In the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II," lead character Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels into the future and arrives on October 21, 2015. To get in on all the Back to the Future Day action, tool part purveyor MMToolParts.com created a series of stills from the movie, adjusting them ever so slightly to match up with the real 2015. They've shared the shots exclusively with CNET's Crave blog, and now we're sharing them with you.
Here, we see that the movie got the idea absolutely right about large flat-screen TVs that could hang on walls. But the content has been fixed to show a much more likely display -- Netflix. If the streaming service existed back then, wonder if McFly would have stopped to binge-watch "Breaking Bad?"
During Katy Perry's halftime performance at this year's Super Bowl, a dancer dressed as a shark failed to deliver the enthusiasm in a beach-themed dance routine. The Internet instantly embraced "Left Shark" and brought forth the mascot in memes aplenty.
Even though the shark in this still is meant to illustrate "Jaws 19," the fictional film from "Back to the Future Part II," a few tweaks to the marquee is all it takes to make it very 2105.
One of the more interesting stills from "Back to the Future II" shows what the producers imagined the newspaper USA Today would look like in 2015. Even though they didn't get the look quite right, check out the upper-left corner of the paper where it says "Cubs sweep series in 5."
Eerily enough, the Cubs are indeed a contender for the World Series -- although not a very likely one as they're currently losing the National League playoffs to the Mets.
Still, it's pretty amazing that the fake headline back in 1989 almost matches the news today. A few little tweaks brings the paper right up to date. As it turns out, USA Today will release a "Back to the Future" edition on newsstands October 22.
There almost would have been no reason to update this shot because up until recently, McFly's now-famous hoverboard would have been pure fiction. But thanks to the creation of a few new hoverboards, like one from Lexus and the one seen here from Hendo, the floating skateboards are starting to become a reality, even though they still need to be ridden on special surfaces.
In "Back to the Future Part II," Michael J. Fox plays both his own father and son (time travel is tricky, OK?). We now know exactly what McFly, or Fox, looks like in 2015, as the image on the bottom shows.