Roads? Where we’re going, we STILL need roads!
Yes, it’s 2015 and there are STILL no flying cars — although we are making progress on driverless cars — or hoverboards — but a couple of prototypes are in the pipeline — and I’m beginning to despair of ever seeing flying cars in my lifetime. Still, it’s not all bad.
Today is Oct. 21, 2015, the date Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) visited in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II — which makes the dearth of flying cars all the more tragic.
However, in a bid to take some of the sting out of our lack of progress, Doc Brown himself has returned with a message about disappointing futures:
Doc Brown’s point is a very Doctor Who-like message: The future hasn’t been written yet; your future is whatever you make of it. The Doctor (the one from Gallifrey) stresses this same point quite often, and the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) put it best, in my opinion: “We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”
And a new Toyota commercial takes advantage of the date to cross-promote with the 30th anniversary Blu-ray and DVD release of the entire Back to the Future trilogy, with Lloyd and Fox chatting in a diner:
Still, neither of them address how the movie could have gotten cell phones so wrong! A proper 2015 scenario would have had 95 percent of the population ignoring everything around them in order to stare at their damn phones!