How did I miss this anniversary yesterday given the fact that I saw the first Back to the Future movie 20 times …. in the theatre… in 1985?
It was on Saturday, November 5, 1955, Dr. Emmett Brown fell off of his toilet, struck his head, and had a vision of the flux capacitor — the invention that made time travel possible.
He would then incorporate that technology into a DeLorean and create a time machine that had its first trip on October 26, 1985.
While checking out various links on this important movie date, I was shocked to learn something I never knew before. President Ronald Reagan was offered, and declined, to play the mayor of fictional Hill Valley, California (circa 1885) in Back to the Future, Part III. I so wish he would have said yes! That would have been fantastic.
Some great lines from the first Back to the Future movie that I love:
“When this baby hits 88 miles per hour…. you’re gonna see some serious shit.”
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
“You are my density….I mean my destiny.”
“Now make like a tree, and get out of here.”
Marty: “This is heavy, Doc.”
Doc: “Gravity has nothing to do with it!”
”Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and he told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out, that he’d melt my brain.”
Marty: “Bullet proof vest, how did you know? I never got a chance to tell you. What about all that talk about screwing up future events, the space time continuum?”
Doc: “Well, I figured, what the hell.”
Happy 50th Anniversary to Doc Brown’s invention! November 5, 1955 — “a red letter day in the history of science!”
-Bruce (GayPatriot…. and major BTTF fan)
PS – I’m soooo pissed I didn’t know about this event. I probably would have figured out a way to go!