can someone explain the ending? im very confused?

edited January 2014 in Back to the Future

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  • edited March 2014

    Well, whadayawanna know?

    Guess I'll start with the important stuff, of course, spoilers ahead-

    So after the hill valley tech expo in 1931, Edna hijacks the DeLorean, right? Well, she goes back in time to 1876. There (or was it then, now I'm confused too heh), she attempts to burn down a saloon Mad Dog Tannen was to own, but she insteads burns down all of Hill Valley. Meanwhile, in 1931 (?) Marty gives the young Emmet Brown a paper that he must not open until the morning he gets the city keys, I think. Doc Brown, who is already old enough to have invented the delorean goes with 1931 Marty, and together they stop Strickland, who is sent to the future (1931) and convinienty crashes into the police station, she's arrested and our heroes go back to 1986.

    Marty then finds out some stuff has changed. For example, as a consecuence of having solved his "daddy issues" this Doc now lives permanently in the present, instead of the old west, and has set up, along with his father, some sort of annual scholarship for young scientists. (Keep in mind this Doc is an altered version of the original Doc, with different memories and all)

    Also, Edna had the opportunity to reform while in jail, and she's fallen in love with Kid Tannen. They started a relationship that eventually turned into a happy marriage.

    Marty barely gets to cath up with all of this when suddenly different Martys arrive from the future, each one apparently being an alternate version of the other, and they all want to take 1986 Marty with them, to save their own timeline apparently. Marty, understandably, just asks the Doc"what do we do now?" and Doc replies "Isn't it obvious?". Marty understands and gets into his own delorean and travels to an unknow era, which can be interpreted as Marty realizing he's the only one who can decide his own future.

    AAAAND that's it! Hopefully you're no longer confused, if you missed something just ask again bud :)

  • wow i forgot i even posted this haha.

  • Marty and Doc get back from 1931. Marty from the future comes and asks Doc and Marty to help him fix the future. Another Marty comes to ask the same thing. However, the first Marty should have been erased because his timeline was changed. Then a third Marty appears saying that both timelines were rewritten and that the other Marty's should not be there. According to Doc, the space-time continuum "should be tearing apart like a cheap dishrag." Which means the end of the universe.

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

  • HOW CAN IT BE A CLIFFHANGER?

  • JenniferJennifer Moderator
    edited October 2015

    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.

  • 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.

    Bull_Durham posted: »

    The first and second back to the future movies said "To be Continued" because they were already working on the sequels or had them

  • 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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