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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017: Specialty Items
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Holiday Specialty Gift Guide 2017

Deck the halls with specialty gifts aplenty! Pfeff-Bot and I are back once again, making your holiday shopping easy, as we’ve collected an assortment of fantastic gifts for the geek you love. Check out our list below!

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Rock and Roll Titan and Pioneer Chuck Berry Has Died
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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, the unfounded absolute legend and major crafter of much of the archetypical sounds and styles of the genesis of rock and roll, was found dead today in St. Charles, MO. He was 90.

Without question, the superlatives that have been foisted upon Berry ever since he exploded onto the scene in the early 1950s have never been placed incorrectly. It’s a simple equation: Without Chuck Berry, there wouldn’t be rock and roll, period. He made a blueprint (born from his love of players like T-Bone Walker and the like who came before him) that plays out like a true blue American songbook of the rock and roll idiom. Those songs are as well known as any other in any genre in any sound any human being has ever made, and the influence has stretched long and wide, influencing a chain link of titans of the rock genre who followed, like John Lennon, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, the list goes on and on endlessly.

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Nike Releases Teaser Video For Self-Lacing Sneakers Inspired By ‘Back To The Future’
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Back to the Future II Nike MAG

Back in 2011 Nike produced 1,500 limited edition replicas of the Nike MAG, the self-lacing sneakers Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II. And while they were an awesome replica, they didn’t actually self-lace and it was impossible for most people without plenty of extra cash lying around to get their hands on a pair.

A few days after that announcement, shoe engineer Tinker Hatfield—creator of the Pump sneakers and designer of the MAG replicas—said they were still working on the self-lacing technology and would have it ready by 2015, the year they travel to in Back to the Future II. 2015 has come and gone with no self-lacing sneakers, but hope is not lost. Nike has released a teaser video for self-lacing sneakers called HyperAdapt 1.0, and you can check it out below.

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DeLorean: ‘Back To The Future’ Car Back In Production Over 30 Years Later
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DeLorean

It’s been over 30 years since the last new DeLorean was built. Now it looks like the car that was made famous by the Back to the Future movies is heading back into production soon.

The company went bankrupt due to a combination of lack of demand and owner John DeLorean being arrested for conspiring to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine (a charge he was later acquitted of) into the United States. Businessman Stephen Wynne eventually purchased the company and moved it to Humble, Texas in 1987, where they’ve been restoring the cars for those who already own them or refurbishing them for sale to those who want to purchase one. Now it appears the laws that were preventing them from manufacturing brand new DeLoreans are being changed.

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7 New ‘Back To The Future’ Fun Facts You Might Not Know (Video)
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Back to the Future II

We’ve entered into the final days of the year 2015 which, as you’re probably aware, is the crazy future year that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel to in the delicious creamy center of the Back to the Future trilogy.

Back in August CineFix shared nine fun facts about the beloved movie franchise for their “Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know” YouTube series as part of the 365-day celebration of our reaching the year in real life. Now with 2016 fast approaching, they’ve decided to dedicate their final installment of the series this year to seven new things about the movies that you might not have known about.

You can check out the video below.

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Deal: Back To The Future: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Edition Box Set
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Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Edition

Right now, Amazon is running an amazing deal on the Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Edition for only $49.99 (that’s 50% off the list price). The DVD Edition is $44.49.

The Blu-ray set comes in Collectible Light-Up Flux Capacitor Packaging, and contains all three Back to the Future movies (Part I, II, and III), along with digital HD copies of each film, which you can use to watch them on your computer, digital media player, and portable devices. It also includes an all-new bonus disc featuring over 2 hours of content, as well as the Back to the Future: A Visual History 64-page book, and the Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series DVD with 26 episodes of the 2-season animated television show.

Grab this deal while it lasts today, and visit the DEALS page for more sales.

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The Drill Down 399: Forward To The Past, Back To The Future
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TDD_399 Back To The Future

This week, an Edward Snowden clone leaks drone docs, Chrome stops eavesdropping on you, why you should uninstall Flash right now, Facebook protects you from government intrusion, and we go Back to the Future — but the future is now! … on The Drill Down podcast.

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Honest Trailer: Back To The Future Trilogy
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Honest Trailer Back To The Future

When Tuesday came and went without a new Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies, I didn’t think too much of it. Now it all makes sense. Back in 1989, Back to the Future Part II sent Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) to the future… October 21, 2015 to be precise. By the time you read this article, that date, the actual date will be the past. 26 years after hoverboards, flying Deloreans, and Grays Sports Almanac became parts of the lexicon of American cinema, we finally get the Back to the Future trilogy Honest Trailer!

Watch it here below!

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‘Back To The Future’: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd Return As Marty & Doc On Jimmy Kimmel
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Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd as Marty McFly and Doc Brown on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Recently we saw an animated short that showed us what it might have looked like had Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to the real 2015 in the sequel to Back to the Future instead of the much different 2015 that was presented in the movie. The video was more of a depressing reminder of the times we live in than anything.

Now we have an even better version of this scenario. In a very special appearance for Back to the Future Day yesterday, both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd returned as Marty and Doc for a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! (with an added bonus cameo by a certain audition judge). And once again, the “future” wasn’t quite what they were expecting.

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Game Review: ‘Back To The Future: The Game’ 30th Anniversary Edition
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Back to the Future: The Game
The 30th Anniversary Edition
Publisher: Telltale Games
Starring
Christopher Lloyd, Tom Wilson, Claudia Wells, A.J. LoCasio
Platform: Playstation 4 | Xbox One
Release date: October 13, 2015

In honor of October 21, 2015, aka “Back to the Future Day,” I decided to check out Back to the Future: The Game, the 30th Anniversary Edition, from Telltale Games. If you haven’t gotten to play this edition yet, then you are in for a treat.

Back to the Future: The Game takes place six months after the events of Back to the Future Part III, where the year is 1986. The Bank in Hill Valley is holding an estate sale for the late Doctor Emmett Brown (voiced by the always talented Christopher Lloyd, reprising his franchise role). Marty McFly (voiced by A.J. LoCasio) shows up and finds out his father George is running the sale. The Delorean shows up without Doc, but with Einstein and a tape recorder. Marty finds out that the Doc (going under the name of Carl Sagan) is accused of arson of a speakeasy in 1931. From there the adventure is delivered in classic Back to the Future fashion.

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