In case you haven’t realized, I’m DEEPLY into Back to the Future II. I actually liked the sequel better than the original. Though it came out when I was 9, I went to see it opening day with my brother and his friend John. My brother bought his ticket. I bought my ticket. John tried to buy his ticket, but they were sold out. I’d bought the last one. I was all, “see you, John. Guess you’re catching the next show.” My brother insisted that I have my mom pick me up while he and JOHN saw the sequel I’d been waiting 4 years to see (at 9 years old, that was approximately half my life). I wound up seeing it a few days later, but know what? I mean, it’s been nearly twenty years. And I’m still pissed about it.
Know what I’m not pissed about? The fact that last week’s LOST was fraught with BTTFII references. Way to go, LOST writers. I so salute you.
*Charles Widmore bidding for the journal of the Black Rock’s first mate. The contents have not been published and are unknown to anyone outside the family of the seller, Tovard Hanso, who must be related to Alvaro. This is just like old Biff stealing the Sports Almanac! I’m DYING to see how that plays out.
*1996 and 2004 Daniel Faradays were a tribute to the multiple Doc Browns in BTTFII.
*Daniel sends Eloise to the future much like Doc sends his dog Einstein to the future in the De Lorean.
*The CHALKBOARD scene in both LOST and BTTFII. In case you don’t remember the BTTFII scene, here it is:
Another reference: a fave show of mine, Quantum Leap. This science fiction television series’ plot involved scientist Sam Beckett leaping to various points in time, usually constrained within the period of his own lifetime. In some cases, the time-traveler was able to get in contact with characters of his own past, resulting in a predestination paradox.
What did you think of the episode?