|Marty just realised he is spending his teenage years playing remote control cars with a 60 year old man.|
|"Hey Doc, did you steal that plutonium??"|
|If he can turn this into a pursuit vehicle then a nuclear bomb would be simple.|
|"I am sorry, I don't do refunds"|
But back to Doc Brown the next thing I noticed is that he is extremely confident in his work. The first, I repeat first experiment on his time machine, he decides that Marty and he should stand directly in the path of the oncoming time machine.
He didn't accurately measure the starting point of the Deloren (time machine) he kind of just drove it out an arbitrary distance, and then proceeded to race it towards him and his young companion. If he had got this slightly wrong the car might not have reached 88 mph, until a point after where they were standing which would have resulted in a rather shorter movie.
|The surprise on Doc's face does not instil me with confidence he knew that was going to happen.|
Also how did he know at exactly 88 mph the car would travel back in time? He just worked that out on paper, and as anyone who translates theoretical results to real experiments will tell you there is always slight variation from a unforeseen variable, or just rounding error, what if it needed to get to 90 mph?
|"I just don't understand why two guys were standing in front of a speeding car in an empty car park?"|
I am not saying he didn't know exactly what he was doing, but for the first experiment, I would probably just film from the side. And then you can show off in subsequent experiments, by playing chicken with the time machine.
After this first experiment it is apparent the time machine works, after it was tested on Doc's beloved dog Einstein. That's right where was PETA when this was going on?
|Let's be honest PETA is never going to appear in a PG movie|
But after it was established that the time machine work, Doc raves about all the wonderful times and events we could visit, the signing of the declaration of independence, the birth of Christ, or a day of glory in the scientific fields Nov 5th 1955.
Doc has just offered this date, as a turning point to visit in history, then as if he had forgotten why he was using this date, he feigns an epiphany that this was the day he invented the flux capacitor. Now there is pride in your work and then there is arrogance.
|"Just like the Beatles, I am bigger than Jesus"|
|It's a Doohickey transistor, and it is going to solve world poverty|