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Great Scott! 'Back to the Future’s' Christopher Lloyd coming to Japan

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By RocketNews24

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?

Precisely!

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!

Event Information

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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Those statements are funny?

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I wonder where he's coming from? Those hoverboards better hurry up, it's nearly October 21.

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Yelnats,

Those statements certainly didn't have me in stitches, rolling about the floor laughing, maybe something was lost in translation. And the "make like a tree . . . " quote was a bit funny the first time it appeared in the movie, but it doesn't wear well.

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Mr Lloyd ya looking good!

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In 1990s when i lived in tokyo and dined out almost every night after work and made a beeline for my favorite outdoor curbside yatai in either yurakucho or shinjuku or kabukicho...yakitori and beer and sake ...the local half inebriated salarimen always said to me with my shock of wild white hair and bald on top.. Hey you look like Doc in Back to the future! ....and they always bought me another bottle of hot sake! Love that movie!

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Seen these movies in and out must be 20 times, those are great quotes!

Even the stuff on the net these days where they say "10 things about the movie you didn't know" I already knew 80% because I watched the movies so much when I was younger.

Would love to be there, any chances to win tickets JT?

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Great Scott! Lloyd not only played Doc on Back to the Future, he played a Klingon in Star Trek 3!

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Such a great actor. So talented.

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Yelnats & BertieWooster:

Actually they never used the word "funny." They said ..."enthusiastic and occasionally incoherent."

Fans... Go figure! :)

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