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Back to the Future Timelines by mushir Back to the Future Timelines by mushir
This is something I've been wanting to make for a long time now. Back to the Future is one of my favorite films of all time, and I know that the different timelines can be a little confusing for some, especially during the second film. So, I decided to make a simple chart explaining the different timelines. Yes, I know that a lot of people have made these already, but I wanted to make one with the different timelines and descriptions for each one plus a neat design! ;)

Doc explains in the movies that whenever a person time travels to the past and alters key-events, he deletes his timeline and a new timeline is created.

Ripple effect explanation: Whenever a person travels back in time and changes things in the past, things and people in the future may change. Because of this, the people in the future are sent to the new timeline that the person travelling back in time created.

If you're interested, this is available as a Print. :D

If I've made any spelling and/or grammatical errors, please tell me! :)
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CharmyRaven Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome illustration :)
EvilMariobot Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
There should be a Ripple Effect from timeline 5 to timeline 8 because Jennifer and Einstein were in 1985 when it was changed.
Alex-Reiden Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty cool. A nice, brief summary of the story, too.
The5thBender Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
rainbowmermaid Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
VarshaVijayan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha. I love this. :D
lyricalityNin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Two years until 2015.
ganny20 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Amazing work
PedroFPardo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Well that was easy _ try to do it now with "Primer" [link]
PedroFPardo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Well that was easy, do it with "Primer" _
Reillyington86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I forgot that Back to the Future 2 was set in 2015… so in a little over three years I can buy my hover board and flying car, I waited so long for them.

Weirdly though I always remember the kids making fun of that shooting game in the Diner because they had to use their hands to play it. Spielberg was the first to predict the Xbox Kinect!!
supersockmonkey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
lol yay!
i know what i want for my birthday in 3ish years :XD:
aceheller Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
i love Back To The Future
95Luther Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
felix-leg Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't know someone have made something like this :wow:
TobiusMcKenzie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student General Artist
There needs to be more stuff on Back to the Future on dA, its one of the best sagas of all friggin' time
EkAdEsH Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
HI MUSHIR this is a great idea, BACK TO THE FUTURE has been my favorite movie(s) for many years and still is pretty much on top of my list !!!

This is why I would make 2 remarks :
- first in Timeline 4 OLD BIFF does not die : he returns safely to 2015 and leaves a piece of his cane/walking stick in the DeLorean... It is when Marty and Doc get back from 2015 to (alternate) 1985 that they realize the drastic changes that OLD BIFF's return to the past have generated... and it is when they notice the piece of cane/walking Stick in the DeLorean that they understand that OLD BIFF went back to the past (luckily enough 1955) to give the almanach to YOUNG BIFF !!
- second in Timeline 8 : you forget to mention that DOC also travels back from 1885 to 1985... and beyond !! (although not in the DeLorean)

Great work however !!
Droneguard Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Saw the trilogy a few months ago again, it's always fun to watch :D
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
>w<!! This is fantastic. I should buy it as a print for my mother, who gets horribly confused, haha.
eddsworld Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Really awesome, but the first one about the dog travelling a minute.. it looks more like he travelled inbetween 1985 and 2015 ;S
Somebodylost Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Um, is this okay to be sold? I mean, it's copyrighted material.
Although, thanks for this!
frisbii Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is the latest fad isn't it? Movie infographs.
Dugwin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Hahahahaha! This is awesome! I love BTTF as well, and this just makes me more than happy. And it looks great too :) Nicely done.
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