Doc Brown is feeling the Bern.
That is, Christopher Lloyd, the actor who played the zany scientist in the Back to the Future film franchise, took some time on Wednesday to pose in character for a photo alongside Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders. The date was not coincidental, of course, as Oct. 21, 2015, is the day Doc and pal Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travel to in a time-tripping DeLorean.
Posting the photo to Twitter, Sanders wrote, “Tell me, future boy, who’s President of the United States in 2017? ‘Bernie Sanders.’ Bernie Sanders?! From Vermont?”
Tell me, future boy, who’s President of the United States in 2017? “Bernie Sanders.” Bernie Sanders?! From Vermont? pic.twitter.com/saXRY3aguV
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 21, 2015
Now might be a good time to note, for the record, that BTTF has been far from perfect as a prediction engine.
Meanwhile, our current president also got into the Back to the Future spirit by shouting out Fox and musing, “Ever think about the fact that we live in the future we dreamed of then? That’s heavy, man.”
Happy Back to the Future Day, @RealMikeFox! Ever think about the fact that we live in the future we dreamed of then? That’s heavy, man.
— President Obama (@POTUS) October 21, 2015