Back to the Future day is unfortunately almost done, however; it seems the fun continues. There are several things that are happening still to celebrate Back to the Future day. USA today will recreate the front page from Back to the Future Part II. The one Doc shows Marty from October 22nd, 2015 to prove to Marty what happened to his son.
It is a one page paper that covers todays actual paper. The front page will have the faux news of Marty McFly being arrested and pizza rehydration. This gives a chance for fans to actually go out and buy a publication.
According to People.com,
The newspaper has paid tribute to the 26-year-old blockbuster by creating a special rendition of the Hill Valley paper edition from the film.
They filled the page with Easter Eggs and jokes about the world today. Some of the highlights are:
Negative review of Jaws19,
An Op-ed about whether 3D billboards are free speech or traffic hazards.
A women asphyxiating from a self-adjusting jacket.
…and a few other silly and creative topics.
Only the top half of the cover was remade to be featured in the movie. The bottom half of the paper was never featured in the movie and was just old content that happened to be left over from an old version of USA Today. We worked with Universal and Bob Gale to update the bottom half and add content that was relevant and cohesive as our way to finish the story and punctuate this moment.
There are a few things that have been altered, like taking out the part about Princess Diana, but for the most part they seemed to have got it right. The newspaper comes out today on October 22, 2015 since that was the publication date in the film.
I guess you’ll know where I’ll be at today… uh, after work, of course.
If you’re not fangirling, or fanguyling? No, that doesn’t work but you get my drift. If you’re not fangirling by now then maybe this will get your nerdgasm going.
Nike, announced on Wednesday (October 21, 2015), that they will be selling self-powered lace shoes in the spring of 2016. These shoes are the ones that Marty McFly wears in the sequel of the film.
Nike, has given its first pair of self-lacing MAG shoes to none other than Michael J. Fox himself. Fox posted a letter on twitter that was given to him by the iconic Nike designer Tinker Hatfield himself saying:
“Although the project started as science fiction, we’re now proud to turn that fiction into fact.” Hatfield says more pairs will be released in 2016 with proceeds from the auction going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which conducts research on Parkinson’s Disease.
These are different from the ones sold in 2011. These actually have the features that have “power-laces” that have the laces tighten around the foot as the Nike logo lights up.
In 2011 Nike sold Air Mags (BUT without the self-lacing part of it) and gave the proceeds to the Michael J. Fox foundation to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
The foundation, set up by Fox, who played Marty, received $9.4 million in donations thanks to a 10-day auction in 2011, when 1,500 pairs were auctioned on eBay. Sales of the shoes generated $4.7 million, and that figure was matched by Google co-founder Sergei Brin and his wife according to ESPN.go.com.
“We hope that the combined effort will raise even more than the $9.4 million collected in 2011 and contribute in some way to eliminating Parkinson’s disease in our lifetime,” Hatfield wrote in a letter to Fox.
The shoes are being auctioned off giving the proceeds once again to the Michael J. Fox foundation, but how many shoes will be auctioned off has not been disclosed as of yet. But for now, I’m just going to leave this here for you guys to enjoy.