Back to the Future Part II

After causing Biff to crash into (another) manure truck, Marty finally recovers the sports almanac from Young Biff in 1955 and burns it, restoring the timeline to its proper state. The DeLorean, which is flying overhead, is struck by lightning, sending it and the Doc through time. Thanks to the Doc's hind/foresight, he sends a telegram ahead to Marty's exact location and time, assuring him of his safety in his new location--1885! Marty immediately heads to where the 1955 Doc has sent himself (Marty) into the present (remember that this happened in the first movie), and tells him that he's "back from the future". The shock is too much for the scientist, and with a "Great Scott!", he passes out. To be concluded...

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Continuity mistake: Notice Marty's hair in the scene when he's playing "Johnny B. Goode." It's quite larger than when he says, some seconds later, "I guess that you're not ready for it yet." That's because when he says that, it's a recycled shot from the original BTTF, whereas most shots showing he's playing the guitar are newly made for BTTF2. However, Marty's hair is considerably longer in the new shots.

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Marty: You're not going to believe this. We have to go back to 1955.
Doc: I don't believe it!

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Trivia: When Doc and Marty arrive back in 1955 to stop the handover of the Almanac, there are 4 versions of the time machine in the area at that time - the one they just arrived in from the alternate 1985, the one Marty arrived in from the original 1985 in the first film, the one Biff arrived in from 2015 in the second film, and the one Doc buried in 1885 in the third film.

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Answer: Yep, and there is, but they're both elsewhere. Doc's been committed to an asylum somewhere. When Marty first meets the alternate Biff, Biff tells him that he's supposed to be in Switzerland at boarding school - that's where the alternate Marty is.

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Wouldn't someone probably see Doc and report that he escaped from the asylum?

Maybe, but no way to be sure, and they're not around long enough for that to be an issue anyway.

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Answer: Doc would most likely not have been seen by anyone, as the time he spent in the alternate 1985 was primarily inside the DeLorean, at a boarded-up library, graveyard, and his lab (and all at night too) so most likely not spotted by the public.

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