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My Love of Back to the Future

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Being an 80’s kid I grew up on a selection of films that are still part of pop culture today, Back to the Future Trilogy was one of those sets of films, most people know of them or have watched them, this is one of those films that define the 80’s, but why do I like them? why is it still one of my favourite films?

Born in the ’80s

So being born in those early ’80s when the film was released in 1985 I was a little young to watch it straight away, so actually, for me, it turned out that I watched all three in very short time with the second and third film released in 89 and 90, I even videotaped them when they eventually came on TV and rewatched them several times. As the years went on I have bought them on DVD, Then Blu-Ray and eventually digitally, and let’s be honest the SFX still holds up and watching them doesn’t lose any of the quality, I would argue they look better now than they did back in the day.

In the last couple of years on one of our family film nights, the kids watched them for the first time and I was unsure whether they get it, let’s not forget it’s from the 80s which for kids nowadays is old, but the films are all based in the ’50s a time completely away from them, it’s old even for me lol, but they actually enjoyed it! I Tigger in particular enjoyed it more than Roo, even very recently Tigger decided to watch the Trilogy over his own film nights at the Christmas holidays, which surprised me, I would choose it but of all the things he could watch he choose that.

But Why?

But why do I love it so much? Why do I hold it so close to my heart? Its possibly partly down to bring it back to my childhood, growing upon it, it was one of those films like Ghostbusters that I always remembered, even when I was very little, obviously the story is legendary and again was one of the first time travel stories for me, and for many people, one of the ones that people still use, even in pop cultures like Family Guy and Avengers, they reference it. As a young boy, some of the more adult references went over my head, and I’ve appreciated them as I got older, the characters are great and Michael Fox and Christopher Lloyd with all ways be Marty and Doc to me, they have done other stuff but for me…it’s Back to the future.

I like the integrated story and complex side of it, but it was still enough for a kid to understand even though there are lots going, and I love that it spans for generations of time frames, the Western in the third was excellent and a great difference to the others, but even the future was funny to look at, as we sailed past 2015 it was funny to look back and thing genuinely what they thought we would be doing, many people thought we would have flying cars etc… however back at the ’50s and 80’s the detail of the films going back and forth and crossing over from the footage they previous did and linking was excellent and for younger me, I was astounded.

Its one of the few things in life that I will take forward always, in pop culture world and films for me Back to the Future is up there with Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Heman, Turtles etc. all classic 80’s and early 90’s things that I love, I so pleased my kids like it, and I hope they grow up still appreciating it as I did.

Win a LEGO 41611 Brickheadz Marty McFly & Doc Brown

To help share the love of Back To Future with you all, I’m lucky enough to have a retired LEGO 41611 Brickheadz Marty McFly & Doc Brown set to giveaway.

Prize: LEGO 41611 Brickheadz Marty McFly & Doc Brown

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LEGO 41611 Brickheadz Marty McFly & Doc Brown
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  • Reply ashleigh


    1 February 2021 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Sarah Parker

    I love Doc!

    1 February 2021 at 11:02 am
    • Reply Tegan Rose

      Would be incredible to win 🤞🏼🍀

      8 February 2021 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Marty McFly is my favourite character.

    1 February 2021 at 11:16 am
  • Reply peter friston

    has to be Doc

    1 February 2021 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Iain

    Marty McFly is my favourite

    1 February 2021 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Denise

    Got to be the Doc

    1 February 2021 at 11:58 am
    • Reply Deanie Gillies

      Marty McFly!

      28 February 2021 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Amanda

    Great prize!

    1 February 2021 at 11:59 am
  • Reply Carley Simpson

    The doc is my favourite

    1 February 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Like Doc as he’s a bit wacky

    1 February 2021 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply PAULINE

    Marty McFly

    1 February 2021 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply Sharon

    the films of my teenage years. never tire of watching this trilogy and would love to make this with my nephew who loves his lego

    1 February 2021 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Alex Bell

    We need to generate 1.21 gigawatts of power!

    1 February 2021 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Alana Walker

    Doc has always been my favourite. We introduced my sons to the BTTF films last year and now they love them too 🙂

    1 February 2021 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Kathleen marsden

    Emmett “Doc” Brown is just the best. Reminds me of me

    1 February 2021 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Gavin Shaw

    I am born in the 80’s too and I share the same love for this movie. We also have a DVD of it and would rewatch it every now and again with my wife. This film never gets old for me.

    1 February 2021 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply lucinda duxbury

    it’s got to be doc, he’s great

    1 February 2021 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I love this prize

    1 February 2021 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Emma G

    My favourite is Back to the Future part II

    1 February 2021 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Has to be doc brown

    1 February 2021 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Amy Doyle

    My favourite is back to the future 1

    1 February 2021 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Tracy Nixon

    I love Doc!!!

    1 February 2021 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Vikki

    I love BTTF 1 the best! I got the Playmobil DeLoren for my birthday yesterday! I’m also an AFOL so would love love love these Brickheadz!!

    1 February 2021 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply C Parkin

    Marty McFly is my fave.

    1 February 2021 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Eva Lorraine Appleby

    I love Doc

    1 February 2021 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Karen hutchinson

    Marty McFly – loved Michael j Fox in this role

    1 February 2021 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Helen Arlow

    Doc is definitely my favourite character x

    1 February 2021 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Nisbet

    I like Doc and Marty, the film wouldn’t be the same without either of them

    1 February 2021 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Amanda Hart

    It has to be Doc, the crazy man made these films epic

    1 February 2021 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Ellie

    Has to be the Doc 🙂

    2 February 2021 at 12:37 am
  • Reply Kerry

    You can’t beat the original although I like the Wild West setting too.

    2 February 2021 at 5:03 am
  • Reply Carly Belsey

    Doc Brown. This is so cool. Back to the Future 2 is literally my favourite film of all time. What a prize.

    2 February 2021 at 6:12 am
  • Reply Julia H

    I’m a huge fan of the 80’s (it was even the theme of my 30th birthday party ‘a few’ years ago). Doc and Marty are two of the pinnacle characters of the decade along with the DeLorean. We can’t get enough of all of the BTTF films in our house. The song ‘The Power of Love’ also played a part when my husband proposed to me. These Lego figures wouldn’t in very well and would be very well cared for!

    2 February 2021 at 6:16 am
  • Reply Rita Nardone


    2 February 2021 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Helen Tovell

    The Doc for me, love his craziness and enthusiasm

    2 February 2021 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Karen


    2 February 2021 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply bev

    Film – it has to be BTTF2 – the only time, in my opinion, that a follow up has been better than the original. As for character love Einstein and Copernicus, but my fave is the 50’s teen Biff Tannen – he makes me laugh so much and I think I would have had a bit of a crush on him had I been around in the 50’s.

    2 February 2021 at 3:03 pm
    • Reply Jeanette Leighton

      I love the first original back to the future, although they are all fantastic…. every Christmas my crazy brother has a personal challenge where he trys to count the amount of times doc says ” great scott” !!! Lol

      28 February 2021 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply amy simpson

    My fave film is back to the future part II

    2 February 2021 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Amandeep

    They’re all great but, as a fan of Westerns, I really enjoyed the third one.

    2 February 2021 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Eileen Hindley

    Marty McFly

    2 February 2021 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Margaret

    Clara Clayton

    2 February 2021 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Brad Start


    2 February 2021 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Fiona

    I love the Doc.

    2 February 2021 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply kayleigh cheeseman

    got to be marty

    2 February 2021 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Kerstin B

    Marty McFly

    2 February 2021 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply A.E. ADKINS

    Doc Brown has to be favourite, although he should be a professor!

    2 February 2021 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply john prendergast

    Marty McFly

    2 February 2021 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Julie Ward

    The doc, grandson may disagree with me though

    2 February 2021 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Mr Mark Adamson

    Doc brown my favorite

    2 February 2021 at 11:21 pm
  • Reply Francesca Jones

    Has to be Doc! He’s awesome and so clever.

    2 February 2021 at 11:30 pm
  • Reply Hannah Lord

    Doc is my favourite he’s such an eccentric character

    3 February 2021 at 1:20 am
    • Reply Carol Thomas

      Love Back to the Future: hard to pick between the Doc and Marty. The Doc just takes it as I ❤ maverick madness 🙂

      13 February 2021 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Darryl


    3 February 2021 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Ray Dodds

    Defo Marty

    3 February 2021 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    The Doc’s got to be my fave. 🙂

    3 February 2021 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Rachelle Barrett

    Our boys love Lego, fabulous prize

    3 February 2021 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Doc Emmett Brown

    3 February 2021 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply justine

    Marty McFly

    3 February 2021 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Suzanne Croft

    Our family all love a bit of Lego

    3 February 2021 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Phil Read

    Doc Brown without a doubt.

    3 February 2021 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I love Marty himself, he’s so funny!

    3 February 2021 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Kyomi Johnson

    Doc he has always interested me i think he’s quite funny too

    3 February 2021 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply Kelly Wheelhouse

    The very first film was my favourite! My favourite character is Marty 🙂

    3 February 2021 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply sue cornish

    Has to be Marty

    3 February 2021 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply hayley webb

    it has to be the first film and Marty of course lol

    4 February 2021 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Sally Collingwood


    4 February 2021 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Angie McDonald

    I love Marty McFly!

    4 February 2021 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Kay Broomfield

    Has to be Marty McFly!

    4 February 2021 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    The legend thats Marty McFly

    4 February 2021 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Katie b

    Definitely Doc! It’s the hair and the crazy scientist vibe!

    4 February 2021 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Tracy Newton


    4 February 2021 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Jo m welsh

    It’s got to be the Doc so much character

    4 February 2021 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Tracy Hanley

    I just love Doc

    5 February 2021 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Duncan S

    Love these films!

    6 February 2021 at 11:49 am
  • Reply katrina walsh

    Its got to be Doc Brown. Always been a fave of mine. I had tickets to see the theatre show in Manchester before lockdown – cant wait to see it post lockdown

    6 February 2021 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Emma Nixon

    Got to be Marty!

    6 February 2021 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply ribs

    “Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me you built a time machine…

    6 February 2021 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Allan Fullarton

    Marty McFly – lovely competition.

    7 February 2021 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Adeinne Tonner

    My favourite has to be Doc great character

    7 February 2021 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Julie Chalcraft

    Doc brown us by far the best!!!

    7 February 2021 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply Ruth Harwood

    Doc has to be my fave, what a character!

    8 February 2021 at 5:54 am
  • Reply Ellen Stafford

    I love Doc!

    8 February 2021 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply Helen Stratton

    It had to be Doctor Emmitt Brown!

    9 February 2021 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply Lisa Foley


    9 February 2021 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Laura banks

    got to be doc

    9 February 2021 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply olivia Kirby

    Marty, but I really love him Mum too!

    9 February 2021 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Jacob Barnard

    I love all the back to the future films, my favourite character is defo Marty Though! 🙂

    9 February 2021 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Richard Rowley

    My favourite film was the first one and my favourite character is Doc Brown

    12 February 2021 at 1:33 am
  • Reply jen morgan

    I love Marty

    13 February 2021 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Karen Usher

    Doc – Reminds me of my Grandad!

    13 February 2021 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Louise craney

    Marty my favourite of all time

    16 February 2021 at 1:20 am
  • Reply R Towns


    16 February 2021 at 7:50 am
  • Reply Carolyn E

    Has to be Doc ! I think he was based on a mad professor uncle I used to have

    16 February 2021 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply adrian price

    Has to be Marty

    16 February 2021 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply Emma England

    The Doc is my favourite character.

    17 February 2021 at 7:21 am
  • Reply dana

    I like the third film the best

    19 February 2021 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Megan Kinsey

    Has to be the Doc, hands down!

    19 February 2021 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Diana

    Doc 🙂

    19 February 2021 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply claire woods

    Marty McFly

    21 February 2021 at 11:09 am
  • Reply antonia j richardson

    Biff Tannen is that bad? ha ha

    21 February 2021 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply donna l jones

    The doc is my favourite

    23 February 2021 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Walker

    The doc

    23 February 2021 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Sheri Darby


    24 February 2021 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply jules eley

    I love Marty!

    24 February 2021 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply philip hall

    Love these films!lets hope

    24 February 2021 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Alison Johnson

    Marty as he goes from one disaster to another but makes everything right in the end.

    25 February 2021 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Rob

    The first film is probably my favorite.

    25 February 2021 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Ruth davies

    Marty Mcfly legend!

    26 February 2021 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Adrian Bold

    The Doc. Such an eccentric character, and funny!

    26 February 2021 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Peter Nickson

    Doc Brown mad as a hatter

    27 February 2021 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Eva Trelfa-Milek

    The legend that is Marty Mcfly….

    27 February 2021 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply sandy lynn ralph

    oh Marty is defiantly my favourite

    27 February 2021 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Heli L

    Doc Brown as he’s such a mad genius scientist but one you’d also want to go on adventures with!

    27 February 2021 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply Caroline Hammond

    I love the Doc

    27 February 2021 at 9:08 pm
  • Reply lynn neal

    Marty is my favourite character!

    27 February 2021 at 10:19 pm
  • Reply Rachel Butterworth

    But controversial, but I love Buff (especially as a cowboy in BTTF3).

    27 February 2021 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Simone Kilshaw

    Oooh A good question, it has to be between the Doc and Marty. Its a toughy. Marty. I choose Marty.

    28 February 2021 at 1:07 am
  • Reply Patricia Barrett

    Doc Brown – such a crazy character and fun to watch him.

    28 February 2021 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Danielle Pooley

    My fav character is Doc

    28 February 2021 at 6:40 am
  • Reply Debra Walker

    Doc Brown

    28 February 2021 at 6:53 am
  • Reply Joanne smith

    Got to be the Doc – Great Scott!

    28 February 2021 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Elaine Shaw

    Although the cast are amazing, and so talented, the characters all have so much impact, but I think my favourite character has got to be Doc Brown

    28 February 2021 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Paula Senior

    Has to be doc

    28 February 2021 at 11:01 am

    I loved Marty McFly

    28 February 2021 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply lucy fallon

    Marty mcfly

    28 February 2021 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply kim white

    It has to be Marty McFly. I’ve always had a crush on Michael J Fox.

    28 February 2021 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply zoe brown


    28 February 2021 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Kim Neville

    I like the doc

    28 February 2021 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Susan B

    The Doc is my favourite.

    28 February 2021 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply carol boffey

    love the doc

    28 February 2021 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply stephanie

    Docs is awesome

    28 February 2021 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply fiona d

    Marty’s Dad is my favourite, so clueless but still gets the girl 🙂

    28 February 2021 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Ms Pauline Lamont

    Awes giveaway fantastic

    28 February 2021 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Angela Paull

    Biff – such a comical “villain”

    28 February 2021 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Sophie Roberts

    Doc is my favourite!

    28 February 2021 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply Georgie Wright

    The first film and Marty McFly!

    28 February 2021 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Geri Gregg

    Has to be Marty!

    28 February 2021 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Amanda Botterill

    Marty McFly is my favourite

    28 February 2021 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Toal

    They are my favourite films. When I was a teenager Michael J Fox was on my bedroom wall. I used to know the words to the film off by heart and when he was talking to Jennifer I used to pretend it was me .

    28 February 2021 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Simon Tinsley

    Old man Biff! Cranky oldie that he is!

    28 February 2021 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Gillian Mcclelland

    Marty McFly is my favourite character

    28 February 2021 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Kate Davies

    My favourite is back to the future part 2.

    28 February 2021 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Hayley F

    Marty x

    28 February 2021 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Rachel B

    Marty, obviously.

    28 February 2021 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Ruth Wollerton

    Love Doc and his crazy hair xxx

    28 February 2021 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Sarah Robinson

    Marty McFly is my favourite

    28 February 2021 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Sarah KNIGHTLEY

    My favourite character is Marty Mcfly

    28 February 2021 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Alex McKay

    My favourite has to be Marty Mcfly. When he was in the good wife i still thought of Michael j fox as Marty. X

    28 February 2021 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Darren Collins

    Love all 3 films I think the 2nd is my fave Doc is great

    28 February 2021 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Karen T

    Marty McFly!

    28 February 2021 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Maria Messruther

    Doc who doesnt love the doc x

    28 February 2021 at 11:28 pm
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