How BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2 Should Have Started
The team at How It Should Have Ended is at it again, this time taking a look at how Back to the Future should have ended...or, perhaps more accurately, how Back to the Future Part 2 should have started. The result isn't nearly as depressing as the timeline in which Biff lords over Hill Valley with his sports almanac, but it's surprisingly close. There have always been time travel paradoxes in time travel stories, and this one is no different. With October 21st, 2015 only one day away, check out their explanation below:
In the film, Back to the Future, the first time Doc tests the time machine is by sending his dog Einstein 1 minute into the future. Doc puts his dog in the car, drives it down the parking lot, and zap the car bursts into awesome flaming tire trails. Marty immediately thinks Doc killed his dog, because both the car and dog disappear. For a whole minute Einstein was missing until the DeLorean finally comes back from the past. This is why "Back to the Future 2" sending Marty into the future to see his own future children is impossible. When you travel into the future your timeline is you going into the future. A copy of you is not left behind to live on to 2015, so you can't go forward to see what your future self would be like. You would jump ahead to a world that lost you in 1985. People would think you had died. But that's not as fun of a story to tell is it.
And if you're a true BTTF fan, be sure to buy Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History, which is packed with amazing never before seen photos, cool prop replicas, and much more.