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Nike Plans To Make Back To The Future Shoes Complete With Power Laces

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marty's shoesBack to the Future has inspired all kinds of futuristic technology, including time-traveling DeLoreans, not to mention a serious yen for hoverboards and predictive sports almanacs. Nike harnessed all that Back to the Future love and in 2011 put it into a shoe: the futuristic Back to the Future II Air Mag. As awesome as those shoes were, they lacked one important detail: power laces. But Nike intends to rectify that situation that in 2015, the year Marty McFly wore those iconic kicks.

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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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Tina Fey Dressed Up As Marty McFly For Parkinson’s Fundraiser

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tina fey as marty mcflyFew women in pop culture have as much geek cred as Tina Fey, who has been flaunting her love for all things Star Wars for years, both on and off her mostly genius NBC sitcom 30 Rock, whose absence is still missed. (Particularly on NBC, which has apparently forgotten that comedies are supposed to make people laugh.) So it’s no surprise that the former SNL star altered her look when taking the stage at this year’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s, an annual fundraiser put on by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research. But instead of coming dolled up in a fashionable gown, she went back to Fox’s past for the future of fashion and went as a lookalike of Marty McFly. Great Scott Adsit!

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Back To The Future’s Past: How Accurate Was The Aging Make-Up?

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Most of us, when we see old(er) movies, place bets on what the actors are doing now, if it’s not immediately obvious. Some, like Hayden Christensen, have reportedly chosen to run far, far, away from Hollywood (who can blame him, really, after starring in some of the crappiest movies a beloved franchise has ever churned out?), while others have aged into nearly unrecognizable adults. And some have just aged.

Now, thanks to Reddit we get to see what the stars of Back to the Future look like now, and how their real-life aging compares to their simulated movie aging.

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Back To Back To The Future Comic Reintroduces Eric Stoltz As Marty McFly

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btbttf comicThere isn’t a single Michael J. Fox role that I can think of that would have been made better with Eric Stoltz in his place. Maybe, just maybe, it would have worked for Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners, since that lead character was kind of a jerk, but I still get shivers when I think about what Back to the Future would have been like with Stoltz as Marty McFly. (I don’t have feelings nearly as strong about Claudia Wells replacing Melora Hardin in the role of Jennifer.

Filmmaker David Guy Levy (Would You Rather?) is a big Back to the Future fan, enough so that he’s spent the last 12 years working on a revisionist comic book that presents the BTTF recasting from an original angle. Levy was inspired by a 2001 interview where screenwriter/producer Bob Gale shared his regrets over having to recast Hardin based purely on her being taller than the newly recast Fox.

And so now we have Back to Back to the Future, a six-part comic series that finds Gale and Hardin going back into the past to visit the first film’s production, but instead of switching the roles around, they allow things to play out as originally conceived.