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October 26, 1985
12:30 AM PST
Seventeen year old Marty McFly was listening to Huey Lewis and The News with his girlfriend, Jennifer Parker. The two of them were at the home of Jennifer's grandmother, Eleanor Parker. Just then, the phone rang. Jennifer went to answer the phone.
'Hello,' said Jennifer, as she picked up the phone. 'This is Eleanor Parker's residence. Yeah, he's right here in the room with me. Just a second.' Then turning to Marty, Jennifer said, 'Marty, it's for you. It's Dr. Brown.'
Marty then grabbed the receiver from Jennifer, as he said, 'Yo, Doc!'
'Marty, you didn't forget about tonight, did you?' Doc asked, sounding concerned.
'Uh, no,' replied Marty. 'In fact, I was just about to head over to the mall right now.'
'Listen, this is very important,' continued Doc. 'I forgot my video camera. Could you stop by my place, and pick it up on your way to the mall?'
'Um, yeah,' replied Marty, 'I'm on my way.' Then, after Marty hung up the phone, he turned to Marty and said, 'Listen, Jennifer, I promised Doc that I'd meet him at the mall early this morning.'
'Can I come with you, Marty?' asked Jennifer. 'I must say, the Doc is a very interesting man. It's a real shame that some people have such a negative opinion about him.'
'Yeah, sure, I guess you can come along,' replied Marty. 'I guess Doc won't mind.'
The two of them then headed over to Doc's garage, before heading over to the mall.
As Marty and Jennifer were skateboarding to the mall, they say Doc's van inside the mall parking lot - which read 'Dr E Brown Enterprises'. Doc's dog, Einstein, was sitting beside it.
Marty headed towards Einstein, and he said, 'Einstein! Hey, Einstein, where's the Doc, boy, huh?'
The doors of the van then opened, and smoke came out of it. Then a DeLorean came reversing out of the van, onto the parking lot. It had a licence plate that read 'OUTATIME'. Dr. Brown the stepped out of the car, wearing a white radiation suit.
'Doc?' asked Marty, as he saw his elderly friend.
'Marty, you made it,' exclaimed Doc, as he hugged his friend. Then he saw Jennifer and asked, 'You brought Jennifer along?'
'Well, Doc, I didn't really see the harm in it,' replied Marty.
'It was my fault,' added Jennifer. 'I had asked to come along.'
'Well, don't worry about it,' said Doc, sighing. 'I guess some extra help could come in very handy. Anyway, welcome to my latest experiment. It's the one I've been waiting for all my life.'
'Um, well, it's a DeLorean, right?' Marty asked, confused.
'Bear with me, Marty,' said Doc. 'All of your questions will be answered. Roll tape...'
'Okay,' Marty said, as he got out the video camera.
'... and we'll proceed,' finished Doc.
'Doc, is that a de...' Marty started to ask.
'Never mind that, now,' said Doc, 'Never mind that, now.'
'All right, I'm ready,' said Marty, as he began to film Doc.
'Good evening,' Doc said, into the video camera, 'I'm Dr. Emmett Brown. I'm standing on the parking lot of Twin Pines Mall. It's Saturday morning, October 26, 1985, 1:18 AM - and this is temporal experiment number one. C'mon, Einie.' Doc then urged Einie to step into the DeLorean. 'Hey, hey, boy! Get in there! That a boy! In you go! Sit down! Put your seat belt on! That's it!'
'Whoa, whoa, whoa,' Marty said, stunned. 'Okay.'
Jennifer just looked on, dazed.
'Please note that Einstein's clock is in complete synchronization with my control watch,' explained Doc, 'Got it?' Both clocked just switched over to 1:19.
'Right, check, Doc,' replied Marty.
'Uh, yeah, okay,' muttered Jennifer.
'Good,' replied Marty. 'Have a good trip, Einstein. Watch your head.'
Doc then shut the car door, and he got out a remote control for the car.
'You have this thing hooked up to the car?' Marty asked, confused.
'Watch this,' Doc said.
'Yeah, okay, got it,' replied Marty.
'All right then,' added Jennifer.
As Marty started to film the car, the car began to drive itself, as it was controlled by the remote.
'Jesus!' exclaimed Marty, as he turned to Doc, inadvertently filming him.
'Not me!' shouted Doc, 'The car! The car!' As Marty began to film the car, Doc continued, 'If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit! Watch this! Watch this!' Doc then let go of the lever, as the car headed towards him and Marty. Then, as it hit 88 miles per hour, it let off a blue glow and disappeared, leaving behind two fire trails - which had almost hit the feet of Marty, Jennifer, and Doc. The licence plate then fell off the car and spun around on the ground. Doc then started screaming, 'Ha, what did I tell you? 88 miles per hour! The temporal displacement occurred at exactly 1:20 AM and zero seconds!'
Marty then picked up the licence plate, and gasped, 'Hot! Jesus Christ, Doc! Jesus Christ, Doc! You disintegrated Einstein!'
'Calm down, Marty,' said Doc. 'I didn't disintegrate anything. The molecular structure of Einstein and the car are completely intact.'
'Then where the hell are they?' shrieked Marty.
'Yeah, Doc, what's going on?' asked Jennifer.
'The appropriate question is, when the hell are they!' explained Doc. 'Einstein has just become the world's first time traveller! I sent him into the future. One minute into the future to be exact. And at exactly 1:21 AM, we should catch up with him and the time machine.'
'Wait a minute!' shouted Marty. 'Wait a minute! Doc, are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?'
'The way I see it,' replied Doc, 'if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style. Besides, the stainless, steel construction made the flux dispersal...' Doc then checked his watch, as it beeped. He then pushed Marty and Jennifer out of the way, and shouted, 'Look out!'
The DeLorean then reappeared, as it was steaming. Doc walked over to touch it.
'What? What?' asked Marty. 'Is it hot?'
'It's cold - damn cold,' replied Doc. Then he opened the door, and said, 'Ha, ha, ha, Einstein! You little devil!' Then, turning to Marty and Jennifer, Doc explained, 'Einstein's clock is exactly one minute behind mine. It's still ticking.'
Doc's clock had switched over to 1:22 AM, while Einstein's clock had switched over to 1:21 AM. Doc then unbuckled Einstein's seat belt, as Einstein ran happily into the van.
'He's all right,' Marty breathed, when he saw that Einstein was unharmed from his trip through time.
'Gee, I can hardly believe this,' added Jennifer, stunned.
'He's fine,' assured Doc, 'and he's completely unaware that anything happened. As far as he's concerned, the trip was instantaneous. That's why Einstein's watch is exactly one minute behind mine. He skipped over that minute to instantly arrive at this moment in time. Come here, I'll show you how it works. First, you turn the time circuits on.' Doc did just that, as Marty and Jennifer watched. Inside were three panels, each with a different LED display. 'This readout tells you where you're going, this one tells you where you are, this one tells you where you were. You input the destination time on this keypad. Say, you wanna see the signing of the Declaration of Independence...' Doc typed in July 4, 1776. '... or witness the birth or Christ.' Doc typed in December 25, 0000. 'Here's a red-letter date in the history of science, November 5, 1955.' Then Doc gasped, 'Yes, of course! November 5, 1955!'
'What?' asked Marty, confused. 'I don't get what happened.'
'Yeah, what so special about that day?' asked Jennifer.
'That was the day I invented time travel,' explained Doc, 'I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the edge of the sink. And, when I came to, I had a revelation - a picture, a picture in my head, a picture of this.' He showed Marty and Jennifer the y-shaped device that was inside the car. 'This is what makes time travel possible. The flux capacitor.'
'The flux capacitor,' Marty said, confused.
'It's taken me almost 30 years and my entire family fortune to realize the vision of that day,' continued Doc. 'My God, has it been that long? Things have certainly changed around here. I remember when this was all farmland as far as the eye could see. Old Man Peabody, owned all of this. He had this crazy idea about breeding pine trees.'
'This is, uh, this is heavy duty, Doc,' commented Marty. 'This is great. Uh, does it run on regular unleaded gasoline?'
'Unfortunately, no,' replied Doc, 'it requires something with a little more kick - plutonium!'
'Uh, plutonium,' Marty responded, stunned. 'Wait a minute! Are you telling me that this sucker's nuclear?'
'Yeah, isn't it a bit dangerous?' added Jennifer, a bit concerned.
Doc had noticed that Marty had nearly dropped the camera, and he said, 'Hey! Hey! Keep rolling! Keep rolling there! No, no, no, no! This sucker's electrical - but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity that I need.'
'Doc,' protested Marty, 'you don't just walk into a store and ask for plutonium! Did you rip this off?'
'Yeah,' Jennifer agreed, nodding, 'isn't it illegal to own plutonium?'
'Of course,' replied Doc, as he was waving his arms around, 'from a group of Libyan Nationalists. They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and in turn gave them a shiny bomb case full of used pinball machine parts!'
'Jesus,' gasped Marty.
'Whoa!' gasped Jennifer. 'That's very risky. How can you make a deal with terrorists? What were you thinking?'
'Never mind that, now,' replied Doc. 'Let's get the two of you into radiation suits. We must prepare to reload.'
A few minutes later, Marty and Jennifer were in radiation suits, and Doc was putting another pellet of plutonium into the DeLorean.
'Safe now, everything's lead lined,' Doc informed the teens. 'Don't you lose those tapes, now - we'll need a record. Yep, yep. I almost forgot my luggage. Who knows if they've got cotton underwear in the future. I'm allergic to all synthetics.' Doc then placed a suitcase into the DeLorean.
'The future,' asked Marty, 'that's where you're going?'
'How far ahead?' added Jennifer.
'That's right,' replied Doc, '25 years into the future. I've always dreamed of seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next 25 World Series.'
'Uh, Doc,' said Marty, as a thought came to his mind.
'Huh?' asked Doc.
'Uh, look me up when you get there,' replied Marty.
'Yeah, me too,' added Jennifer. 'I wonder what our futures will be like.'
'Indeed, I will,' responded Doc. 'Roll 'em.'
Marty began to film Doc, as Jennifer stood next to him.
'I, Dr Emmett Brown, am about to embark on an historic journey,' Doc started to say, then he chuckled to himself, as he realized he forgot something. 'What am I thinking of? I almost forgot to bring some extra plutonium. How did I ever expect to get back? One pellet, one trip! I must be out of my mind!'
Just then, Einstein started to bark.
'What is it, Einie?' Doc asked, concerned. Then, looking to the entrance to the mall, Doc saw a blue and white van pulling in. 'Oh, my God! They found me! I don't know how. but they found me! Run for it, Marty and Jennifer!'
'Who, who?' asked Marty, confused.
'Yeah, who found you?' added Jennifer.
'Who do you think?' shouted Doc. 'The Libyans!'
'Holy shit!' gasped Marty.
'I don't believe this!' added Jennifer.
The three of them went to hide behind the van, as the Libyans pulled up towards them.
'I'll draw their fire!' said Doc, as he began to fire his pistol at the Libyans. It, unfortunately, ran out of bullets.
'Doc, wait!' cried out Marty, in desperation.
Doc then threw his gun down. The Libyans shot at Doc - and Doc fell down on his back, dead.
'No!' shouted Marty. 'Bastards!'
The Libyans then spotted Marty and Jennifer - and the terrorists aimed for the teens. Marty turned away, as he thought it was the end. However, the Libyans' gun got jammed. Marty and Jennifer quickly got into the DeLorean - with the camera - and they closed the doors. Marty drove off. Marty kept driving the DeLorean faster, as the Libyans began to gain up on them.
'C'mon! More! Dammit!' shouted Marty, as he inadvertently turned on the time circuits. Jennifer just stared ahead, dazed. 'Jeez! Holy shit!' mumbled Marty, as he sped up even more. 'Let's see if you bastards can do 90!'
Marty then accelerated up towards 90 miles per hour. Just as he hit 88, the DeLorean then broke through the time barrier, as it landed Marty and Jennifer back in November 5 of 1955.