2015? You mean we're in the future?

In one of the landmark movies of cinematic history, Back to the Future Part II, the protagonists travel from 1985 to the distant future, October 21st 2015. That date, which marks the beginning of The Future, is next Wednesday.

You mean we're in the future?

Next week we'll celebrate the occasion with a whole series of more or less thematically appropriate posts, one each day, ranging from narrative theory to musings about the past, present and future of parser interactive fiction.

Here's the lineup:

  1. Biff, what a character
  2. What if we don't succeed?
  3. Shark still looks fake
  4. Where we're going we don't need roads
  5. Clint Eastwood never wore anything like this
  6. Where'd you learn to shoot like that?
  7. Please excuse the crudity of this model

Sources for these articles include We Don't Need Roads: Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines, the Tales from the Future documentaries, commentary tracks of the films' Blu-ray releases, and Futurepedia.

Now excuse me, there are some movies I need to re-watch.

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