Today is the day Marty McFly went back to the future


By : Supercopygurl


Yes we know the date Marty went “back to the future” was October 21st 2015. It turns out that it was all really just a “marketing ploy” (according to one of our readers ‘it was a FOX marketing scam as they are releasing the blu-ray box set’). But you have to admit that, before the bubble was so viciously burst, it was fun…

But for everyone who feels outraged and in need of answers, here’s what Wikipedia has to say…

On July 5 2010, UK film magazine Total Film started a hoax that the date was referenced in Back To The Future, and that 07/05/10 was in fact ‘Future Day’. The hoax became a Twitter sensation, being retweeted by thousands across the globe, and featuring in articles on The Guardian website, as well as in Australia and a UAE News site. It became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and “Back To The Future” became the most searched term on Google for that 24 hour period.

Total Film admitted the hoax in a news story[10], conceding that they were at fault for the error, and that once it started it was difficult to stop. The team released an edited image of the DeLorean dashboard to support the hoax, although admitted in several tweets that they were wrong, the image only fueled the Twitter fire, fooling many into believing it was real.

On July 6th 2010, a second photoshopped image by a third-party emerged, continued the hoax and lead thousands to believe that this was the date that Marty McFly arrived in the future.


Today’s the day Marty McFly time travelled to in “Back To The Future II”. Now isn’t this a blast from the past. Wow did they have it wrong, we still don’t have hover boards or robots serving burgers and chips but we didn’t fail completely because we do have Twitter!

This is Marty's time tracker…

Interesting fact #1 : Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly and they were almost complete filming before swapping him out for Michael J Fox. Imagine where his career would have been had be been Marty McFly.

Interesting fact #2 : Michael J Fox starred in “Back to the Future” and “Teen Wolf” which were rated number 1 and number 2 at the box office, simultaneously.

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24 Comments on "Today is the day Marty McFly went back to the future"

  1. Boonichiwa July 6, 2010 at 11:27 -

    Wasn’t that just the example? Didn’t he go forward 25 years which would be 2015?

    *must go rewatch movies*

  2. Supercopygurl July 6, 2010 at 11:35 -

    Hmmm did they say he went back 25 years? I just remember 2010 was the year. Wasn’t it written on the gaming gazette?

    Agreed *must go rewatch movie*

  3. Lauren July 6, 2010 at 12:25 -

    Isn’t 1985 plus 25 years 2010???

  4. thefuture July 6, 2010 at 12:58 -

    hahahaha boonichiwa maths fail!!

  5. Boonichiwa July 6, 2010 at 13:10 -

    Hahahaha, doi – you’re right. My word that is an epic fail. I was never good at Time Travel mathematics XP

  6. me July 6, 2010 at 13:17 -

    You are all wrong, it was a FOX marketing scam as they are releasing the blu-ray box set today!

  7. Cryst July 6, 2010 at 13:26 -

    I KNEW IT!! simply because all BTTF timetravel happens to years ending with 5 – 1885; 1955; 1985; and 2015 (something to do with their laws of “physics”)

  8. supercopygurl July 6, 2010 at 13:29 -

    Damn you and your wily ways!

  9. Sasmo July 6, 2010 at 13:38 -

    Best film ever! I love all the small changes they put in that film because of Marty’s tampering with the timeline (Twin Pine Mall becomes Lone Pine Mall in BTTF 1 and Clayton Ravine becomes Eastwood Ravine in BTTF 3) and I have always wanred a pimped out Delorian.

  10. supercopygurl July 6, 2010 at 13:40 -

    This is awesome so we have 5 more years to perfect the hover-board!!!! w00t! There is a light at the end of the tunnel people.

  11. Addie July 6, 2010 at 21:53 -

    But I’m watching the movie and it said October 21st, 2015.

  12. carla July 6, 2010 at 22:18 -

    October 21st 2015.

    Not even close, assholes.

  13. Supercopygurl July 6, 2010 at 22:53 -

    @Carla…um hence the: ‘hey we still have 5 years to master the hover-board’, comment. Reading is a useful skill.

    @ Addie correct it was a marketing ploy, a clever one as it generated quite a bit of talkablity on the social media scene. Sad I fell for it 🙁 happy that I now know the truth right? Thanks for your comment

  14. carla July 6, 2010 at 22:54 -

    The comment above mine is the only one stating the correct date. A comment which had not yet been approved and published when I contributed mine, thus a repeat of information,

    Anything else I can while I’m here?

  15. carla July 6, 2010 at 22:55 -

    Fucking morons, you don’t know anything.

  16. Cryst July 6, 2010 at 23:00 -

    whoa calm down people
    if i wanted to start fights on!! 925| i would have created a forum…

    lets blame shamless marketing and silly mistakes, and call it a day shall we?

  17. Kevin McGill July 7, 2010 at 02:58 -

    But Marty never went to 2010. It was 2015. He went back to 1955, home to 1985, forward to 2015, and even way back to 1885. They all end in 5. I’m not sure where that picture cam from, but it’s not right.
    Here’s a screen cap, complete with subtitle of the date from Back to the Future 2:

  18. Tracy Morrison July 7, 2010 at 04:28 -

    July 6th was not the day he went back to the future… It was oct 21st 2015… that shot is just what was on the monitor and Doc set it to Oct 21st at the start of the second movie when Marty, Jennifer and Doc flew in the air to the future.

    Best movies ever… bar none!!

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