Back to the Future today: what the film got right about 2015

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From hoverboards to smart-glasses, what was accurately predicted when Back to the Future’s Marty McFly famously landed his time machine in 2015?

21 October 2015 marks ‘Back to the Future Day’, the date Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) and Doctor ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) landed in the future from the 1980s time-travel film sequel.

In 1989’s Back to the Future Part II sequel to the original 1985 sci-fi comedy classic, time travellers Marty and Doc go forward from to a futuristic 2015.

The exact time that Marty travels in Doc’s flying DeLorean into the future is 4.29pm on 21 October 2015.

Film fans around the world will mark the event which has become known as Back to the Future Day.

And did you know, Elijah Wood made his film debut in “Back to the Future Part II?

Sadly, hoverboards, as much as we might want them, haven’t ‘taken off’, yet.

In the film, Marty steals a hoverboard from a small girl on the street. It works everywhere except on water.

In the real 2015, hoverboards have yet to properly appear and the “real” ones only work on magnetic surfaces.

Also, although smart glasses have been invented, they’ve largely been sideswerved as being rather silly.

And don’t mention fax machines being the preferred form of communication, flying cars or double ties.

But possibly the strangest prediction made by the film? It turns out that the Cubs baseball team could well win this year’s World Series.