Like Marty, a Back to the Future Documentary Will Arrive in October 2015


Back In Time, a documentary that started life as a small film about Back to the Future from the point of view of the Delorean, has expanded far beyond its original brief. Just from the trailer you can see just how perfect a celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of Back to the Future the documentary is. » 3/11/15 2:30am 3/11/15 2:30am

Bandai Want To Turn Your iPhone Into A Delorean

Well, not so much in a way that would allow it to travel in time or fly whatever, but it does turn your otherwise relatively sleek phone into a giant slab of Delorean-shaped plastic. So there's that! » 2/17/15 9:00am 2/17/15 9:00am

Awesome animation is like a cross between Back to the Future and Tron

If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980's. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid. » 2/10/15 7:57pm 2/10/15 7:57pm

The Dark Time Travel Paradox At The Heart Of Back To The Future

Time travel, as presented to us by Back To The Future, is basically a good deal: You get a hoverboard! You get to teach a gang of '50s teenagers how to rock! You get to drink sodas at completely un-ironic diners! But while a DeLorean ride through time may seem all fun and games, there's a grim fact at its center. » 1/29/15 4:20pm 1/29/15 4:20pm

Every Time Travel Movie Ever, Ranked

With the release of yet another time travel movie this week (Project Almanac), it's time for us to look back at the great time travel movies of our past. Here are all the major time travel movies ever, ranked. » 1/29/15 12:15pm 1/29/15 12:15pm

How Product Placement Took Over Science Fiction, From E.T. To Star Trek

These days, product placement is an accepted part of science fiction. We're used to seeing big brands splashed all over every TV show and movie about aliens or the future. But it wasn't always this way. Here's the quick-and-very-dirty history of how on-screen advertising became a science fiction mainstay. » 1/19/15 8:25am 1/19/15 8:25am

Only A Time Traveler Could've Predicted Syfy's 12 Monkeys Would Be Good

It seemed like a totally preposterous idea: turn Terry Gilliam's weird, clever movie 12 Monkeys into an ongoing TV show. This seemed clearly doomed to suckitude. But in a totally implausible twist, the Monkeys show is actually surprisingly terrific. Spoilers ahead... » 1/17/15 2:03pm 1/17/15 2:03pm

These Top-Down Back To The Future Posters Are Absolutely Gorgeous

Andy Fairhurst's excellent 'Nerd's Eye View' series has given us some gorgeous new perspectives on pop culture icons - but this new series of prints based on the Back To The Future might be some of Fairhurst's finest so far. » 1/09/15 5:00pm 1/09/15 5:00pm

What's The Most Fun Movie From The 1980s?

The 1980s were a troubled time. There were terrible fashions. People talked seriously about Mutually Assured Destruction. Cocaine was everywhere. And yet, the movies of that era have an innocence and fun that's difficult to beat. What movie from the 1980s is just the most straight-up fun to watch? » 12/15/14 2:20pm 12/15/14 2:20pm

This Amazing Back To The Future Event Is Worth Time-Traveling For

If you don't know Secret Cinema, they're a group from the U.K. that put on movie screenings alongside a wild live-action performance (and a theme park!). Watch this incredible look at last summer's BttF event, and prepare to want to be there almost as much as you want a working hoverboard. » 11/21/14 6:45am 11/21/14 6:45am

You can now crowdfund a Back to the Future-esque Hoverboard for $10,000

Ah, Kickstarter. It's full of crazy ideas for all sorts of things - now including an actual goddamn Hoverboard that let's you basically pretend to be Marty McFly. Thanks, science! » 10/21/14 5:00pm 10/21/14 5:00pm

You Wouldn't Want To Be Left Behind With These Idiots

The genius of the Left Behind series is the way it combines Roland Emmerich-style disasters with its Biblical lectures. And the new movie version even stars Nicolas Cage. So it's too bad this new movie fails on the "disaster epic" front, because it's too busy torturing its incredibly clueless characters. » 10/03/14 9:00am 10/03/14 9:00am

You Won't Believe How Much Work Went Into This Back To The Future Shot

Whether you're a fan of film in general or BttF in specific, hearing special effects supervisor Kevin Pike explain how the movie's lengthy, one-take opening shot was made — and how many people were needed behind the scenes to make it — is fascinating. The work required for the dog food alone... » 9/26/14 8:30am 9/26/14 8:30am

Marty McFly's Back To The Future 2 Sneakers Are Finally Affordable

Back to the Future 2's self-lacing, future Nike shoes have always been bananas expensive. But not anymore! Someone has finally made a knock-off version of the power lacers for under a $100. » 9/17/14 8:40am 9/17/14 8:40am

Marty McFly Comes Back to The Future To Perform Magic Tricks

One of the benefits of being a time-traveler is that it would make a career as a magician pretty easy. For instance, watch Stuart Edge at Comic-Con — all he needs to do to wow a crowd is use his knowledge of future events to do card tricks, or bring back future tech like the Pepsi bottle that turns any liquid into… » 8/11/14 6:40am 8/11/14 6:40am

The 13 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies Of All Time

On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters, with its unique blend of space-opera and insane comedy. Which classic films must Guardians defeat to take its place among the greatest science fiction comedies? Here are the 13 greatest (live-action) science fiction comedies of all time. » 7/30/14 10:46am 7/30/14 10:46am

Marvel at Our Favorite TV Shows and Movies As Children's Books

If you're in the Los Angeles after this Friday, definitely stop by Gallery 1988 (East) for Storytime, a show of Joey Spiotto's work. We would read all of these to any children we know. » 7/29/14 9:07pm 7/29/14 9:07pm

Flashback Wigs: The Best And Worst Of "This Is The Past" Hair

When TV shows and movies do flashbacks, they face a dilemma: They can cast a younger actor that looks like their star, sacrificing easy recognition, OR they can just slap a wig on their actor. They usually go with the latter, with... mixed results. Here are the best and worst of flashback wigs. » 7/10/14 1:45am 7/10/14 1:45am

Science Fiction Vs. Fantasy Round Two: Space Opera and Epic Fantasy!

We've reached the Second Round in our quest to find the ultimate work of science fiction and fantasy, and we've got some brutal match-ups for you to decide. Blade Runner vs. Back to the Future! Star Trek vs. Firefly! Game of Thrones vs. A Wrinkle in Time! Sandman vs. Buffy! Dune vs. Ender's Game! » 3/19/14 12:25pm 3/19/14 12:25pm