Despite all the false memes you may have seen shared by your Facebook friends over the years, the actual date that Marty McFly arrived in the future from 1985, according to the movie Back to the Future Part II, is Oct. 21, 2015 (at 4:29pm, if you want to be really precise). And that date is now, finally, just around the corner, and there have been all sorts of commemorations and remembrances by and for fans, from Universal Studios creating a funny faux trailer for Jaws 19, which was showing in BTTF‘s vision of 2015; to people wondering with amazement if the Chicago Cubs, who are so close, may actually win the World Series as predicted in the film (though not on the exact date), which was released in 1989; to the film’s stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd recently cutting an ad for Toyota in which they try to ascertain which aspects of the 2015 featured in the film proved to be accurate.
Getting in on the celebratory Back to the Future Day action will be Esquire Network and Discovery Family Channel, which will air marathons of all three Back to the Future films on Oct. 21. Here’s a rundown of times:
ESQUIRE NETWORK — Oct. 21
“Back to the Future” (12:00 PM ET/PT, 7:30 PM ET/PT)
A young man (Michael J Fox) is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
“Back to the Future Part II” (2:30 PM ET/PT, 10:00 PM ET/PT)
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985 … without interfering with his first trip.
“Back to the Future Part III” (5:00 PM ET/PT, 12:30 AM ET/PT)
Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is about to be killed by Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson). Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels back in time to save his friend.
DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL — Oct. 21
“Back to the Future” (7pm ET)
“Back to the Future Part II” (9:24pm ET)
“Back to the Future Part III” (11:44pm ET)
So why don’t you make like a tree and get out of here to start planning your viewing, butthead?