Back to the Future Day (part 3)
Well, now that the future is in the past, two final questions I’ve been pondering:
1. Will there ever be another series like Back to the Future?
I remember my sister making a great point when asked a similar question at the conclusion of the Harry Potter series.
I’m paraphrasing several years later of course, being less articulate & less accurate than she was at the time, but it was something like this:
Has there been a stronger series? Sure. Will there be better series? Likely. But will there be another series with the same magic & anticipation between volumes?
You could probably have the same (monologue?) conversation for the BTTF films, with an equally rhetorical 3rd question.
2.Do I ever get the feeling we’re living in Biff’s alternate/hellish timeline?
For those who don’t remember BTTF part 2, a twitter-friendly, 122-character recap:
Biff steals time machine, gives his 1955 self a sports book from future, alternate timeline created with Millionaire Biff.
A student asked me this brilliant question earlier this week. I laughed and said, sometimes.
A quick google search of “Biff Tannen Donald Trump” makes it look like we could be heading down that path next year!
But for now, we’re living in a 2015 where the BTTF trilogy is still celebrated by young & old.
A 2015 where BTTF screenings were packed with lifelong fans, including fans who’d seen the movies dozens of times but never on the big screen.
A 2015 where my Hallowe’en costume will be Marty McFly and my wonderful wife fully supports this choice.
We may be living in an imperfect 2015 but great Scott, life is good.
What will the future hold?
I’ll leave the last word on BTTF to The Doc. Thanks for coming along on this journey!