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It's a year to go before Doc Brown and Marty arrives on the DeLorean.

Anyone here as excited as I am?
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Why would I be? I don't have a hover board.
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    No, l am hanging out for the hoverboards, sniff!

    But the power lace shoes are pretty cool.

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      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      No, l am hanging out for the hoverboards, sniff!

      But the power lace shoes are pretty cool.

      Forget the hoverboard. I'd want that Sports Almanac! :-)
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    Hover Boards I reckon are almost as cool as Lightsabers. Almost.
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      Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

      Hover Boards I reckon are almost as cool as Lightsabers. Almost.
      I don't mind riding on a hoverboard while doing battles on Coruscant with a LightSaber.

      What still bothers me is the concept of Time-Traveling. Confusing me very much about Timelines and Expanded Universes.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Well if you are thinking "lines" when you think "time" -- that's your first point of confusion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
    Sal, I won't be confused about "lines".
    I prefer "points", "dots" and "pips".
    I've studied quite a lot of fictional time travel, but still it overwhelms me.
    How could a DeLorean have that mileage?
    How could a banana peel be used for fuel?
    Doc Brown marrying Clara Clayton-- did not alter the future???
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Rick Rodd View Post

      Sal, I won't be confused about "lines".
      I prefer "points", "dots" and "pips".
      I've studied quite a lot of fictional time travel, but still it overwhelms me.
      How could a DeLorean have that mileage?
      How could a banana peel be used for fuel?
      Doc Brown marrying Clara Clayton-- did not alter the future???
      Ah - that kind of confused. Okay - you should be. All we did with banana peels when I was in high school was smoke them.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by Rick Rodd View Post

        Sal, I won't be confused about "lines".
        I prefer "points", "dots" and "pips".
        I've studied quite a lot of fictional time travel, but still it overwhelms me.
        How could a DeLorean have that mileage?
        How could a banana peel be used for fuel?
        Doc Brown marrying Clara Clayton-- did not alter the future???
        Probably breaking down the organic molecules of the banana, so it releases the gigawatt burst the Delorean needs to time traval.

        It didn't alter the time line, since they probably kept to themselves while the Doc developed the Locomotive time machine. And probably had to create some track in the desert, in order to get back to 2015 and buy the hoverconversion stuff!

        Then after that they basically time travelled all over the place, so they hopefully didn't cause any serious damage?

        Yep temporal mechanics, always gives me a headache!

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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Rick Rodd View Post

      How could a DeLorean have that mileage?
      OK, I didn't follow that. WHAT kind of mileage?

      How could a banana peel be used for fuel?
      In theory ALL matter has energy. The problem is trying to release it. And there are different ways known to do so. Larger atoms are use in nuclear power only because they are ALREADY unstable. A few too many neutrons in the wrong place could start a chain reaction. So WHY NOT a banana? Can you imagine how much energy can be released if you could somehow use every part of the banana? I think it would SHOCK people. It would also generate NO pollution! But nobody has figured out how to do that all at once. You could create a cheap battery that is virtually pollution free. You could use a thermopile and create heat and/or electricity, that is virtually pollution free. There are likely chemical reactions that could be done.

      Doc Brown marrying Clara Clayton-- did not alter the future???
      Not that anyone would ever know, but what would you expect? She WAS supposed to be dead, so saving her in secret didn't change the lives of friends, or people that were to be born. The kids would have been home schooled in private so THEY couldn't affect the timeline. The doctor effectively did this after he went back, so it was a different timeline for HIM. The articles were viewed in a different timeline.

      GEE, I tried to find the answer to this and found a site that spoke about her "biological age". ******INCREDIBLE******! Biological age has ALWAYS meant relative to the average. They could NOT have meant that, since she would then be a dead rotting corpse. BESIDES, WHAT would be the likelihood that biological would match chronological? And they could NOT be talking about chronological, since THAT would all be skewed. I mean look at the Dr! He was in 1885 and went to 2115, but was only like a few years older. WHY? Well, THINK ABOUT IT! THAT is the ONLY reason for using a time machine to go to the future! You get to go there without having to wait or being affected by the time that has passed.

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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Is this a science thread?
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        • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Is this a science thread?
          Sci-Fi to be exact.
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by Rick Rodd View Post

            Sci-Fi to be exact.
            I don't know, it's about time travel......and I think it's arrogant to think that we don't know how to travel in time. The Back To The Future documentaries have proven that.
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            • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              I don't know, it's about time travel......and I think it's arrogant to think that we don't know how to travel in time. The Back To The Future documentaries have proven that.
              You fantasizing goin back buying stock in Rogaine?
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

                You fantasizing goin back buying stock in Rogaine?
                It isn't a fantasy. Using Zero Point Energy, and quantum physics, you can travel through time. This fact has been concealed from us by NASA...and their henchmen at Monsanto.

                But the truth will come out. Just like my hair did.
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              • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
                Traveling forward is relatively easy, just build the worlds largest or longest vacumn tube and run a specialy built magnetic train alone it! It would need to be 10's or hundreds of miles long to get over dizzyness, but l suppose they could knock the person out before giving him a spin.

                Probably have to build it underground and have several nations involved, but theoretically we could travel a year in one day, at 99% light speed!

                The train would have to be fairly large for obvious reasons, but yeah, lets say 2 weeks to get there, then stay there for 10 days and walk out 10 years in the future.

                Then keep going unless, they have an abrupt stop and find a wasteland when stepping out, or keep going until funding stops or they figure out how future people know how to send them back again?


                Probably involves creating man made micro black holes and spining them around each other in a certain way. 2100 perhaps?

                Hmmm, maybe l should write fiction?

                But Stephen hawking came up with the first one, but he showed an earth sized track, less viable than my one!

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              • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                If you ever visit the Woodlands Texas and visit the Town Center, its the nearest you will get to what is depicted in the film.

                People are not wearing one piece jump suits though, no jaws holograms, flying cars or hoverboards.

                There is, piped music on the streets, fountains that spring up from the ground in a certain area with colored lights where the kids play. people with tablets and smart phones. (not anticipated in the film) smart , led signs, quiet ergonomically designed cars, some hybrids like ours which are really quiet. All in all I always equated this place as the nearest to a futuristic location and it reminded me of what was depicted in the film up to a point.

                I would love to grab my parents from say 1960 and show them around this place and in my home. I'm sure they would have found it all a bit mind boggling, futuristic.

                The future creeps up on us and comes gradually and we get used to new stuff as it appears and take it for granted. Take us suddenly 30 years forward, we would find it all a little strange for a while.
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                • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
                  Oh wait, here's an update on this one. Hopefully, they finish their project soon, just in time for October 21, 2015.

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                  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                    Originally Posted by Rick Rodd View Post

                    Oh wait, here's an update on this one. Hopefully, they finish their project soon, just in time for October 21, 2015.

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                    Looks like it has to be over a specific surface, magnetic levitation like the trains. Fun in specifically deigned parks though and commercially useful in warehouses that would have those surfaces for moving stuff around. As for use on roads, that's a way off yet.
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      Originally Posted by Rick Rodd View Post

      Sal, I won't be confused about "lines".
      I prefer "points", "dots" and "pips".
      I've studied quite a lot of fictional time travel, but still it overwhelms me.
      How could a DeLorean have that mileage?
      How could a banana peel be used for fuel?
      Doc Brown marrying Clara Clayton-- did not alter the future???
      Doc Brown marrying Clara Clayton did not alter the future because she was supposed to go over that cliff and died after her horses got away from her, but Doc saved her. Since he wasn't from that time and she was supposed to have died, it shouldn't have made a difference.

      Of course, Doc would have explained to her the importance of staying out of history's way after she learned the truth because she wasn't supposed to be alive and he wasn't supposed to be there at all.

      Not just the banana peel, but the Miller beer, too. Next time I run across a "Flux Capacitor" I'll read the manual. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
    I've noticed you skipped the first question, Would it be any different if they used a different car model instead?
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Rick Rodd View Post

      I've noticed you skipped the first question, Would it be any different if they used a different car model instead?
      No the stainless steel body on the Leloraen, made the flux dispersal more efficient.

      Or something like that?

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      Yeah, seen this, well done fake video.
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      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Tattletale.
      The Hendo Hovers real though. :-)
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        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        The Hendo Hovers real though. :-)
        Yes, I know. That's why I thought it was an ideal time to pull a prank.

        I'm all pranked out now. Failed pranks do that to me. I'm prankless.

        Pranks a lot, Ian.
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          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          Yes, I know. That's why I thought it was an ideal time to pull a prank.

          I'm all pranked out now. Failed pranks do that to me. I'm prankless.

          Pranks a lot, Ian.
          It was a Prankless task I can tell you.

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    Hover boards aren't likely to become a reality due to the threat the technology, there within, would pose to the profits of major oil companies.
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      You had me going, Dennis.

      Originally Posted by TruRank View Post

      Hover boards aren't likely to become a reality due to the threat the technology, there within, would pose to the profits of major oil companies.
      I hadn't thought of how the oil industry is gonna take to this stuff. Maybe they will just have to face that their days are near the end. It's not like big oil can't afford to close up shop. How much rich does it take before people are happy with what they have? Global domination is an extreme game fit only for the most ravenous of sociopaths.

      Actually - a firm called Aerofex has already built a hoverbike. You can buy one. You have to put down a $5,000 deposit to reserve your order position - then when your craft is built it only costs around $85,000 bucks to own one.



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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
    Just rewatched it again, has anyone noticed that Marty McFly of 2015 wears a doublie-tie? Would that be the impending fashion trend of the future?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Rodd
    Just because Clara died, doesn't mean that history hasn't been changed. She has been moved from one point of time to another, and since then created a whole new plane of existence. Just my thought on this whole Time Traveler-hitting-on-some-chick-who's-about-to-die-thing.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Joe Stewart View Post

      Forget the hoverboard. I'd want that Sports Almanac! :-)
      Don't we all!


      Originally Posted by Rick Rodd View Post

      Just because Clara died, doesn't mean that history hasn't been changed. She has been moved from one point of time to another, and since then created a whole new plane of existence. Just my thought on this whole Time Traveler-hitting-on-some-chick-who's-about-to-die-thing.
      It is good that the Doc, got lucky with the chick saving thing, if he had built the time machine only to save her, then she would have died, on a regular bases!

      Space, time paradox thing, she has to die, in order for you to invent the means to go and save, her, which in turns means she has to die, asap, in order to avoid a paradox, blah, blah!

      There was an article about the hoverboards above, they are based on the Chinese magnetic trains, and need a metal surface in order to work!

      Or they are 2.5 cms above the surface!

      So, with little friction, specialty build tracks and Hoverboard parks could still happen. Next best thing!

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    Yeah, like you were saying that Doc Brown and Clara was meant to be together in any point of time. Applying Occam's razor to the whole linear-spatial time paradox it all seems clear now. Great Scott!
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    This movie especially makes me sad. It brings back so many childhood memories
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      Originally Posted by richardjam View Post

      This movie especially makes me sad. It brings back so many childhood memories
      It's too bad that it brings up those memories for you. I love the series, especially 1 & 3. This is one that I don't have on dvd yet. I'll have to fix that. :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author g0onie
        Gotta' check this out -- just posted to the internet last week. Fun little Back to the Future short called, "Back Again".

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