The Back to the Future
trilogy is synonymous with great 80's movies. The
major characters throughout the series were Michael J.
Fox (Marty McFly), Christopher Loyd (Dr. Emmett "Doc"
Brown), Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines-McFly), Crispin
Glover (Geroge McFly), and Thomas F. Wilson (Bill Tannen).
The original Back to
the Future was released in 1985. In the movie,
Marty McFly's friend, Doc Brown, has created a time
machine fashioned from a Delorean DMC-12. The
plutonium powered machine supplies 1.21 gigawatts of
power to its Flux Capacitor, which essentially makes
time travel possible at 88 MPH. To illustrate,
Brown enters 1955 into the machines computer, but before
he could make his trip, Libyan terrorists showed up to
kill him (he stole the plutonium from them).
During the fray, Marty tries to escape in the Delorean,
and once the car hits 88 MPH, he is transported to 1955.
In 1955, there is no plutonium, and he
must find a way to power the time machine back to 1985.
In the mean time, Marty has accidentally interfered with
the fateful meeting between his father and mother, and
instead his mother (Lorraine) becomes infatuated with
him instead of his father, George. The rest of the
movie revolves around Marty's attempts to re-engage the
magic between George and Lorraine, while working with
the 1955 version of Doc Brown to find away to harness
the power of a lighting strike to power the time
sucessfuly making it back to 1985, Marty finds that his
time travel efforts have not only saved his life, but
also the life of Doc Brown and the quality of his
family's lives. The movie ends with Doc coming
back to 1985 from the future, with a message to Marty
that he must travel to the future to deal with a problem
with his children.
Back to the Future II
was released in 1989. Picking up where the first
one left off, Marty and his girlfriend travel to 2015
where Marty buys a sports almanac, with the hopes of
betting on sports when he returns to 1985, that ends up
in the hands of Biff Tanner. The rest of he movie
is about how they get the almanac back from Biff and
save the future (and the past). The movie ends
with a malfunction sending Doc to 1885, and Marty back
the Future III, released in 1990, has Marty once again
setting out to enlist the help of the 1955 Doc Brown to
save the 1985 Doc Brown from 1885. What?
Marty finds he must travel himself to 1885 to save Doc's
life (Biff Tannen's Great Grandfather has it out for
Doc). Doc Brown, who has fallen in love, chooses
to stay in 1885 after finding a way to use a train to
push the busted Delorean to 88 MPH. The movie ends
with Marty back in 1985, and Doc returning to 1985, with
his new wife, in a time traveling train.