The Back to the Future series kicked off 30 years ago in 1985, and today marks another very special anniversary. The 21st of October 2015 is the exact year and day which Michael J. Fox's Marty MacFly travelled forward to in the second film in the series, for all the shenaigans with 3D sharks, self dying clothes and that amazing hoverboard.
It's incredible to think this series is three decades old, and fans can celebrate that with special screenings of the full trilogy in cinemas today or by picking up the new boxset contain never before seen extras. For our part, we're watching a great video which reunites Christoper Lloyd and Michael J Fox for a chat about what future tech has come true, and which ones just haven't happened yet.
It's pretty funny stuff. And great to see them again.
Actors talking science! Michael J Fox really wants a hoverboard, or a dog walking robot. Surely these things are possible!
Check out the touring of those familar locations!
Of course one of the things which this video reveals is just how little of this great technology is actually available today, which makes us sad. That said, the filmmakers were obviously just making up stuff that would be cool to see on screen, and plenty of amazing things have been invented in the intervening years, just think about the advent of smartphone technology, which was prefigured at all by Back to the Future Part II.
Welcome to the Future! Kind of...