Nerd Lunch Podcast 2: Drill Down - Back to the Future



Hey! We've doubled the amount of Nerd Lunch episodes available to you. In episode 2, the
guys are joined by Shawn Robare from Branded in the 80s for an in-depth discussion of the Back to the Future franchise. Favorite movie? Favorite scene? Should there be a Part IV? Do the temporal mechanics make sense? Hang on to your flux capacitors, it’s going to be a nerdy ride.

2 comments:

Robert said...

13 times in the theater is insane!

In my opinion BTTF 2 and 3 may be the only back to back sequels that are actually good. All I can really compare them to are the Matrix and Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, but still.

In regards to the whole "two deloreans" in the third film. I remember reading a theory somewhere (IMDb?) that Doc didn't want to disturb the Delorean buried in the cave to get the gasoline because he was afraid of damaging it - by a cave in or something.

I don't think I'd want a fourth one at this point. Look what happened with Star Wars and Indiana Jones (although I'm a Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls apologist). I think I read somewhere that Fox would only do a fourth one if he could sort of fill in as Doc - cuz he's old now.

Wasn't Reagan supposed to cameo as the Hill Valley mayor in the third film?

Can we all promise that we'll have a huge BTTF party when 2015 rolls around?

CT said...

Hey Robert, thanks for listening.

Great theory on the second Delorean. I feel like I had that thought at one point as a possible explanation as well. Doc knew that messing with it might cause a problem preventing Marty from being able to travel back to 1885 thereby causing a rip in the space-time continuum and all that.

There have been a lot of horrible modern day sequels to 80s movies. Indy IV being worst among them, but Die Hard 4 is a horrible offender as well. However, every so often, a film like Rocky Balboa slips through the cracks and is a welcome addition to a franchise. I'd hope that if there were a BTTF 4 (and I really don't think there will be) that it would fall closer to the Rocky continuum than the Indy side of things.

There should be some sort of mandatory, worldwide celebration on October 21, 2015.

Also, I meant to mention that my birthday is November 12 and I always thought it was cool that my birthday was the same day as when lightning struck the clock tower.

I had forgotten about the Reagan thing. I guess that's mentioned on one of the commentary tracks which I haven't listened to in a while. Need to break those out again. They were good.

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