Toy Review – Back to the Future Part II: DeLorean Time Machine By Diamond Select Toys

I hate to start this review on a negative note, but there’s no getting around the false representation involved in this toy. The box proclaims it to be the time machine from Back to the Future Part II. It is not. If it were, the tires would fold down for a flight mode. They don’t.
I’ve been pretty excited about this toy ever since Diamond first announced it. I’m 36 years old, so the Back to the Future trilogy is somewhat sacred to me and the second movie will always be my favorite (though the third is kind of special too since it was one of those rare movies I saw with my dad). And besides the nostalgia and just general high quality of the franchise; who wouldn’t want a toy of that DeLorean?

Lego considering official ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean set

Could we be seeing Official Back to The Future Legos?By Evan Ackerman, Source: Dvice.com

I hope you’ve got 1.21 jiggawatts worth of “Great Scott!” all lined up and ready to go, because a Lego* jury is officially pondering the release of a Back to the Future themed DeLorean set.

Lego Cuusoo is a sort of crowdsourcing site for Lego sets that’s totally legit and run by Denmark-based brick-builder itself. You can submit a design, and if 10,000 people like it, Lego boffins will have a look. If muster is passed, the set gets produced, and you (the designer) get 1% of the total net sales in cold hard krone, which is a weird sort of Danish money that has holes in it. Continue reading

Next on Earth Station One…

Next on ESO, Our favorite shows featirng  Time TravelNext week, Earth Station One goes all timey-whimey as the ESO crew hops into our favorite time travel devices to explore our favorite movies and TV shows dealing with time travel. So, dust off your Delorean, warm up the Time Tunnel, power up the Sphere, sweet talk the TARDIS, and plot a slingshot trajectory around the sun because ESO is going back in time.

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American Reunion Helmers Go Back to the Future?

Back to the Future to be remade... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOby Max Nicholson, Source: IGN

Hurwitz and Schlossberg reveal their pipe dream franchise.

American Reunion directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have just inked a two-year deal with Universal. Now the question is, are there any other dormant franchises that the writer-director team are looking to tackle?

According to Moviehole, there is one Uni franchise that they’d like to resurrect — although they claim to be so terrified of screwing it up that it might just remain a pipe dream.

“We want Back to the Future, just come out and say it”, Hurwitz nudged Scholssberg into admitting. “That’s our favourite trilogy. We’re always having this conversation.” Continue reading

‘Back to the Future’ to be adapted for Broadway?

Marty and Doc to The Great White Way...By Tara Fowler, Source: Digital Spy

Back to the Future could be heading to Broadway.

The 1985 film, which featured Michael J Fox as a teenager sent back in time, could be adapted for the stage, according to Deadline.

Writer and director Robert Zemeckis is currently in negotiations to pen a stage version of the classic film. The 60-year-old would be joined by his writing partner Bob Gale and the movie’s composer Alan Silvestri. Continue reading

The DeLorean returns from the future as an electric car in 2013

Great Scott Marty, We Just Got Back From the FutureBy Raymond Wong, Source: Dvice.com

Doc Brown’s time traveling DeLorean will be gracing roads again in 2013. The DeLorean Motor Company is partnering with Epic EV to build an all-electric car that’ll be updated with necessities like an iPhone dock. Can’t cruise down the freeway in a DeLorean without blasting the Back to the Future theme, now can ya?

Externally, the DeLorean should remain largely unchanged. It’s said to be capable of maxing out at 125 miles per hour with 260 horsepower and cost about $90,000-100,000. Continue reading

Earth Station One Episode 32 – Wait Till You See When We Get This Baby Up To 88mph!!

Earth Station One Episode 32- Wait Till You See When We Get This Baby Up To 88mph!!

On this weeks show we will be reviewing the Sarah Jane Adventures Story “The Death of the Doctor” guest staring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor and Katy Maning as Jo Grant. Then we hop into our Delorean and travel back to the 1950’s as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘Back to the Future’.

Join us for another fun filled podcast that we like to call Episode 32: Wait Till You See When We Get This Baby Up to 88mph!!

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:02:15 ESO Rants and Raves – Smallville / Comic Shops Closing / Best Shows are on Non Network TV
0:18:52 The Geek Seat – Meet Mike F.
0:28:20 The Sarah Jane Adventures – Death of the Doctor
0:51:34 Back To the Future
1:18:04 ‘The Walking Dead’ Premiere Review
1:35:05 Show Close

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Travel in Time W/ BACK TO THE FUTURE Anniversary Annotations

Happy Anniversary Back to the Future

Twenty-five years ago on this day, October 26, a dog named Einstein and a teenager named Marty McFly became time travelers. This past weekend saw the re-release of the film “Back to the Future” in many AMC theaters and the BTTF trilogy has just been released on Blu-Ray. So to celebrate this beloved film and today’s special date, Newsrama came up with annotations on the first film of the trilogy. This is written in roughly the order of when events and characters appear on screen, so when you watch the film next time you can follow along with these fun facts.

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Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly in Back to the Future? Yes!

Eric before Michael in Back To the Future, yes it's true

Did you know that before Michael J. Fox became Marty McFly in “Back to the Future’, Eric Stoltz was Marty McFly? And we’re not talking one or two days, or even one or two weeks of shooting with Stoltz as McFly, we’re talking five weeks of shooting. Yup, that’s how long Eric Stoltz was Marty McFly before everyone realized he just wasn’t, um, funny enough for the action/time-traveling/comedy. Enter Michael J. Fox.

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‘Back To The Future’ to get US re-release

All We Need To Do Is Hit 88 Miles an Hour

Ok, now this is a really cool way to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Back To the Future. It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the original came out, and it’s scary to think we only have five years till we hit the time Marty went to in Part 2. Now, where the heck are the flying cars? Check your local theaters to see if they will be having a screening in a town near you. Thoughts?

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