User Avatar Image

The DeLorean explanation (merged threads)

posted by Mino_Dan on - last edited - Viewed by 4.8K users

Sounds a bit cheap and highly illogical.
Could he be lying to prevent a paradox?

360 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • @Shadowknight1 said: And a rocket drill powered by hooch isn't far fetched and silly? Or a mind-reading helmet? Or hoverboards? Of a time machine?:p This is Back to the Future! Far fetched is wnat we do!:D

    Ah, but those things were built by a scientist. This was just happenstance. We know that lightning generates enough energy to send the DeLorean through time, so within the franchise's logic it makes sense that the DeLorean might be sent to EITHER 1885 or 2025, but there's no precedent to suggest that the lightning also splitting the DeLorean into two identical versions makes any sense.

    Even if a clone DeLorean WAS sent into the future, it takes yet more suspension of disbelief to assume that Doc found it before anyone else. Although when he heard about it I suppose he could have taken the time train to some time shortly before it arrived...

    EDIT:

    @Shadowknight1 said: The possibilities were:

    -This
    -Doc build a new DeLorean model
    -Doc got the DeLorean somewhere from the movies timeline

    Imho opinion the 2nd option is the worst of writing. Easy cop-out.

    In your opinion, perhaps, but at least it makes sense given the established rules of the BTTF universe, without having to introduce a new previously-unexplored element.

    Still, it seems a little too lucky. But, hey, like I said, nothing worth complaining about.

  • [quote]And where did the "75 years in the future" come from? The time circuits panel bugged only the 'Destination Time' (resetting it to Jan 1 1885), and the last visited time was still 1985, how and WHY did it duplucate to 2020?[/quote]
    It duplicated to 2025. 70 years into the future. Just like the DeLorean got send back 70 years into the past; 1885.

    Maybe an explanation as to why the DeLorean got duplicated and not Doc is because Doc probably wasn't hit by the lightning. The DeLorean had the current running through it. The passenger is protected from the lightning, just like how Marty in BttF1 didn't get electrocuted.
    Another explanation could be is that molecules for something organic are more difficult to duplicate.

  • @Origami said: It duplicated to 2025. 70 years into the future. Just like the DeLorean got send back 70 years into the past; 1885.

    Maybe an explanation as to why the DeLorean got duplicated and not Doc is because Doc probably wasn't hit by the lightning. The DeLorean had the current running through it. The passenger is protected from the lightning, just like how Marty in BttF1 didn't get electrocuted.

    a) Doc was sent to 1885 because this was the time that has been set on the circuits, the future didn't even blink there. This symmetry still appears out of nowhere.
    b) Marty's DeLorean also had the current running through it. You want to say we have ANOTHER DeLorean somewhere?
    c) Until I see how they'll play it all out in the big picture, I don't see any explanations (and explanations of the explanations) of this being plausible.

  • But in Marty's case the lighting got 'channeled and harnessed' by the lightning rod directly into the flux capacitor.

    There is a big difference between Doc's instance and Marty's. In Doc's case the Flux Capacitor hit overload. Because somehow it time travelled without even getting up to 88 miles per hour.

  • @Origami said: But in Marty's case the lighting got 'channeled and harnessed' by the lightning rod directly into the flux capacitor.

    There is a big difference between Doc's instance and Marty's. In Doc's case the Flux Capacitor hit overload. Because somehow it time travelled without even getting up to 88 miles per hour.

    That IS a valid statement. Probably enough to retrieve my question about Marty's DeLorean. It still doesn't make duplication have any more sense.

  • [quote]It still doesn't make duplication have any more sense. [/quote]

    You have to think about it this way. If there was a BTTF IV made back in the haydays with this plot element included would you've bought it? Probably yes.
    There are a lot of other instances in the original trilogy that have the same 'bending the rules' type of thing going on like this.
    For instance, suddenly in BttFII we got introduced to the existing of parallel dimensions with a 2nd Doc and Marty in the same time period(one in an asylum the other in Switzerland)?!
    And with Marty and Jeniffer traveling to the future, shouldn't their 2015 counterparts NOT be there?

    BttF hasn't been one of the best trilogy to respect its own rule.
    I think in the end this game will respect the rules of BttF1 even more than the sequels.
    This is probably the only instance where they needed to pull of something like this, for the rest they'll probably keep the time traveling to the future to a minimum and have it more revolve around the past(like Bob Gale implied in the GT episode) to avoid headaches and possible paradoxes.

    Keep in mind that Bob Gale was closely involved with the game, so he probably sanctioned it after numerous discussions. If in his opinion it was that out of place for BttF then he probably would've done his best to talk TellTale out of it.

  • Since when can the Dolorean travel in FOUR dimensions? Does that mean it drove itself to Doc Brown's place? (I suppose that's possible with some "future tech").

  • What's funny is that even so, all the people going "Hey, it can't have Mr. Fusion AND the OUTATIME license" plate have to be quiet now, it does have the barcode plate. ;)

    EDIT: The 4th Dimension is time. ;)

  • ^
    It both had the OUTTATIME and barcode one. :)

Add Comment