Well honestly even without the clocktower ex machina it's entirely possible to catch lightning, you just have to have a rod on the tallest point in the area when a storm rolls around, which even before doppler radar was at least somewhat predictable at least a day or two in advance. You wouldn't be able to know EXACTLY when during a storm it would strike, but if the clocktower thing failed I would have just set up a rod on a tower in some distant field, kept an ear on the radio weather forecasts, head out and have an overhead wire set up on a moderate stretch of road and just keep doing 88mph passes when lightning storms are happening and cross my fingers lol.
I like it how he runs around randomly while thinking about how great and impossible 1.21 gw is.
I remember once I left my cellphone in the refrigerator when I left for a kitchen run in the middle of a discussion.
I always found it king of cringy that he asked "is she pretty?" Why does that matter? If Marty said she was average, would he have been like "oh. Well so much for the gigawatts then go get a job in 1955."
What if Doc was an ex scientist teacher at Hill Valley high school but was fired because of how bad he was at experiments and how they often failed, that’s why Strickland calls him a nutcase even though Marty hangs out with him because of how ‘likeable’ Doc was because of how supportive Marty was to Doc’s experiments, and that also explains why Marty is so supportive to doc back in 1955 where he was stuck and couldn’t get back without Doc’s help. So because he failed his experiments EVEN in high school that he decided to commit suicide with the Delorean as his last experiment
Well the answer is simple, the script told him too and since none of the writers were engineers or scientists they based it off a bad pronunciation....
All that being said, I think the j sound version is actually an accepted pronunciation, by Webster anyway lol
1:21 I'm sure that in 1985 plutonium is available in every corner drug store but in 1955 it's a little to come by. Surprisingly we're now in 2019 and so far plutonium is still not available in every corner drug and I bet by the time we reach either 2025 or 2030 plutonium is still not going to be available in every corner drug store
Here's the point where I would reshoot the scene (1:59). Marty should say to Doc "How about we build a Tesla coil or a VanDeGraff generator, or a hybrid Tesla coil/Van Degraff generator, and store the charge in a bunch of industrial capacitors??? And then dump the charge all at once, into the flux-capacitor??? Then Doc says this just might work, yes this is it!!! Then they build the hybrid Tesla coil/VanDeGraff generator.
Nuclear power was a growing thing back then though, they even thought nuclear powered cars was a possibility one day. It wasn't until much later where nuclear power became trolled upon by the environmentalists.
1985 Doc Brown: This sucker's electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigwatts of..
1955 Doc Brown: 1.21 GIGAWATTS??!! 1.21 gigawatts?! GREAT SCOTT!!
Marty: What the hell is a gigawatt?
Those had an RF out port, which meant it basically broadcasted an analog RF signal through the wires, and this could be attached to any TV of the time as it essentially was just an analog input feed from an antenna - the TV wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Television standards changed very very little until the advent of mass digital broadcasting which is fairly recent.
You know what he could’ve done.....he could’ve at this point? not interfered with anything and just stayed at the docs place since the doc knows about the situation. But then there would’ve been 2 time machines and 2 Marty’s 30 years later. Lolz
1.21 Gigawatts over what period of time? 1 second? That's about 300 kilowatt hours, which is actually not ALL that much. For reference, the Tesla Model S P100D has a 100 Kwh battery pack, so it would take 3 of those to power the flux capacitor, but you'll need to discharge it all in one second, which is insane. And it IS about the amount of energy in a lightning bolt, so I'm assuming that's what they mean, in 1 second. Otherwise if they mean 1.21 gigawatt hours, that would be 4.36 terawatts in 1 second, which is completely insane.
Yes I agree, Tesla would have figured out how to convert the output of one of his coils to DC and store it in an industrial size capacitor, and then dump the charge into the flux-capacitor without damaging the ECM and other computer components of the car.
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