Nice Kicks and Team Fox Present – “OUTATIME: A Charity Art Auction Benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation.”
“OUTATIME” features artwork created by talented artists from across the globe. All of the pieces available in the auction are inspired by the beloved Back to theFuturetrilogy. 90% of the proceeds earned from the auction will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. (10% of the auction’s proceeds will be used by Shop Nice Kicks to help recoup the Art Gallery’s cost and fees.)
What better way to celebrate Back To The Future Day, then with a Back To the Future T-shirt. There are too many awesome designs out there, so Gabbing Geek did a little research and found some of our favorites, like the shirt design above from HypeBeast. See our top interweb picks, and then choose for yourself which one best represents your love for one of the most beloved film trilogies EVAH!
Even Apple’s SIRI in the iPhone is getting in on the action today! Tell her “Happy Back To The Future Day” and she’ll respond with a quick quip relating to our favorite time traveling movie. We captured quite a few responses, but we know there are more! Test it out on your phone – grab a screen shot, and let us know what she said!
In a press release from Toyota, Back to the Future co-creator and producer Bob Gale offers some background on the manufacturer’s partnership with the franchise. “Toyota stands apart for their nod to the future and the past with the auto technology depicted in the movies. When Toyota approached us about helping tell a bigger story about the future and innovation with the Mirai, we loved the direction — and who can resist Marty’s retro Toyota truck?” Check out where, how, and when after the break:
I wrote this article a couple weeks ago in regards to some thoughts I had about how the original Back to the Future ended. Since it is Back to the Future Day here at Gabbing Geek, here’s a second look.
I read an interview once with actor Crispin Glover where he talked about, among other things, why he wasn’t in the Back to the Future sequels. Essentially, in the interview he stated that he questioned the ending and co-writer, co-producer Bob Gale then did everything in his power to keep Glover out of the eventual sequels.
What did Glover question? Did he question what happened to the Marty that left the perfected time line to jump into past from the Lone Pine Mall? Or what happened to those armed, and surely not dead, Libyan terrorists? No, he basically, before filming the “George punches out Biff” scene, asked whether the message was whether or not violence solves problems.
If you listened to our Back To The Future podcast, you’d know that each of us geeks proposed a new Back To The Future 4 movie. How well did we do? That’s entirely up to you, but we’re not the first to think through this – check out the awesome parody after the break created by VJ4rawr2.
I can’t tell you the last time I sat down and watched any of the Back To The Future films in their entirety, let alone the full trilogy. But I did just that this weekend past. After the break you can find my thoughts on this 30 year old franchise. Does it hold up? Is this anything more than quota making for my posts so that I don’t have to wash Watson’s car? Probably not, but if you are still interested, read on.
Great Scott! Lyft teamed up with Verizon for #WhyNotWednesday to give free DeLorean rides around NYC via McFly Mode. Request a ride in McFly Mode for a chance to get picked up in a DeLorean and take a free ride for up to 15 minutes. Don’t worry — these DeLoreans aren’t equipped with Flux Capacitors, so where you’re going, we still need roads.
A big deal is being made this year about the 30th anniversary of the first Back To The Future film and the fact that this is the year that Marty jumps to in the future in the sequel. Lots of articles have been written about things that do and don’t exist…and things that may still happen. Hey, if the Cubs win it all, this might be the most prophetic movie of all time.
After the break, see an alternate take on BTTF2 where Marty and Doc arrive in the 2015 that we live in today. (Note, some NSFW language.)