It’s the day that fans have been waiting for since the movie was first released in 1985.
October 21st, 2015 is Back to the Future Day. The day that California teen Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox), and his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel to the future in a souped-up Delorean-turned time machine.
This day has been so anticipated that a website with a countdown clock was set up.
Within a few hours, we will be at our destination, and as the countdown website states, the future will now be the past. (Note: when we wrote this we were still T-minus 2 hours and 27 minutes from the ACTUAL moment they landed in, um, today).
Even the government of Canada got in on the action, issuing a recall of a certain type of vehicle.
There have also been numerous articles about what the movie got right in it’s predictions about the future. The most popular being the hoverboard.
This morning on CBS News, Back to the Future screenwriter Bob Gale talked about the impact of the hoverboard, givinga clue as to how it may have finally been invented.
No surprise either that Twitter was full of tributes to #BBTF2015 with your choice of photos and videos. Even the Surrey Police got in on it.
And, finally, a special message from Doc Brown himself.
Incidentally, TOMORROW is Christopher Lloyd’s birthday. He’ll be 78-years-old.
But if he was Doc Brown in real life, he’d only be turning 58.
How to watch it
If you’re planning to watch it tonight, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a copy to rent at any of the few video stores left around town.
When we called Black Dog Video on Commercial Drive, we were told the one copy they had was rented days ago, and they hadn’t been thinking that far into the future in terms of having more available for the big day. Huh.
And it is NOT available on Netflix Canada.
If you want to go out, for one night only Cineplex is screnning Back to the Future: The Fan Event. There are limited tickets available. Check here for more info.