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(Gawker)   Guy who played Biff Tannen got sick of all your Back to the Future questions, so he wrote everything up on one sheet of paper and photocopied it so he could hand them out to fans before he tells them to why make like a tree and get outta here   (gawker.com ) divider line 122
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2012-05-11 03:24:05 PM  

Andrew Wiggin: i used to have nightmares about the face george mcfly makes when he's about to punch biff's lights out. yikes.


www.top10films.co.uk
 
2012-05-11 03:25:31 PM  

9beers: Why couldn't Doc just make gasoline for the Delorean back in 1885? Kerosene was available at that time so somebody with his knowledge should have easily been able to make gasoline.


I know too much about gasoline...with 1885s technology he could have made up to say 50-60 octane gasoline, but the additives that spike the octane ratings up would be very, very hard to make back then.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasoline_additive

To get it up to run in the Deloran (89), Doc Brown would have to cook up MTBE, ETBE, isooctane and/or toluene too.
 
2012-05-11 03:33:00 PM  

Slives: Probably something about having less than a week to save his life? Even if he knew the process for cracking kerosene into gasoline, it would have taken time to set things up.


Why didn't they just go to the cave and take the gasoline from the Delorean Doc buried there?
 
2012-05-11 03:34:23 PM  

clovis69: To get it up to run in the Delorean (89), Doc Brown would have to cook up MTBE, ETBE, isooctane and/or toluene too


Yet he was able to build a functioning refrigeration system and produce ice cubes.
 
2012-05-11 03:38:44 PM  

soupbone: [img001.lazygirls.info image 640x480]


I forgot she was in that pig-slop movie...man, yeah...she was hot.
 
2012-05-11 03:39:02 PM  
If you ever run into John Cusack, tell him you want your 2 dollars. He loves it.
 
2012-05-11 03:39:08 PM  

buntz: Slives: Probably something about having less than a week to save his life? Even if he knew the process for cracking kerosene into gasoline, it would have taken time to set things up.

Why didn't they just go to the cave and take the gasoline from the Delorean Doc buried there?


Oh, for the love of baby Jebus, this one again?

The DeLorean sealed in the cave could not be touched without risking farking up time. Doc had proof that sealing the DeLorean in the cave and never touching it again would safely take it to 1955 and Marty, because Marty was there in 1885. If they went farking around in the cave, something could have happened which damaged the DeLorean, meaning Marty would never have been able to get the car in 1955 and come back to 1885, and that would have created a big farking universe threatening paradox.

Oh, and even more important, Doc would have been stupid to leave gasoline in a car he was storing for 70 years, so odds are he drained it and dumped it or used it for something else in the 9 months he was in 1885.
 
2012-05-11 03:41:10 PM  

devilEther: If you ever run into John Cusack, tell him you want your 2 dollars. He loves it.


Better yet, do it on a bicycle.
 
2012-05-11 03:41:22 PM  
Lets go ahead and say that Doc wouldn't have had the time to refine gasoline.

After Marty arrives in 1885 with the Delorean damaged and out of gas, couldn't Doc send another note to the future telling Marty to make sure to bring extra gas and spare parts?
 
2012-05-11 03:51:00 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: buntz: Slives: Probably something about having less than a week to save his life? Even if he knew the process for cracking kerosene into gasoline, it would have taken time to set things up.

Why didn't they just go to the cave and take the gasoline from the Delorean Doc buried there?

Oh, for the love of baby Jebus, this one again?

The DeLorean sealed in the cave could not be touched without risking farking up time. Doc had proof that sealing the DeLorean in the cave and never touching it again would safely take it to 1955 and Marty, because Marty was there in 1885. If they went farking around in the cave, something could have happened which damaged the DeLorean, meaning Marty would never have been able to get the car in 1955 and come back to 1885, and that would have created a big farking universe threatening paradox.

Oh, and even more important, Doc would have been stupid to leave gasoline in a car he was storing for 70 years, so odds are he drained it and dumped it or used it for something else in the 9 months he was in 1885.


Why didn't marty go back with more than a few days to save doc? If he wasn't in such a damn hurry due to self-imposed time restraints a lot of trouble could have been avoided.
 
2012-05-11 03:51:32 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Andrew Wiggin: i used to have nightmares about the face george mcfly makes when he's about to punch biff's lights out. yikes.

www.top10films.co.uk


I always imagined that to be George's o-face.
 
2012-05-11 03:51:50 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: If they went farking around in the cave, something could have happened which damaged the DeLorean.....


Listen, you can't use the argument "We better not do this because we MIGHT fark up the space time continuum" since they never worried around it before.

I'll buy he drained it it and used it, but I don't buy "well, there is gas in there, but we'd better not go get it just in case something bad happens"

9beers: couldn't Doc send another note to the future telling Marty to make sure to bring extra gas and spare parts?


He could, but it would require them to both live out their existence in 1885 first.
Realistically, they would have been better off writing a note to their future selfs and then killing each other so they wouldn't have to wait it out.
 
2012-05-11 03:52:07 PM  

Andrew Wiggin: i used to have nightmares about the face george mcfly makes when he's about to punch biff's lights out. yikes.


If you're having nightmares about Crispin Glover, it just means you're human.
 
2012-05-11 03:53:35 PM  
Lea Thompson is a wonderful woman. The short year I spent with her includes some of the best memories of my life. She is more that what she is.
 
2012-05-11 04:02:51 PM  

buntz: He could, but it would require them to both live out their existence in 1885 first.
Realistically, they would have been better off writing a note to their future selfs and then killing each other so they wouldn't have to wait it out.


Had Doc sent a second telegram after Marty arrived in 1885, the gas would have instantaneously appeared and Marty would suddenly remembered receiving two telegrams instead of one.
 
2012-05-11 04:06:27 PM  

buntz: FirstNationalBastard: If they went farking around in the cave, something could have happened which damaged the DeLorean.....

Listen, you can't use the argument "We better not do this because we MIGHT fark up the space time continuum" since they never worried around it before.

I'll buy he drained it it and used it, but I don't buy "well, there is gas in there, but we'd better not go get it just in case something bad happens"



Except they did use that same excuse when Marty asked Doc why they couldn't go in the cave and get the parts to fix the DeLorean that was supposed to take them back to 1985.
 
2012-05-11 04:07:01 PM  

9beers: Had Doc sent a second telegram after Marty arrived in 1885, the gas would have instantaneously appeared and Marty would suddenly remembered receiving two telegrams instead of one.


AHHHHH.....I just noticed it was you! Having said that, YES, you're RIGHT! Also, the trash can in BIll & Ted!!!
 
2012-05-11 04:09:47 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: buntz: Slives: Probably something about having less than a week to save his life? Even if he knew the process for cracking kerosene into gasoline, it would have taken time to set things up.

Why didn't they just go to the cave and take the gasoline from the Delorean Doc buried there?

Oh, for the love of baby Jebus, this one again?

The DeLorean sealed in the cave could not be touched without risking farking up time. Doc had proof that sealing the DeLorean in the cave and never touching it again would safely take it to 1955 and Marty, because Marty was there in 1885. If they went farking around in the cave, something could have happened which damaged the DeLorean, meaning Marty would never have been able to get the car in 1955 and come back to 1885, and that would have created a big farking universe threatening paradox.

Oh, and even more important, Doc would have been stupid to leave gasoline in a car he was storing for 70 years, so odds are he drained it and dumped it or used it for something else in the 9 months he was in 1885.


So when he siphoned the gas out, he could have put it in a can for him to use for the other vehicle.

Also, Doc should have had a sex-change operation.
 
2012-05-11 04:15:07 PM  
Check out his podcast Big Pop Fun http://www.nerdist.com/podcast/big-pop-fun/
 
2012-05-11 04:20:19 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Candygram4Mongo: No mention of intimate pursuits with Lea Thompson?

/you know she wants it

She was so hot in that movie. And it looks like she's aged quite well.

[img521.imageshack.us image 304x450][upload.wikimedia.org image 400x600]


she makes me want to touch mysefff

soooo yummy
 
2012-05-11 04:21:58 PM  

Myria: Rapmaster2000: "There are many tiny plot points hidden in the movies, but I don't know what they are."

Lulz.

Here's one: The reason old Biff dies outside the DeLorean in 2 is because in the alternate timeline he just created, Lorraine gets tired of the abuse and blows Biff away.

Yeah, there was a book version, and it explained that.


really? odd....i've always wondered why Biff seemed like he was in pain or something when he exited the Delorean and broke off the head of the cane...

/seen all 3 a gillion times, can't recall I've heard about that before.
//haven't seen the special features for that one yet though, they explain it there?
 
2012-05-11 04:22:47 PM  

Perlin Noise: Car_Ramrod: Candygram4Mongo: No mention of intimate pursuits with Lea Thompson?

/you know she wants it

She was so hot in that movie. And it looks like she's aged quite well.

[img521.imageshack.us image 304x450][upload.wikimedia.org image 400x600]

she makes me want to touch mysefff

soooo yummy


want to? that would imply you haven't done it yet or aren't currently doing it.

/done both
//ha
 
2012-05-11 04:30:15 PM  

nicoffeine: Lea Thompson is a wonderful woman. The short year I spent with her includes some of the best memories of my life. She is more that what she is.


Go on...
 
2012-05-11 04:33:29 PM  
The Doc that goes back to 1885 is the one from 1985, right? It's the younger Doc in 1955 that along with Marty, discovers the photo showing that Doc was killed by Mad Dog Tannen. When Doc makes that discovery, shouldn't his older self also instantly gain that knowledge? Knowing that he was going to be killed over 80 dollars that Mad Dog felt he was owed, I'm sure Doc would have rather paid him the money.

This is fun.
 
2012-05-11 04:33:45 PM  
So now the poor guy has to carry a stack of these answer sheets around wherever he goes? What a pain.
 
2012-05-11 04:36:50 PM  
He was great as Biff Tannen, but he'll always be Coach Franks from Freaks & Geeks to me. Great actor.
 
2012-05-11 04:39:58 PM  
Coach Fredericks*. LIT.
 
2012-05-11 04:40:30 PM  

9beers: The Doc that goes back to 1885 is the one from 1985, right? It's the younger Doc in 1955 that along with Marty, discovers the photo showing that Doc was killed by Mad Dog Tannen. When Doc makes that discovery, shouldn't his older self also instantly gain that knowledge? Knowing that he was going to be killed over 80 dollars that Mad Dog felt he was owed, I'm sure Doc would have rather paid him the money.

This is fun.


images.wikia.com

/"put him on screen"
 
2012-05-11 04:43:04 PM  
Marty can't go back "earlier" to give him and Doc more time to avoid Mad Dog Tannen. He can't go before Doc writes the letter he gets in 1955, b/c that means the letter will have changed, or not even get written, which makes a paradox.
 
2012-05-11 04:52:34 PM  

9beers: The Doc that goes back to 1885 is the one from 1985, right? It's the younger Doc in 1955 that along with Marty, discovers the photo showing that Doc was killed by Mad Dog Tannen. When Doc makes that discovery, shouldn't his older self also instantly gain that knowledge? Knowing that he was going to be killed over 80 dollars that Mad Dog felt he was owed, I'm sure Doc would have rather paid him the money.

This is fun.


He forgot about it, I mean it was a long time in the future ago.
 
2012-05-11 04:52:44 PM  

9beers: The Doc that goes back to 1885 is the one from 1985, right? It's the younger Doc in 1955 that along with Marty, discovers the photo showing that Doc was killed by Mad Dog Tannen. When Doc makes that discovery, shouldn't his older self also instantly gain that knowledge? Knowing that he was going to be killed over 80 dollars that Mad Dog felt he was owed, I'm sure Doc would have rather paid him the money.

This is fun.


Good thinking, but the screenwriters (Zemeckis and Gale) have a built-in factor that boils down to "it works the way we say it works:" The ripple effect across time. Marty didn't vanish the second he prevented his parents from meeting; he and his siblings started gradually vanishing from history, symbolized by the family photo. There's no particular pattern or predictable speed at which a change in the timeline will ripple around to the time traveler; it's just vaguely there as a threat that will eventually be felt if action isn't taken.

More to the point: this being a mainstream Hollywood film, they couldn't muck around with characters changing into alternate versions of themselves that happen to look the same- Part II was already crazy confusing for a lot of filmgoers. They essentially ignored the prospect of Doc's memory being rewritten, or maybe didn't think of it during the screenwriting process.

A similar point would be: Why didn't Marty change into a different Marty who had cool parents?
 
2012-05-11 04:53:27 PM  

Bakudai: I mean it was a long time in the future ago.


Meanwhile, thirty years later...
 
2012-05-11 05:53:58 PM  

timharrod: this being a mainstream Hollywood film, they couldn't muck around with characters changing into alternate versions of themselves that happen to look the same


And what are the odds that on the exact same day Emmitt Brown would have been honored and/or committed?

And both front page news?

Furthermore, Marty's girlfriend wouldn't still have the fax from his boss after they fixed everything because a) Marty probably wouldn't be working for him in the fixed timeline and even if he was b) why would his boss send him a blank fax for her to take??
 
2012-05-11 05:54:55 PM  
I perferred him as:
wcpedia.com
 
2012-05-11 06:06:02 PM  

buntz: timharrod: this being a mainstream Hollywood film, they couldn't muck around with characters changing into alternate versions of themselves that happen to look the same

And what are the odds that on the exact same day Emmitt Brown would have been honored and/or committed?

And both front page news?


Fair point. My squirming alibi is, that was a different Doc that the camera wasn't following at that time- A Doc, but not the one we were emotionally invested in at that moment.

Furthermore, Marty's girlfriend wouldn't still have the fax from his boss after they fixed everything because a) Marty probably wouldn't be working for him in the fixed timeline and even if he was b) why would his boss send him a blank fax for her to take??

Like Doc said, your future is what you make it. If Marty screws up, "You're Fired" could come back. But, it being a Spielberg film, "Your album has gone triple Platinum" may appear on it one day.
 
2012-05-11 06:13:48 PM  

buntz: timharrod: this being a mainstream Hollywood film, they couldn't muck around with characters changing into alternate versions of themselves that happen to look the same

And what are the odds that on the exact same day Emmitt Brown would have been honored and/or committed?

And both front page news?



No matter which timeline, that was one hell of a slow news day...
 
2012-05-11 06:21:57 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: And what are the odds that on the exact same day Emmitt Brown would have been honored and/or committed?

And both front page news?

No matter which timeline, that was one hell of a slow news day...


You know, if "Committed" is the most dramatic thing to happen all day in the Evil Hill Valley, looks like Biff's getting the job done.
 
2012-05-11 06:31:24 PM  

Bloody William: Andrew Wiggin: i used to have nightmares about the face george mcfly makes when he's about to punch biff's lights out. yikes.

If you're having nightmares about Crispin Glover, it just means you're human.


Case in point: Link
 
2012-05-11 06:56:37 PM  

edip1976:

*The first was doing a Kirk/Spock imitation with Chad Lowe during an audition that got me a part on a TV show. Second one being with Andre Brauer on said TV Show.


"Hack"?
 
2012-05-11 07:06:43 PM  

The_Sponge: Is Eric Stoltz nice? I MUST KNOW!!!!!!



According to a podcast interview I heard with him, he did not like Eric Stoltz. Apparently Stoltz was all about method acting and "Biff" thought it was retarded. And then there was a scene were Stoltz hit Biff really hard when it wasn't necessary, and he was planning to get revenge in a future scene, but they fired Stoltz before they shot the scene.

He also said that he was the exact opposite of the Biff character when he was growing up - very weak and very much like the Crispin Glover character. He said something about the first scene where he saw Crispin doing the whole weak nerd thing, he got really emotional watching it and had to stop the rehearsal for a moment because it was like looking at the person he used to be.

Great interview, if you can look it up - I don't remember the name of the show. I do like the guy a lot. I think he's handled the whole fame thing from being the Biff character exactly the way it should be done - he's getting some publicity from it without driving the whole thing into the ground, and having a little fun with it.
 
2012-05-11 07:23:38 PM  

caddisfly: If you're having nightmares about Crispin Glover, it just means you're human.


Watch what you say about Crispin. He's strong; he can kick.
 
2012-05-11 07:48:05 PM  
Lea Thompson had my baby after a 3 way with Jen Grey in the 80's. Tiger blood.
 
2012-05-11 07:48:58 PM  

Myria: Rapmaster2000: "There are many tiny plot points hidden in the movies, but I don't know what they are."

Lulz.

Here's one: The reason old Biff dies outside the DeLorean in 2 is because in the alternate timeline he just created, Lorraine gets tired of the abuse and blows Biff away.

Yeah, there was a book version, and it explained that.


Does it explain how that old Biff got back to the original timeline after changing it in the past?

www.vooks.net
 
2012-05-11 07:50:50 PM  

Precision Boobery: Myria: Rapmaster2000: "There are many tiny plot points hidden in the movies, but I don't know what they are."

Lulz.

Here's one: The reason old Biff dies outside the DeLorean in 2 is because in the alternate timeline he just created, Lorraine gets tired of the abuse and blows Biff away.

Yeah, there was a book version, and it explained that.

Does it explain how that old Biff got back to the original timeline after changing it in the past?

[www.vooks.net image 520x285]


The changes took time to catch up with him. That was established in the first movie, when first Marty's brother disappeared, then his sister, then parts of Marty.
 
2012-05-11 07:54:10 PM  
And by the way Biff should get a paycheck for the rest of his life for that one role. There are some people who should just get a perpetual salary for a spot on role. Biff, Luke Skywalker, and that gay guy from silence of the lambs.
 
2012-05-11 08:04:20 PM  
Another one.

Why is it even necessary for Marty and Jennifer to travel to the future with Doc to get their children out of trouble? They can stay where they are, living their lives and then deal with the problem when they happen. Nothing they do in the future is going to change the present.
 
2012-05-11 08:16:39 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: The changes took time to catch up with him. That was established in the first movie, when first Marty's brother disappeared, then his sister, then parts of Marty.

img407.imageshack.us

Marty: Right, so we go back to the future, and we stop Biff from stealing the almanac.

Doc: We can't! Because, if we travel into the future from this point in time, it will be the future of this reality!


Sounds like crap to me, but then again I'm arguing about the temporal semantics of a 25-year-old summer movie.
 
2012-05-11 08:32:50 PM  
Tom Wilson has a podcast called "Big Pop Fun" find it on itunes.

Recommended.
 
2012-05-11 08:38:13 PM  

ununcle: And by the way Biff should get a paycheck for the rest of his life for that one role. There are some people who should just get a perpetual salary for a spot on role. Biff, Luke Skywalker, and that gay guy from silence of the lambs.


Generally, they do. They're called "residuals", and the actor makes money every time that film is broadcast or otherwise paid to be shown. I remember a show in which Emo Phillips proudly shows off the framed 13-cent check he got as a residual for UHF, mentioning that it was how he maintained his opulent lifestyle.
 
2012-05-11 08:46:06 PM  
Not only is he funny and a nice guy, he's a decent artist too

www.comedyandmagicclub.com
www.bigpopfun.com
 
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