Tonight I was lucky enough to attend a special screening of Back to the Future II at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in NYC. Somehow, someway, VIP tickets fell from the heavens and into my hands… OK, so maybe it wasn’t that dramatic but I got some dope tickets either way. Fourth row wasn’t too shabby.
Fans and onlookers gathered around the modified Delorean parked on the red carpet. Security guards in suits and earpieces, along with a fair share of NYPD, spotted the building’s exterior. The event itself seemed a little hectic. The Q&A was scheduled to start at 7:30 but didn’t get going till a bit after (about 8 or so).
Light cosplay of fans wearing the infamous red vest could be seen all around. Some of the more extreme fans were decked out in heavy cosplay of their favorite characters. I’m sure everyone was thrilled when leaving the theater and receiving a special edition of tomorrows USA Today. Don’t worry! You’ll be able to pick up a copy of your own tomorrow!
The Q&A was hosted by a guy from a company I don’t remember. Something with a “B”. Blasting, maybe? Sorry guy.
TRIPLE EDIT HAT TRICK: Turns out the company is Blastr and the guy in question is self-described “Nerd Gone Pro”, Mr. Aaron Sagers. Thanks for being a good sport! Hire me for stuff. This concludes Editgate 2015.
Panelists consisted of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and Bob Gale. Please enjoy this almost full recording of the panel! I apologize for my lack of foresight but I didn’t start recording the Q&A session till about 5 minutes in.
EDIT: Sorry the initial upload wasn’t working! I re-uploaded the audio to my soundcloud. Please enjoy! Back to the Future Day – October 21, 2015 – Q&A Panel with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Huey Lewis, and Bob Gale
DOUBLE EDIT: Apologies for giggling so loudly.
WARNING: The first 20 seconds I’m hitting the microphone while I’m moving the phone. Audio quality isn’t terrible but isn’t great either. Be aware there will be a few random pops from moving the phone and loud applause.
It’s been quite a while since I watched Back to the Future II. Michael J. Fox is the brave and hot headed, Marty McFly. Christopher Lloyd as the lovable mad scientist, Dr. Emmett Brown. Lea Thompson as the queen of mommy issues, Lorraine Baines McFly. To be honest, I’ve never been the biggest Back to the Future fan.. After tonight I may be a convert.
Maybe it’s nostalgia. Maybe it was being surrounded by loving fans (shout out to the insanely excited guy behind me that quoted the whole movies). Maybe it was because I last saw it when I was 13. Whatever the reasons, I enjoyed Back to the Future II a hell of a lot more than I remember. Do yourself a favor and take a ride down memory lane for Back to the Future day!
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