‘Back to the Future II’ Turns 25 Years Old: Is It Finally Hoverboard Time? [VIDEOS]

Back to the Future Hoverboard

Back to the Future Part II opened twenty-five years ago today, on November 22, 1989. So come on, everybody, toss on your self-lacing Nikes and hop on your hoverboards and let’s celebrate!

Ah, well… yes, we’re still waiting for a couple of the coolest inventions predicted by the blockbuster. Still, there’s no reason to give up hope yet: Nike not long ago announced it was working on those automatic lacer-uppers and–according to this Kickstarter campaign–your own working Hoverboards will be a gravity-defying reality soon.

In fact, regarding the Hoverboard, check out to mighty trailblazers putting theirs to work in the videos below: skate ace Tony Hawk and second man on the moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Tony Hawk

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Buzz Aldrin

While it’s the twenty-fifth anniversary of Back to the Future II blowing humanity’s mind on first impact, the action in the movie itself actually takes place on October 21, 2015.

Now we’ve all seen (and, okay, maybe even posted) Facebook declarations over the past few years containing some variation on the happy declaration, “Today is the day Marty McFly arrives to battle Future Biff in Back to the Future II!” These posts are almost always accompanied by a photo of that day’s date appearing on the time setting inside Doc Brown’s DeLorean—and they are always fake, whether the person sharing it intended it to be or not.

The incorrect “Today is Back to the Future II Day” meme proved so popular that some prankster even set up a website so you can generate a bogus Doc Brown clock and fool your friends

Back to the Future Day

Have fun with that for the next eleven months. In the meantime, get ready for the big day next year when not only will Marty McFly gets here from 1985, but we can actually great him with those sneakers and a Hoverboard. The holographic Jaws 19, however, will probably still not be ready to play at the local multiplex.

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