Remember how elated you were when Mattel announced it would be releasing a replica of the hoverboard from Back to the Future 2? And then how sad you were when it was priced at $120? Now you can just build one yourself with this handy tutorial and about $50 worth of random supplies.
Is the hoverboard just over the horizon? Not quite. But you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise!
The day you’ve dreamed of since Back to the Future 2 first hit theaters 26 years ago is finally here—kind of. ThinkGeek is now selling a perfect working replica of the hoverboard that Marty McFly rode in Hill Valley, circa 2015. As long as your interpretation of “perfect working replica” includes the hoverboard being…
It’s been the dream of countless nerds since at least 1989. We want our hoverboards, and we want them now. But if Neil deGrasse Tyson is to be believed, we’re going to be waiting for a while.
Did you ever dream of having Marty McFly's Nike powerlace shoes from Back to the Future Part II? Well, if all goes according to plan you might get your chance to own a pair. Nike reportedly has plans to release some version of the MAG shoes sometime this year. But they're not saying precisely when.
Every decade produces iconic pieces of futurism that help to define a generation. For the 1960s it was The Jetsons and Star Trek. For the 1970s it was Future Shock and Soylent Green. What about the 1980s? It was almost certainly Back to the Future Part II.
It might be hard to believe now, but when it first came out in 1989, some people didn't really like Back to the Future: Part II. Recognized today as perhaps the greatest film ever made for the silver screen, critics like Gene Siskel called it "very gadget-filled and really noisy in an unpleasant way." Hard to believe…
Back to the Future 2's self-lacing, future Nike shoes have always been bananas expensive. But not anymore! Someone has finally made a knock-off version of the power lacers for under a $100.
Doc Brown himself recently lied to us about the existence of hoverboards. But if you've got the cash, an original hoverboard (albeit, still non-hovering) could soon be yours.
Little known fact: Crispin Glover refused to be in Back to the Future 2. So director Robert Zemeckis hired a doppelgänger, put him in makeup, and used old clips from Glover's past work on set to fill in any holes. Needless to say, that pissed off the actor (who sued). And now, many years later Glover is elaborating…
The Nike Air Mag auction has wrapped up and has raised $5.6 million for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research ($11.2 if you count Sergey Brin's contributions). It was an absolutely worthy cause for the iconic shoe.
Ever since Back to the Future Part II came out and tickled my fanciful soul with the Nike Air Mag, I've been waiting to get my hands on a pair. They're finally real and oh my god they're so dreaaamy.
OH MY GOD. I've waited my entire life for this. The guys over at NiceKicks think Nike will announce the Nike Air Mag tomorrow. The Nike Air Mag, as you may know, is the shoe that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II.
Take a peek at some of the original concept art from Back To The Future 2, full of predictions about consumer items from the year 2015. It's especially amazing how many of these designs made the final cut.
You might think it's odd that The Road and Ninja Assassin both came out just in time for Turkey Day. But those aren't the only counter-intuitive movies that studios have put out for Thanksgiving — here's a complete list.
U.S. science fiction used to be fascinated with Japan, from Blade Runner to Neuromancer. Everything Japanese was cooler, sleeker and shinier than our grubby American aesthetic, and Japan was destined to dominate. And then, Japan's futuristic status waned. What happened?
This "ouch I can't believe they did that" clip showcases everything that's wrong with Back To the Future 2. It's a shot-for-shot reprise of a sequence from the first movie, where Michael J. Fox gets away from some bullies. Except this time, he uses a "hoverboard" and hitches a ride with a flying car. In other words,…