Friday, March 16, 2007

Hoverboards Are Real! (1989)

Paleo-Future reader Chris mentioned that as a 13-year-old he watched a "Making of" documentary for Back to the Future: Part II. In it the director, Robert Zemeckis, claimed that hoverboards were real. I tracked down the clip. (And to be honest, I can see how a 13-year-old might believe that the hoverboard was real. I mean, the man on the television told me so!)



See also:
Back to the Future: Part II (1989) 12 March 2007

7 comments:

Jeff said...

OMG! I remember seeing this vid when I was a gullible 9 or 10 year old and being really confused. I told all my friends they were real and waited through the pre-xmas season for them to appear in advertisements on TV. As I got older I realized it was an impossible technology and began to wonder if I had imagined the quote. Its impossible to explain how much seeing this again put my mind at ease after years of confusion!

artbot said...

And now I'll tell you why we'll never have hoverboards....

;-)

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Anonymous said...

My experience was nearly identical to the one described by jeff. I remember actually being upset with my parents because I thought THEY weren't telling the truth about hover boards.

Muizer said...

Haha, I remember reacting in exactly the same way! I actually spent hours in the library trying to figure out whether it was real.
I couldn't find anything ofcourse, but I was still sort of hoping that it was just to new to be found in a library book :)

Simon said...

Well, he might've thought he was funny then, but at least he's had his just desserts - almost 20 years of being asked about the reality of Hoverboards by everyone he meets!

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