[Crash course for newcomers: We’re conducting a three-year experiment in which, for every year, we have to watch the same movie once a week. I had Top Gun last year, in the category Movie You Don’t Love, But Don’t Hate. This year I have Back to the Future for Movie You Love. Check out what everyone else is watching on our Cinemanauts page. These are my experiment results for May 2013.]
Maybe it was kicked off by achieving my childhood dream of seeing a DeLorean in person last month (and my childhood nightmare of having an opportunity to meet Michael J. Fox and missing it), but apparently May was the month to sink into deep Back to the Future nostalgia.
I glued a pie box to my bike as a makeshift flux capacitor. Anybody else have any childhood #BackToTheFuture memories to share? Let me know.
— Bill Gray (@BillGrayHaHaHa) May 8, 2013
That’s a tweet I tweeted into the tweetscape after reminiscing about my awesome time-traveling bike from when I was a kid. (Sadly, no photos exist.) I was mostly just trying to think of ways to get people involved with the site, and if you’re a big fan of any movie, you probably have very intense memories of falling in love with it. I’m saying I tricked you, suckers!! Yes, my minions, think back on your popcorn-induced cineplex comas and dredge up some sappy– awww, these are nice.
Okay, you got me, I was just feeling nostalgic and wanted to know how fellow fans look back on their DeLorean days, and you sentimental motherfuckers delivered. My heart was veritably warmed. I smiled like a jackass. I was truly transported back in time– oh, boo. Start booing now. Boooooo…
Hey, here are some music-themed results!
You’re doing it wrong.
12:15pm EST, May 7th, 2013 - Thomas F. Wilson’s “Biff’s Question Song” stuck in my head for a good twenty minutes; I was singing it aloud for some of them. Took a while to even register that it was a song all about Back to the Future, or that this was significant data.
11:36am EST, May 20th, 2013 – Quietly singing “The Power of Love” while walking to the bus stop after work.
Boom! It’s time for dreams!
The most science-y section of these results posts, usually!
May 9th, 2013
I had a rather confusing dream in which I didn’t know what year it was or what year I was supposed to be in. I had a backpack, but I couldn’t figure out if I was in high school or college or on my way to work. There was nothing specific to Back to the Future, but I was clearly having a McFly freak-out over being in the wrong time.
May 27th, 2013
I dreamed I was at a party and the orchestral theme music from Back to the Future came on the radio.
May 30th, 2013
I dreamed I had to pick up my father somewhere and the only vehicle I had was a DeLorean DMC-12, which I kept in the garage and didn’t like taking out in public unless it was a special occasion. It was the standard car, not the time machine version from Back to the Future. Apparently I convinced myself to take the DeLorean because I was on a dry spell (in the dream, ya jerk!) and figured it might get me laid. I woke up at the moment I arrived in front of his house.
CHECKIN’ IN WITH TOP GUN:
Thankfully, I have no May results relating to last year’s Top Gun experiment. Looks like I’m getting off Scott-free.
Get it? ‘Cuz Tony Scott… shit, I must have made that joke before…