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"Get Tannen" Predictions (Spoiler warning)

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Only read the rest if you completly finished the "It's about Time" part. All the way to the credits.

If you are still reading you should know that Marty begins to dissapear like in Part 1. (Original Part 1(the movie)) And then it says that Marty goes back to 1931. I think it's because he gave the subpoena to his grandfather, so Kid Tannen kidnaps him or something and somehow makes Artie dissapear form existense. Or Judge Brown might think that Artie was a bad guy and make Artie dissapear from existence. But in the Synopis (http://www.telltalegames.com/bttf) it says that Kid might erase Jennifer fron the future. I'm not really sure how that happens. Maybe One of the gang members is her grandfather or her grandfather is another guy like Artie that gets pushed around by Kid. Say what you think will happen! :)

Edit: Alright, now we know Officer Parker is Jennifer's Grandpa, and Trixie Trotter is presumably the singer that dissapears. The Information was received by a Telltale email update thing.

Email as follows

"Following the blockbuster series premiere "It's About Time", the second episode of Back to the Future, "Get Tannen!" will be available for download on the PC and Mac this February. That means it's just a few short weeks until you can find out what happens in the second of five monthly chapters of Marty and Doc Brown's new adventure. You'll be able to get your first look at "Get Tannen!" in the official trailer, also coming soon.

We have a special treat for you, the faithful Interloper subscriber: We're pulling back the curtain on two of the characters that appear in "Get Tannen!", Officer Parker and Trixie Trotter. Officer Parker, Jennifer's granddad, is just a good cop caught up in a bad situation. On top of dealing with Kid Tannen and his goons, he also has a time-traveling duo causing him some problems. Trixie Trotter, on the other hand, is a small-town girl with big-city dreams. She may seem like just another mob moll, but she actually has aspirations for greatness.

What do you think is next for Doc and Marty? Speculate and discuss your theories in the comments of our "Get Tannen!" Predictions blog post and forum thread! Get on it butthead!"

We know that the singer dissapears because in one of the newspaper articles in Edna's house, it says a singer dissapears. Keep looking for clues! :D

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  • @moturu said: But in the Synopis (http://www.telltalegames.com/bttf) it says that Kid might erase Jennifer fron the future. I'm not really sure how that happens.

    In the preview, Doc mentions that the rookie cop who's supposed to arrest Tannen is "Danny Parker". Must be Jennifer's grandfather.

  • Doc does say something like "If everything goes the way it's supposed to, Arthur McFly will be free from Kid Tannen and live a great life" or something I don't remember. But he specifically mentioned it. Foreshadow....obviously he doesn't...somehow.

  • @markeres said: In the preview, Doc mentions that the rookie cop who's supposed to arrest Tannen is "Danny Parker". Must be Jennifer's grandfather.

    I also noticed that he is remarkably similar in looks to the cop driving the police car when you first go back to 1931, I mean the cop driving the police car who is chasing the gangsters, and you appear in between them.

  • @MusicallyInspired said: Doc does say something like "If everything goes the way it's supposed to, Arthur McFly will be free from Kid Tannen and live a great life" or something I don't remember. But he specifically mentioned it. Foreshadow....obviously he doesn't...somehow.


    So Artie obviously wasn't supposed to receive his subpeona and getting him out of his apartment screwed up the timeline somehow? That is confusing because Artie needed to receive the subpeona so that Young Doc would work on the rocket drill.

  • So Artie obviously wasn't supposed to receive his subpeona and getting him out of his apartment screwed up the timeline somehow? That is confusing because Artie needed to receive the subpeona so that Young Doc would work on the rocket drill.


    How is that confusing ? Young Doc would have never tried to work on the rocket drill ON THIS DAY. It's because Marty said he needed this night.

  • @Masta23 said: So Artie obviously wasn't supposed to receive his subpeona and getting him out of his apartment screwed up the timeline somehow? That is confusing because Artie needed to receive the subpeona so that Young Doc would work on the rocket drill.

    In the original timeline young Doc had lots of time to work on the Rocket Drill, he didn't have to complete a working prototype TONIGHT. And when we get into the Soup Kitchen for the first time we see Kid specifically sending Arthur into the safehouse so he wouldn't receive the subpoena. So Marty does screw up by making Arthur actually RECEIVE the subpoena to make Doc work on the drill faster.

  • Siiiigh, why did Marty even go back only one day before the event. 3 movies HAVE to teach you something.

  • @Falanca said: Siiiigh, why did Marty even go back only one day before the event. 3 movies HAVE to teach you something.

    It's better than 10 minutes :p
    But still, Marty's four-dimensional skills haven't improved much, it seems... :)

  • To recap what's been said and adding my own thoughts:

    1) Rookie cop that catches Kid is likely Jennifer's grandfather, based on the name Doc says during the teaser. Judging from the summary, Marty might be putting him in danger too, hence why Jennifer might be erased from existence as well.

    2) "...young Doc Brown's proverbial date with scientific destiny" - Most likely the Expo Doc mentioned during the first jail scene and also shown on a billboard as the Delorean arrives in 1931.

    According to Doc in the original timeline he never heard back from the patent office regarding the Rocket-Powered Drill. He devoted his life to science completely after attending the Expo, despite his invention being a terrible failure (a humbling experience, as another user has noted in a different topic). Marty has messed this up by convincing Emmett to work on the Drill by going along with Emmett's false assumption that Marty was a patent officer.

    No doubt Emmett is not exactly feeling the best right now after Marty's lie and subsequently revealing the truth (mostly) to him. To avoid further disappointment he might just decide not to attend the Expo at all and try to live up to Judge Brown's expectations of him instead, thus never inventing the time machine in the first place. Marty will have his work cut out for him.

    3) Kid's goons and Kid are aware Arthur received a subpoena. Marty disappearing implies they likely "sent him up the river". In the original timeline, Kid successfully kept Arthur in hiding preventing Arthur from receiving a subpoena from Emmett. Marty has messed this up by successfully delivering the subpoena prior to Kid being stopped by a rookie cop.

    4) The newspapers in Edna's apartment in 1986 note a singer goes missing. Who is she and what role will she play in the story if any?

    5) Marty and Doc will travel back to the same day in 1931 and need to avoid being seen by their other selves. This Marty and Doc will probably focus on saving Arthur from Kid and his gang.

  • Eh, I think everyone is missing a rather key point to this.

    Marty already altered the timeline during the car chase when he first arrived in 1931. The police officer was chasing Tannen's gang, and by Doc's remark that this newbie cop was going to arrest them...which didn't happen. At least, not as it was supposed to.

    Marty arriving when he did in the middle of that chase allowed Tannen's gang to remain on the loose, and so everything that happened in Episode 1 involving the gang that Marty witnessed wasn't supposed to happen. Arthur was never supposed to be put into hiding to avoid the subpoena.

    Marty never told Doc about arriving during the car chase (At least not in any dialogue I saw), so Doc doesn't know that Marty already mucked up the timeline just by coming there.

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