Back to the Future is episode 291 focusing on the 1985 film of the same name as part of the Podcast Away miniseries on the films of Robert Zemeckis. Posted September 27, 2020.
It was the #1 film of 1985. It’s a theme park ride. An animated series. It spawned video games. Comic books. Musicals. It’s in the goddamn Library of Congress! And key to this series, it guaranteed Robert Zemeckis big crazy budgets for decades. Has there ever been a bigger “blank check" than Back to the Future? Now make like a tree and start the episode already!
Producer Ben goes fully Marty McFly for this record: popped collar, rolled sleeves, lots of layers, sunglasses, glass bottle of coke, skateboard entrance.
Milestones and Ephemera
- Forky had never seen Back to the Future?! That's the power of love.
- One week after the Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome box office.