Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads..."

If you haven't seen Back to the Future yet, stop reading this post and go watch it right now. Back to the Future and Back to the Future II are quite possibly the best movies ever made. From using a lightning strike to generate the requisite 1.21 Gigawatts (mispronounced as "jigowatts" in the movie) to running a Delorean's fusion engine on banana peels and beer cans, numerous energy themes run throughout all three Back to the Future movies.

Back to the Future II is probably the most interesting as it shows what many people in the 1980s thought the future might be like in 2015 (flying cars, "skyways," hoverboards and all). I'm still waiting for my hoverboard (a Pitbull of course).

It's definitely worth a first or second look. Unless of course you're chicken...


jason h said...

The first film also touched on nuclear proliferation and terrorism, themes that are certainly relevant today.

Spoilers: Before Mr. Fusion, Doc Brown used plutonium (stolen from Libyan terrorists who asked him to build a weapon) to power the time circuits of the De Lorean.

Cassandra said...

I like the original Jennifer. Thanks for showing the original one.

Go Mr. Fusion.