back to the future

Everyone is talking about Back to the Future today, and it’s no surprise. Yes, today is October 21st, 2015, the exact date in the future that Doc Brown took Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. I have a collection of announcements, news, videos, and art that are just too good to go to waste, so I present to you the second-ever edition of Back to the Future Bits. Here is what you can find in today’s edition of the Hill Valley Telegraph:

  • Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as Doc Brown to send us a message on BTTF day.
  • Bob Gale shows off and tells the story behind iconic props from the franchise.
  • Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunite to help launch a new Toyota car featuring Part II tech.
  • FringeFocus’s awesome “From the Desk of Doc Brown” print.
  • Pepsi Perfect sells out and angers many fans.
  • Back to the Future beer announced.
  • Toyota releases a new edition of Marty McFly’s dream truck.
  • Lyft launches DeLorean rides on BTTF Day.
  • See a beautiful new Back to the Future painting by artist Paul Shipper.
  • Bob Gale and Michael Klastorin reveal the story behind the making of Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History.
  • The first issue of the Back to the Future comic book has already gone into a second printing with a special new BTTF Day cover.
  • A Back to the Future filming location music video.
  • Stars Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd play “Save or Kill”.
  • How Back to the Future 2 Should Have Started.
  • Watch a teaser trailer for the upcoming BTTF porn parody Fap to the Future. Or don’t.
  • Bottleneck Gallery releases hoverboard pins.

All that and more. Hit the jump to hit 88 miles per hour to see some “serious shit.”

The Desk of Doc Brown by Fringe Focus

The piece of art above is by FringeFocus, a new edition to his famous desks series:

The Desk of Dr. Brown is now available, as a 36 x 12 screen printed poster. It features 40ish items from the entire Back to the Future trilogy! Specifically items that Doc Brown has made or used in the films. Today, literally, is the exact day (Oct 21 2015) that Marty and Doc Brown travel to. I knew I HAD to have this poster ready for you guys by today, so here we are! It was super fun to draw, and I can’t think of another time in history in which my poster release will be more perfectly timed.

I love how FringeFocus’ desk series crams so many Easter eggs and references from the respective films into one panoramic image. And I should mention that he is also releasing a Luxury Metallic Silver Variant edition which offers a sleek color palette containing a metallic silver overlay that will help all the gadgets shimmer a bit. The silver variant is limited to just 175 prints (vs. the regular edition’s 375 prints).

Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as Doctor Emmet Brown to send a message to us on Back to the Future Day.

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Chicago’s Emporium Arcade Bar and Pipeworks Brewing have teamed to create a special Twin Pines Mall Imperial IPA beer for Back to the Future Day. Brewed with spruce tips and wildflower honey.

Get your DeLorean up to 88 MPH because Pipeworks & Emporium are taking you Back To The Brew-ture. For Twin Pines Mall we fueled the Flux Capacitor with 1.21 Jigawatts of spruce tips & wild flower honey. The future is now so drink up before you’re OUTATIME. Great Scott!

Pipeworks/Emporium Arcade Twin Pines Mall releases on draft at the Emporium Arcade Bar (Wicker Park) on October 21st. Package will be available on October 22nd at the Logan Square location.

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The Los Angeles Times got the chance to sit down with Back to the Future creator/writer Bob Gale in front of the clock tower set on the Universal backlot. Gale presents and tells the stories behind some of the franchise’s most iconic props. I wish the videos were embeddable, but they aren’t, so head over to LATimes.com to watch them now.

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunite to help launch the Toyota Mirai car featuring Back to the Future Part II tech.

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Toyota have also announced that Marty McFly can now have the truck he always wanted with the release of the new 2016 Tacoma, complete with KC fog lights. You can apparently check it out in person in NYC, Dallas, or LA today.

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