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can someone explain the ending? im very confused?

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  • It's a cliffhanger. If you watched through the credits you saw "To Be Continued"

  • HOW CAN IT BE A CLIFFHANGER?

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    Jennifer Moderator

    It seems like a cliffhanger, since Doc and Marty leave without addressing the problems brought to them, but it isn't. The point of the ending is that the only Marty that matters is the one in the present, which is why Doc tells Marty that they can wait as they have a present to catch up with. It's another nod to "the future isn't written".

    Doc trusts Marty enough to know that no version of him would purposely screw up time in the past, so he knows that once they leave, the ripple effect will catch up and any alternates will disappear, sorting things out for themselves. Then, once Marty reaches the future himself, he can work things out then, as he's likely to not let things get to that point in the first place, now that he knows that it might happen (like the fact that in the third film he never hit the Rolls Royce in 1985, despite seeing the results of the accident in 2015 in the second film).

    The To Be Continued at the end was just a nod to the ending of the first film, as Telltale was aiming to have the feel of that film really closely. If there ever is another season of Back to the Future at Telltale, it likely will either start at a different time altogether, or pick up on Marty and Doc going to a random place in time after Doc tells Marty to choose for himself at the end of season one. The deal with the alternates won't be touched, as the problem will sort itself out before they get back.

  • The first and second back to the future movies said "To be Continued" because they were already working on the sequels or had them planned. It was always meant to be a 3 episode series. How is it paying homage to put it in a game that never had any intention of continuing. You are probably correct but that doesn't make it right.

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      Jennifer Moderator

      It could also just mean that the stories would be continued from that point. Telltale's game was the missing link that filled in the blanks for all of the stories that were released after the third film, where they had the DeLorean but didn't explain where it came from, such as the animated series, the comics, the ride, and even the new Doc Brown Saves the World short.

      It also has Doc living part time in 1986, at the end of the game, so it sets up the events of the animated series. So, the story is continued from the end of the game.

  • The first and second back to the future movies said "To be Continued" because they were already working on the sequels or had them planned. It was always meant to be a 3 episode series. How is it paying homage to put it in a game that never had any intention of continuing. You are probably correct but that doesn't make it right.

    No you are dead wrong on that one. The original Back to the Future DID NOT have To Be Continued at the end. The first movie was intended to be self contained, Zemeckis and Gale had no plans to do a sequel. But by the time it home video about a year later, the To Be Continued was added as Universal was going to do the sequels without Zemeicks and Gale. Gale and Zemeckis agreed to do the sequels if they could get the rights to remakes and sequels which they still have and have no intention of ever doing a part IV or remakes of the first 3.

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