How I got to spend ‘Back to the Future’ day chatting with Lea Thompson

Me and Lea!

Me and Lea!

As you know I am a huge “Back to the Future” fan. Like real big fan. I got the shirts, I got the movies, I got the LEGO set. I quote the movie over and over again. In fact, I held a mini marathon at home last night watching the films.

In fact, I shared about a little adventure I had yesterday at the mall.

But the coolest thing so far about today, which is the day Marty arrives in the future, is that I got a chance to chat with Lea Thompson. She plays Lorraine in the trilogy and this actually isn’t the first time I’ve interacted with her. Last summer at a screening, she was part of a Q&A and I was able to get her to sign my DVD copy of the trilogy.

But with today being the day Marty arrives, she was doing some interview touring and Huffington Post was able to get her for a live segment. I was asked the day before about it by a rep from Huff Post. They saw that I was a huge BTTF fan from my tweets probably and asked me if I would be willing to join in on a Q&A with her live. We went over the details of what questions I would ask and what kind of setting I would get ready using Google Hangouts.

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Are you cheering for the Cubs because ‘Back to the Future’ said so?

As you know I am a huge Back to the Future fan. As part of a side note from the movie’s sequel, the Cubs win the World Series in 2015. It’s a funny little piece of movie history but now that we are in 2015, this could actually happen.

I was real glad to see the Cubs win last night and advance to the NLDS. I am cheering for them to win it all solely because the movie said they would. Wouldn’t it be a great story and a cool tie in with the movie? A movie’s prediction almost 30 years ago predicts the World Series winner. How crazy is that?

The team I still think is the best in all of baseball are the Blue Jays and they probably have the most balanced team right now. However, you never know how things will turn out. I also like the upstart Astros. Something about them really stands out to me as a fun team.

But if I had to prioritize it, it’s the Cubs first, then the Astros. The Jays come next. The rest I am indifferent.

Are these Mitchell & Ness caps paying homage to Back to the Future?

In the sequel to Back to the Future, Marty has to blend in with the times of 2015 and one of the most notable fashion trends was the reflective, multi-colored cap. Of course as we are in 2015 today, such a design isn’t fashionable (but available for purchase).

Mitchell & Ness may have something to say about that. Recently the company announced their new “Foil High Crown Fitted” series, featuring caps with sports team logos. The logos are designed similarly to the reflective style cap. I’m not sure if this was coincidental or intentional to match the movie, but since it’s 2015 now, I will say yes.

Take a look at the Chicago Bulls cap and see the similarity in the idea and concept.

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