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Back to the Future Tattoo

Marty McFly would have had an easier time if had had a plan for flux capacitor tattooed on this arm. Kevin Vanderhoof of Tampa, Florida inked Doc Brown’s original sketch on a fan. Link | Artist’s Website

A TARDIS Themed Delorean

This is the CARDIS- a TARDIS styled Delorean that may be the end result of Doc Brown and The Doctor meeting up somewhere in time and space. The old “bigger on the inside” TARDIS factor would really make a difference when applied to the somewhat small interior of the Delorean, especially if the time travelling duo [...]

Back to the Future II Quadrocoptor

(Video Link) YouTube user native118′s amazing custom quadrocopter looks exactly like Doc Brown’s DeLorean DMC-12. It even has a Mr. Fusion machine! Presumably this is a fully functional time machine, and native118 has simply chosen not to highlight that ability. -via Technabob

Bad Timing

Kat Martin takes discarded landscapes and alters them just a bit. A monster here or a zombie there. In this case, the TARDIS and Doc Brown’s DeLorean have rematerialized in the same place at the same time. Etsy Shop and Artist’s Website -via XombieDIRGE Previously: Artist Buys Cheap Landscapes, Adds Monsters

Back to the TARDIS

Christopher Lloyd was a great Doc Brown, but I can’t see him as the Doctor. At least deviantART user Ratgirlstudios’s re-imagining of a Back to the Future Part II poster prompts us to consider the possibility. Link -via The Mary Sue

This Day in (Fake) History: Doc Brown Invented Time Travel

On this date in 1955, Doc Brown hit his head on the edge of his sink and invented time travel. See Also: Back to the Future Co-Creator Bob Gale Explains How Marty and Doc Became Friends; Dear Slate: Bob Gale Is Locked in Our Basement; The Back to the Future Quiz

How Marty McFly Met Doc Brown

One of the authors at mental_floss asked managing editor Jason English a question he couldn’t answer, so he asked the readers. “Is it ever explained why Marty hangs out with Doc Brown? He’s just in Doc’s house to start the movie and it’s just implied that they’re good friends.” — Brett Savage Among the many comments at that [...]

Back to the Future Co-Creator Bob Gale Explains How Marty and Doc Became Friends

Yesterday I posted a question mental_floss contributor Brett Savage had asked me via text — “Is it ever explained why Marty hangs out with Doc Brown?” Many people weighed in with theories. Good theories. Then someone with inside info chimed in — Back to the Future co-creator Bob Gale! Okay, from the horse’s mouth (yes, I’m [...]

Questions Our Writers Send Me Via Text #1 (of Thousands, Probably)

Every now and again, a fellow _flosser texts me a question I just can’t answer—either because I don’t know the answer, or because of the medium’s draconian character limit. So I’m going to start tossing out these questions to the group. “Is it ever explained why Marty hangs out with Doc Brown? He’s just in [...]

If All Time Travel Films Had Doc Brown

Doc Brown from the Back to The Future trilogy has got to be one of the all time most memorable time travelers. He and Marty McFly usually save the day, but what if Doc had been the protagonist in other time travel movies? Great Scott!   With Added Doc Brown: The Doc appears in place of Michael [...]