Back to the Future

Great Scott! Get Heavy With These ‘Back to the Future’ Facts

by ScreenCrush Staff February 16, 2015 @ 8:12 AM
One of the most iconic parts of Back to the Future is the time traveling DeLorean. But, in earlier versions of the story, the DeLorean was nowhere to be found. Originally, Marty McFly was going to back to the 1950s in a refrigerator! And, instead of being powered by plutonium, it was powered by a nuclear explosion and Coca-Cola. Get ready for even more facts from the future in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

There Will Never Be a 'Back to the Future' Sequel or Reboot

by Mike Sampson October 17, 2014 @ 8:57 AM
Paramount Pictures
It's almost surprising at this point that there has not been a 'Back to the Future' reboot or sequel. When you look back at the popular and successful properties of the 80s, there are few that haven't been modernized. Sony is practically falling all over themselves to get a new 'Ghostbusters' in theaters. This year alone saw new 'RoboCop,' 'Muppets,' 'Ninja Turtles,' 'Jump Street' and 'Transformers' movies. But, despite the frequency of these remakes, it doesn't look like you'll ever see a new 'Back to the Future' movie. And, that's a pretty great thing.

'Community' Almost Had a 'Back to the Future' Episode From Donald Glover

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 22, 2014 @ 4:40 PM
The pain of 'Community''s recent cancellation continually lingers, but who couldn't use something to make it hurt even more? Amid the cult and critical favorite's many genre episodes, we've learned that the NBC comedy had long attempted to bring to light a 'Back to the Future'-themed concept episode at the insistence of departed cast member Donald Glover, though a notable snag prevented the episode from moving forward.

Great Scott! A 'Back to the Future' Musical is In the Works

by Jacob Hall January 31, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
So it has come to this: 2015 will see not only the 30th anniversary of 'Back to the Future,' but a stage musical adaptation that will premiere in London's West End with an eye towards a Broadway debut in 2016. This is no cheap knock-off either. This version of the enormously popular film has several of the original's key players heavily involved in the production.

'The Michael J. Fox Show' Taps 'Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd for Guest Spot

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 19, 2013 @ 7:31 PM
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Well, that didn't take long. We admittedly haven't paid very much attention to Michael J. Fox's big TV return in 'The Michael J. Fox Show' since its premiere, but somehow, we imagine their latest stunt casting arrives to address exactly that. Michael's famous 'Back to the Future' co-star Christopher Lloyd will once again reunite with the former Marty McFly for an upcoming episode, but can they really take us back in time?

'Raising Hope's' 'Back to the Future' Homage First Look

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 7, 2013 @ 1:11 PM
We may not always traffic in the circles of 'Raising Hope,' but when characters are tearing up the roads at 88 miles per hour in a DeLorean while Christopher Lloyd looks on incredulously, you can bet we're going to keep up. This Tuesday's all-new 'Raising Hope' episode "Credit Where Credit Is Due" will feature legendary 'Back to the Future' star Lloyd as an unscrupulous bank representative who stands in the Chance family's way, but how does a DeLorean get in the mix? Find out the latest from 'Raising Hope' inside!

'Raising Hope' Plots 'Back to the Future' Themed Episode With Christopher Lloyd

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 15, 2012 @ 6:30 PM
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Great Scott! 1.21 jigowatts!  Additional exclamations!  We may not keep up with FOX's thriving family comedy 'Raising Hope' all that often, but when 'Back to the Future' gets thrown into the mix, you can bet we're gonna see some serious sh*t.  Not only that, but it seems Doc Brown himself Christopher Lloyd will guest star on the episode to get in on the fun!  But where (or when) could 'Raising Hope' go with a 'Back to the Future' episode, and who could Lloyd play if not himself?

Sibling Revivalry: 'Back to the Future'

by Katie Calautti May 16, 2012 @ 7:18 AM
Universal Pictures
This installment of "Sibling Revivalry" comes care of reader M.R. Bowers, who suggested Lindsay and I tackle director Robert Zemeckis' beloved 1985 sci-fi adventure mega-hit 'Back to the Future.'
Lindsay, at first, asked that I officially relay that she was "very displeased" with the pick. But, as is becoming a happy trend, she was eventually endeared to the material. (Or perhaps it's the fact that Michael J. Fox is "really cute" – though don't even think about comparing him to Tom Cruise.)
Either way, she was willing to see beyond the "dated" special effects and wardrobe to appreciate the authenticity of the film's relationships and themes. Not that she'll be clamoring to watch the second or third films in the franchise. Here's what we talked about after my little sister's first viewing of 'Back to the Future'…27 years after its release.