A mini fleet of DeLoreans have been spotted in and around Leeds as movie fans celebrate Back to the Future day today.
October 21, 2015 is the date Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) and Doctor ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) landed in the future from in the 1980s time-travel film sequel.
In Back to the Future Part II, the sequel to the original 1985 sci-fi comedy classic, time travellers Marty and Doc go forward from to a futuristic 2015.
To celebrate, film fans around the world are today marking the event which has become known as Back to the Future Day.
In Leeds and Yorkshire too, several DeLoreans - the iconic car which doubles as a time machine in the trilogy - have been spotted as film fans ride the wave of nostalgia.
At Castle Howard, enthusiasts posed with a Delorean car as part of the build up to the Kaboom event.
And those japesters at West Yorkshire Police got in on the act too, tweeting a picture of an officer with his Delorean car and the quip: “Silver Delorean vehicle seen in the area approaching 88mph. Sending nearby units to respond... #BackToTheFutureDay”.
Meanwhile, could West Yorkshireman Mike Hutchinson, be entitled to the crown of Back to the Future ultimate superfan? The 37-year-old from Bingley spent a fortune building a replica of the Back To the Future DeLorean.
The father-of-two spent £40,000 to buy and build the car earlier this year.
The exact time that Marty travels in Doc’s flying DeLorean into the future is 4.29pm on October 21, 2015.
But what did Back to the Future get right about ‘the future’?
Here’s our rundown of the top 10:
2. Wearable computing
3. Handheld tablet computers
4. Voice controlled computing
5. Drone filming news footage
6. Wall-mounted widescreen TVs
7. Video conferencing
8. Mobile credit card reader
9. Motion-sensing games controllers
10. The return of 3D to films
Sadly, hoverboards, as much as we might want them, haven’t ‘taken off’ - yet.
In the film, Marty steals a hoverboard from a small girl on the street. It works everywhere except on water.
In the real 2015, hoverboards have yet to properly appear and the “real” ones only work on magnetic surfaces.
And don’t mention fax machines being the preferred form of communication, flying cars or double ties!
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