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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 15
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2012-05-11 03:52:07 PM
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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 12:52:06 PM
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2012-05-11 08:16:39 PM
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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.

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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 04:52:44 PM
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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 04:36:50 PM
1 votes:
He was great as Biff Tannen, but he'll always be Coach Franks from Freaks & Geeks to me. Great actor.
2012-05-11 04:30:15 PM
1 votes:

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 03:53:35 PM
1 votes:
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 03:41:22 PM
1 votes:
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 03:39:08 PM
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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 03:24:05 PM
1 votes:

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


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2012-05-11 03:11:20 PM
1 votes:

Doran: Robert Zemeckis said on the Back to the Future Blu-rays that Tom Wilson is seriously the most friendliest guy you'd ever meet. Which makes his role as Biff Tannen really disconcerting.


Makes him a great actor. He really was a convincing asshole.
2012-05-11 02:59:27 PM
1 votes:
Robert Zemeckis said on the Back to the Future Blu-rays that Tom Wilson is seriously the most friendliest guy you'd ever meet. Which makes his role as Biff Tannen really disconcerting.
2012-05-11 02:41:35 PM
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2012-05-11 02:30:18 PM
1 votes:
So now I'll have to bug the shiat out of him about trivia about Wing Commander 3, 4, and Propecy? Got it.

/score one for the Maniac!
2012-05-11 01:24:04 PM
1 votes:

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.

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