October 21, 2015


'Back to the Future' Day: Watch Six Minutes of Reunion Footage

Today, DeLorean enthusiasts and flux capacitor freaks, is Back to the Future Day. No, it's not Michael J. Fox's b-day or the anniversary of the Robert Zemeckis classic's premiere. It's the date that Marty McFly blasts ahead to in 1989's Back to the Future Part II.

To celebrate, Christopher "Doc Brown" Lloyd, now 76, filmed a special message, above. "The future has finally arrived," he muses. "Yes, it is different than we all thought—but don't worry, it just means your future hasn't been written yet. No one's has; your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one." It honestly yanks pretty hard on those #heartstrings.

In similarly exciting but significantly less touching Back to the Future Day–abilia, there's a five-minute Toyota commercial starring Fox and Lloyd hanging out in a diner, talking about how close the franchise came to guessing what technology would show up. Fax machines, man!

The point of the ad is to to end up talking about turning trash into fuel (for a Toyota Mirai, "a fuel cell car"), featuring a "real Doc Brown." Check it out below, and welcome to the future: