Miscellaneous, Movies

What the @#$% Is Doc Brown Doing in Argentina

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I don’t know. I mean, I’m told by Topless Roboteers Fede and David V. that this is ostensibly a commercial for the Argentinean electronics chain Garbarino, but having Christopher Lloyd drive the BttF DeLorean into its lobby, at night, with no one there, then not step inside the store nor make any reference to it… well, I’m not sure how that “promotes” Garbarino at all. More confusing: Remember how in BttF Doc Brown looked like he didn’t age at all between 1955 and 1985, and it was kind of weird? Well, in real life, Christopher Lloyd has aged like a regular person, but god damn, you put him in that Doc Brown outfit and he looks exactly the same as he did in 1985. It’s 26 years later, and the man could be inserted into the original film without a hint of CG. I’m beginning to think he really does have a time machine. Anyways, he’s the same footage from the store’s “security cam,” which, without sound and in black in white, is weirdly discomforting.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.