I guess it was nothing that ever came up when I watched the movies over and over and over, but just how in the hell did the brilliant yet eccentric Doctor Emmett Brown gain a compatriot such as the skateboarding, rock and rolling slacker named Marty McFly?
Well apparently co-creator has broken the silence on the question no one ever really asked but it cool to know the answer to. It’s nothing ground breaking such as Doc being Marty from the far flung future or anything mind you. Check it out below via IGN:
Mental Floss provides the details via a written statement from Gale on the origins of Marty McFly and Doc Brown that he and director Robert Zemeckis had formulated all those years ago:
For years, Marty was told that Doc Brown was dangerous, a crackpot, a lunatic. So, being a red-blooded American teenage boy, age 13 or 14, he decided to find out just why this guy was so dangerous. Marty snuck into Doc’s lab, and was fascinated by all the cool stuff that was there. When Doc found him there, he was delighted to find that Marty thought he was cool and accepted him for what he was. Both of them were the black sheep in their respective environments. Doc gave Marty a part-time job to help with experiments, tend to the lab, tend to the dog, etc. And that’s the origin of their relationship.
So, there you have it. Like I said, nothing remarkable but cool nonetheless. These two characters are a couple of my favorites in all of cinema, so it is nice to have that little tidbit.