by Emma McEvoy
On October 21, 2015 Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, blasted into the future from 1985 and landed in Hill Valley, California. The futuristic look 30 years into the future, is finally present day.
In Part II of “Back to the Future”, McFly travels in time to give his sports almanac of statistics from 1950-2000 to his younger self to place bets on events that haven’t happened. He devises the plan when he purchases the almanac in 2015 and realizes the Cubs finally won a World Series. Because nothing good ever comes from messing with time and money, Marty alters his future.
In his attempts to save Marty, Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd, throws away the almanac, which ends up in the wrong hands. Screenwriter and producer, Bob Gale told the Wall Street Journal, “The Cubs winning the World Series was the most absurd thing we could think of. If the Cubs were going to win the World Series, what date would that be on? In 1988, when we wrote this, there was only one set of playoffs, not two. If the World Series was going on and the Cubs were going to sweep the World Series, it could’ve happened on October 21. That’s how we
arrived on that day.” Although the Cubs lost last night, some of Marty’s other futuristic predictions came true.
His video conference call to coworkers is our version of FaceTime or Skype. In the film Marty sips a can of Pepsi Perfect which is available online today. The movie also showcases fingerprint identification to open locks, which we use daily to open our technology. We may not have the fastest hover boards, flying cars, dog walking zones or self-tying laces, but tomorrow Marty McFly will officially have travelled to the past.