Back to the Future Hoax Sweeps Internet – Again!

By June 28, 2012

A wave of people tweeted that yesterday was the date Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) traveled to at the end of Back to the Future, and they were wrong.

Two years ago, massive numbers of people stirred up a frenzy over July 5, 2010, supposedly being the date.  Before the movie’s terrorists chased Doc and Marty (Michael J. Fox) at the mall, Brown had originally intended to travel 25 years ahead of 1985 to visit 2010, but at the end of the film, he decided to travel 30 years ahead to October, 2015, instead.

Extreme closeup: Different month, different day, different year.

At least 2010 would have been a year Doc had indicated at some point. This time, a single fake image got people worked up over allegedly having reached Back to the Future‘s future. 2012 minus 1985 equals 27, not the kind of nice, round number Doc explicitly liked.

So what if hoverboards work poorly on water? So do bicycles. Make our hoverboards!!!

Somebody out there only has three more years to invent those hoverboards Back to the Future II promised us. Get to it!

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GeekNation friend Travis Langley is the author of the best-selling book Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight.