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    Updated on May 13, 2020. Posted on Aug 16, 2011

    The Secret History Of Marty McFly And Doc Brown

    Whoa, this is heavy. "Back to the Future" co-creator Bob Gale tells Mental Floss the heretofore unspoken bond that unites the characters of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Get your mind out of the gutter. There's no slash fiction involved.

    • From Mental Floss:

Okay, from the horse's mouth (yes, I'm the horse--er, co-writer, co-c...

      From Mental Floss: Okay, from the horse's mouth (yes, I'm the horse--er, co-writer, co-creator): We never explained it in the movie. But the history of the characters that Bob Zemeckis and I created is this... 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. --Bob Gale

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