Remember that old 1985 movie about the teenager that travels through time, makes out with his mom, and help his dad find some confidence while changing his life for the better? It was called "Back to the Future," and it starred Michael J. Fox as the pseudo apprentice of Doc Brown. Well, you'd be surprised to learn that Michael J. Fox was not the first choice actor for the film. Spielberg and Zemeckis had shot five weeks worth of footage with Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly. Unfortunately, despite his acting ability, the comedic sense the filmmakers were looking for did not translate with Stoltz. That was when Fox was found to replace him as lead actor. Footage of the original scenes with Stoltz was released with the "Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy" on blu-ray last month. Take a short glimpse at the footage in the video excerpt from the special features below:
So, it's been a while, hasn't it? I took some time to figure out some things in my life, and I'm glad to say that everything is just as it was before. Life is life, and you just live it. So, I decided it's time for me to come back. You might say I had a bit of an identity crisis. You might say that I was unsure of what I wanted. You might even say that I was a lost lamb in a sea of despair. You might say all that and more, and I can't stop you from saying it, but you would be wrong. I am back with a deeper resolve, a more emphatic ooh-rah, a more resounding huzzah. This is my wake up call. Here I am. Back from a bout of amnesia. I am no longer confined by the woes of anonymity in my own mind. Does this mean that I have shaken off the moniker of "Silent Rogue"? Not likely. In fact, I have returned ablaze with passion. Here's to everything I have missed thus far, everything, that I have stated here, and everything that will propel me into the future.
What did I just say in that paragraph above? I really have no idea, but enjoy the funny comic about amnesia below. (Unfortunately, I have no idea who made its since I found no attribution...)