Congratulations, dorks, you are about to get your first good night’s sleep in 26 years because the mysterious relationship between a teenage boy and reclusive scientist has finally been explained.

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  1. That may be too specific to assume that it was all implied, but I honestly felt that whole origin story was implied.

  2. Wait, you mean they are not the same person? I must have really misunderstood that movie.

  3. Great Scott!

  4. Yeah, right. I suppose next they’re going to claim that the way the McFlys’ family dog came into the picture was that the family wanted a dog so they bought one.

  5. Now can we get an explanation as to why hoverboards cannot go on water?

    • It’s because they don’t got power.

    • or where the hell that goddamn self-lacing high top technology is??? come ON people it is 2011, we only have a year and change left to figure it out and we are definitely NOT going to have time to be tying our shoes while we’re running from some or all four of the apocalyptic horsemen

  6. For years, Marty was told that Doc Brown was dangerous, a crackpot, a lunatic. So, being a red-blooded American teenage boy, age 13 or 14, he decided to find out just why this guy was so dangerous. Marty snuck into Doc’s lab, and was fascinated by all the cool stuff that was there. when Doc found him there, he was delighted to find that Marty thought he was cool and accepted him for what he was. Both of them were the black sheep in their respective environments. Doc gave Marty a part-time job to help with experiments, tend to the lab, tend to the dog, etc.

    And that’s the origin of their relationship… or at least that’s what Doc Brown told the judge.

  7. you know those people who are so self absorbed they can’t participate in a conversation if it’s not about them or pertaining to something/someone in their life? the other day i was with some nerds (i.e. friends) and their girlfriends and we went off on a back to the future quoting frenzie. i was all, “where we’re going we don’t need roads.” and the nerds were all “great scott!” and the girlfriend of one of the nerds had the cojones to say “i wish you guys wouldn’t quote things that all of us haven’t seen because it’s rude to leave me out of the joke.” i wish my nerd would remember how much fun it was when he wasn’t getting laid and just ditch the bitch…

  8. That background story is just lazy writing. No baby Han Solo? Give me a break.

  9. Where we’re going we don’t need child protective services.

  10. How weird is it that a movie from 1985 suddenly had some kind of gay panic and felt it necessary to explain in detail that it was just normal, red-blooded American boyhood that made it friends with another guy?

    • I’ve never understood it. “How did they wind up hanging out?! HOW?!”
      Just accept that they hang out! Now there’s a time machine! No one’s acting creepy! it’s obvious they are friends and in a mentor/apprentice arrangement! There’s fire tracks! It’s not important!

      I really hate how much meaningless info people crave. it’s one thing to be thorough and transparent when it comes to research and news and real world things, but badgering creatives into giving out information not included in their work of fiction is SUCH a waste of time, ultimately fated to steal away that much more magic from the material.

      How did they wind up hanging out? Make it up, jerks! And if you fear it’s from some sort of perverse/inappropriate/potentially criminal union, that says more about you than the film!

      Anybody ever wonder what was up with how Venkman is always poking fun at Ray? What’s that about? Do you think they “experimented” with each other in college, leading Venkman to more of a dom role and Ray to a sub one? That’s what I’m thinking. Someone go get a statement from Ramis and Aykroyd.

  11. What is “red blooded”, some secret NAMBLA code phrase?

  12. Eric Stoltz will tell you that he introduced Marty and Doc, but do not believe anything that lying, drunk motherfucker tells you.

  13. Yeah but how come in BTTF3 they don’t just go to the cave where the first DeLorean is stashed and siphon the gas out of it and put it in the second DeLorean? Come on!!

    • Because then when Marty goes to get it in 1955 then it won’t have any gas in it and then he’d have to go out to get gas and that wouldn’t– OH! That would totally be possible. There was gas in 1955. Good point!

  14. Didn’t read the article yet, but with all this bert and ernie shit, i can only assume they are gay?

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