For a four-part documentary on Back to the Future to air on the Discovery Channel, Christopher Lloyd is once again the Doctor. Emmett Brown aka Doc.
The saga of Back to the Future continues to be as popular as it has never been before the past five years. Since in 2015 our reality aligned itself with that of Back to the future II, the cathartic year in which Marty McFly he discovered hoverboards, self-lacing shoes and jackets with self-regulating sleeves, we were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of the first film. Meanwhile the 21 October 2015, the day of arrival in the future of Marty and Doc, became the Back to the Future Day. And speaking of time, another five years have flown by and here we are again at celebrate 35th anniversary With the’release of the trilogy 4K UHD discs. But the gadgets on the saga of Back to the Future now there are countless: funko pop, original board games, a themed version of monopoly, a photographic book that tells the background, characters produced by Playmobil, very detailed action figures for collectors, more modest action figures within everyone’s reach, the Delorean to be assembled in 1: 8 scale and again reproduced t-shirts, sweatshirts, socks and props.
Back to the Future: A new documentary is in the works for Discovery Channel
In addition to all this and documentaries Back in Time e OutATime, respectively on the processing of Robert Zemeckis and on the car, Discovery Channel has started the production of another documentary. Filming is underway and obviously also involves the actors of the saga, who in recent years have continuously participated in conventions around the United States and sometimes also in Europe. Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson e Tom Wilson never backed down, commitments permitting, when their presence was requested to the delight of the fans and to honor the increasingly solid cult film status of Back to the Future. Even the actors with the supporting roles, like Claudia Wells (Jennifer from the first film), Donald Fullilove (Goldie Wilson) e James Tolkan (Principal Strickland) are often invited to smaller events.
But for this new documentary currently titled Timeless, a sort of reconstruction of some of the film’s highlights is underway. Christopher Lloyd was in fact seen and photographed in the role of Doc Brown in the same Los Angeles mall parking lot where the time machine is first unveiled. The crew around him suggests that Discovery Channel is doing things big, but we will only know for sure when i 4 episodes of the show will air in January 2021.