Now well into 2015, we are inching ever closer to the world of the future as depicted in "Back to the Future II." And with the advent of hoverboards, Nike MAGs, and crudely rendered CGI sharks, we think they made pretty good predictions so far.
However, this year is also the 30th anniversary of the original "Back to the Future’s" theatrical release, paving the way for more commemorative events. And Christopher Lloyd will be coming to Japan for the first time in 22 years! Do you know what this means, Marty?
Lloyd, of course, is the actor who portrayed Doc Brown, the wild-haired scientist in "Back to the Future" inexplicably tied to a teenager who through the course of three movies never showed even the slightest interest in science. He will be appearing at the seventh Hollywood Collectors Convention in Tokyo, an event made for Japanese fans of American cinema which invites actors from overseas to make appearances.
Lloyd will join the ranks of past guests such as Lance Henriksen ("Alien" series), Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2: Judgement Day"), Sean Patrick Flanery ("Dexter," "Boondock Saints"), Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead," "Boondock Saints", Steven Yeun ("The Walking Dead'), Misha Collins ("Supernatural," "24") and Sean Austin ("The Goonies," "Toy Soldiers"). The Hollywood Collectors Convention actually has a really good track record of guests.
Lloyd’s scheduled appearance has set Japanese netizens hearts aflutter and elicited several enthusiastic and occasionally incoherent comments like:
“That’s heavy.” “Come to Japan…or are you chicken?” “1.21 gigawatts.” “I named my dog Einstein because of Doc’s influence.” “I called my car DeLorean.” “I call myself Clint Eastwood.” “It’s a Marty Time Paradox.” “He better drive up in a DeLorean.”
In addition to Lloyd’s appearance, the Hollywood Collectors Convention is also arranging for other guests, props, and costumes to show up. Whether or not a DeLorean will be included will have to wait until the doors of the Hotel Grand Palace open on Aug 22-23.
Be there or make like a tree and get out of here!
Hollywood Collectors Convention No.7
Hotel Grand Palace 1-1-1 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku
Admission: 1,000 yen Aug 22-23 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sources: Hollycon, Cinema Today, Golden Times
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