For Back to the Future Day, you can converse with Doc Brown

WASHINGTON — And you thought “Back to the Future II” was just a movie.

Wednesday is Back to the Future Day — Oct. 21, 2015, is the day Doc Brown, Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker arrived from 1985 to set the plot of the second of the film series in motion. And in honor of the event, Doc Brown has taken to Facebook.

Big deal, you say; he’s hardly the first movie character to have his own page, created by fans. This one, however, is different — the page, created by Disney, is a bot that will answer your Facebook messages in character. (Which seems like something Doc Brown would come up with.)

Just don’t ask him about the Cubs. And be prepared to explain why a small cup of coffee is referred to as a Tall.

In other “Back to the Future” news, Reston will be known as Hill Valley — Brown and McFly’s hometown — for the duration of the Washington West International Film Festival, Wednesday through Sunday. The trilogy will be shown at the fifth annual festival, as well as a documentary on the impact of the movies on American culture.

h/t TIME

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Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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