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S04E23 Hide and Seek Official Discussion

2020.10.05 19:25 TSLPDustin S04E23 Hide and Seek Official Discussion

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Title: Hide and Seek
Year: 2005
Synopsis: As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend.
Director(s): John Polson
Starring:
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%
Rotten Tomatoes Page: Hide and Seek
IMDb Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (80,323 votes)
IMDb Page: Hide and Seek
Where to Watch: iTunes YouTube Google Play
Our Episode: Click here to listen on iTunes
Clue for Next Week’s Episode: “Sometimes a director's cut will make a movie better, but a producer's cut can change things entirely.”
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2020.10.04 08:54 Classicolin Season 2 is Disappointing and Disrespectful to the Source Material & the TV Adaptation of Stormfront Makes No Sense Within The Boys' Fictional Universe [Season 2 Episode 7 Spoilers/Comics Spoilers]

I've been pretty disappointed with the second season so far, honestly. As a fan of the comics, a number of alterations to the comic series have not suited the story very well, such as the lack of Compound V among The Boys, although Mother's Milk is still inexplicably called Mother's Milk (in the comics, he was a supe who was dependent on his mother's breastmilk for survival), and this season has further diverged from the source material in a number of bizarre or politically-motivated topical manifested ways, such as the 'outing' of Queen Maeve, the unsubtle Alt-Right allegory with Stormfront, The Homelander, and their followers, and the Church of Scientology allegory with the Church of the Collective. For all the criticism the Dynamite comics receive from fans of the show for its unsubtlety and extremism, the gore has nonetheless escalated to an extremely gratuitous degree this season, almost as if an edgy Mortal Kombat playing teenager now helms the series (including dozens of exploding heads, whale guts, sifting through a burnt man's arm, and blood galore). It's also diverging from the comic series almost to the point of becoming unrecognisable (although some of the alterations are cool, such as the less vapid and apathetic Maeve and less evil A-Train relative to their comic adaptations, and I don't mind the drastically different portrayal of The Deep, although the original's more ). Elisabeth Shue's absence from all but two brief cameos as Doppelganger's Stillwell image for Homelander has been more than noticeable in addition to leaving a glaring hole in the dynamic of this show (she was also an improvement from the original male Stillwell of the comics, in my personal opinion). Although Aya Cash is funny, acerbic, and undoubtedly highly talented, I don't really care for the Amazon Prime Video adaptation of Stormfront on the basis that she simply doesn't make sense within the in-universe confines of the show. A 100+ year-old devoutly fascist woman who grew up in the Third Reich would likely never become an especially deft tech-savvy Instagram Influencer, let alone without letting slip more than a few racial slurs along the way. Why would a corporation as bureaucratic and PR-obsessed as Vought not have discovered that Stormfront was the homicidal white supremacist supe known as Liberty by conducting an exhaustive background check? Wouldn't VoWhy is a supremely old woman who was born into one of the most far-right and ultra-conservative civilizations of the 20th Century (and who persists to support its ideology, no less) profusely vulgar and promiscuous with a Zoomer haircut? Why is she portrayed by a Jewish actress with non-Aryan features and an American accent? Vought has consistently been portrayed as a 'woke' and politically correct corporate entity, hence its promotion of Queen Maeve's bisexuality as pure lesbianism, feminism with 'The Girls Get Things/It Done' scene in The Seven: Origins film, and so forth. With the company's termination of its only visible black superhero on The Seven with A-Train, why the hell would a politically incorrect white woman be appointed to the company's flagship supe team? The original male Stormfront from the Dynamite comic series was also non-Aryan looking with jet black hair, but he also wasn't a trendy influencer and he was quite dated in his outlook, in addition to speaking German phrases on occasion. Personally, I wish that Aya Cash had instead been cast as a right-wing journalist/influencer identical to her iteration of Stormfront in the actual series, save for being a non-supe. She falls for Homelander due to his power, nationalism, and blonde Aryan looks, and he admires her wit, political views, and adoration of him and their dynamic then becomes an inverted and evil mirror image of Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane's relationship. Frankly, I just don't see much brilliance in the Amazon Prime adaptation of this material, unlike most fans of the show, and it's defiling the original source material to an almost amateurish degree to boot...
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2020.09.09 18:04 TvReal173 What We know About Cobra Kai Season 3

Cobra Kai started out as a YouTube series , but its popularity really exploded when it hit Netflix with its first two seasons set over 30 years after the events of the first Karate Kid movie in which Daniel LaRusso beat Johnny Lawrence. , he stole the girlfriend and her dignity in that karate tournament in town.
Movie fans don't always have a chance to see what happened to their favorite characters after the movies, but someone knew that was a common fantasy and they decided to create Cobra Kai , bringing back William Zabka and Ralph Macchio with a new one. story that reveals a little more about the lives of these enemies and what happened to them after the tournament.
In the first and second seasons of Cobra Kai , we can see a Johnny Lawrence trying to regain control of his life, while Daniel LaRusso is a successful businessman who, despite the fact that his fight with Johnny was years ago, seems to still cling to his enmity and attempts to block his attempts to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo where he spent years training as a child.
Daniel fails to achieve his plan and Johnny becomes the teacher of a new group of teenagers preparing to participate in the tournament that has been going on for decades, and the two begin a professional and personal journey that changes their lives again. . The story is full of nostalgia and memories of other times, and that helped it become one of the most watched series on Netflix , and apparently the streaming giant had a lot of faith in it because, although they have not confirmed a date for the third season, they already released a small preview that practically confirms it and announces the return of an old character.

What is the third season of Cobra Kai about?

"Mr. Miyagui treated me like a son. He never kept anything from me," says Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio). "Are you sure about that?", Responds a mysterious character that we cannot see, but that many believe could be Chozen Toguchi (Sato's nephew, Miyagi's old enemy), and that Daniel prepares to return to Okinawa, where he traveled with Miyagi in the second Karate Kid movie.
On his first trip to Okinawa , Daniel accompanies Miyagi to deal with the death of his father, and it is there that he learns the true power and value of karate that his teacher taught him. This is where Miyagi "defeats" his enemy without using force and this is where Daniel could have the growth he needs.
It is clear that Miyagi had some secrets and that Daniel has yet to discover them, but if he returns to Okinawa, does that mean that we will see Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita), Daniel's "girlfriend" during the trip?

Can we see Ali in season 3?

One of the big rumors of the third season ensures that Ali (Elisabeth Shue), Daniel's girlfriend in the first movies, will return in the third part of Cobra Kai.
One of the clues is at the end of the second season, where you can see that Johnny receives a notification on his phone in which Ali sent him a friend request, which has fans thinking that the two are going to have one. reunion in real life, which would be the first time they have been together in three decades.
On the other hand, both Ralph Macchio and William Zabka have mentioned that Ali could make an appearance in the third season.
Zabka told PopCulture.com: "Yeah, there is no secret that they talk about it. I think he reached out to her and hopefully there could be a couple of places with her where she is open to the possibility, and that's all I know. "
Macchio , meanwhile, hinted at the addition: "They certainly reached out [to her] and questioned it. We know she really enjoyed the series and sees the quality of the show. So yeah, I think the door is open for something there." "
Elisabeth Shue herself (who appeared in the first season of The Boys) said that she is not closed to the idea of ​​appearing in the series. When asked in her Boys co-star Anthony Starr's interview if she had been offered a role on the show, she nodded.
Finally, fans say that Ali could be Tory's mom, who was introduced in season two as "Tory with a y", which is a clear reference to when Ali is introduced as "Ali with an i" in The Karate Kid. .

When does the third season premiere?

For now there is no official date, but Netflix confirmed that the story is not over, so we could see new chapters sometime in 2021.

Who are coming back?

Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are pretty much confirmed (as are their sons), plus it's clear that we haven't seen the last of John Kreese (Martin Kove) yet, but, if season three actually includes a trip to Okinawa (and would make a lot of sense), we could also see Yukie (Nobu McCarthy), Miyagi's great love, Kumiko, and even Chozen (Yuji Okumoto), who still has unfinished business with Daniel.
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2020.05.27 22:41 child_of_lightning Many people don't like how the show ended. How would you have closed the show?

Here are some things I would've liked to have seen:
  1. Walt and Nighthorse come to an unlikely partnership. After several seasons of Walt accusing Nighthorse without any evidence or just cause, I actually thought they were building to this. How cool would it have been for Walt to realize that Nighthorse is actually a lot like he is: a flawed but basically decent man who will go to almost any length to protect those he feels responsible for. Cady and Henry could've helped bridge this gap. At the start of the show, Walt is against Nighthorse and blames him for the death of his wife Martha, who was against the casino. How interesting of an arc it would've been for Walt to not only realize that Nighthorse didn't have Martha killed, but that the casino actually brought more good for the Cheyenne than he or Martha ever suspected. And that maybe he was even being a bit prejudiced about the whole thing. Instead of the cell phone arc, this would've been a much more powerful arc.
  2. Vic becomes sheriff. In the first episode, Vic is grumbling about being stuck in Wyoming after being a big city detective in Philly. How great of a growth for her to not only become sheriff -- something she's much more qualified for than Cady -- but to embrace living in Wyoming. I think a satisfying arc would have the finale setting up Vic as essentially the new Walt: living alone in the Wyoming countryside, protecting the people of Absaroka county. Which would mean Vic *doesn't* hook up with Walt. Instead...
  3. Branch's mom comes to town in season 6. Branch is dead. Barlow is dead. Perhaps around the time when Lucian dies, Branch's mom -- let's call her Twiggy -- comes to town. She'd be about Walt's age. And she'd maybe even be a suspect in Lucian's death. But it turns out, she's well-read and can ride horses and is strong-headed and is in many ways Walt's match. I'm not sure who you'd cast for this. Holly Hunter? Helen Hunt? Elisabeth Shue? Jennifer Jason Leigh? But it'd be an age appropriate romance.
  4. With funding from Nighthorse, Henry and Mathias and Cady create the "Hector Fund" -- not a vigilante group, but trained volunteers who with Cady's legal expertise pursue legal justice for tribal members who are overlooked by the federal justice system. Walt could throw his support and experience behind this. It could be a way for all involved to honor the memories of Hector and Martha and Branch and others who died seeking to protect other.
  5. Ferg finally goes on a date with Cady after she breaks up with Deputy Zach. (Remember how he had a crush on her?) But when they go on the date, Ferg tells her that Zach is a really good guy and that the two of them belong together. Over season six, Ferg would really grow as an investigator and cop, to the point where Walt's not sure if Ferg or Vic would be the better sheriff. (Which would be an interesting story, right?) While on a case, Ferg catches the eye of the FBI, who appreciate his capabilities as an investigator and invite him to apply. He gets hired and meets another FBI agent -- a cute gal, Fergie -- and becomes a Wyoming-based fed.
I have other ideas, but these are the forefront ones. How would you have handled the last season and last episode?
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2019.11.12 21:00 DangerDylan [Tuesday, 12. November]

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2019.04.25 19:50 CoolVidsFTW [SPOILERS] Cobra Kai - An abridged review of Season 2 and the series as a whole

You probably won't believe me, but yesterday I wrote a 12-page review of Cobra Kai which touches on the first season and commentates on each episode of season 2 individually. While I'm pretty sure it won't fit here on Reddit, what I can do is choose some of my most "compelling" points and paste them here. If you guys really want to see the full version, I will edit this post later. So without further ado, let's begin.

Leading up to the season 2 release, I binged watched the entire first season of Cobra Kai, fully aware of what would happen and what was at stake in season 2. Additionally, now that I’m a film student, I watched every episode with a new perspective. Thus, I ended up taking notes of anything I found worthy to talk about in my review. While there isn’t yet a comprehensive summary for the events of S2, I suppose I can take a stab at it. Following the events of the All Valley Tournament in the S1 finale, we are left with a rift created in the relationship between Miguel and Samantha and an even greater divide in the relationship between Johnny and Robby, who in S1E9 discovers the latter has been training under Daniel’s mentorship. Most importantly, we are given a hint of what’s to come in S2 with the quick reintroduction of John Kreese, Johnny’s former sensei, and in S2E1 reveals he has come back to the Valley after hearing Cobra Kai has regained its former status and glory. Secrets are revealed and amends are made, but as the summer heat settles in, a long summer rivalry between Cobra Kai and Miyagi-do Karate culminates in a final battle royale that takes place at West Valley High School on the first day back.

Before I review S2, I want to quickly go over what it’s “competing against.” After the first season, my expectations were set fairly high as the first season did a phenomenal job reintroducing us to Daniel and Johnny, reigniting their rivalry after over three decades, and introducing us to these young characters (teenagers) who each play a unique role in both of their lives. For the most part, Cobra Kai is arguably Johnny’s story; in the original Karate Kid, we focus on Daniel and his training under Mr. Miyagi, but we never get to see Johnny’s point-of-view and thus is this sort of two-dimensional character that has a lot left to be desired. If I told someone who grew up when this movie first came out but never saw Cobra Kai that they would empathize with Johnny in this series, they wouldn’t believe me at all. But that’s what special about Cobra Kai. It isn’t the good v. evil, the black and white story that we’re used to seeing; it focuses on the grays compacted into episodes where you will definitely question whose side are you on because they (Johnny and Daniel) are subjectively fighting to do the right thing. However, neither of them can see eye-to-eye. We see them attempt to bury the past in episode 9 of both seasons, but it all comes crashing down when Johnny finds out Robby is training with Daniel (S1), and when Daniel finds Samantha and Robby at Johnny’s apartment after a night of drinking (S2). It’s this moral ambiguity that makes this show so compelling and makes it the perfect series to binge watch because you want to know the answer to the question, “Where do we go from here?” Johnny is the anti-hero of Cobra Kai, something I don’t see quite often with shows I personally watch, another reason why the show is so refreshing. In addition, the show is predicated on the dangers of miscommunication and the assumptions we make (when we fear the worse), and, at its core, bullying. And being that this show takes place in modern day, these problems are further intensified by social media, which plays a surprisingly influential role in both seasons. Yes, almost all of the conflict in Cobra Kai could be resolved if these characters could simply talk to each other, but for the sake of the story it’s great; the drama and tension that makes this show doesn’t get old because one lie or half-truth creates more problems than these characters could have anticipated. This also ties in with how Cobra Kai handles its use of characters. Going into S2, one of my biggest fears was putting characters that were developed fairly well in S1 on the back burner for the sake of new characters to develop (i.e. Kreese and Tory) in S2. In an interview I went to yesterday, director Josh Heald said it’s definitely something the writers (himself and co-directors Hurwitz and Schlossberg) take into consideration since they’re used to playing with large ensembles, and so their objective was to involve each character in the story however he/she can whenever he/she can, even if it’s in the slightest way. This is where my critique comes in. I really appreciate what they did with Kreese’s character; they actually got me to empathize with him in S2E4. I think it’s fair to say that most fans anticipated Kreese playing this villainous role as he did in the first Karate Kid movie, but this season simply features him getting his feet wet again and then by the season finale we recognize that he has reverted to his old ways (which I assume will be the focus of the third season). My expectations were turned on their heads, and I was genuinely happy to know I was wrong. Tory, on the other hand, is a different story. It might be my fault for watching the trailer (and ignoring Hurwitz’s warning on social media), but I feel like it revealed too much about what to expect this season. Some pivotal moments, though with no context, were seen in the trailer, including when Miguel first meets Tory at the Cobra Kai dojo. Her entrance was more or less expected is what I’m trying to say. You can say the same about Kreese from last season, but the difference between them is that Kreese is a legacy character who we, the audience, know what he is capable of. Her backstory was a bit lackluster as well. Peyton List’s character came off as the snobby-type and didn’t exactly fit the type who struggled to survive; I didn’t buy what she was selling to Miguel when she explained where she came from. List’s acting was great (especially in the season finale fight against Samantha) don’t get me wrong, but the role she fills as Miguel’s love interest felt a bit shallow for my taste.

From here on out, I'll just bullet point a few things I noted in my review:

Final Conclusions and Remarks
If you made it this far, congratulations. You must really care about my opinion haha. But seriously. Thank you. I put a lot of effort into this review since I'm so passionate about this show, especially coming from a film student.

Cobra Kai’s second season picks up immediately where it last left us off without ever skipping a beat. While character development did manage to suffer for the sake of moving the plot forward, I think it was worth it in the end. The season finale leaves us with so many questions that will hopefully be answered in the third season. Feel free to answer in the comments below! I'd love to hear your thoughts:
  1. Will Johnny and Daniel team up to take down Kreese and his new generation of Cobra Kais?
  2. Will Miguel fully recover from his injuries and be able to practice karate once more? Or will he be crippled/paralyzed for most/all of season 3?
  3. What are the consequences of Robby’s actions? Will we see Tory again next season assuming she’s expelled as Amanda promises?
  4. Who does Samantha value more between Robby and Miguel? What is her mind thinking at this moment? How will she decide between these two guys who are, one way or another, morally compromised?
  5. Is it possible for Johnny to make amends with Carmen? Will Daniel find true balance in his life next season? With the imminent reintroduction of Ali Mills next season, will (a) Elisabeth Shue reprise her role and (b) how will this affect Johnny and Daniel moving forward in their assumed fight against the new Cobra Kai?
  6. Will the woman Johnny met at the bar in S2E8 make a return?

The season did start out a bit slow for me, but by the end of S2E4, I was sucked right back into the Cobra Kai. I want to give praise to the entire cast of this show. Macchio and Zabka keep the same energy they held in the original Karate Kid films and S1 of Cobra Kai, proving they still have what it takes. High praise to Xolo who was able to portray Miguel’s “asshole” side so well but also remind me why I empathize with him in the first place. Mary as well for playing the strong female lead this season is proud to show off, being able to play this character who is struggling to cope with so much karate-infused drama in her life (essentially a common teenager of America minus the karate), and having an incredible female rivalry with Tory halfway through the season.

However, my absolute highest praise in this cast has to go to Tanner Buchanan and Jacob Bertrand, playing Robby and Hawk respectively. This season did an incredible job fleshing out their characters who just seemed to be developing in S1. I might be biased since I’ve seen Tanner in other media (including Designated Survivor) as well as Jacob (iCarly, Nickelodeon's Jinxed, and Disney Channel’s original movie The Swap, which coincidentally stars Jacob and his co-star Tory/Peyton List). I just think that with Miguel being the main teenage character in S1, it was a nice change of pace to switch it up a bit and develop two characters I thought had major potential going into S2. Bravo on Jacob’s part for transforming from this nerdy/loser archetype into the badass nerd-turned-fighter bully by the end of this season. Hawk’s character arc is definitely a highlight from this season.

Ultimately, S2 was a blast to binge watch, and I’m excited for the third (hopefully not final) season of Cobra Kai. Congratulations to the cast and crew, including directors Jon, Josh, and Hayden, and so if you’re a part of the team who worked on Cobra Kai and read part if not all of this, a sincere thank you for doing what you do to make this series great. As a filmmaker, I’m always looking for material that inspires me. I’m happy to say Karate Kid and Cobra Kai are two series which fuel my artistic process, and I’m hoping someday I can create something just as good if not better than these two phenomenal series.

Thank you.
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2017.01.15 16:30 GetFreeCash What was the best film you saw this week? (01/09/17 - 01/15/17)

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2015.10.22 20:08 MajorParadox Back to the Real Future (Story)

Hi Everyone! I posted this story here about 4 months ago, but I thought it might be appropriate to post again, considering all the Back to the Future hype.
It's about what would if Doc, Marty, and Jennifer ended up in the real 2015 when they left 1985. I hope you enjoy it!

Part I

"Doc, you better back up," said Marty, holding his girlfriend Jennifer. "We don't have enough road to get up to eighty-eight."
"Roads?" replied Doc. "Where we're going, we don't need roads." Doc flipped down his solid silver visor and the DeLorean suddenly hovered upwards, as the tires rotated horizontally. It began flying forward and then turned around ascending higher into the air. It sped up until it disappeared into a blue vortex, leaving twin trails of flames in its place.
The flying DeLorean exploded into the clouds. It was now raining, which prompted Doc to flip on the windshield wipers. He had a puzzled expression on his face.
"Doc?" asked Marty. "What's wrong?"
"There are no cars," he answered.
"Cars? I thought we were flying! Where the hell are we? When the hell are we?"
"Well, we should be descending toward Hill Valley, California at four twenty-nine PM, on Wednesday, October twenty-first, twenty fifteen."
"Two thousand fifteen? You mean we're in the future!"
"The future?" asked Jennifer. "What does he mean, how could we be in the future?"
"Uh, Jennifer," said Marty. "I don't know how to tell you this, but... you're in a time machine!"
"And this is the year two thousand fifteen?"
"It should be," answered Doc. "But something is wrong."
"Doc," said Marty intently. "What do you mean, 'wrong'?"
"I've been to the future, but this isn't it." The DeLorean descended below the clouds, revealing nothing but grass and trees. "Wherever we are, or whenever we are, Hill Valley doesn't exist."
"This is heavy," said Marty.
"I see another city several miles west. Let's head there and see if we can figure out what's going on."
"I don't know if this a good time to ask," started Jennifer. "But, is there anyway we can see our wedding?" Marty rolled his eyes.
"I wouldn't recommend it," answered Doc. "You could inadvertently destroy the entire universe."
Marty and Jennifer looked at Doc, confused.
"Or possibly just our own galaxy."
A short time later, Doc discreetly landed the DeLorean in the nearby city and the three walked until they reached a main road. It was no longer raining. Doc walked up to a man on the sidewalk, while the others followed.
"Excuse me," asked Doc. "But could you tell us in what city we're located?"
"Oh my god," the man said. "Those are the best Back to the Future costumes I've ever seen!"
"Back to the Future?" asked Marty.
"Yes, great flick. Isn't today the day from the movie? Is there some kind of event going on?"
"Movie?" asked Jennifer.
"Why, yes." said Doc. "We're huge fans. Thank you for your time!" Doc started to lead the others away.
"Wait," the man called, pulling out his phone. "Can I take a picture?" Doc turned around as he noticed the small digital device.
"Is that a camera?" he asked.
"Uh, no it's my phone."
"It's a camera and a cellular telephone? Remarkable."
"You've never seen an iPhone before?"
"'I' phone?" Doc reached out his hand. "May I?"
"Um, sure." The man handed over his phone.
Doc pressed the only button he saw, which brought the device to life. He noted the date matched the date he entered in the time circuits. He slid his finger to unlock the phone, as indicated in the screen, and was delighted by what he saw. A little square for every task you could need. Phone, Mail, Calculator, and Compass were the first to grab his attention until he saw Maps. He pressed it and quickly figured out how to zero in on their location.
"Great Scott!" he yelled.
"What is it, Doc?" asked Marty.
"Um, sir, I need to borrow your I phone device."
"Very funny," the man said as he reached back for his phone. Doc looked around and noticed the four were the only ones nearby. Doc pulled out a device of his own and activated it within the man's field of vision, causing him to slowly fall to the ground.
"What the hell was that?" asked Marty.
"It's a sleep-inducing alpha rhythm generator. I'll explain everything, but right now we need to get the hell out of here before someone notices."
Doc, Marty, and Jennifer made their way to a secluded street a few blocks away. Doc took out the iPhone and started fiddling with it. Marty and Jennifer shared a concerned look.
"Doc," said Marty. "What's going on?"
"Sorry, I just had to be certain." He pushed a few more buttons and displayed the screen to them. It showed a poster, labeled "Back to the Future Part II," with Marty and Doc standing at the door of the DeLorean.
"Someone made a movie out of us?" asked Marty.
"Not exactly," answered Doc. He brought up the Maps app again. "We're currently in Grass Valley, California. Hill Valley doesn't exist. It's a fictional city in a series of motion pictures."
"But we're real," said Jennifer. "Aren't we?"
"Yes, we're real."
"So what happened?" asked Marty.
"Obviously, our jump through the time continuum was somehow disrupted, landing us in a reality with an alternate temporal event sequence."
"English, Doc!"
"When we traveled into the future, we somehow ended up in an alternate reality. A reality where we don't exist and Hill Valley doesn't exist. Instead, the events of our lives exist as fiction. It's actually quite remarkable."
"This is heavy," said Jennifer.
"Doc," started Marty. "Can we get back home?"
"I don't know, Marty. I don't know."
Walking back to the car, Marty was now playing with the phone.
"The actor who plays me is named Michael J. Fox," said Marty. "And Doc, you're played by Christopher Lloyd."
"Who plays me?" asked Jennifer.
"Huh, you were played by Claudia Wells in the first movie, but they replaced you with Elisabeth Shue in the second and third ones."
"Replaced?"
"Yeah, sorry. Actually, come to think of it, you do look a little different than you did before you met me this morning."
The three reached the DeLorean and got inside. Doc started up the car and turned on the time circuits. The digital display lighted up, showing their destination, present, and last departed times. Doc typed away, entering in their departed time from 1985. Suddenly the display flickered and dimmed away.
"What's going on, Doc?" asked Marty.
"Something's wrong," he answered. He hit the display, but nothing happened. "Great Scott!"
After some time dismantling pieces of the time machine, Doc finally spoke up.
"I've found the problem," he said.
"What is it, Doc?" asked Marty.
"The good news is the car and hover conversion will still work and there's nothing wrong with the time circuits themselves."
"So why isn't it working?"
"Something about our jump into this reality has altered the stainless steel of the vehicle at a molecular level. It's no longer able to handle the flux dispersal required for time travel."
"So what does that mean?"
"We need a new car. Our best chances for success would be another DeLorean. Unfortunately, even in our timeline, DeLoreans had stopped being manufactured in 1983. Therefore, being that it's 2015, a replacement will be very hard to come by."
"Maybe not," said Marty, holding up the iPhone.
"This is it! This is the answer!" yelled Doc. "It says here that Universal Studios in Universal City, California is holding a Back to the Future parade with DeLoreans from the movie! If we could get there before tonight and get hold of one those DeLoreans, we may be able to transfer the time circuits and use it to take us home."
"Doc, you don't just walk up to a parade and drive away with one of the cars."
"That's exactly what we're going to do, Marty. After all, we're the characters from the movie."
TO BE CONTINUED...>

Part II

The day at Universal Studios started slow. It was October 21st, 2015, the day of the future. Back to the Future banners were displayed all over the park. Doc and Marty performers were walking around, taking pictures with fans. As the day went on, more and more fans showed up. Many were wearing outlandish neon colors, reminiscent of the future styles seen in the second Back to the Future film.
As the sun began to set, the parade started. The Power of Love by Huey Lewis & The News blared over the loudspeakers. Leading the way was a Jeep, with a Marty performer riding along on a skateboard. Following it was a tow truck, carrying George McFly’s car that was wrecked by Biff Tannen. The music faded into the classic Back to the Future theme as the DeLorean made its debut. Both gullwing doors were open. A sheepdog that looked like Doc’s dog, Einstein was sitting in the driver’s seat, while a Doc performer was sitting in the passenger seat, wearing a radiation suit and holding the car’s remote control. As the Libyans’ van began driving up, a flying DeLorean was landing just inside the park gates. Unseen by the crowd, the vehicle touched down in a secluded area behind some trees.
“Oh no, Doc,” said Marty, after opening the passenger gullwing door. “The parade already started! What do we do now?”
“Calm down, Marty,” said Doc, opening the driver door. “I have a plan.”
Doc, Marty, and Jennifer got out of the car and started walking toward the crowd. Doc scratched his chin.
“So, what do we do, Doc?” asked Marty.
“Marty, Jennifer, follow me!” shouted Doc, prompting the crowd to turn around. “We’ve got to get… Back to the Future!” The crowd started cheering.
Doc led his companions through the crowd and into the roadway where the 1950s cars were now driving by. The crowd looked on excitingly. Behind the Marvin Berry and the Starlighters’ car was another DeLorean, resembling the one they just landed. A Doc performer was sitting in the driver seat, while Marty and Jennifer performers were sitting in the passenger seat. Doc motioned to them to get out.
“It’s OK,” whispered Doc to the performers. “Just go with it.”
The performers got out of the car and walked backwards to catch up with the futuristic cars trailing behind the DeLorean. Doc got into the driver seat and gestured Marty and Jennifer into the car, to which they quickly followed. He took the wheel and started turning toward the crowd.
“Please disperse, citizens!” Doc shouted. “We must get through!”
“Citizens?” asked Marty, as the crowd began making room for the car. “Since when do you talk like that?”
“I feel like a movie version of me would talk like that.”
“But, Doc,” started Jennifer. “Isn’t the movie version… you?”
“Whatever!”
Doc hit the gas as soon as a path in the crowd opened up. They cheered on as the DeLorean sped off away from the parade.
“Wow, Doc,” said Marty. “I can’t believe that worked.”
Later, in an isolated parking lot somewhere in California, the two DeLoreans were parked side by side. Doc was hard at work removing components from their car and installing them in their “borrowed” one.
“How’s it coming along, Doc?” asked Marty, sitting on the parking lot cement next to Jennifer. Jennifer was using the “borrowed” iPhone.
“Nearly finished,” answered Doc. “However, I’m not sure I have the proper tools to install the hover conversion.”
“Does that mean we can’t fly?” asked Marty.
“Precisely. That is, unless I can manage to-”
“Marty! Doc!” interrupted Jennifer. “I just found this news story about us!”
“What does it say?” asked Doc.
“It says some Back to the Future impersonators stole a DeLorean from the parade.”
“That’s us!” yelled Doc.
“It also says police have the situation under control and fully expect to resolve it within the hour.”
“Doc,” said Marty. “Do you hear that?”
“It’s police sirens,” said Doc. “They found us. I don’t know how but they-”
“Doc!” yelled Marty, as the sirens started getting louder. “We’ve got to get going!”
Doc bolted back to work and performed some final adjustments. “Get in!” he shouted.
Everyone jumped into the car and Doc started the engine. He cranked the time circuits on and they buzzed to life, revealing the previously entered destination time in 1985.
“That’s a good sign,” said Doc. He hit the gas and the car took off. “Looks like where we’re going, we do need roads.”
Several police cars entered the parking lot and advanced toward the accelerating DeLorean. Doc continued on almost reaching the edge of the parking lot.
“Doc!”
“Don’t worry, Marty. I’ve got it under control.” Doc cut the wheel and made his way to the exit. The police cars slammed on their breaks to stop from hitting the curbs. The DeLorean reached the exit and continued on to a long deserted roadway. The digital speedometer read 75.
“Time for us to get back to our past,” said Doc. 80. 81.
“Doesn’t have the same ring, Doc,” said Marty. 87. 88. The DeLorean began glowing. A beam of blue light shot out from the car and ripped a whole in the space in front of it, causing it and its passengers to disappear from the road. Flaming tire tracks were left in its place.
On the same roadway, but at another time, three loud booms could be heard and then the DeLorean appeared out of nowhere. Doc slowed down and brought the car to a full stop.
“Did we make it?” asked Marty.
“The phone can’t find a signal,” said Jennifer.
“I think that means we’re back,” said Doc.
“Maybe not,” said Marty, pointing out the window “Look!” He was pointing to a nearby movie theater marquee. The top movie listed was Back to the Future.
“I was afraid of this,” said Doc. “We are back. But we’re in the 1985 version of this alternate reality.”
“So, what now?” asked Jennifer.
Doc scratched his chin, and some of his skin stared to peel.
“Doc, your skin!” yelled Marty.
“Oh, right,” said Doc, pulling at the peeled skin. “After all the confusion, I forgot to tell you.” After some more pulling, he finally got a good grip. “I was afraid you wouldn’t recognize me.” He held his grip in place as he explained. “I went to a rejuvenation clinic. Had a whole natural overall. Hair repair, change of blood.” Doc pulled the rest of the skin back, revealing a younger, smoother face. “What do you think?”
“You look great, Doc,” said Marty.
“Yeah,” said Jennifer. “Looks like they added a good thirty or forty years to your life.”
“Anyway,” said Doc. “It occurs to me that this place and our world have a deeper connection than we realize. An anomaly occurred, which bridged our worlds at a specific point in time. It stands to reason there is another point in time that will bridge us again and allow us to return home.”
“Heavy,” said Marty. “What time would that be?”
“I don’t know, Marty. But I have an idea.”
“Pass the popcorn, Doc,” said Jennifer over Marty who was sitting in between them. Doc took another handful and passed the bucket her way. The movie was starting and ticking clocks could be heard. The trio watched as Marty appeared on screen and entered Doc’s lab, eventually making his way to Doc’s amplifier.
“Marty, you didn’t, did you?” whispered Doc. In the movie, Marty plugged in a guitar and strummed, overloading the amplifier and blowing him backwards into a shelf. Doc shook his head.
As the movie went on, Doc, Marty, and Jennifer all experienced moments of embarrassment, delight, and pure entertainment. Doc rolled his eyes at his younger self whenever he said something ignorant due to lack of future knowledge. Marty felt a new surge of confidence after witnessing his skateboard chase and performance of Johnny B. Goode. Jennifer experienced a deeper connection to her boyfriend after seeing him help his parents fall in love.
“So, Doc,” said Marty after the movie. “Any idea what time might bring us home?”
“I have some thoughts, but I think it would be best if we watch the remaining two movies.” Marty and Jennifer gave Doc a blank stare. “For science.”
“That’s fine, Doc, but there’s just one problem. The sequels don’t come out for another four years! We don’t have enough time-” Marty raised his eyebrows.
After traveling to 1989, Doc, Marty, and Jennifer watched the second the movie. And then in 1990, they watched the final one.
“Wow, Doc,” said Marty after they finished the trilogy of their lives. “I can’t believe you fell in love. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it for myself. It’s a shame all this happened and you didn’t get to meet Clara.”
“It’s just a movie, Marty,” said Doc. “Like I said in the movie, the idea the I could fall in love at first sight is poetic nonsense.” Marty and Jennifer looked at each other and smiled. “Anyway, I think it’s clear where we should travel next.”
“Where, 1885?” asked Marty.
“No, Marty. There was a time travel event that occurred in all three movies. My on-screen counterpart even noted that it appeared to have some kind of cosmic significance. Almost as if it were the ‘temporal junction point for the entire space-time continuum.’ We need to go back to the clock tower at 10:04 PM on November 12th, 1955.”
After some rough driving through the woods, the trio finally reached where downtown Hill Valley would be in their world. Luckily, there was a clearing or they would have had to invest in some heavy-duty equipment to clear a path.
“Let’s get home,” said Doc as he started careening across the clearing to reach 88 miles per, activating the time machine again.
Marty was accelerating the DeLorean as fast as he could toward the clock tower. He looked up and saw Doc zip lining down and crashing into the ground.
“Doc!” yelled Marty. The tires screeched as Doc grabbed two disconnected wires and connected them as a bolt of lightning struck the clock tower. The lightning instantly traveled down the wire, electrifying it, and Doc, as the DeLorean passed by, causing it to disappear in a flash.
Doc stood up, amazed by what just happened. He looked up at the clock tower and then at the twin trails of flames where the DeLorean used to be. “Ahhhohahhh-ah-ha-ah-hahaha!” Doc yelled with joy, running alongside the flames. As he looked back up at the clock tower, he heard three booms followed by a flash of light. The DeLorean appeared back where it had disappeared from moments ago. The car skidded sideways to avoid crashing into the movie theater in its path and quickly slowed to a halt.
Doc couldn’t believe his eyes. Something went wrong. He was certain he entered the correct date in 1985 and not just seconds later. As he approached the DeLorean, he could hear the engine trying to turn over.
“Damn!” a voice yelled from the car.
Doc reached the time machine and looked into the window to see his own face. It took him a second to realize it wasn’t his reflection, but was actually him sitting in the car.
“Great… Scott…” Doc collapsed onto the street.
“Doc!” yelled Marty. He stormed out of the passenger seat and dropped down to where Doc was lying. “Doc,” he said grabbing him by the jacket. “Doc,” he said again, slapping him on the face. “Doc.”
TO BE CONCLUDED...>

Part III

Rainfall washed over Doc’s mansion. Inside, everyone was asleep. A young Doc Brown was laid out on the couch, his dog Copernicus lying on the floor next to him. Across from him, Marty and Jennifer were curled up together on a chair, using another chair to prop up their legs. Static glowed from the television, shining over everyone in the room.
“Hey, kids, what time is it?” a voice shouted from the TV as the static faded into a puppet face.
“Howdy Doody Time!” a group of kids answered in unison.
Doc’s head shot up from the couch. “Great Scott!” He stood up in a daze and put on his jacket, which was previously serving as his blanket. Making out the sound from the TV, he turned back and looked at the program. “Howdy Doody Time?” He looked at his watch, turned off the TV, and proceeded to a desk, where he activated a recording device.
“Date, Sunday, November thirteenth, nineteen fifty-five, seven oh-one AM. Last night's time travel experiment was apparently a complete success.”
As Doc continued, Marty started waking up. He gently moved Jennifer aside, so he could get up, and looked in Doc’s direction to find him pacing around while he recorded the events of the night before.
“I don’t even remember how I got home!” yelled Doc into his recording device.
Jennifer woke up and smiled at Marty.
“…Caused a disruption of my own brain waves resulting in a condition of temporary amnesia. Indeed I now recall the moments after the time vehicle disappeared... into the future... I saw a vision of myself in the time machine, perhaps myself that had come back from the future?”
“Doc?” asked Marty, now standing behind him.
“Undoubtedly this was some sort of-“ Doc’s thought was interrupted by the realization that Marty, who he believed he just sent back to the future, was standing right in front of him. “AHHH! AHH! AHH!”
“Huh,” Marty laughed. “Just like in the movie.”
“You can’t be here! I sent you back to the future!” Doc ran into the bathroom and slammed the door. “It doesn’t make sense for you to be here!”
“I am here and it does make sense!” shouted Marty through the door. “I came back to 1955 with you and my girlfriend, Jennifer, because we were trapped in another world where our lives were just a movie! You, the you from 1985, figured out we could only get home if we came back here to 1955!”
“1955!” yelled Doc, opening the bathroom door. “That’s a very interesting story-“
“Future boy,” interrupted Marty.
Doc raised his eyebrows, but continued. “But, if the me of the future came back with you to your past, where is he right now?”
Marty pointed behind Doc into the bathroom. Following his finger, Doc turned around to find another Doc sitting up in the bathtub.
“Great Scott,” the two Docs said in unison.
“We need to talk, uh, me,” said future Doc.
“Wait a minute, Doc,” started Marty. “Docs,” he corrected after a pause. “Should the two of you be talking? Couldn’t this cause one of those major paradoxes?”
“A major paradox?” asked young Doc. “Like when Marty almost stopped himself from being born?”
“Precisely,” said future Doc. “And while the possibility certainly exists, I don’t think we’re in any trouble. After watching the movies of our lives, my younger counterpart here has learned so much about his future and still managed to keep the future intact.“ Everyone looked at young Doc, who had a smile of accomplishment. “Besides, we’re going to need his help to get home.”
“Is this a matter of plutonium again?” asked young Doc. “If so, unless you know when lightning will strike again, I’m afraid you’re all stuck here!”
“No,” answered future Doc. “Fuel is not the problem. While we were able to successfully jump back into our own world, the process of multidimensional travel had an unfortunate side effect on the DeLorean. It has been rendered unable to handle the flux dispersal necessary for time travel.”
“And there aren’t any DeLoreans here in 1955,” said Marty. “So what do we do?”
“That’s why we’re here,” said future Doc, now facing young Doc. “I’m sure between the two of us, we can find a solution.”
“I guess two Docs are better than one,” said Jennifer.
Young Doc turned to Jennifer. “I’m sorry, with all the excitement, I didn’t even notice you there. You’re Marty’s girlfriend, right?”
“The one and only,” said Jennifer, putting her arm around her boyfriend’s shoulders.
“He was right. That is, he told me you were pretty. It’s nice to meet you.”
Later that evening, the two Docs were hard at work while Marty and Jennifer sat on the couch with Copernicus watching Lassie.
“That just might work!” yelled one of the Docs, prompting the three on the couch to turn their heads around.
“Did you guys figure it out?” asked Marty.
“I believe so, Marty,” answered young Doc.
“Everyone gather around,” said future Doc. He walked over to a model of downtown Hill Valley and picked up a charred car as everyone crowded around the table. “This is the DeLorean,” he said. “Normally, 1.21 jiggawatts of electricity are generated and focused into the flux capacitor, which then disperses its temporal energy into a vortex. This vortex is what facilitates the journey through time.”
“Right, Doc,” said Marty.
“Your unexpected jump between worlds caused a reaction in the time vehicle,” said young Doc. “This reaction interrupts the dispersal, making time travel impossible.”
“So how do we fix it this time without a new DeLorean?” asked Jennifer.
“Simple,” said future Doc. “We just need to overload the flux capacitor.”
“2.42 jiggawatts!” yelled young Doc. “By doubling the amount of power, it should more than cover the loss of flux dispersal in the current state of the vehicle.”
“Sounds good, Docs,” said Marty. “When do we leave?”
“We can leave right now,” said future Doc. “Except…”
“Except what?”
“Except, there is a slight possibility the overload could cause… problems. Which is why I’ll be making the trip myself.”
“Yourself, Doc? What about me and Jennifer?”
“When the trip is successful, I will return a moment later. You won’t even have to wait.”
“I don’t like it, Doc.” Marty picked up the car keys from the table. “I’ll go.”
“You could go, Marty, except for one thing.” Doc pointed at the wall behind him. As Marty turned around, Doc grabbed the keys from him hands and bolted to the door.
“I’ll be right back!” he yelled as he pulled the door open and ran outside.
“Doc, no!” yelled Marty after he reached the door. “I can’t believe I fell for that.”
Jennifer and young Doc arrived at the door and the three of them watched as Doc sped away in the DeLorean, eventually disappearing in a flash of light.
“Doc,” said Marty, turning to face young Doc. “When you said a ‘slight possibility of problems’, what did that mean?”
“Well, we foresee two possibilities,” answered Doc. “One, the time vehicle simply arrives at the desired destination in 1985. Or two, the overload in the flux capacitor causes a chain reaction in the flux dispersal that-”
“Destroys the entire universe?” interrupted Marty.
“What? No. It sends the time vehicle to another time entirely.”
“When?”
“There’s no way to know for sure, but-”
“Wait a minute, Doc,” interrupted Marty again, in a panic. “Where are you? I mean future you. Why aren’t you back yet?”
“Calm down, Marty, I’m sure I’m fine. I’ll probably be back any minute.“ As soon as Doc finished his sentence, three loud booms erupted into another flash of light, this time originating from the sky. Doc, Marty, and Jennifer looked up to see the DeLorean flying through the air and then lower itself onto the road in front of them.
“Doc!” yelled Marty, as he and the others ran to greet him. He reached the passenger side of the car to find a familiar face. Next to Doc was his dog, Einstein, standing up in the passenger seat and wagging his tail. Marty opened the gullwing door and started petting him. “Einstein! Long time no see!” He then turned his attention to the driver’s seat. “Doc, glad you could make it back. I see you decided to stop off in the future?”
“Not intentionally,” said future Doc. “It turned out that the 2.42 jiggawatts caused the input destination time to increment from thirty years to sixty.”
“You mean it brought you to 2015?”
“Precisely. I figured, while I was there I might as well pick up Einie and install a hover conversion.”
Einstein jumped out of the car as Copernicus ran out of the house to meet him. The two dogs began sniffing each other.
“So how did you get back?” asked Marty.
“Simple,” answered future Doc. “I recalibrated the time circuits to account for the extra energy.”
“Remarkable,” said young Doc. “The car can actually fly.”
“Well everyone,” said future Doc. “I believe it’s time we got going. I know you all must be longing to get home.”
“I guess this is goodbye,” said young Doc. “Marty,” he said, putting his hand on his friend’s shoulder. “It was good to see you again, but I’m pretty sure we said ‘thirty years.’”
“Right, Doc,” said Marty. “Thirty years for you, but literally no time for me.”
Young Doc walked over to future Doc. “I guess we’ll meet again in thirty years too.”
“You’re already here,” said future Doc, pointing to his head.
Young Doc watched as Marty, Jennifer, future Doc, and Einstein crammed into the DeLorean, which then lifted off the ground and flew away into the sky where it vanished.
Doc landed the DeLorean outside Marty’s house where he had picked up him and Jennifer earlier that day.
“It’s dark, but not too late,” said Marty to Jennifer as they got out of the car. “We can still go to the lake.”
“That would be great, Marty,” she said.
Marty noticed Doc typing in a new destination in the time circuits. “Hey, Doc, where you headed now?” He chuckled. “Back to the future?”
“Nope,” said Doc, as the DeLorean lifted up into the air again. “I’m going in the opposite direction. There’s a woman named Clara waiting for me in 1885.”
The DeLorean shot into the air and zoomed forward until it was gone.
THE END
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2015.06.20 18:24 MajorParadox Back to the Real Future (3-Part Story)

Anyone interested in reading a Back to the Future story I wrote? I don't generally see stories in this sub, but I figured, what the hell?
I originally wrote these in /WritingPrompts for a prompt about what would happen if Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to the real world. It's a bit silly, but it's a fun read.

Part I

"Doc, you better back up," said Marty, holding his girlfriend Jennifer. "We don't have enough road to get up to eighty-eight."
"Roads?" replied Doc. "Where we're going, we don't need roads." Doc flipped down his solid silver visor and the DeLorean suddenly hovered upwards, as the tires rotated horizontally. It began flying forward and then turned around ascending higher into the air. It sped up until it disappeared into a blue vortex, leaving twin trails of flames in its place.
The flying DeLorean exploded into the clouds. It was now raining, which prompted Doc to flip on the windshield wipers. He had a puzzled expression on his face.
"Doc?" asked Marty. "What's wrong?"
"There are no cars," he answered.
"Cars? I thought we were flying! Where the hell are we? When the hell are we?"
"Well, we should be descending toward Hill Valley, California at four twenty-nine PM, on Wednesday, October twenty-first, twenty fifteen."
"Two thousand fifteen? You mean we're in the future!"
"The future?" asked Jennifer. "What does he mean, how could we be in the future?"
"Uh, Jennifer," said Marty. "I don't know how to tell you this, but... you're in a time machine!"
"And this is the year two thousand fifteen?"
"It should be," answered Doc. "But something is wrong."
"Doc," said Marty intently. "What do you mean, 'wrong'?"
"I've been to the future, but this isn't it." The DeLorean descended below the clouds, revealing nothing but grass and trees. "Wherever we are, or whenever we are, Hill Valley doesn't exist."
"This is heavy," said Marty.
"I see another city several miles west. Let's head there and see if we can figure out what's going on."
"I don't know if this a good time to ask," started Jennifer. "But, is there anyway we can see our wedding?" Marty rolled his eyes.
"I wouldn't recommend it," answered Doc. "You could inadvertently destroy the entire universe."
Marty and Jennifer looked at Doc, confused.
"Or possibly just our own galaxy."
A short time later, Doc discreetly landed the DeLorean in the nearby city and the three walked until they reached a main road. It was no longer raining. Doc walked up to a man on the sidewalk, while the others followed.
"Excuse me," asked Doc. "But could you tell us in what city we're located?"
"Oh my god," the man said. "Those are the best Back to the Future costumes I've ever seen!"
"Back to the Future?" asked Marty.
"Yes, great flick. Isn't today the day from the movie? Is there some kind of event going on?"
"Movie?" asked Jennifer.
"Why, yes." said Doc. "We're huge fans. Thank you for your time!" Doc started to lead the others away.
"Wait," the man called, pulling out his phone. "Can I take a picture?" Doc turned around as he noticed the small digital device.
"Is that a camera?" he asked.
"Uh, no it's my phone."
"It's a camera and a cellular telephone? Remarkable."
"You've never seen an iPhone before?"
"'I' phone?" Doc reached out his hand. "May I?"
"Um, sure." The man handed over his phone.
Doc pressed the only button he saw, which brought the device to life. He noted the date matched the date he entered in the time circuits. He slid his finger to unlock the phone, as indicated in the screen, and was delighted by what he saw. A little square for every task you could need. Phone, Mail, Calculator, and Compass were the first to grab his attention until he saw Maps. He pressed it and quickly figured out how to zero in on their location.
"Great Scott!" he yelled.
"What is it, Doc?" asked Marty.
"Um, sir, I need to borrow your I phone device."
"Very funny," the man said as he reached back for his phone. Doc looked around and noticed the four were the only ones nearby. Doc pulled out a device of his own and activated it within the man's field of vision, causing him to slowly fall to the ground.
"What the hell was that?" asked Marty.
"It's a sleep-inducing alpha rhythm generator. I'll explain everything, but right now we need to get the hell out of here before someone notices."
Doc, Marty, and Jennifer made their way to a secluded street a few blocks away. Doc took out the iPhone and started fiddling with it. Marty and Jennifer shared a concerned look.
"Doc," said Marty. "What's going on?"
"Sorry, I just had to be certain." He pushed a few more buttons and displayed the screen to them. It showed a poster, labeled "Back to the Future Part II," with Marty and Doc standing at the door of the DeLorean.
"Someone made a movie out of us?" asked Marty.
"Not exactly," answered Doc. He brought up the Maps app again. "We're currently in Grass Valley, California. Hill Valley doesn't exist. It's a fictional city in a series of motion pictures."
"But we're real," said Jennifer. "Aren't we?"
"Yes, we're real."
"So what happened?" asked Marty.
"Obviously, our jump through the time continuum was somehow disrupted, landing us in a reality with an alternate temporal event sequence."
"English, Doc!"
"When we traveled into the future, we somehow ended up in an alternate reality. A reality where we don't exist and Hill Valley doesn't exist. Instead, the events of our lives exist as fiction. It's actually quite remarkable."
"This is heavy," said Jennifer.
"Doc," started Marty. "Can we get back home?"
"I don't know, Marty. I don't know."
Walking back to the car, Marty was now playing with the phone.
"The actor who plays me is named Michael J. Fox," said Marty. "And Doc, you're played by Christopher Lloyd."
"Who plays me?" asked Jennifer.
"Huh, you were played by Claudia Wells in the first movie, but they replaced you with Elisabeth Shue in the second and third ones."
"Replaced?"
"Yeah, sorry. Actually, come to think of it, you do look a little different than you did before you met me this morning."
The three reached the DeLorean and got inside. Doc started up the car and turned on the time circuits. The digital display lighted up, showing their destination, present, and last departed times. Doc typed away, entering in their departed time from 1985. Suddenly the display flickered and dimmed away.
"What's going on, Doc?" asked Marty.
"Something's wrong," he answered. He hit the display, but nothing happened. "Great Scott!"
After some time dismantling pieces of the time machine, Doc finally spoke up.
"I've found the problem," he said.
"What is it, Doc?" asked Marty.
"The good news is the car and hover conversion will still work and there's nothing wrong with the time circuits themselves."
"So why isn't it working?"
"Something about our jump into this reality has altered the stainless steel of the vehicle at a molecular level. It's no longer able to handle the flux dispersal required for time travel."
"So what does that mean?"
"We need a new car. Our best chances for success would be another DeLorean. Unfortunately, even in our timeline, DeLoreans had stopped being manufactured in 1983. Therefore, being that it's 2015, a replacement will be very hard to come by."
"Maybe not," said Marty, holding up the iPhone.
"This is it! This is the answer!" yelled Doc. "It says here that Universal Studios in Universal City, California is holding a Back to the Future parade with DeLoreans from the movie! If we could get there before tonight and get hold of one those DeLoreans, we may be able to transfer the time circuits and use it to take us home."
"Doc, you don't just walk up to a parade and drive away with one of the cars."
"That's exactly what we're going to do, Marty. After all, we're the characters from the movie."
TO BE CONTINUED...>

Part II

The day at Universal Studios started slow. It was October 21st, 2015, the day of the future. Back to the Future banners were displayed all over the park. Doc and Marty performers were walking around, taking pictures with fans. As the day went on, more and more fans showed up. Many were wearing outlandish neon colors, reminiscent of the future styles seen in the second Back to the Future film.
As the sun began to set, the parade started. The Power of Love by Huey Lewis & The News blared over the loudspeakers. Leading the way was a Jeep, with a Marty performer riding along on a skateboard. Following it was a tow truck, carrying George McFly’s car that was wrecked by Biff Tannen. The music faded into the classic Back to the Future theme as the DeLorean made its debut. Both gullwing doors were open. A sheepdog that looked like Doc’s dog, Einstein was sitting in the driver’s seat, while a Doc performer was sitting in the passenger seat, wearing a radiation suit and holding the car’s remote control. As the Libyans’ van began driving up, a flying DeLorean was landing just inside the park gates. Unseen by the crowd, the vehicle touched down in a secluded area behind some trees.
“Oh no, Doc,” said Marty, after opening the passenger gullwing door. “The parade already started! What do we do now?”
“Calm down, Marty,” said Doc, opening the driver door. “I have a plan.”
Doc, Marty, and Jennifer got out of the car and started walking toward the crowd. Doc scratched his chin.
“So, what do we do, Doc?” asked Marty.
“Marty, Jennifer, follow me!” shouted Doc, prompting the crowd to turn around. “We’ve got to get… Back to the Future!” The crowd started cheering.
Doc led his companions through the crowd and into the roadway where the 1950s cars were now driving by. The crowd looked on excitingly. Behind the Marvin Berry and the Starlighters’ car was another DeLorean, resembling the one they just landed. A Doc performer was sitting in the driver seat, while Marty and Jennifer performers were sitting in the passenger seat. Doc motioned to them to get out.
“It’s OK,” whispered Doc to the performers. “Just go with it.”
The performers got out of the car and walked backwards to catch up with the futuristic cars trailing behind the DeLorean. Doc got into the driver seat and gestured Marty and Jennifer into the car, to which they quickly followed. He took the wheel and started turning toward the crowd.
“Please disperse, citizens!” Doc shouted. “We must get through!”
“Citizens?” asked Marty, as the crowd began making room for the car. “Since when do you talk like that?”
“I feel like a movie version of me would talk like that.”
“But, Doc,” started Jennifer. “Isn’t the movie version… you?”
“Whatever!”
Doc hit the gas as soon as a path in the crowd opened up. They cheered on as the DeLorean sped off away from the parade.
“Wow, Doc,” said Marty. “I can’t believe that worked.”
Later, in an isolated parking lot somewhere in California, the two DeLoreans were parked side by side. Doc was hard at work removing components from their car and installing them in their “borrowed” one.
“How’s it coming along, Doc?” asked Marty, sitting on the parking lot cement next to Jennifer. Jennifer was using the “borrowed” iPhone.
“Nearly finished,” answered Doc. “However, I’m not sure I have the proper tools to install the hover conversion.”
“Does that mean we can’t fly?” asked Marty.
“Precisely. That is, unless I can manage to-”
“Marty! Doc!” interrupted Jennifer. “I just found this news story about us!”
“What does it say?” asked Doc.
“It says some Back to the Future impersonators stole a DeLorean from the parade.”
“That’s us!” yelled Doc.
“It also says police have the situation under control and fully expect to resolve it within the hour.”
“Doc,” said Marty. “Do you hear that?”
“It’s police sirens,” said Doc. “They found us. I don’t know how but they-”
“Doc!” yelled Marty, as the sirens started getting louder. “We’ve got to get going!”
Doc bolted back to work and performed some final adjustments. “Get in!” he shouted.
Everyone jumped into the car and Doc started the engine. He cranked the time circuits on and they buzzed to life, revealing the previously entered destination time in 1985.
“That’s a good sign,” said Doc. He hit the gas and the car took off. “Looks like where we’re going, we do need roads.”
Several police cars entered the parking lot and advanced toward the accelerating DeLorean. Doc continued on almost reaching the edge of the parking lot.
“Doc!”
“Don’t worry, Marty. I’ve got it under control.” Doc cut the wheel and made his way to the exit. The police cars slammed on their breaks to stop from hitting the curbs. The DeLorean reached the exit and continued on to a long deserted roadway. The digital speedometer read 75.
“Time for us to get back to our past,” said Doc. 80. 81.
“Doesn’t have the same ring, Doc,” said Marty. 87. 88. The DeLorean began glowing. A beam of blue light shot out from the car and ripped a whole in the space in front of it, causing it and its passengers to disappear from the road. Flaming tire tracks were left in its place.
On the same roadway, but at another time, three loud booms could be heard and then the DeLorean appeared out of nowhere. Doc slowed down and brought the car to a full stop.
“Did we make it?” asked Marty.
“The phone can’t find a signal,” said Jennifer.
“I think that means we’re back,” said Doc.
“Maybe not,” said Marty, pointing out the window “Look!” He was pointing to a nearby movie theater marquee. The top movie listed was Back to the Future.
“I was afraid of this,” said Doc. “We are back. But we’re in the 1985 version of this alternate reality.”
“So, what now?” asked Jennifer.
Doc scratched his chin, and some of his skin stared to peel.
“Doc, your skin!” yelled Marty.
“Oh, right,” said Doc, pulling at the peeled skin. “After all the confusion, I forgot to tell you.” After some more pulling, he finally got a good grip. “I was afraid you wouldn’t recognize me.” He held his grip in place as he explained. “I went to a rejuvenation clinic. Had a whole natural overall. Hair repair, change of blood.” Doc pulled the rest of the skin back, revealing a younger, smoother face. “What do you think?”
“You look great, Doc,” said Marty.
“Yeah,” said Jennifer. “Looks like they added a good thirty or forty years to your life.”
“Anyway,” said Doc. “It occurs to me that this place and our world have a deeper connection than we realize. An anomaly occurred, which bridged our worlds at a specific point in time. It stands to reason there is another point in time that will bridge us again and allow us to return home.”
“Heavy,” said Marty. “What time would that be?”
“I don’t know, Marty. But I have an idea.”
“Pass the popcorn, Doc,” said Jennifer over Marty who was sitting in between them. Doc took another handful and passed the bucket her way. The movie was starting and ticking clocks could be heard. The trio watched as Marty appeared on screen and entered Doc’s lab, eventually making his way to Doc’s amplifier.
“Marty, you didn’t, did you?” whispered Doc. In the movie, Marty plugged in a guitar and strummed, overloading the amplifier and blowing him backwards into a shelf. Doc shook his head.
As the movie went on, Doc, Marty, and Jennifer all experienced moments of embarrassment, delight, and pure entertainment. Doc rolled his eyes at his younger self whenever he said something ignorant due to lack of future knowledge. Marty felt a new surge of confidence after witnessing his skateboard chase and performance of Johnny B. Goode. Jennifer experienced a deeper connection to her boyfriend after seeing him help his parents fall in love.
“So, Doc,” said Marty after the movie. “Any idea what time might bring us home?”
“I have some thoughts, but I think it would be best if we watch the remaining two movies.” Marty and Jennifer gave Doc a blank stare. “For science.”
“That’s fine, Doc, but there’s just one problem. The sequels don’t come out for another four years! We don’t have enough time-” Marty raised his eyebrows.
After traveling to 1989, Doc, Marty, and Jennifer watched the second the movie. And then in 1990, they watched the final one.
“Wow, Doc,” said Marty after they finished the trilogy of their lives. “I can’t believe you fell in love. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it for myself. It’s a shame all this happened and you didn’t get to meet Clara.”
“It’s just a movie, Marty,” said Doc. “Like I said in the movie, the idea the I could fall in love at first sight is poetic nonsense.” Marty and Jennifer looked at each other and smiled. “Anyway, I think it’s clear where we should travel next.”
“Where, 1885?” asked Marty.
“No, Marty. There was a time travel event that occurred in all three movies. My on-screen counterpart even noted that it appeared to have some kind of cosmic significance. Almost as if it were the ‘temporal junction point for the entire space-time continuum.’ We need to go back to the clock tower at 10:04 PM on November 12th, 1955.”
After some rough driving through the woods, the trio finally reached where downtown Hill Valley would be in their world. Luckily, there was a clearing or they would have had to invest in some heavy-duty equipment to clear a path.
“Let’s get home,” said Doc as he started careening across the clearing to reach 88 miles per, activating the time machine again.
Marty was accelerating the DeLorean as fast as he could toward the clock tower. He looked up and saw Doc zip lining down and crashing into the ground.
“Doc!” yelled Marty. The tires screeched as Doc grabbed two disconnected wires and connected them as a bolt of lightning struck the clock tower. The lightning instantly traveled down the wire, electrifying it, and Doc, as the DeLorean passed by, causing it to disappear in a flash.
Doc stood up, amazed by what just happened. He looked up at the clock tower and then at the twin trails of flames where the DeLorean used to be. “Ahhhohahhh-ah-ha-ah-hahaha!” Doc yelled with joy, running alongside the flames. As he looked back up at the clock tower, he heard three booms followed by a flash of light. The DeLorean appeared back where it had disappeared from moments ago. The car skidded sideways to avoid crashing into the movie theater in its path and quickly slowed to a halt.
Doc couldn’t believe his eyes. Something went wrong. He was certain he entered the correct date in 1985 and not just seconds later. As he approached the DeLorean, he could hear the engine trying to turn over.
“Damn!” a voice yelled from the car.
Doc reached the time machine and looked into the window to see his own face. It took him a second to realize it wasn’t his reflection, but was actually him sitting in the car.
“Great… Scott…” Doc collapsed onto the street.
“Doc!” yelled Marty. He stormed out of the passenger seat and dropped down to where Doc was lying. “Doc,” he said grabbing him by the jacket. “Doc,” he said again, slapping him on the face. “Doc.”
TO BE CONCLUDED...>

Part III

Rainfall washed over Doc’s mansion. Inside, everyone was asleep. A young Doc Brown was laid out on the couch, his dog Copernicus lying on the floor next to him. Across from him, Marty and Jennifer were curled up together on a chair, using another chair to prop up their legs. Static glowed from the television, shining over everyone in the room.
“Hey, kids, what time is it?” a voice shouted from the TV as the static faded into a puppet face.
“Howdy Doody Time!” a group of kids answered in unison.
Doc’s head shot up from the couch. “Great Scott!” He stood up in a daze and put on his jacket, which was previously serving as his blanket. Making out the sound from the TV, he turned back and looked at the program. “Howdy Doody Time?” He looked at his watch, turned off the TV, and proceeded to a desk, where he activated a recording device.
“Date, Sunday, November thirteenth, nineteen fifty-five, seven oh-one AM. Last night's time travel experiment was apparently a complete success.”
As Doc continued, Marty started waking up. He gently moved Jennifer aside, so he could get up, and looked in Doc’s direction to find him pacing around while he recorded the events of the night before.
“I don’t even remember how I got home!” yelled Doc into his recording device.
Jennifer woke up and smiled at Marty.
“…Caused a disruption of my own brain waves resulting in a condition of temporary amnesia. Indeed I now recall the moments after the time vehicle disappeared... into the future... I saw a vision of myself in the time machine, perhaps myself that had come back from the future?”
“Doc?” asked Marty, now standing behind him.
“Undoubtedly this was some sort of-“ Doc’s thought was interrupted by the realization that Marty, who he believed he just sent back to the future, was standing right in front of him. “AHHH! AHH! AHH!”
“Huh,” Marty laughed. “Just like in the movie.”
“You can’t be here! I sent you back to the future!” Doc ran into the bathroom and slammed the door. “It doesn’t make sense for you to be here!”
“I am here and it does make sense!” shouted Marty through the door. “I came back to 1955 with you and my girlfriend, Jennifer, because we were trapped in another world where our lives were just a movie! You, the you from 1985, figured out we could only get home if we came back here to 1955!”
“1955!” yelled Doc, opening the bathroom door. “That’s a very interesting story-“
“Future boy,” interrupted Marty.
Doc raised his eyebrows, but continued. “But, if the me of the future came back with you to your past, where is he right now?”
Marty pointed behind Doc into the bathroom. Following his finger, Doc turned around to find another Doc sitting up in the bathtub.
“Great Scott,” the two Docs said in unison.
“We need to talk, uh, me,” said future Doc.
“Wait a minute, Doc,” started Marty. “Docs,” he corrected after a pause. “Should the two of you be talking? Couldn’t this cause one of those major paradoxes?”
“A major paradox?” asked young Doc. “Like when Marty almost stopped himself from being born?”
“Precisely,” said future Doc. “And while the possibility certainly exists, I don’t think we’re in any trouble. After watching the movies of our lives, my younger counterpart here has learned so much about his future and still managed to keep the future intact.“ Everyone looked at young Doc, who had a smile of accomplishment. “Besides, we’re going to need his help to get home.”
“Is this a matter of plutonium again?” asked young Doc. “If so, unless you know when lightning will strike again, I’m afraid you’re all stuck here!”
“No,” answered future Doc. “Fuel is not the problem. While we were able to successfully jump back into our own world, the process of multidimensional travel had an unfortunate side effect on the DeLorean. It has been rendered unable to handle the flux dispersal necessary for time travel.”
“And there aren’t any DeLoreans here in 1955,” said Marty. “So what do we do?”
“That’s why we’re here,” said future Doc, now facing young Doc. “I’m sure between the two of us, we can find a solution.”
“I guess two Docs are better than one,” said Jennifer.
Young Doc turned to Jennifer. “I’m sorry, with all the excitement, I didn’t even notice you there. You’re Marty’s girlfriend, right?”
“The one and only,” said Jennifer, putting her arm around her boyfriend’s shoulders.
“He was right. That is, he told me you were pretty. It’s nice to meet you.”
Later that evening, the two Docs were hard at work while Marty and Jennifer sat on the couch with Copernicus watching Lassie.
“That just might work!” yelled one of the Docs, prompting the three on the couch to turn their heads around.
“Did you guys figure it out?” asked Marty.
“I believe so, Marty,” answered young Doc.
“Everyone gather around,” said future Doc. He walked over to a model of downtown Hill Valley and picked up a charred car as everyone crowded around the table. “This is the DeLorean,” he said. “Normally, 1.21 jiggawatts of electricity are generated and focused into the flux capacitor, which then disperses its temporal energy into a vortex. This vortex is what facilitates the journey through time.”
“Right, Doc,” said Marty.
“Your unexpected jump between worlds caused a reaction in the time vehicle,” said young Doc. “This reaction interrupts the dispersal, making time travel impossible.”
“So how do we fix it this time without a new DeLorean?” asked Jennifer.
“Simple,” said future Doc. “We just need to overload the flux capacitor.”
“2.42 jiggawatts!” yelled young Doc. “By doubling the amount of power, it should more than cover the loss of flux dispersal in the current state of the vehicle.”
“Sounds good, Docs,” said Marty. “When do we leave?”
“We can leave right now,” said future Doc. “Except…”
“Except what?”
“Except, there is a slight possibility the overload could cause… problems. Which is why I’ll be making the trip myself.”
“Yourself, Doc? What about me and Jennifer?”
“When the trip is successful, I will return a moment later. You won’t even have to wait.”
“I don’t like it, Doc.” Marty picked up the car keys from the table. “I’ll go.”
“You could go, Marty, except for one thing.” Doc pointed at the wall behind him. As Marty turned around, Doc grabbed the keys from him hands and bolted to the door.
“I’ll be right back!” he yelled as he pulled the door open and ran outside.
“Doc, no!” yelled Marty after he reached the door. “I can’t believe I fell for that.”
Jennifer and young Doc arrived at the door and the three of them watched as Doc sped away in the DeLorean, eventually disappearing in a flash of light.
“Doc,” said Marty, turning to face young Doc. “When you said a ‘slight possibility of problems’, what did that mean?”
“Well, we foresee two possibilities,” answered Doc. “One, the time vehicle simply arrives at the desired destination in 1985. Or two, the overload in the flux capacitor causes a chain reaction in the flux dispersal that-”
“Destroys the entire universe?” interrupted Marty.
“What? No. It sends the time vehicle to another time entirely.”
“When?”
“There’s no way to know for sure, but-”
“Wait a minute, Doc,” interrupted Marty again, in a panic. “Where are you? I mean future you. Why aren’t you back yet?”
“Calm down, Marty, I’m sure I’m fine. I’ll probably be back any minute.“ As soon as Doc finished his sentence, three loud booms erupted into another flash of light, this time originating from the sky. Doc, Marty, and Jennifer looked up to see the DeLorean flying through the air and then lower itself onto the road in front of them.
“Doc!” yelled Marty, as he and the others ran to greet him. He reached the passenger side of the car to find a familiar face. Next to Doc was his dog, Einstein, standing up in the passenger seat and wagging his tail. Marty opened the gullwing door and started petting him. “Einstein! Long time no see!” He then turned his attention to the driver’s seat. “Doc, glad you could make it back. I see you decided to stop off in the future?”
“Not intentionally,” said future Doc. “It turned out that the 2.42 jiggawatts caused the input destination time to increment from thirty years to sixty.”
“You mean it brought you to 2015?”
“Precisely. I figured, while I was there I might as well pick up Einie and install a hover conversion.”
Einstein jumped out of the car as Copernicus ran out of the house to meet him. The two dogs began sniffing each other.
“So how did you get back?” asked Marty.
“Simple,” answered future Doc. “I recalibrated the time circuits to account for the extra energy.”
“Remarkable,” said young Doc. “The car can actually fly.”
“Well everyone,” said future Doc. “I believe it’s time we got going. I know you all must be longing to get home.”
“I guess this is goodbye,” said young Doc. “Marty,” he said, putting his hand on his friend’s shoulder. “It was good to see you again, but I’m pretty sure we said ‘thirty years.’”
“Right, Doc,” said Marty. “Thirty years for you, but literally no time for me.”
Young Doc walked over to future Doc. “I guess we’ll meet again in thirty years too.”
“You’re already here,” said future Doc, pointing to his head.
Young Doc watched as Marty, Jennifer, future Doc, and Einstein crammed into the DeLorean, which then lifted off the ground and flew away into the sky where it vanished.
Doc landed the DeLorean outside Marty’s house where he had picked up him and Jennifer earlier that day.
“It’s dark, but not too late,” said Marty to Jennifer as they got out of the car. “We can still go to the lake.”
“That would be great, Marty,” she said.
Marty noticed Doc typing in a new destination in the time circuits. “Hey, Doc, where you headed now?” He chuckled. “Back to the future?”
“Nope,” said Doc, as the DeLorean lifted up into the air again. “I’m going in the opposite direction. There’s a woman named Clara waiting for me in 1885.”
The DeLorean shot into the air and zoomed forward until it was gone.
THE END
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2015.05.03 18:26 MajorParadox [PI] Back to the Real Future (Trilogy)

This is based on a prompt about what would happen if Doc Brown and Marty McFly travelled to the real world. Here is Part I and Part II. In the interest of completeness, I'm including all three parts below.

Part I

"Doc, you better back up," said Marty, holding his girlfriend Jennifer. "We don't have enough road to get up to eighty-eight."
"Roads?" replied Doc. "Where we're going, we don't need roads." Doc flipped down his solid silver visor and the DeLorean suddenly hovered upwards, as the tires rotated horizontally. It began flying forward and then turned around ascending higher into the air. It sped up until it disappeared into a blue vortex, leaving twin trails of flames in its place.
The flying DeLorean exploded into the clouds. It was now raining, which prompted Doc to flip on the windshield wipers. He had a puzzled expression on his face.
"Doc?" asked Marty. "What's wrong?"
"There's no cars," he answered.
"Cars? I thought we were flying! Where the hell are we? When the hell are we?"
"Well, we should be descending toward Hill Valley, California at four twenty-nine PM, on Wednesday, October twenty-first, twenty fifteen."
"Two thousand fifteen? You mean we're in the future!"
"The future?" asked Jennifer. "What does he mean, how could we be in the future?"
"Uh, Jennifer," said Marty. "I don't know how to tell you this, but... you're in a time machine!"
"And this is the year two thousand fifteen?"
"It should be," answered Doc. "But something is wrong."
"Doc," said Marty intently. "What do you mean, 'wrong'?"
"I've been to the future, but this isn't it." The DeLorean descended below the clouds, revealing nothing but grass and trees. "Wherever we are, or whenever we are, Hill Valley doesn't exist."
"This is heavy," said Marty.
"I see another city several miles west. Let's head there and see if we can figure out what's going on."
"I don't know if this a good time to ask," started Jennifer. "But, is there anyway we can see our wedding?" Marty rolled his eyes.
"I wouldn't recommend it," answered Doc. "You could inadvertently destroy the entire universe."
Marty and Jennifer looked at Doc, confused.
"Or possibly just our own galaxy."
A short time later, Doc discreetly landed the DeLorean in the nearby city and the three walked until they reached a main road. It was no longer raining. Doc walked up to a man on the sidewalk, while the others followed.
"Excuse me," asked Doc. "But could you tell us in what city we're located?"
"Oh my god," the man said. "Those are the best Back to the Future costumes I've ever seen!"
"Back to the Future?" asked Marty.
"Yes, great flick. Isn't today the day from the movie? Is there some kind of event going on?"
"Movie?" asked Jennifer.
"Why, yes." said Doc. "We're huge fans. Thank you for your time!" Doc started to lead the others away.
"Wait," the man called, pulling out his phone. "Can I take a picture?" Doc turned around as he noticed the small digital device.
"Is that a camera?" he asked.
"Uh, no it's my phone."
"It's a camera and a cellular telephone? Remarkable."
"You've never seen an iPhone before?"
"'I' phone?" Doc reached out his hand. "May I?"
"Um, sure." The man handed over his phone.
Doc pressed the only button he saw, which brought the device to life. He noted the date matched the date he entered in the time circuits. He slid his finger to unlock the phone, as indicated in the screen, and was delighted by what he saw. A little square for every task you could need. Phone, Mail, Calculator, and Compass were the first to grab his attention until he saw Maps. He pressed it and quickly figured out how to zero in on their location.
"Great Scott!" he yelled.
"What is it, Doc?" asked Marty.
"Um, sir, I need to borrow your I phone device."
"Very funny," the man said as he reached back for his phone. Doc looked around and noticed the four were the only ones nearby. Doc pulled out a device of his own and activated it within the man's field of vision, causing him to slowly fall to the ground.
"What the hell was that?" asked Marty.
"It's a sleep-inducing alpha rhythm generator. I'll explain everything, but right now we need to get the hell out of here before someone notices."
Doc, Marty, and Jennifer made their way to a secluded street a few blocks away. Doc took out the iPhone and started fiddling with it. Marty and Jennifer shared a concerned look.
"Doc," said Marty. "What's going on?"
"Sorry, I just had to be certain." He pushed a few more buttons and displayed the screen to them. It showed a poster, labeled "Back to the Future Part II," with Marty and Doc standing at the door of the DeLorean.
"Someone made a movie out of us?" asked Marty.
"Not exactly," answered Doc. He brought up the Maps app again. "We're currently in Grass Valley, California. Hill Valley doesn't exist. It's a fictional city in a series of motion pictures."
"But we're real," said Jennifer. "Aren't we?"
"Yes, we're real."
"So what happened?" asked Marty.
"Obviously, our jump through the time continuum was somehow disrupted, landing us in a reality with an alternate temporal event sequence."
"English, Doc!"
"When we traveled into the future, we somehow ended up in an alternate reality. A reality where we don't exist and Hill Valley doesn't exist. Instead, the events of our lives exist as fiction. It's actually quite remarkable."
"This is heavy," said Jennifer.
"Doc," started Marty. "Can we get back home?"
"I don't know, Marty. I don't know."
Walking back to the car, Marty was now playing with the phone.
"The actor who plays me is named Michael J. Fox," said Marty. "And Doc, you're played by Christopher Lloyd."
"Who plays me?" asked Jennifer.
"Huh, you were played by Claudia Wells in the first movie, but they replaced you with Elisabeth Shue in the second and third ones."
"Replaced?"
"Yeah, sorry. Actually, come to think of it, you do look a little different than you did before you met me this morning."
The three reached the DeLorean and got inside. Doc started up the car and turned on the time circuits. The digital display lighted up, showing their destination, present, and last departed times. Doc typed away, entering in their departed time from 1985. Suddenly the display flickered and dimmed away.
"What's going on, Doc?" asked Marty.
"Something's wrong," he answered. He hit the display, but nothing happened. "Great Scott!"
After some time dismantling pieces of the time machine, Doc finally spoke up.
"I've found the problem," he said.
"What is it, Doc?" asked Marty.
"The good news is the car and hover conversion will still work and there's nothing wrong with the time circuits themselves."
"So why isn't it working?"
"Something about our jump into this reality has altered the stainless steel of the vehicle at a molecular level. It's no longer able to handle the flux dispersal required for time travel."
"So what does that mean?"
"We need a new car. Our best chances for success would be another DeLorean. Unfortunately, even in our timeline, DeLoreans had stopped being manufactured in 1983. Therefore, being that it's 2015, a replacement will be very hard to come by."
"Maybe not," said Marty, holding up the iPhone.
"This is it! This is the answer!" yelled Doc. "It says here that Universal Studios in Universal City, California is holding a Back to the Future parade with DeLoreans from the movie! If we could get there before tonight and get hold of one those DeLoreans, we may be able to transfer the time circuits and use it to take us home."
"Doc, you don't just walk up to a parade and drive away with one of the cars."
"That's exactly what we're going to do, Marty. After all, we're the characters from the movie."
TO BE CONTINUED...>

Part II

The day at Universal Studios started slow. It was October 21st, 2015, the day of the future. Back to the Future banners were displayed all over the park. Doc and Marty performers were walking around, taking pictures with fans. As the day went on, more and more fans showed up. Many were wearing outlandish neon colors, reminiscent of the future styles seen in the second Back to the Future film.
As the sun began to set, the parade started. The Power of Love by Huey Lewis & The News blared over the loudspeakers. Leading the way was a Jeep, with a Marty performer riding along on a skateboard. Following it was a tow truck, carrying George McFly’s car that was wrecked by Biff Tannen. The music faded into the classic Back to the Future theme as the DeLorean made its debut. Both gullwing doors were open. A sheepdog that looked like Doc’s dog, Einstein was sitting in the driver’s seat, while a Doc performer was sitting in the passenger seat, wearing a radiation suit and holding the car’s remote control. As the Libyans’ van began driving up, a flying DeLorean was landing just inside the park gates. Unseen by the crowd, the vehicle touched down in a secluded area behind some trees.
“Oh no, Doc,” said Marty, after opening the passenger gullwing door. “The parade already started! What do we do now?”
“Calm down, Marty,” said Doc, opening the driver door. “I have a plan.”
Doc, Marty, and Jennifer got out of the car and started walking toward the crowd. Doc scratched his chin.
“So, what do we do, Doc?” asked Marty.
“Marty, Jennifer, follow me!” shouted Doc, prompting the crowd to turn around. “We’ve got to get… Back to the Future!” The crowd started cheering.
Doc led his companions through the crowd and into the roadway where the 1950s cars were now driving by. The crowd looked on excitingly. Behind the Marvin Berry and the Starlighters’ car was another DeLorean, resembling the one they just landed. A Doc performer was sitting in the driver seat, while Marty and Jennifer performers were sitting in the passenger seat. Doc motioned to them to get out.
“It’s OK,” whispered Doc to the performers. “Just go with it.”
The performers got out of the car and walked backwards to catch up with the futuristic cars trailing behind the DeLorean. Doc got into the driver seat and gestured Marty and Jennifer into the car, to which they quickly followed. He took the wheel and started turning toward the crowd.
“Please disperse, citizens!” Doc shouted. “We must get through!”
“Citizens?” asked Marty, as the crowd began making room for the car. “Since when do you talk like that?”
“I feel like a movie version of me would talk like that.”
“But, Doc,” started Jennifer. “Isn’t the movie version… you?”
“Whatever!”
Doc hit the gas as soon as a path in the crowd opened up. They cheered on as the DeLorean sped off away from the parade.
“Wow, Doc,” said Marty. “I can’t believe that worked.”
Later, in an isolated parking lot somewhere in California, the two DeLoreans were parked side by side. Doc was hard at work removing components from their car and installing them in their “borrowed” one.
“How’s it coming along, Doc?” asked Marty, sitting on the parking lot cement next to Jennifer. Jennifer was using the “borrowed” iPhone.
“Nearly finished,” answered Doc. “However, I’m not sure I have the proper tools to install the hover conversion.”
“Does that mean we can’t fly?” asked Marty.
“Precisely. That is, unless I can manage to-”
“Marty! Doc!” interrupted Jennifer. “I just found this news story about us!”
“What does it say?” asked Doc.
“It says some Back to the Future impersonators stole a DeLorean from the parade.”
“That’s us!” yelled Doc.
“It also says police have the situation under control and fully expect to resolve it within the hour.”
“Doc,” said Marty. “Do you hear that?”
“It’s police sirens,” said Doc. “They found us. I don’t know how but they-”
“Doc!” yelled Marty, as the sirens started getting louder. “We’ve got to get going!”
Doc bolted back to work and performed some final adjustments. “Get in!” he shouted.
Everyone jumped into the car and Doc started the engine. He cranked the time circuits on and they buzzed to life, revealing the previously entered destination time in 1985.
“That’s a good sign,” said Doc. He hit the gas and the car took off. “Looks like where we’re going, we do need roads.”
Several police cars entered the parking lot and advanced toward the accelerating DeLorean. Doc continued on almost reaching the edge of the parking lot.
“Doc!”
“Don’t worry, Marty. I’ve got it under control.” Doc cut the wheel and made his way to the exit. The police cars slammed on their breaks to stop from hitting the curbs. The DeLorean reached the exit and continued on to a long deserted roadway. The digital speedometer read 75.
“Time for us to get back to our past,” said Doc. 80. 81.
“Doesn’t have the same ring, Doc,” said Marty. 87. 88. The DeLorean began glowing. A beam of blue light shot out from the car and ripped a whole in the space in front of it, causing it and its passengers to disappear from the road. Flaming tire tracks were left in its place.
On the same roadway, but at another time, three loud booms could be heard and then the DeLorean appeared out of nowhere. Doc slowed down and brought the car to a full stop.
“Did we make it?” asked Marty.
“The phone can’t find a signal,” said Jennifer.
“I think that means we’re back,” said Doc.
“Maybe not,” said Marty, pointing out the window “Look!” He was pointing to a nearby movie theater marquee. The top movie listed was Back to the Future.
“I was afraid of this,” said Doc. “We are back. But we’re in the 1985 version of this alternate reality.”
“So, what now?” asked Jennifer.
Doc scratched his chin, and some of his skin stared to peel.
“Doc, your skin!” yelled Marty.
“Oh, right,” said Doc, pulling at the peeled skin. “After all the confusion, I forgot to tell you.” After some more pulling, he finally got a good grip. “I was afraid you wouldn’t recognize me.” He held his grip in place as he explained. “I went to a rejuvenation clinic. Had a whole natural overall. Hair repair, change of blood.” Doc pulled the rest of the skin back, revealing a younger, smoother face. “What do you think?”
“You look great, Doc,” said Marty.
“Yeah,” said Jennifer. “Looks like they added a good thirty or forty years to your life.”
“Anyway,” said Doc. “It occurs to me that this place and our world have a deeper connection than we realize. An anomaly occurred, which bridged our worlds at a specific point in time. It stands to reason there is another point in time that will bridge us again and allow us to return home.”
“Heavy,” said Marty. “What time would that be?”
“I don’t know, Marty. But I have an idea.”
“Pass the popcorn, Doc,” said Jennifer over Marty who was sitting in between them. Doc took another handful and passed the bucket her way. The movie was starting and ticking clocks could be heard. The trio watched as Marty appeared on screen and entered Doc’s lab, eventually making his way to Doc’s amplifier.
“Marty, you didn’t, did you?” whispered Doc. In the movie, Marty plugged in a guitar and strummed, overloading the amplifier and blowing him backwards into a shelf. Doc shook his head.
As the movie went on, Doc, Marty, and Jennifer all experienced moments of embarrassment, delight, and pure entertainment. Doc rolled his eyes at his younger self whenever he said something ignorant due to lack of future knowledge. Marty felt a new surge of confidence after witnessing his skateboard chase and performance of Johnny B. Goode. Jennifer experienced a deeper connection to her boyfriend after seeing him help his parents fall in love.
“So, Doc,” said Marty after the movie. “Any idea what time might bring us home?”
“I have some thoughts, but I think it would be best if we watch the remaining two movies.” Marty and Jennifer gave Doc a blank stare. “For science.”
“That’s fine, Doc, but there’s just one problem. The sequels don’t come out for another four years! We don’t have enough time-” Marty raised his eyebrows.
After traveling to 1989, Doc, Marty, and Jennifer watched the second the movie. And then in 1990, they watched the final one.
“Wow, Doc,” said Marty after they finished the trilogy of their lives. “I can’t believe you fell in love. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it for myself. It’s a shame all this happened and you didn’t get to meet Clara.”
“It’s just a movie, Marty,” said Doc. “Like I said in the movie, the idea the I could fall in love at first sight is poetic nonsense.” Marty and Jennifer looked at each other and smiled. “Anyway, I think it’s clear where we should travel next.”
“Where, 1885?” asked Marty.
“No, Marty. There was a time travel event that occurred in all three movies. My on-screen counterpart even noted that it appeared to have some kind of cosmic significance. Almost as if it were the ‘temporal junction point for the entire space-time continuum.’ We need to go back to the clock tower at 10:04 PM on November 12th, 1955.”
After some rough driving through the woods, the trio finally reached where downtown Hill Valley would be in their world. Luckily, there was a clearing or they would have had to invest in some heavy-duty equipment to clear a path.
“Let’s get home,” said Doc as he started careening across the clearing to reach 88 miles per, activating the time machine again.
Marty was accelerating the DeLorean as fast as he could toward the clock tower. He looked up and saw Doc zip lining down and crashing into the ground.
“Doc!” yelled Marty. The tires screeched as Doc grabbed two disconnected wires and connected them as a bolt of lightning struck the clock tower. The lightning instantly traveled down the wire, electrifying it, and Doc, as the DeLorean passed by, causing it to disappear in a flash.
Doc stood up, amazed by what just happened. He looked up at the clock tower and then at the twin trails of flames where the DeLorean used to be. “Ahhhohahhh-ah-ha-ah-hahaha!” Doc yelled with joy, running alongside the flames. As he looked back up at the clock tower, he heard three booms followed by a flash of light. The DeLorean appeared back where it had disappeared from moments ago. The car skidded sideways to avoid crashing into the movie theater in its path and quickly slowed to a halt.
Doc couldn’t believe his eyes. Something went wrong. He was certain he entered the correct date in 1985 and not just seconds later. As he approached the DeLorean, he could hear the engine trying to turn over.
“Damn!” a voice yelled from the car.
Doc reached the time machine and looked into the window to see his own face. It took him a second to realize it wasn’t his reflection, but was actually him sitting in the car.
“Great… Scott…” Doc collapsed onto the street.
“Doc!” yelled Marty. He stormed out of the passenger seat and dropped down to where Doc was lying. “Doc,” he said grabbing him by the jacket. “Doc,” he said again, slapping him on the face. “Doc.”
TO BE CONCLUDED...>

Part III

Rainfall washed over Doc’s mansion. Inside, everyone was asleep. A young Doc Brown was laid out on the couch, his dog Copernicus lying on the floor next to him. Across from him, Marty and Jennifer were curled up together on a chair, using another chair to prop up their legs. Static glowed from the television, shining over everyone in the room.
“Hey, kids, what time is it?” a voice shouted from the TV as the static faded into a puppet face.
“Howdy Doody Time!” a group of kids answered in unison.
Doc’s head shot up from the couch. “Great Scott!” He stood up in a daze and put on his jacket, which was previously serving as his blanket. Making out the sound from the TV, he turned back and looked at the program. “Howdy Doody Time?” He looked at his watch, turned off the TV, and proceeded to a desk, where he activated a recording device.
“Date, Sunday, November thirteenth, nineteen fifty-five, seven oh-one AM. Last night's time travel experiment was apparently a complete success.”
As Doc continued, Marty started waking up. He gently moved Jennifer aside, so he could get up, and looked in Doc’s direction to find him pacing around while he recorded the events of the night before.
“I don’t even remember how I got home!” yelled Doc into his recording device.
Jennifer woke up and smiled at Marty.
“…Caused a disruption of my own brain waves resulting in a condition of temporary amnesia. Indeed I now recall the moments after the time vehicle disappeared... into the future... I saw a vision of myself in the time machine, perhaps myself that had come back from the future?”
“Doc?” asked Marty, now standing behind him.
“Undoubtedly this was some sort of-“ Doc’s thought was interrupted by the realization that Marty, who he believed he just sent back to the future, was standing right in front of him. “AHHH! AHH! AHH!”
“Huh,” Marty laughed. “Just like in the movie.”
“You can’t be here! I sent you back to the future!” Doc ran into the bathroom and slammed the door. “It doesn’t make sense for you to be here!”
“I am here and it does make sense!” shouted Marty through the door. “I came back to 1955 with you and my girlfriend, Jennifer, because we were trapped in another world where our lives were just a movie! You, the you from 1985, figured out we could only get home if we came back here to 1955!”
“1955!” yelled Doc, opening the bathroom door. “That’s a very interesting story-“
“Future boy,” interrupted Marty.
Doc raised his eyebrows, but continued. “But, if the me of the future came back with you to your past, where is he right now?”
Marty pointed behind Doc into the bathroom. Following his finger, Doc turned around to find another Doc sitting up in the bathtub.
“Great Scott,” the two Docs said in unison.
“We need to talk, uh, me,” said future Doc.
“Wait a minute, Doc,” started Marty. “Docs,” he corrected after a pause. “Should the two of you be talking? Couldn’t this cause one of those major paradoxes?”
“A major paradox?” asked young Doc. “Like when Marty almost stopped himself from being born?”
“Precisely,” said future Doc. “And while the possibility certainly exists, I don’t think we’re in any trouble. After watching the movies of our lives, my younger counterpart here has learned so much about his future and still managed to keep the future intact.“ Everyone looked at young Doc, who had a smile of accomplishment. “Besides, we’re going to need his help to get home.”
“Is this a matter of plutonium again?” asked young Doc. “If so, unless you know when lightning will strike again, I’m afraid you’re all stuck here!”
“No,” answered future Doc. “Fuel is not the problem. While we were able to successfully jump back into our own world, the process of multidimensional travel had an unfortunate side effect on the DeLorean. It has been rendered unable to handle the flux dispersal necessary for time travel.”
“And there aren’t any DeLoreans here in 1955,” said Marty. “So what do we do?”
“That’s why we’re here,” said future Doc, now facing young Doc. “I’m sure between the two of us, we can find a solution.”
“I guess two Docs are better than one,” said Jennifer.
Young Doc turned to Jennifer. “I’m sorry, with all the excitement, I didn’t even notice you there. You’re Marty’s girlfriend, right?”
“The one and only,” said Jennifer, putting her arm around her boyfriend’s shoulders.
“He was right. That is, he told me you were pretty. It’s nice to meet you.”
Later that evening, the two Docs were hard at work while Marty and Jennifer sat on the couch with Copernicus watching Lassie.
“That just might work!” yelled one of the Docs, prompting the three on the couch to turn their heads around.
“Did you guys figure it out?” asked Marty.
“I believe so, Marty,” answered young Doc.
“Everyone gather around,” said future Doc. He walked over to a model of downtown Hill Valley and picked up a charred car as everyone crowded around the table. “This is the DeLorean,” he said. “Normally, 1.21 jiggawatts of electricity are generated and focused into the flux capacitor, which then disperses its temporal energy into a vortex. This vortex is what facilitates the journey through time.”
“Right, Doc,” said Marty.
“Your unexpected jump between worlds caused a reaction in the time vehicle,” said young Doc. “This reaction interrupts the dispersal, making time travel impossible.”
“So how do we fix it this time without a new DeLorean?” asked Jennifer.
“Simple,” said future Doc. “We just need to overload the flux capacitor.”
“2.42 jiggawatts!” yelled young Doc. “By doubling the amount of power, it should more than cover the loss of flux dispersal in the current state of the vehicle.”
“Sounds good, Docs,” said Marty. “When do we leave?”
“We can leave right now,” said future Doc. “Except…”
“Except what?”
“Except, there is a slight possibility the overload could cause… problems. Which is why I’ll be making the trip myself.”
“Yourself, Doc? What about me and Jennifer?”
“When the trip is successful, I will return a moment later. You won’t even have to wait.”
“I don’t like it, Doc.” Marty picked up the car keys from the table. “I’ll go.”
“You could go, Marty, except for one thing.” Doc pointed at the wall behind him. As Marty turned around, Doc grabbed the keys from him hands and bolted to the door.
“I’ll be right back!” he yelled as he pulled the door open and ran outside.
“Doc, no!” yelled Marty after he reached the door. “I can’t believe I fell for that.”
Jennifer and young Doc arrived at the door and the three of them watched as Doc sped away in the DeLorean, eventually disappearing in a flash of light.
“Doc,” said Marty, turning to face young Doc. “When you said a ‘slight possibility of problems’, what did that mean?”
“Well, we foresee two possibilities,” answered Doc. “One, the time vehicle simply arrives at the desired destination in 1985. Or two, the overload in the flux capacitor causes a chain reaction in the flux dispersal that-”
“Destroys the entire universe?” interrupted Marty.
“What? No. It sends the time vehicle to another time entirely.”
“When?”
“There’s no way to know for sure, but-”
“Wait a minute, Doc,” interrupted Marty again, in a panic. “Where are you? I mean future you. Why aren’t you back yet?”
“Calm down, Marty, I’m sure I’m fine. I’ll probably be back any minute.“ As soon as Doc finished his sentence, three loud booms erupted into another flash of light, this time originating from the sky. Doc, Marty, and Jennifer looked up to see the DeLorean flying through the air and then lower itself onto the road in front of them.
“Doc!” yelled Marty, as he and the others ran to greet him. He reached the passenger side of the car to find a familiar face. Next to Doc was his dog, Einstein, standing up in the passenger seat and wagging his tail. Marty opened the gullwing door and started petting him. “Einstein! Long time no see!” He then turned his attention to the driver’s seat. “Doc, glad you could make it back. I see you decided to stop off in the future?”
“Not intentionally,” said future Doc. “It turned out that the 2.42 jiggawatts caused the input destination time to increment from thirty years to sixty.”
“You mean it brought you to 2015?”
“Precisely. I figured, while I was there I might as well pick up Einie and install a hover conversion.”
Einstein jumped out of the car as Copernicus ran out of the house to meet him. The two dogs began sniffing each other.
“So how did you get back?” asked Marty.
“Simple,” answered future Doc. “I recalibrated the time circuits to account for the extra energy.”
“Remarkable,” said young Doc. “The car can actually fly.”
“Well everyone,” said future Doc. “I believe it’s time we got going. I know you all must be longing to get home.”
“I guess this is goodbye,” said young Doc. “Marty,” he said, putting his hand on his friend’s shoulder. “It was good to see you again, but I’m pretty sure we said ‘thirty years.’”
“Right, Doc,” said Marty. “Thirty years for you, but literally no time for me.”
Young Doc walked over to future Doc. “I guess we’ll meet again in thirty years too.”
“You’re already here,” said future Doc, pointing to his head.
Young Doc watched as Marty, Jennifer, future Doc, and Einstein crammed into the DeLorean, which then lifted off the ground and flew away into the sky where it vanished.
Doc landed the DeLorean outside Marty’s house where he had picked up him and Jennifer earlier that day.
“It’s dark, but not too late,” said Marty to Jennifer as they got out of the car. “We can still go to the lake.”
“That would be great, Marty,” she said.
Marty noticed Doc typing in a new destination in the time circuits. “Hey, Doc, where you headed now?” He chuckled. “Back to the future?”
“Nope,” said Doc, as the DeLorean lifted up into the air again. “I’m going in the opposite direction. There’s a woman named Clara waiting for me in 1885.”
The DeLorean shot into the air and zoomed forward until it was gone.
THE END
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2015.02.06 04:23 MajorParadox Back to the Real Future: Part I (1299 words)

Prompt: [EU] Doc Brown and Marty Mcfly travel to the REAL 2015!
"Doc, you better back up," said Marty, holding his girlfriend Jennifer. "We don't have enough road to get up to eighty-eight."
"Roads?" replied Doc. "Where we're going, we don't need roads." Doc flipped down his solid silver visor and the DeLorean suddenly hovered upwards, as the tires rotated horizontally. It began flying forward and then turned around ascending higher into the air. It sped up until it disappeared into a blue vortex, leaving twin trails of flames in its place.
The flying DeLorean exploded into the clouds. It was now raining, which prompted Doc to flip on the windshield wipers. He had a puzzled expression on his face.
"Doc?" asked Marty. "What's wrong?"
"There's no cars," he answered.
"Cars? I thought we were flying! Where the hell are we? When the hell are we?"
"Well, we should be descending toward Hill Valley, California at four twenty-nine PM, on Wednesday, October twenty-first, twenty fifteen."
"Two thousand fifteen? You mean we're in the future!"
"The future?" asked Jennifer. "What does he mean, how could we be in the future?"
"Uh, Jennifer," said Marty. "I don't know how to tell you this, but... you're in a time machine!"
"And this is the year two thousand fifteen?"
"It should be," answered Doc. "But something is wrong."
"Doc," said Marty intently. "What do you mean, 'wrong'?"
"I've been to the future, but this isn't it." The DeLorean descended below the clouds, revealing nothing but grass and trees. "Wherever we are, or whenever we are, Hill Valley doesn't exist."
"This is heavy," said Marty.
"I see another city several miles west. Let's head there and see if we can figure out what's going on."
"I don't know if this a good time to ask," started Jennifer. "But, is there anyway we can see our wedding?" Marty rolled his eyes.
"I wouldn't recommend it," answered Doc. "You could inadvertently destroy the entire universe."
Marty and Jennifer looked at Doc, confused.
"Or possibly just our own galaxy."
A short time later, Doc discreetly landed the DeLorean in the nearby city and the three walked until they reached a main road. It was no longer raining. Doc walked up to a man on the sidewalk, while the others followed.
"Excuse me," asked Doc. "But could you tell us in what city we're located?"
"Oh my god," the man said. "Those are the best Back to the Future costumes I've ever seen!"
"Back to the Future?" asked Marty.
"Yes, great flick. Isn't today the day from the movie? Is there some kind of event going on?"
"Movie?" asked Jennifer.
"Why, yes." said Doc. "We're huge fans. Thank you for your time!" Doc started to lead the others away.
"Wait," the man called, pulling out his phone. "Can I take a picture?" Doc turned around as he noticed the small digital device.
"Is that a camera?" he asked.
"Uh, no it's my phone."
"It's a camera and a cellular telephone? Remarkable."
"You've never seen an iPhone before?"
"'I' phone?" Doc reached out his hand. "May I?"
"Um, sure." The man handed over his phone.
Doc pressed the only button he saw, which brought the device to life. He noted the date matched the date he entered in the time circuits. He slid his finger to unlock the phone, as indicated in the screen, and was delighted by what he saw. A little square for every task you could need. Phone, Mail, Calculator, and Compass were the first to grab his attention until he saw Maps. He pressed it and quickly figured out how to zero in on their location.
"Great Scott!" he yelled.
"What is it, Doc?" asked Marty.
"Um, sir, I need to borrow your I phone device."
"Very funny," the man said as he reached back for his phone. Doc looked around and noticed the four were the only ones nearby. Doc pulled out a device of his own and activated it within the man's field of vision, causing him to slowly fall to the ground.
"What the hell was that?" asked Marty.
"It's a sleep-inducing alpha rhythm generator. I'll explain everything, but right now we need to get the hell out of here before someone notices."
Doc, Marty, and Jennifer made their way to a secluded street a few blocks away. Doc took out the iPhone and started fiddling with it. Marty and Jennifer shared a concerned look.
"Doc," said Marty. "What's going on?"
"Sorry, I just had to be certain." He pushed a few more buttons and displayed the screen to them. It showed a poster, labeled "Back to the Future Part II," with Marty and Doc standing at the door of the DeLorean.
"Someone made a movie out of us?" asked Marty.
"Not exactly," answered Doc. He brought up the Maps app again. "We're currently in Grass Valley, California. Hill Valley doesn't exist. It's a fictional city in a series of motion pictures."
"But we're real," said Jennifer. "Aren't we?"
"Yes, we're real."
"So what happened?" asked Marty.
"Obviously, our jump through the time continuum was somehow disrupted, landing us in a reality with an alternate temporal event sequence."
"English, Doc!"
"When we traveled into the future, we somehow ended up in an alternate reality. A reality where we don't exist and Hill Valley doesn't exist. Instead, the events of our lives exist as fiction. It's actually quite remarkable."
"This is heavy," said Jennifer.
"Doc," started Marty. "Can we get back home?"
"I don't know, Marty. I don't know."
Walking back to the car, Marty was now playing with the phone.
"The actor who plays me is named Michael J. Fox," said Marty. "And Doc, you're played by Christopher Lloyd."
"Who plays me?" asked Jennifer.
"Huh, you were played by Claudia Wells in the first movie, but they replaced you with Elisabeth Shue in the second and third ones."
"Replaced?"
"Yeah, sorry. Actually, come to think of it, you do look a little different than you did before you met me this morning."
The three reached the DeLorean and got inside. Doc started up the car and turned on the time circuits. The digital display lighted up, showing their destination, present, and last departed times. Doc typed away, entering in their departed time from 1985. Suddenly the display flickered and dimmed away.
"What's going on, Doc?" asked Marty.
"Something's wrong," he answered. He hit the display, but nothing happened. "Great Scott!"
After some time dismantling pieces of the time machine, Doc finally spoke up.
"I've found the problem," he said.
"What is it, Doc?" asked Marty.
"The good news is the car and hover conversion will still work and there's nothing wrong with the time circuits themselves."
"So why isn't it working?"
"Something about our jump into this reality has altered the stainless steel of the vehicle at a molecular level. It's no longer able to handle the flux dispersal required for time travel."
"So what does that mean?"
"We need a new car. Our best chances for success would be another DeLorean. Unfortunately, even in our timeline, DeLoreans had stopped being manufactured in 1983. Therefore, being that it's 2015, a replacement will be very hard to come by."
"Maybe not," said Marty, holding up the iPhone.
"This is it! This is the answer!" yelled Doc. "It says here that Universal Studios in Universal City, California is holding a Back to the Future parade with DeLoreans from the movie! If we could get there before tonight and get hold of one those DeLoreans, we may be able to transfer the time circuits and use it to take us home."
"Doc, you don't just walk up to a parade and drive away with one of the cars."
"That's exactly what we're going to do, Marty. After all, we're the characters from the movie."
TO BE CONTINUED...>
Part II
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2015.01.17 18:17 thrupp822gs6 Opinions on these dating sites (links given).

I got an email this week, which was sent as a circulamailing list-type email, promoting dating sites and online dating.
It mentioned these sites - this is quoted direct from the email:
http://freedating.co.uk (Free, and OK; profiles on there are average, and a bit outdated sometimes. Disadvantage; often used by married men to find single women, and a lot of bots operate on that site.). http://dating.juicefm.com (Run by a radio station, but popular as a site. Worth a look)
http://www.minsterfm.com/dating (It's run by UKRD, voted best company to work for in the UK. It's safe.)
http://dating.radiocity.co.uk (You have to pay for some features, but recommended. Run by Bauer Media, so not a cowboy operator).
http://dating.key103.co.uk (As above)
http://www.interracialdatingcentral.com/members/United_Kingdom/1 (Recommended, but clunky to use) http://www.interracial-connections.co.uk/ (Again, worth a look; but good for those seeking interracial dating. And there are lots of people doing that!) http://www.meetamericansingles.co.uk (Has paid membership level too. Worth it, since there's a lot of American women seeking British men, and vice versa. Not that well-known for a dating site, but recommended by a lot of people "in the know" on dating. American women aren't all brash, loud, noisy, or even fat American stereotypes; they're more like Katy Perry, Elisabeth Shue and Karlie Kloss in reality!) https://datebritishguys.com/ (It's a pay-for one, but worth it; they really check your identity. And again, proves American women aren't all loud, brash, fat soccer moms! Not a scam site at all, gets excellent reviews!) http://www.yourtango.com/201070759/5-reasons-to-date-british-guy is the news article on it; and shows why American [and Canadian] women love British men!
What's your opinion on the above websites? Have you used any of the ones in that list?
I'm considering online dating, would be interested to hear.
Note: I am not promoting any of these sites.
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