May 29, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    2nd and 3rd together

    by one_guy_from_andromeda

    The BTTF sequels started it with parts 2 and 3 being shot at the same time. It didn't really work there, and it hasn't ever since (Matrix, Pirates, i'd even include Lord of the Rings but i'm afraid of the anger it would raise. So i don't)

  • May 29, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, Doc. You disintegrated Einstein!

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    perromaldito

    by finky089

    heh, yeah, I guess you could say that.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    It'll happen.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    For a while now I've had a horrible sinking feeling the Zemeckis will go ahead with a new Back to the Future trilogy. Be it a sequel, reboot, reimagining, retooling, regurgitation... And all in mo-cap. Seriously, that thought scares the shit out of me. Because at the end of the day, mo-cap and digital animation is... on screen... a CARTOON. <p> <p> I miss the old Zemeckis. Who made proper films. I'll bet the only thing stopping this happening is Bob Gale who, all power to him, seems fiercely proud and protective of the Back to the Future trilogy.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    "who knows if they have cotton underwear in the future"!

    by tenchugreen

  • May 29, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Doc, are you telling me it's 8:25? Damn, I'm late for school!

    by finky089

    Einstein's nasty food dish always made me gag.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    BTTF remake = "Noooooooo! BASTARDS!"

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Waitaminute! Are you telling me my mom has the hots

    by finky089

    for me? <P> Precisely!

  • May 29, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    You mean you're gonna go touch her on her.....

    by finky089

    No! Look, George, it's just an act!

  • May 29, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Lorraine! Another one of these damn kids

    by finky089

    jumped in front of my car!

  • May 29, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Well, Marty, I hope you like meatloaf.

    by finky089

    ...and he can stay in my room!

  • May 29, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    i'm not going back in that zoot suit!

    by tenchugreen

  • May 29, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Hey Dad! George! Hey, you on the bike!

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Imagine if they pitched BTTF today

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    I mean, it's a matter of record that Zemeckis and Gale were turned down by almost everyone due to the plotline back in the early '80s. These days? <p> <p> "Well, he goes back in time, and his mother starts frothing at the crotch for him. <p> <p> Fuck, the suits would have an embolism.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    DAVEY! Davey Crocket, king of the wild frontier!

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Hey kid, what'd you do? Jump ship?

    by finky089

    what's with the life preserver?

  • May 29, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    "To be continued"

    by slone13

    Was NOT in the original film's release. After it made about $100 million and they knew it would have a sequel they tacked "To be continued..." onto all the prints.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Wha? Wha? Is it hot? <p> No, cold! Damn cold!

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Keep It

    by themightycooker

    I got a Pitbull now

  • May 29, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Hey, McFly! I thought I told you never to come in here again.

    by finky089

    This time it's gonna cost him!

  • May 29, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Einstein, you little devil!

    by finky089

    Rowr?

  • May 29, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Jesus, I'm starting to sound like my old man!

    by finky089

    Oh Marty, you aren't that bad.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    You, you, you want me to make a donation...

    by finky089

    to the Coast Guard Youth Auxilary! <p> No! <p> Not a word, now. not a word!

  • May 29, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Do you know where 1540 Riverside Dr-

    by finky089

    ARE YOU GONNA ORDER SOMETHIN? <p> Bring on the Tab, bitch!

  • May 29, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    What's a re-run?

    by finky089

    Ehhh, you'll find out.

  • May 29, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    it's worse than I thought!

    by finky089

    your mother is amorously infatuated with you!

  • May 29, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    Yeah a sequel wasn't planned

    by IndyCollector

    The first DVD release has the film without the "To Be Continued" on it. I don't know if they put it back on the new release. I wouldn't think so. Also if you listen to Bob Gale on the commentary he says, "If we knew we were going to make a sequel we never would have put the girl in the car." They didn't know what to do with her for the sequels. That's why she's knocked out a lot.

  • May 29, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    Eastwood? What kind of stupid name is that?

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • May 29, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    yes! Yes! I'm George! George McFly!

    by finky089

    George? Oh, well, he's kinda cute and all. But, not...well...

  • May 29, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    No Jennfier in the sequel

    by finky089

    I remember that from the commentary now, IndyCollector. I have the DVD box set that came out...I dunno, 4 or 5 years ago? I saw the film SO many times growing up on cable and on the VHS we pirated from HBO that the To Be Continued is ingrained in my memory. But offhand, I don't remember if the DVD set I have has it or not. I'll have to pop it in this weekend and check!

  • May 29, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Had this terrible dream that i went back in time.

    by finky089

    You're safe and sound now, back in good ol' 1955. <p> 1955!

  • May 29, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    The To Be Continued...

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... is definitely not on the original Region 2 DVD set. I remember being slightly pissed off about that. Purist that I am, I liked that it was on there in its original "as-1985"/cinema-release version... But I first saw BTTF on VHS in '87 as a 10 year old.... I was giddy as... well.. a schoolkid when that flashed up at the end. <p> <p> Bastards made me wait 4 years to come good on that!

  • May 29, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I've never understood the hate for the sequels

    by Lovecraftfan

    Yes the first one os the best but the 3rd has a sweet love story and the 2nd has some great time jumping paradoxes. I also love the bad version of the 1980s and the multiple Martys running around. It actually very well as a trilogy.

  • May 29, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I'll see you all later....MUCH later.

    by finky089

    been fun while it lasted, friends

  • May 29, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    TommyGavinsEgo

    by finky089

    You a Don & Mike fan, or just a name coincidence? <P> i was just reading the last few posts before cutting out of here when I saw your post and had to ask.

  • May 29, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    As far as I know the 'To Be Continued'

    by IndyCollector

    Was on all video releases and TV broadcasts until the first DVD release.

  • May 29, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    finky

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Don & Mike? Not sure I follow? I was in the middle of a Rescue Me DVD mini-marathon when I got a log-in tonight!

  • May 29, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    ... and of course...

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... Tommy Gavin is, as we say in these shores, "the dog's bollocks."

  • May 29, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    TommyGavin -i see. my bad.

    by finky089

    Long story about these guys who did a radio show in the Washington DC area (I used to lvie there before moving to California.) <p> The dog's bollocks - ha ha, I like it!

  • May 29, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I'm looking for it this weekend, IndyCollector

    by finky089

  • May 29, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Doc! He laid out Biff in one punch! He never stood up to

    by finky089

    Biff once is his life! <p> Never? <p> No. Why? What's the matter? <p>I always thought Doc's response there was a little odd and unexplained. Like a sweater thread they could have pulled, but didn't (cus they didn't need to.)

  • May 29, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Just finishing up the second coat now!

    by finky089

    Now, Biff, don't con me.

  • May 29, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Nope. Already been there.

    by finky089

    The End

  • May 29, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    If you put your mind to it....

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... you can accomplish anything! Sound advice for Harry there, what with the girth and sending his wife to get him a slurpee and everything. What? Too soon?

  • May 29, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    AzulTool

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Don't even say that out loud. I just hope I was right in what I said above. Bob Gale seems protective and proud of the Trilogy, and (I hope) retains the rights to it. I'm sure if anyone had to go through him to remake it, they'd get nowhere, fast. <p> <p> Then again, I guess we'd all have said that about the likes of John Carpenter or Craven back in the day. Well, here's hoping, eh.

  • May 29, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST

    If they can just wait 6 more years...

    by Sherman_Lives

    Then it will be 2015, and they can make a movie with old Marty (a cameo, sadly) sending his teen daughter Marlene (too early to cast) to intercept Doc upon his first arrival into the future from the end of part 1. Mostly to find out what the hell changed the future he saw into this lackluster version! The movie then becomes about her traveling all over the place (Napoleon? Nah, Time Bandits did it) and meeting famous people in the past, a la Forrest Gump. Thoughts?

  • May 29, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Sherman Lives

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    You could be scarily close to the truth there. Anyone remember a few years back when there were sketchy rumours about bringing back Lloyd as the Doc, pairing him with Sarah Michelle Gellar as a new sidekick, and going on adventures into history and pre-history? Dinosaurs, Romans, World War I and stuff? <p> <p> What made BTTF work was basing it in one town around one family. Shit, Hill Valley practically WAS the third principal character in those films. <p> <p> Great movies, great trilogy. Probably soon to be shat all over.

  • May 29, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    If they made BTTF 4...

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    It would more than likely involve dinosaurs and all that shit. Infact, it would probably look something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhlW8o2PJOE&feature=email

  • May 29, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    To be fair...

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... someone did a half-decent job with that YouTube trailer. Fuck it, I'd watch it. <p> <p> Just please god no reboot.

  • May 29, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    The fact that Hill Valley became a character centered the trilog

    by Lovecraftfan

    As someone said above the fact that Hill Valley and specifically its main Street square kept reappearing really centered the one long story that is the trilogy.

  • May 29, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    At the end of the day...

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Star Trek was never about Shinzon's coup or politicking or technobabble or having an army of Continuity Police poring over every line of dialogue and costume and haircut. <p> <p> It was about a cool-as-fuck starship captain, his pointy-eared mate, and an irascible doctor, bounding round the stars, getting into scrapes. They'd defeat the bad guys, Kirk would get it on with some alien chick, after outwitting his enemies with cunning, bravado, skill, and sheer bullshitting - and off we went again. <p> <p> Maybe, just maybe, if they slip some of the original Trek's social commentary, whatever you want to call it, into the next film, and give people something more to think about afterwards than "shit, that Chris Pine will be big after this..." ... we'll all be happy.

  • May 29, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Aw, TITS.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    Wrong talkback, sorry.

  • May 29, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Great Scott!

    by Prossor

    "Marty, before i just hand over the sweet car/time machine hybrid which i worked my ass off over to you to fuck around with, i should ask you to at least massage my wrinkled billy goat balls and polish my sausage!"

  • May 29, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Classy Prossor

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Why the fuck are you still here anyway?

  • May 29, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Not exactly a quote

    by IndyCollector

    But Biff's laugh after he throws the kids' ball up on someone's upper balcony after he leaves his grandmother's house to pick up his car in Part II is gold.

  • May 29, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    The UK tv edit of the first one...

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... was gold. Every line of profanity really badly dubbed out. <p> <p> Nothing can touch the TV edit of Die Hard 2 though. "Yippee-ky-ay... MELON FARMER." <p> <p> That's actual fucking genius in and of itself.

  • May 29, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    He's a peeping tom!!

    by MoviePirate

    After Marty saw his Dad on the tree.

  • May 29, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Who's the president in 1985?

    by MoviePirate

    Marty: Ronald Reagan Doc: Haa, and the Vice President must be Jerry Lewis.

  • May 29, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Another one of these damn kids jumped in front of

    by lockesbrokenleg

    my car!

  • May 29, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    finky089

    by darthvedder81

    I thought the same thing about the "Never? No what's the matter?" line too. My theory is that Doc was worried that since George knocked out Biff that Biff might go after Goerge later (ala BTTF2) and thus once again upset the space time continuum. Since there's nothing he can really do about it at that point Doc just shrugs it off.

  • May 29, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    RE-ELECT MAYOR GOLDIE WILSON

    by patch_adams_dickblood

    CLEAN UP HILL VALLEY! SAVE THE CLOCKTOWER WHILE YOU'RE AT IT!

  • May 29, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    If BTTF was pitched today...

    by darthvedder81

    They'd make it a dirty, CGI driven, campy sex farce. The sweet innocence of the plot would be completely lost on the suits. Zemeckis even said that Disney thought the movie was too dirty and everyone else thought it wasn't dirty enough. It's kind of a miracle it even got made. Spielberg was at his apex at that point so I'm sure that had something to do with it.

  • May 29, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    CHUCK..its me, your cousin MARVIN...

    by DrMorbius

    MARVIN BERRY. Remember that sound you were looking for? Well listen to this.*holds phone out*

  • May 29, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Yes, the 2nd movie sucked...

    by TotoroSan

    But the one great thing about it...THE ATROCITY CHANNEL. Now that was truly funny, and probably only a few years away from real life.

  • May 29, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    I Actually Like Back To the Future II A Lot

    by kevinwillis.net

    Although, it only really, really gets going when Marty's back running around 1955 again--when it's starts mixing freely with the first movie, becoming this weird meta-movie, I'm totally into it.

  • May 29, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    Chuck, Its Me, Your Cousin Marvin

    by kevinwillis.net

    Marvin Berry? Well, listen, you should steal your sound from some white kid because you know how we black people think white kid music is so cool and stuff. Because, obviously, Michael J. Fox is really responsible for Chuck Berry's distinctive sound. Had to be a white guy!

  • May 29, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Gawwwwwwwwwwd, I loved that series so much

    by FeralAngel

    Best trilogy evah. Loved all 3 films. Beats any other trilogy, including the original Star Wars. Poor Michael Fox. Hope he's doing better these days...

  • May 29, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly

    by Wolfman Nards

    Anyone ever seen footage of BTTF with him? From what I understand they were through a good portion of the film before they realized he was wrong for the part.

  • May 30, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    If you guys ever have kids

    by TheMcflyFarm

    and one of them when he's eight years old accidentally sets fire to the living room rug... go easy on him.

  • May 30, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Broadcast TV edit quotes

    by Anime_Nut

    Jeez Louise! Jeez Louise, Doc, you disintegrated Einstein!<p> You cost three-hundred-bucks damage to my car, you son of a butthead. And I'm gonna take it out of your hide. Hold him!<p> What happens to us in the future? What, do we become jerks or something?

  • May 30, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    One pellet, one trip! I must be out of my mind.

    by Anime_Nut

    What is it, Einie?

  • May 30, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    I had to change!

    by Anime_Nut

    You think I'm going back in that zoot suit?

  • May 30, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Flux capacitor... fluxing.

    by Anime_Nut

    All right!<p> ENGINE DIES

  • May 30, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Well, which one was it? Greg or Craig?

    by Anime_Nut

    I don't know. I can't keep up with all of your boyfriends.

  • May 30, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    We're gonna take a little break, but we'll be back in a while.

    by Anime_Nut

    So, uh... Don't nobody go nowhere.

  • May 30, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Donations! You want me... to make a donation...

    by Anime_Nut

    ... to the Coast Guard... Youth Auxillary!

  • May 30, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST

    RADIATION SUIT?

    by Aquanaut

    of course! because of all the fallout from the atomic wars!

  • May 30, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Here's a red letter date in the history of science:

    by Anime_Nut

    November fifth, nineteen... fifty... five.

  • May 30, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Tom, how could I have been so careless?

    by Anime_Nut

    It can't be done! Can't!

  • May 30, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    I always loved in Part II

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Where Marty is climbing on the rafters above the other Marty playing the guitar. Brilliant.

  • May 30, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Oh, and I just read that Chris did show up!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    From Jeffery Wisemann.

  • May 30, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Leah Thompson.

    by Dingbatty

    Still yummy.

  • May 30, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Lea without an "H." Excuse me.

    by Dingbatty

  • May 30, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    You mean you have to use your hands?

    by Yorick_Brown

    That's like a baby's toy!

  • May 30, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    I suppose it's poetic justice...

    by Yorick_Brown

    ...TWO McFlys with the same gun.

  • May 30, 2009, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Every damn line of that series...

    by darthvedder81

    ...is quotable.

  • May 30, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Confusion regarding "To Be Continued."

    by submarinevoyage

    There seems to be lots of confusion on this point. TommyGavinsEgo, "To Be Continued" was never on the end of the movie in theaters - it was added to the VHS version. So if you're a purist, you should be happy that the DVD went back to how it was in theaters, without it. But it goes to show you the power of VHS - we all watched the movie so many times on video, we swear the movie said "To Be Continued" at the end in the theater to, when it never did.

  • May 30, 2009, 3 a.m. CST

    damn it

    by submarinevoyage

    I meant too, not to. As always, an edit function would rule, AICN guys.

  • May 30, 2009, 4:06 a.m. CST

    That's my kind of cinema!

    by Mr Nicholas

  • May 30, 2009, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • May 30, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    YES, YOU MUST TRY HOT CHILI SPECIAL

    by The Amazing G

    YOU MUST TRY HOT CHILI SPECIAL, YOU MUST TRY HOT CHILI SPECIAL, YOU MUST TRY HOT CHILI SPECIAL, YOU MUST TRY HOT CHILI SPECIAL

  • May 30, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST

    all three movies are awesome btw...

    by The Amazing G

    don't let anybody try to tell you otherwise

  • May 30, 2009, 5:13 a.m. CST

    McFly you BOJO!

    by The Amazing G

    those boards don't work on watah unless you got POWER!

  • May 30, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    finky089

    by Dingbatty

    The reason Doc responds that way to Marty's story of the Bif's knockout by George is because Doc realizes that the future Marty is returning to might not be the same as the one he remembers (and he was correct in his suspicion).

  • May 30, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    of Bif's knockout, I meant to type

    by Dingbatty

  • May 30, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Wolf!!! It's a book - by Thomas Wolfe.

    by BoneisKing

    JFOX will always get love from me, and it will be a gentle love. From an existential standpoint, "Teen Wolf" answered just about every question I ever needed to know.

  • May 30, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST

    So, did Lloyd show up?

    by Blanket-Man

    And was the audience treated to Grumpy Reverend Jim?

  • May 30, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    re: "To Be Continued"

    by Anime_Nut

    I personally hate how the DVD and TV broadcast's don't include the "To Be Continued". It always got me pumped, well after the trilogy was completed.<p> Whenever the Blu-rays come out, I want a seamless branching option to let me decide if I want to see "To Be Continued" at the end or not.

  • May 30, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I love part II as well...

    by echobase

    Yes, of course, the first one is a true masterpiece! A perfet film with a perfect script, but the sheer joy of having some of the moments of the first film re-visited in Part II, from a different point of view, of having the new characters re-interacting with the old ones, was a stroke of genious... Part III is the lamest, but that has mainly to do with the pacing and the Old West backround... Having said that, it's a nice conclusion to the trilogy!!!

  • May 30, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    BoneisKing

    by benito

    I love that quote! Teenwolf and Back to the Future. It doesn't get better. Went to LA and drove round to the locations for both. Very significant moment in a young mans life.

  • May 30, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    BoneisKing

    by benito

    I love that quote! Teenwolf and Back to the Future. It doesn't get better. Went to LA and drove round to the locations for both. Very significant moment in a young mans life.

  • May 30, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    "Ah hot damn! The boss is throwin a big bash..."

    by benito

    "...for one of the boys down at the gravel pit. A haha! ...He just got paroled. Well the boss called you right? ...Well I got uh, plenty a bread. Here! Here's a little extra for you." Genius.

  • May 30, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Needs more GIANT PIG

    by GIANT_PIG

    GIANT PIG!!!

  • May 30, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I GOT YOU, YOU MUTATING SONOFABITCH!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    hes already reverted into human form! shoot it!

  • May 30, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    EAT LEAD SLACKERS!!!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • May 30, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Did he say, "Great Scott?"

    by ClarenceBeaks

    Love how Lloyd says that.

  • May 30, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    TAKE THAT YOU MAUTATING SON OF A-

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    CRRRRAAAASSSHHHH!!!

  • May 30, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I thought they rigged the DeLorean to actually land.

    by Cotton McKnight

    That would have been ALMOST as cool as seeing Leonard Nimoy at the Alamo Drafthouse to present the new Star Trek. No offense to Mr. Lloyd, but arriving in a DeLorean would have been fantastic. One that actually "landed" via suspension cables or whatever would have made history. So, thank you Beaks for disappointing me yet again.

  • May 30, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    "Let's see if you bastards can do 90!"

    by DocPazuzu

    *cue Alan Silvestri's rousing score as Marty pulls away*

  • May 30, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    "Clint Eastwood?!?...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...What kind of stupid name is that?!?"

  • May 30, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    RUN?

    by livahd

    FOR FUN?

  • May 30, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    What the Hell kind of fun is that?

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

  • May 30, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    reboot

    by Caerdwyn

    The best and only way to 'reboot' BTTF is to go the Ghostbusters route and make a video game. CGI in Fox and Lloyd, get their voices (Fox can handle some recording sessions, no?), and call it good.

  • May 30, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    part 2 couldn't have happened!

    by onsetz

    I used to watch the first one on vhs about twice a week as a kid and it's still one of my favorite movies, but never liked part 2 because it throws away the first one's logic. When Doc send Einstein a minute into the future he's gone for that minute, so why would Doc bring Marty to the future to fix his life when he knows that Marty wouldn't exist in the future if he left in 1985?

  • May 31, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    onsetz

    by DocPazuzu

    Simple, really: Einstein never travelled BACK in time. He stayed in the future. Marty came back to 1985. <p> See? Now you too can enjoy part 2!

  • May 31, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Onsetz, Doc...

    by Sherman_Lives

    I finally reconciled the logic of Part II's trip to the future... the longer he stays out of his own time, the odds go down that he'll maintain the course of his life, a la the disappearing photograph from Pt. 1. There's a delay, so as long as he makes it back within enough time, it doesn't affect his future.

  • May 31, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Sherman_Lives

    by onsetz

    I guess I can accept that, still was never too fond of part 2 for some reason, though I did dream and pray for a hover board for years after I saw it

  • May 31, 2009, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Best line

    by ol' painless

    "No, Biff . . . you leave her alone." Crispin's Glovers delivery of that line always gets me. The raw courage little George McFly shows, followed by the Best Punch Of The Eighties. Movie magic.

  • May 31, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I agree...

    by mraig

    It doesn't really make sense that there would be an Old Marty in 2015, since young Marty has left the past. Yes, he's going to go back eventually, but he hasn't done so YET. And in fact, when he does go back, he changes things so that some of the future he saw will never happen (e.g. he doesn't get in the accident with the other car)--so where did that version of him come from in the first place? <P>Sure, you could say that it's a "possible future", or a version of the future that would happen if nothing else changed, but that doesn't really make sense, given the rules of time travel that BTTF has established (it might make sense in a "Lost" time travel system, where the timeline seems to be essentially set and unchangeable, and where if you try to prevent something from happening, you will probably end up causing it in the first place).

  • May 31, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    On the DVD set...

    by mraig

    Robert Zemeckis talks pretty frankly about the difference between the first movie and the other two. He more or less says that the first is an original production that he put his heart into, but that a sequel is something else; it's a product, designed purely to make money, and it has to meet certain preconceived expectations while all the time acknowledging that it will never recreate the magic of the first one. <P>It's kind of refreshing to hear a director actually admit that, because BTTF 2 and 3 do feel a lot like parodies of the sincerity and heart that the first one had, even if they are a lot of fun (Part 2 especially exploring some of the complex issues dealing with time travel and changing the timeline).<P> It's also interesting to see the original idea for Part 2 (Marty ends up going back to the 60s and seeing what his parents were doing then and almost preventing himself from being born--there's a script out there online somewhere). But they ended up having to do a massive rewrite when they couldn't get Crispin Glover to come back, leading to them having to re-use scenes from Part 1, which led to the version of Part 2 we have.

  • May 31, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Possibly the Best Cinema Experience of My Youth

    by Autodidact

    Late in the summer of 1985, about to start fourth grade. My ten-years-older sister takes me and my other sister to the drive-in for a double-bill. First we see Mask, which is depressing and slow, but for a movie I only saw once when I was nine, it sure made a lasting impression. Then Back to the Future came on and I was riveted to the screen as I have been only a few other times, mainly when I was young... E.T., Batman, Terminator 2... man those movies could capture and hold your attention (Batman being the weakest in hindsight).

  • May 31, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    We'll see a remake of the original come 2015...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...with Marty time travelling back 30 years to...1985!<BR><BR>Christ, I feel old...

  • May 31, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Please excuse the crudity of this model...

    by Marco Segrain

    I didn't have time to build it to scale or to paint it.

  • May 31, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Best BTTF Tribute Video:

    by Marco Segrain

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnqtXOi1iaY

  • May 31, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Now make like a tree...

    by turketron_2

    And GET OUT OF HERE.<p>

  • May 31, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I drove by it last night.

    by jesuschrist

    On the way to Canter's. We drove by the New Bev and there it was in all its flux capaciting glory. Very cool!

  • May 31, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg

    by Prossor

    I thought you told me to film you assraping your dog and then make your grandma eat her own turgid feces and put it on scatlovers?

  • May 31, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    No McFly ever amounted to anything...

    by RueDBaga

    in the history of Hill Valley. Well, history is gonna change.

  • May 31, 2009, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Call me crazy...

    by rutgersjaffo

    ...but I still enjoy all 3 of them and the third is probably my favorite. They are just plain fun. That is all...

  • June 1, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST

    DO NOT REBOOT.

    by SnapT

    Do a new series of films starring a grown-up Jules and Verne Brown as they adventure through time and space in their awesome flying train! Get some dreamy young hulks from TWILIGHT or whatever to play J&V, get Christopher Lloyd and Mary Steenburgen back as Doc Brown and Momma Brown, and you've got yourself a blockbuster of historic proportions! DO IT.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    What about Tuesday?

    by Crawing

    Are we doing anything tuesday? No, Tuesday would be fine - you can kill him on Tuesday.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Clara?

    by Crawing

    Perfect.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    S L A C K E R!

    by Crawing

    I remember your father, he was a slacker too. No McFly ever amounted to anything in the history of Hill Valley.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST

    There's that word again...HEAVY

    by Crawing

    Why is everything so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earths gravitational pull?......What?

  • June 1, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Anime_Nut

    by finky089

    Nice run of BTTF quotes up there Friday night. You got some classic I was trying to think of, but could pull.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    darthvedder81 and Dingbatty

    by finky089

    in the event you ever come back to look at this thread.... <p> thanks for the insights. Both of those make sense. Dingbatty, I think you ultimately may be right. If I ever see Bob Gale, it's the first thing I'll ask him! (kidding) <p> Actually, it makes pretty simple sense when you put it that way, Dingbatty. And the simplest solution is often the best one.