‘Great Scott!’: Doc Brown has message for fans on ‘Back to the Future’ Day

The future is now.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 is being marked as Back to the Future Day, the precise date Marty McFly, played by Canadian actor Michael J. Fox, and Dr. Emmett Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd, arrived in the future.

To celebrate the occasion, and to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the famed trilogy, Doc Brown had a special message to fans.

“Great Scott! If my calculations are correct, it is now precisely Oct. 21, 2015,” Lloyd said while sitting in a DeLorean. “The future has finally arrived. Yes, it is different than we all thought. But don’t worry, it just means your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has.”

“Your future is whatever you make of it. So make it a good one,” Lloyd said.

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WATCH ABOVE: A special message from Doc Brown.

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Fox is also celebrating arriving in the future, but in a different way.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation teamed up with the White House to promote research and treatment for brain diseases, including Parkinson’s. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the early ‘90s, and didn’t speak publicly about his diagnoses until 1998.

In a statement from the White House, Fox challenged fans to “imagine the world you want to live in 30 years from now.”

“When Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled 30 years into the future, we could only imagine the innovations we take for granted today — new ideas and technologies that have completely changed the way we live, learn, and work,” the actor said in the statement. “Back then, if you’d have told me that I’d go from talking on a cell phone to talking cell biology, I would never have believed you.”

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“Doctors and researchers around the world are developing new tools to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases, to tailor treatments — for all illnesses — through precision medicine, and to make life better for millions of people. This truly is the stuff of the future.” Fox said.

Back to the Future filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ trilogy has left a lasting impression on pop culture in the 30 years since the original film debuted, spawning a theme park attraction, video game and animated series.

Many fans and several brands turned to social media to celebrate #BackToTheFuture.

Here’s a look:

Even police departments got in on it.

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