Back To The Future

Unspooled #206.6 August 4, 2021

Amy & Paul zoom at 88 miles per hour into 1985’s Robert Zemeckis time travel comedy Back To The Future! They ask why Eric Stoltz wasn’t the right choice for Marty McFly, discuss the film’s critique of Reaganomics, and debate whether Steven Spielberg has had too much influence on our brains. Plus: Was the DeLorean originally supposed to be a fridge?
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