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Back to the Future Part II

  1. Back to the Future II Concept Art Reveals More 2015 Gadgets We Still Don’t Have

    And we thought hoverboard envy was bad.

    Once upon a time, Back to the Future writer/director Robert Zemeckis decided that hoverboard lust was enough of a burden to place on the audience of Part II, so he cut a bunch of amazing future tech from the movie. Well it's 2015, and Marty McFly's future is finally here! ...In pictures, anyway. The movie's "future consultant" has revealed some concept art of other gadgets we would've been salivating over since the late 80s if they'd made it to the screen.

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  2. NASA and Nissan Team Up to Build Self-Driving Cars. Sadly, They Won’t Fly.

    Probably. (Definitely.)

    Flying cars aren't going to make the October 21, 2015 Back to the Future deadline, but self-driving cars just might if NASA has anything to say about it.

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  3. A Guy Builds a Hoverboard out of Leaf Blowers, Proves You Don’t Need Fancy Magnets and Science

    Leaf blowers. How do they work?

    Easily the most "2015 is almost here, and we don't want to disappoint Marty McFly!" hoverboard solution yet, four leaf blowers, some tape, and a piece of wood still works almost as well as other, more scientific attempts. There are even instructions to build your own after the jump!

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  4. Flying Back to the Future DeLorean Replica Doesn’t Need Roads Where It’s Going

    Please excuse the crudity of this model.

    If this is not the single greatest thing you've seen all day, then can I have your life, please? It must be filled with untold wonders. (DIY instructions after the jump.)

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  5. Soon You Could Own Marty McFly’s Hoverboard!

    Nostalgia abound!

    The hoverboard prop used in filming Back to the Future Part 2 is going up for auction this October - along with many other original film props.

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  6. Wolverine Is Marty McFly, Jean Grey Is Jennifer In X-Men: Days of Back to the Future Past [VIDEO]

    Snikt

    Davis from The Warp Zone sent us this works-too-well combo of Back to the Future and X-Men: Days of Future Past. If only Bryan Singer/Simon Kinberg took this route to fix the X-Universe instead! Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. Female Special Effects Pioneers Share Stories From Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Beyond

    she blinded me with science

    In 1989, I was a young feminist who wanted to be a filmmaker. While there weren’t many women in this fairly “boys club” field, Academy Award winner Ed Jones hired me in Optical because he knew I could do the job. Approximately 25 people worked in the ILM optical department. The few women in this department - Peg Hunter, Lori Nelson, Mary Walter, and me - were effects pioneers in a male world. I called up these 'pioneer women' and asked them about their experiences in the ILM Optical Department.

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  8. The Hoverboard from Back to the Future 2 Returns as an Electric Skateboard for Charity [Video]

    This is heavy.

    We are drawing extremely close to 2015, which is the year Marty McFly arrives in the future in Back to the Future Part 2. Unfortunately, we're still quite a bit away from flying cars and skateboards, but ZBoard is going to bail us all out by coming in just under the wire with a replica of the movie's hoverboard.

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  9. Little Girl Recreates Back to the Future in Cute Film… But Will She Ever Get Her Hoverboard?

    Today in Awesome

    Some things are better left unspoiled. Hoverboard is an entry in the PBS Online Film Festival, and it's pretty great. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going home and building a pillow fort. Three blasts for White Walkers. (via io9.)

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  10. Things We Saw Today: This Minas Tirith Would Be Incredibly Easy for an Oliphaunt to Knock Over

    Things We Saw Today

    Minas Tirith sandcastle by DeviantArtist BuckarooJoe, via Geekologie.

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