Back To The Future writer reveals why Marty and the Doc became friends
Ever wondered how Marty McFly and Doc Brown became friends in the first place? Bob Gale has finally provided the answer...
We won’t hear a word against the trilogy, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tangible questions even now that have been left behind by the Back To The Future films. And one of them is this: how on earth did Marty McFly and the Doc ever become friends in the first place?
Mental Floss has posted the same question, which was answered by Bob Gale, the co-writer of the trilogy. And he revealed that he and co-writer/director Robert Zemeckis had had a similar chat while making the film.
"For years, Marty was told that Doc Brown was dangerous, a crackpot, a lunatic. So, being a red-blooded American teenage boy, age 13 or 14, he decided to find out just why this guy was so dangerous. Marty snuck into Doc's lab, and was fascinated by all the cool stuff that was there. When Doc found him there, he was delighted to find that Marty thought he was cool and accepted him for what he was. Both of them were the black sheep in their respective environments. Doc gave Marty a part-time job to help with experiments, tend to the lab, tend to the dog, etc. And that's the origin of their relationship."
So now we know. Read the full post at Mental Floss, here.
Next question, then: were there really two time machines in 1885?