Over the course of three movies, we saw Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel throughout recent human history and the near future, going as far back as the Wild West and as far forward as the unimaginably distant 2015. The Back to the Future films are fanciful science fiction comedies, not meant to be taken seriously. The science is accurate only insofar as it serves to tell a good story.
Still, is it possible to go forward and see our mistakes before they happen? Is it possible to go back and fix things that are already in our past? Here’s what we know — or think we know — about time travel.
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