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A genius fan created this Back to the Future prequel thriller

Doc Brown goes deep undercover

Published: Thursday, 18th February 2016 at 10:07 am

Looking back at the original Back to the Future, one element now seems a bit dicey – the Libyan terrorists from whom Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) secured the plutonium needed to power his time machine with 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.

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How did a mild-mannered scientist come into contact with such people? How did he fool them with a fake bomb? And what were the dangers he faced when enlisting them?

Luckily some answers to these questions are now being explored in a new fan-made trailer, which splices Back to the Future together with footage from Iron Man, Argo, Dennis the Menace, Camp Nowhere and many other films to imagine a prequel thriller (called 1.21 Gigawatts) set during the wild days of Brown’s dealings with terrorists.

[embed]https://player.vimeo.com/video/155616916[/embed]

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It’s all very impressive, though we should point out one inaccuracy in editor Tyler Hopkins’ work – we’re not sure if you can call this film a prequel considering it’s set both before and after the original film’s 1985 and 1955 setting. We’re going to call it a presequel instead.

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