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Back to the Future Part II Thread

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Bear with me here...we're 7 days away from the date that BTTF Part II took place,and what have we accomplished? Well, Zemeckis and Spielberg were right on a few things, and way off on some more.

 

Widescreen TVs: everyone has one now

 

Fax machines: gone the way of the dinosaur

 

Flying Cars: available to only the super rich, and still have not been licensed by the FAA

 

3D IMAX: alive and well, and The Walk by Robert Zemeckis only confirms his dedication to the format

 

 

Hydrator: a little off but I have an inverter microwave which cooks things excellently most of the time

 

Cosmetic Surgery: Alive and well as the Kardashians can attest to

 

Retro Gaming: Elijah Wood attested to: "it's like a babie's game". Also gave birth to the entire 8-bit chiptune scene.

 

The Internet: nowhere to be found in the movie. My TV production teacher told us in 1991 to be prepared for a sea change in computer technology, being a former VP at Radioshack. (He has since gone on to become a legislator in the Florida State Senate)

 

Christopher Lloyd will basically play Doc Brown for anyone willing to give him a paycheck, bless him.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVebChGtLlY

 

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/back-to-the-future-part-ii-technology-104767623357.html

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And the shark really does still look fake.

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Definitely a Rubin Farr thread but I had never heard of inverter microwaves before - cheers!

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Edutainment.

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When you think about it 2015 'mericuh looks a lot more like the alternate Biff Tannen 1985

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*listening to Power Of Love on loop*

 

Yah, I've been waiting for October 21, 2015 for ~25 years. I got the Burger King solar shades when the film was in the cinema, and I was just dreeeaming of and so looking forward to the ridiculously far away future of 2015 where we'd have flying cars and hoverboards. It's really fucking incredible, this whole... passing of time phenomenon.

 

I'm looking for events in Tokyo to celebrate, but whatever the case, it's more of an existential acid trip spiritual day to contemplate passing of time. I VERY MUCH REMEMBER DREAMING OF THIS FUTURE TIME. I remember being in the Burger King parking lot with my future-so-cool solar shades, feeling as if I had an article from the future that was a reminder that 2015 would be badass and all my dreams would come true. I used to still draw back then, but I didn't think I'd end up an artist/designer. I thought I'd go to MIT and become an inventor (now my floor is full of random electronics components and failed flux capacitors, so I guess part of it did sort of come true).

 

If I dressed up for BTTF Day, I suppose I could be Jason Scott Lee in Griff's gang; all cyberpunk dudes who prolly listen to the 2015 version of Atari Teenage Riot. (...The only Asian person in Hill Valley is a fuckin' punk on future-crank, wtf.)

 

I'm still awaiting my ganj shipment, but hopefully it arrives in time to *time travel*. Or maybe I'll pickup and shove some e up my ass and roll hard in the Tokyo streets, stumbling around in an orange vest going... "No... No, this can't be right...! ...This must be a different time... a different place..... ...EVERYBODY'S JAPANESE!!!" Then Doc pops out of nowhere like, "...But I can't imagine Japan to be much more Japanese." Doc informs me that indeed we were in Hill Valley but in an alternate timeline: Due to the success of the Sony Walkman, Japan was allowed to freely take over the world with good food and used schoolgirl panties. Then Goldie Wilson Jr. pops out of nowhere talking about how times have changed, but it's really just a Japanese dude in blackface, cuz that shit is still acceptable in 2015 Japan.

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When you think about it 2015 'mericuh looks a lot more like the alternate Biff Tannen 1985

hah, kind of true.

 

I really like B2TF2 and feel like it gets unfavorably compared to the first one. I like all three, but I think part 3 is naturally a little less interesting to me because i'm more into the futuristic stuff.

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the roman numeral for 2 looks suspiciously like the twin towers pre collapse. anyone else?

#obamadidit

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Tidbit: Doc's shirt in Part II is covered in trains & cowboys, foreshadowing Part III

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PSN please feel free to start your own 9/11 conspiracies thread if you want to post those kind of links. thank you.

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Tidbit: Doc's shirt in Part II is covered in trains & cowboys, foreshadowing Part III

 

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Tidbit: Marty's 2015 jacket design alludes to his orange vest.

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PSN please feel free to start your own 9/11 conspiracies thread if you want to post those kind of links. thank you.

 

Wow, I think you're taking it too far when a humorous satire of a conspiracy theory, based on a comedy movie, is not welcome in a celebratory thread about said movie. I'm not a conspiracy freak, just thought it was good fun in the nature of the B2F movies.

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psn - did you delete and repost that? my roman number comment was in relation to that video.

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No, both posts were deleted by Rubin Farr. I didn't get a warning for the first post, so I reposted thinking that I had fumbled the original post somehow.

 

Edit: And now it's back again. I'm confused.

 

Anyway. Back to the Future 2! Gonna watch it again today, haven't seen it since I saw it in the movies back in 1989. Fun!

Edited by psn

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Dude, that BTTF 9/11 video is pretty good..... Lotta good concepts in it, anyway. Thanks.

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I'm not tying to be the fun police here, but making light of 9/11 is offensive to me as an American, so please let's keep it light hearted, nostalgic and on topic. No one is stopping conspiracy theorists from starting their own thread.

 

psn: I'm gonna unhide your vids, and set them as spoilers. maybe that can be our compromise for people that find that kind of thing traumatic and/or offensive.

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Tidbit: Doc's shirt in Part II is covered in trains & cowboys, foreshadowing Part III

 

43268EC0-6A94-4A37-9EDA-7AC7A122897B_zps

 

Tidbit: Marty's 2015 jacket design alludes to his orange vest.

 

good one!

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I'm not tying to be the fun police here, but making light of 9/11 is offensive to me as an American, so please let's keep it light hearted, nostalgic and on topic. No one is stopping conspiracy theorists from starting their own thread.

 

psn: I'm gonna unhide your vids, and set them as spoilers. maybe that can be our compromise for people that find that kind of thing traumatic and/or offensive.

I think the joke is actually on the conspiracy theorists who make light of a serious tragedy by not understanding the concept of a coincidence.

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we got tickets to go see the movie on Wednesday at our local drafthouse, tickets sold out pretty quickly. hoping to see some cosplayers, shit there were people in full costume at Anchorman 2.

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