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Christopher Lloyd And Tony Hawk Celebrate The Arrival Of The Hoverboard In Faux Advert

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UPDATED: Well, that didn’t take long. After a bunch of people kept insisting the hoverboard video was the real deal, Funny or Die has finally come forward to take credit for it. You can see Christopher Llyod’s “apology” below, followed by the original viral video. But hey, at least we’re getting power laces

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It’s A Back To The Future Reunion As Christopher Lloyd Visits The Michael J. Fox Show

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Doc1Marty McFly and Doc Brown are back together for one last adventure! Okay, so not quite, but there’s still something about these pictures of Christopher Lloyd guest-starring on Michael J. Fox’s aptly titled Michael J. Fox Show that puts a big stupid grin on my face. And it looks like there may be some laser tag shenanigans involved. This is heavy.

The Hollywood Reporter premiered the images today, which are taken from an as-yet-unidentified upcoming episode of NBC’s Michael J. Fox Show. The show, which is based in part on Fox’s real-life struggles with Parkinson’s disease, has Fox in the role of Mike Henry, a former news anchor who had to quit his job because of his health situation. The show follows his family and life as he tries to re-enter the workplace. THR reveals that Lloyd, best known for the fuzzy-headed eccentric genius Dr. Emmett Brown in all three Back to the Future films, will be playing the principal of the high school where Mike’s wife Annie (Betsy Brandt) teaches. Apparently he’ll butt heads with Fox’s character for some reason. (Presumably because Mike keeps trying to get him to read a letter about the future.) It looks like they’re work out their differences via laser tag, an approach we here at GFR heartily endorse.

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Great Scott! Christopher Lloyd Turns 75: Today In Science & Science Fiction

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LloydChristopher Lloyd (October 22, 1938)
This is heavy! Christopher Lloyd has had a long and esteemed career over the past 40 years: playing Reverend Jim on Taxi; giving us a perfect Uncle Fester in the Addams Family movies; and even putting in a hilarious turn as Professor Plum in one of my very favorite films, Clue. But of all those projects over the years, there’s no question that his performance as Dr. Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future movies is his most beloved role of all. Just try to picture anybody else playing the brilliant, floppy-haired eccentric — it can’t be done. In less talented hands, the character could have just been a one-note cliché, but Lloyd makes Doc Brown the true heart of the trilogy, the sort of friend and mentor you’d happily travel through time to save. GFR wishes him a spectacular birthday!