Recently Ive been getting some ideas for new shirts down on paper, as part of my design process i like to put a lot of time into cool research on the subject.
Upon my digging i came across a little gem in relation to Steven Spielberg's 1989 epic Back to the Future 2. This footage was released in a Back to the Future TV Special. During his interview Robert Zemeckis actually said “Hoverboards have been around for years, but parents’ groups worry that kids will get hurt, so they’ve pressured the toy companies not to put them on the market.” and supported this with "test footage" of the actors practicing (which he commissioned to a special effects crew). I never saw this at the time but i DID see the movie and i WAS tormented by rumors that this technology was real...
ANY F**KING WONDER!, remember that in 1989 candid style videos with Hollywood budget effects were unheard of and there was no Youtube or home video editing. Why would they play this cruel game with a whole generation?
Anywho, this makes for the single most impressive Internet video i have stumbled across all year, and has strongly influenced one of our next designs, so consider this a hint followers.
Yoinked from Cracked.coms excellent article 'The Hoverboard Lie: How Back to the Future Ruined Childhood' Do yourself a favour and subscribe to these guys, they're funny as!