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« on: March 15, 2013, 03:45:29 pm »
Hoverboard

This is freakin awesome

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We've seen one of the best parts of Back to the Future Part II become a faux reality with Mattel's collectible Marty McFly hoverboard, and fans with a lot of money could have even bought Griff's Pitbull hoverboard from the film. Now 2015 is just a couple years away, and the version of the future from the sequel hasn't exactly become a reality. There's no flying cars and unless Steven Spielberg steps up his game, there won't be a Jaws 19 directed by his son Max. But that doesn't mean the hoverboard isn't still something inspiring for young minds with an eye towards the future, and a cool short film illustrates that fact. Watch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXsKrQiGWkQ

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by Ethan Anderton   
March 13, 2013
Source: SlashFilm

Hoverboard was created as part of the 2013 PBS Online Film Festival (you can vote for it to win right here), and it's certainly a charming lover letter to one of my favorite sci-fi films of all-time. Of course, the sequel only works as a companion to the first film, which is pretty much the most perfect time travel film ever made, and easily one of the best films of all time. Still, the series has inspired countless filmmakers, made for tons of pop culture references, and great pieces of work like this short film. If only making a time machine was as easy as crafting a DeLorean out of a cardboard box. Or maybe it is, and that's the real key!
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Re: Hoverboard
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 06:26:28 pm »
10+

I need to revisit the Back To The Future series soon. Also, I didn't know they were actually selling Hoverboards, which is something I'd gladly buy.

UPDATE:

Good lord, the price for the PitBull Hoverboard is insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can buy a DeLorean for that price. Literally!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 09:16:50 pm »
There was one shot missing from that movie and I think we all know what it was.

And lemme say, an idea that was brewing in my head for a long time is hoverboarders vs rocket-boots.  Ideally shot in a parkour style.  Cause COME ON we haven't had either in SO long, right?

And while a (functional) hoverboard would be nice, I kinda want Marty's 2015 jacket.  Even though it doesn't look particularly comfortable and apparently the fabric on the outside is a kitchen mat.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 09:18:45 pm »
1.21 gigawatts............
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 09:23:28 pm »
The girl never got to ride the hoverboard HERSELF!  Come on!

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 09:53:23 pm »
Roads? Where we're going we don't need.......roads.

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 09:59:24 pm »
A dude on a modeling board I'm on is trying to recreate the whole 2015 backlot in 3D.  For what purpose I don't know but I want VR goggles and the ability to go in.

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 10:12:50 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 10:45:26 pm »
I hate that I never got to go on that.  At least I got to walk around Hill Valley.  And introduce it on the tour, that was cool.

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 04:50:48 am »
My family got to ride that thing... Grinning ear to ear
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 07:31:35 am »
Bump him!  Bump him!

So glad they finally included the ride n the Blu-Ray.  And of course, I had my own ideas for a new version, including almost colliding with the time train while flying over Monument Valley in 1885, being chased by the cops (and avoiding hoverboarders) in 2085, and having the Deloreon start to disintegrate in the toxic atmosphere of 3015.

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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2013, 08:05:44 am »
I'm lookin' high and low / don't know where to go / I got to double back, my friend.........
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2013, 08:21:45 am »
(this is becoming the Back to the Future thread).

Gawd, for Christmas about two years ago my dad and Mo sent me the Back to the Future blu-ray set (I had it already) but they included a picture of Mo with Michael J Fox and Stephen Pollan which blew my mind!  They spoke at an event Mo was hosting.  And of course, they hadn't seen "Curb" so I blew their mind by knowing who Stephen Pollan was.

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2013, 08:29:02 am »
(this is becoming the Back to the Future thread).


I have the Back To The Future Series on deck to watch. New threads popping up soon and all over the place...in this time as well as the past, the future and sideways........
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 10:07:38 am »
Seeing those movies so young pretty much ensured stuff that other people find complex or confusing was straightforward.  If you can understand parallel timelines, predestination, paradoxes and so on before you're in the fifth grade, you got a pretty solid foundation.

 

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