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Let's establish once and for all: Doc Brown's age

posted by Origami on - last edited - Viewed by 814 users

There was a fun little discussion in one of the topics and people pointed out to the Bttf wikia stating he was 65 in 1985. I scanned through Wikia and most of the info there has disclaimers of not being canonical.

Imho Doc could be 71 in BttF1

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  • Let's just ask Telltale nicely to ask Bob Gale. :)

  • If his age isn't stated in the films then any age given by anything else is non-canonical.

  • I'll repost here what I posted in that thread:

    @markeres said: I think Telltale may be trying to match up 1986/"present day" Doc Brown's age with Christopher Lloyd's actual age, making him 71 or 72 (depending on Doc's birthdate), possibly because of Lloyd's older sounding voice. Making 1931/"young" Doc 17 or 18, around Marty's age. Which is how he looks and sounds to me in the trailer. Just guessing, though.We also have to keep in mind Doc's rejuvenation clinic therapy he mentioned at the beginning of BTTFII. It's possible that Doc, at the start of the game, is chronologically in his 80s, 90s, or even his 100s (based on the time it took for him to marry Clara, have kids, and build a time train + however long he's been time traveling between saying goodbye to Marty at the end of BTTFIII and asking for his help at the beginning of the game), but biologically in his early 70s because the therapy added 30-40 years to his life. This also explains how 71/72-year-old Doc is able to have the energy of a man in his early 50s throughout BTTF II & III. :D

    So, to sum up my guesses:

    [LIST]
    [*]Doc at the start of BTTF: 71-72
    [*]Doc at the end of BTTF (upon returning from the future)/throughout BTTF II & III (before the arrival of the time train): 71-72 (chronologically), early 50s or younger (biologically)
    [*]Doc at the end of BTTF III (on the time train)/start of the game: 80s or older (chronologically), 71-72 (biologically)
    [/LIST]

    edit: ***REVISED AGE GUESSES***

  • I believe the date of birth in the wiki was in the novelization of the film.
    @ Markeres
    As Vaineamon said thye could of made Doc the same age as Lloyd, because we know the kids had to grow up to become the age they were in bttf3. Unless Doc left them timetravelling for a large part of their childhood he would of aged up to Lloyd in that time without aging the Doc that starts out from 1985.

  • ^
    EXACTLY my point! So it shouldn't be considered factual.

    [quote]We also have to keep in mind Doc's rejuvenation clinic therapy he mentioned at the beginning of BTTFII. [/quote]

    This is not relevant. :)
    It's about Doc's age in BttF1 before he took the treatment. Some people have trouble accepting he's 71 or 72. I am just saying Leslie Nielsen(R.I.P.)

  • BTW

    Has Young Doc Brown's age already been confirmed?

  • @Origami said: This is not relevant. :)

    It is though. See the edit I made to my post. Unless we're only talking about Doc's age at the beginning of BTTF.

    @Origami said: Has Young Doc Brown's age already been confirmed?Not to my knowledge.

  • ^
    Owh I thought it was clear from my opening post that I meant to discuss his age in 1985, since that's the one that stirs up the most commotion.

    But you're right. With BttF2 he added 30 years to his life.
    BTW, is Doc even 'able' to have kids? >.>

    BTW, I believe TellTale will aim to avoid most of BttF2's future in the games. Because it's pretty difficult to assume we'll have rejuvination clinics in about 5 years lol.

  • BTW, I believe TellTale will aim to avoid most of BttF2's future in the games. Because it's pretty difficult to assume we'll have rejuvination clinics in about 5 years lol.



    I think it's actually already confirmed. That there won't be BttF2-style 2010-2015. Easily explained by the fact that 'Always in motion is the future'... uhm... wait, wrong movie :D Quote's sense is still the same ;)

  • ^
    Yeah, TellTale explained that they wouldn't be aiming for BttF2's future in the Live Chat within the exclusive board.
    They are keeping in mind that Doc said 'The Future isn't written'. Pretty cool that they think about it so deep.

    Having said that, as of yet visiting the future in The Game hasn't been established as of yet. There is only an alluding picture of a future in the Facebook Blitz Game.
    But I have faith in TTG. If we do visit the future they'll make it work.

    But as I rethought some things I agree with what Bob Gale said in the interview.
    That the past is more fun to visit. I dunno why I have this change of heart suddenly.
    Probably because it makes the game more timeless? Because if we would visit the future it would be a matter of time before we find out if the game is correct or not.

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