Posted by: rowenawilcox | July 6, 2010

Back to the Future fans duped in Total Film hoax

Back to the Future hashtags are still trending in the city following a Tweet blunder by movie mag, Total Film

Yesterday the UK-based film publication used their Twitter account to post: “Great Scott! It’s Future Day! In Back to the Future, Doc Brown sets the time circuits for 25yrs in the future…that day is today!”

Staff at the magazine were left with egg on their face when it emerged the DeLorean time panel used by Marty McFly did not switch to July 5, 2010 at any point in the hit 1985 film.

To make future reference of their mistake, @totalfilm posted this Tweet four hours later: “Many of you don’t believe 5/7/10 is mentioned in Back to the Future. So here’s proof we totally didn’t Photoshop”.

The status update provided a link to an apparent screenshot from the film staring Lea Thompson and Michael J Fox, showing the DeLorean with yesterday’s date and was captioned with: “We got it wrong. Apparently 5th July 2010 isn’t mentioned in Back to the Future. So we went back and changed it…”

Future fans make a note in your future diaries: The next potential ‘Future Day’ is October 21, 2015.


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