Great Scott - Happy Back to the Future Day!
Back to the Future day is finally HERE!
For those living under a rock or those that have just been cryogenically unfrozen from the last 30 years, this day celebrates the 1989 motion picture, Back to the Future Part II, where Marty McFly travels to the “future” October 21st, 2015 to save his children. As all time travel movies go, fixing one thing leads to a few other complications in time that Marty and his crazy scientist mentor, Doc Brown, need to unravel.
The beloved film hit legendary cultural status with the handful of predictions the future BTTF got right. Many fans believe the film’s predictions were eerily on point, while others seemed to have missed the boat completely. Michael J Fox, who played Marty McFly, and Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc Brown, also got together for a commercial to discuss what the 80′s film got right.
Some notable predictions include large screen televisions, video conferencing, video glasses, 3D movies being prevalent in theaters, biometric identification, drones, and the movie industries fascination with sequels. One prediction still in the works is if the Chicago Cubs can make it to the World Series (the team is currently one series away from that historic step though they currently trail 3-0 in their series with the NY Mets).
On that note, don’t be alarmed if you see a bunch of people walking around with light up sneakers and shimmering hats today, or maybe even see a few Deloreans on the road. Today is that day – Back to the Future Day.
Look inside for a list of all the random things happening celebrating the day:
Pepsi released the iconic soda featured in the film. However, only 6500 are available and by the time you read this, you probably already missed out on it. That is unless you have a time machine handy.
— Pepsi™ (@pepsi) October 20, 2015
Back To The Future: The Complete Adventures – Limited Edition
Universal is also rereleasing a special limited edition Blu-Ray/DVD and Digital HD collection of almost all the Back to the Future films and shows. It includes the movie trilogy, the complete animated seires (DVD), a bonus disc with over 2 hours of content, and a very cool collectible lenticular packaging of the flux capacitor on the cover. The bonus disc has some notable extras, inclulding a short film feature Christopher Lloyd about how BTTF 2015 compares to today, in addition to a 9-part retrospective documentary which includes behind the scenes footage. This is a pretty extensive collection chockful of extra. For those not ready to double down on that much content, there is also the 30th trilogy available as well.
Watch Jaws 19 – sort of.
Universal released this fake trailer for Jaws 19, which is featured in the movie
Hitch a ride on a DeLorean
Lyft and Verizon is offering free DeLorean rides on Wednesday in New York City
Nike Air Mags?
Nike also hinted at a possible release of the famous Nike Air Mags featured in the film. They left only this cryptic message on their Twitter:
The iconic newspaper is wrapping all their papers with the frontpage from the film tomorrow, Thursday.
For the month of October, Amazon Prime members in the U.S. will have unlimited access to watch Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III, at no additional charge to their membership. Prime is the exclusive subscription streaming home of the trilogy.
Other Back To The Future Events
Also be sure to check out other Back to the Future events happening throughout the week – including an Enchantment Under the Sea Dance and a complete tour of the Back to the Future lot at Universal Studios.
Back In Time Documentary on Netflix
Netflix will also be streaming this documentary that reunites Michael J. Fox and Robert Zemeckis as they revisit the film and it’s status as a cultural icon.
JUST JARED WANTS TO KNOW: Did you do anything to celebrate Back to the Future Day today? Let us know in the comments!