Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I've wanted to write this all my life.




Today is October 21, 2015. 
I'm not holding a hoverboard and Jaws 19 isn't coming up on Ticketline, so I'm not holding my breath that Marty McFly is actually going to show up. I'm not going to pass up the change to have a little bit of fun with pop culture, though, so today's blog is going take a look Back to the Future III. I haven't actually been waiting my entire life--that title is a reference to Doc's quote when he gets to pull the whistle-- but since I don't have my own time machine, I won't ever get another chance to do this again.

In the last part of the trilogy, Doc Brown and Marty end up trapped in 1885 after the Delorean breaks down. The time machine components will still work, though, if they can only find a way to get the car moving at 88 MPH. Eventually, they hatch a plan to steam a locomotive and push the Delorean up to speed. Marty goes back to 1985 but Doc chooses to stay at the last minute. When he arrives the Delorean is crushed by a freight train coming down the same tracks in the future; moments later, Doc and the family he has formed in the 1880s arrive in a flying, flux-capacitor equipped locomotive.

(Spoiler alert, you say? Stop saying that. It's been 25 years.)