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Quark 11-13-2010 08:38 AM

Back to the Future Part III question
 
Okay, in the end of Back to the Future Part III, after Marty gets back in time on the railroad tracks in the DeLorean only for it to be destroyed a minute later, how in the heck does Doc return to the future in a time machine train? Okay, if he had that technology to create a hover conversion from the 19th century, why didn't he just do that to the DeLorean instead of having to configure it to the tracks on a railroad? This question just recently came up after having a conversation about it with my friend.

Now, of course when watching the movie, you don't really think twice about how he was able to make the train hover and he even says, "Marty! It runs on steam!" Okay, that party I understand, but to have the ability to make it fly in addition to having a flux capacitor? That just didn't make sense. Now, I do remember when Doc saved Clara at the last second, he sped away on Marty's hoverboard. Now, maybe that was what gave him the technology to create a time machine train with a hover conversion, but I'm not sure if that one board would be enough to create a hover conversion on a train.

And one more thing, remember how Doc was so upset about how the DeLorean caused nothing but disaster? Why on earth would you go on and create another time machine which could cause all of the same problems?

Jim in St. Louis 11-13-2010 08:53 AM

A more important question is, what the heck is Verne Brown doing in this scene?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq5-6PkVGCg

Quark 11-13-2010 09:22 AM

Oh...wow...just...wow...

Saquist 11-13-2010 09:41 AM

Actually, quark Doc brown says they've already been to the future.
If you recall that where the Delorean was out fitted with Hover tech. I have no doubt he had the plans for the FC in his head and while it would have been more difficult in the past...it wouldn't be impossible....just analog instead of digital.

Quark 11-13-2010 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Saquist (Post 310502)
Actually, quark Doc brown says they've already been to the future.
If you recall that where the Delorean was out fitted with Hover tech. I have no doubt he had the plans for the FC in his head and while it would have been more difficult in the past...it wouldn't be impossible....just analog instead of digital.

Oh, I thought he was referring to the time when he went to the future to warn Marty about his kids.

NCC-73515 11-13-2010 10:23 AM

"Where are you goin' now, Doc? Back to the future?"
"Nope. Already been there."
And that's why she flies ;)

Saquist 11-13-2010 06:32 PM

Yeah he means...he's already been...BACK TO THE FUTURE!!!

Captain Tom Coughlin 11-14-2010 08:18 AM

Where did he get all the parts to make a time machine out of a train in the first place?

NCC-73515 11-14-2010 08:24 AM

From the prop shop.

Captain Tom Coughlin 11-14-2010 08:29 AM

Yes, that would make the most sense :)


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