Mr. Robot Meets Back To The Future Day
In Back To The Future Part II, Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled all the way to October 21st, 2015 to see the future. We may currently live in a world where some of the future predictions are our reality (hoverboards, anyone?), but on the real October 21st, 2015, we want to celebrate Back to the Future Day by showing some of the ways it influenced Mr. Robot.
In the Mr. Robot pilot, Angela points out that Elliot’s favorite movie is Back To The Future Part II, and she’s seen holding a DVD cover of the movie.
Elliot has always loved Back to the Future II. We even get to see a picture of him as a child dressed as Marty McFly and Mr. Robot dressed as Doc Brown.
Back to the Future II has its own EvilCorp. In the movie, BiffCo was involved in toxic waste, and we learned from an fsociety data dump that EvilCorp knew about and covered up a toxic waste scandal that led to the deaths of Elliot’s father and Angela’s mother.
In Back to the Future II, Marty McFly wore a double neck tie. While thankfully no one replicated this fashion trend in Mr. Robot, the character Mr. Robot did frequently wear two scarves at once.
In the pilot episode, after Elliot sleeps with Shayla, he sees the date Friday October 23, 2015 on his phone… which could likely mean that some of the series’ earliest moments are taking place on or around October 21, 2015.