Great Scott! It's Back to the Future Day

October 21, 2015

That’s right—today (Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015) is the day Marty McFly time-traveled to in the second of the Back to the Future movies, the imaginatively named Back to the Future II.

While we’re not zipping around on hoverboards or in flying cars, we do have a few of the futuristic (in 1989) tech advances mentioned in the movie, including video calls and fingerprint technology. And as of this writing, the Cubs are still in the playoffs. Barely.

The Back to the Future movies were great fun when they came out—and they might just warrant a rewatch, especially since we are now “living in the future.”

That’s heavy.

If you enjoyed the Back to the Future movies, which was your favorite?

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  1. I've been enjoying the stories about the movie in the last few days. I might have only seen the first & like you, I'm interested in seeing it again. I was such a fan of Michael J. Fox. I still am, but for different reasons. It was nice to see him on TV again. Have you read Lucky Man, his memoir? It is intriguing how 2015 seemed so far away...

  2. Rita--I haven't read his memoir, but I do respect what he's accomplished under such difficult circumstances. Of the three movies, I think the third is my favorite, so you might want to check it out!