Thanks a lot, Buzz Killington
<alextrebekvoice> I’m sooo sorry. </alextrebekvoice>
There’s a rumor going around that today’s date was entered into the DeLorean in Back to the Future. I stuck the DVD in my computer to get a screen shot. (Because it’s cool, that’s why! No, YOU’RE a nerd!)
Well, I regret to report that it’s not true. Doc Brown did set it to July 4, 1776. So you may be thinking that he set it to the year 2010 before changing the month and day, BUT NOOOO! He then set it to December 25, 0000. After that is when he set it to November 5, 1955 and THE LIBYANS! came to the mall to fuck shit up.
Doc Brown talked about going 25 years into the future, but never got around to entering it into the panel. At the end of the movie, he changed his mind, saying 30 years is a nice round number, and set it for 4:29 PM on October 21, 2015. (Set your nerdy calendars, NERDS!)
That date was shown in Back to the Future II. While looking for the mythical 7/5/2010, I noticed that something horrible happened to Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer between movies. This is a cautionary tale: DO NOT fuck with the space-time continuum! Even your girlfriend’s HAIR will get fucked up.
The script and acting devolved tremendously with each sequel, so I’m not even going to taint my disc drive with BttF III to look for today’s date.